Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan (RPP) (2007 to Present)
On April 13, 2016 the Commission issued Staff Requirements – SECY-16-0009, "Recommendations Resulting from the Integrated Prioritization and Re-Baselining of Agency Activities" – which approved the staff's recommendations on items to shed, de-prioritize, and perform with fewer resources. The SECY Information paper on Risk-Informed Activities was identified in item 34 of Enclosure 1 as one of the items to shed and discontinue. The annual update of the Risk-Informed Activity public Web site will continue to communicate necessary information to the Commission and stakeholders.
On June 1, 2006, the Commission issued a staff requirements memorandum (SRM) directing the staff to improve the RIRIP so that it is an integrated master plan for initiatives designed to help the agency achieve the Commission’s goal of a holistic, risk-informed and performance-based regulatory structure.
In response to that SRM, the staff submitted SECY-06-0217, noting that the improved plan would focus on the NRC's strategic business arenas of reactor safety, materials safety, and waste management. Then, with SECY-07-0074, the staff conveyed its improved plan and noted that its title would change from "RIRIP" to the "Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan" (RPP). In addition, SECY-07-0074 stated that the RPP would provide the following enhancements:
Evaluate which initiatives should be continued, which should be retired, and what new initiatives are needed.
Perform an effectiveness review of completed initiatives.
Provide a database of initiatives on the NRC's public Web site.
For additional information, see the NRC’s current risk-informed activities.
|07-0191||Implementation and Update of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan||10/31/2007|
|08-0061||Semiannual Update of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan||04/30/2008|
|08-0169||Semiannual Update of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan||10/31/2008|
|09-0159||Annual Update of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan||10/27/2009|
|10-0143||Annual Update of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan||10/28/2010|
|11-0151||Annual Update of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan||10/27/2011|
|12-0149||Annual Update of the Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Plan||10/31/2012|
|13-0118||Annual Update of the Risk-Informed Activities Public Web Site||11/7/2013|
|14-0121||Annual Update of the Risk-Informed Activities Public Web Site||10/31/2014|
|15-0135||Annual Update of the Risk-Informed Activities Public Web Site||10/27/2015|
To learn more about the NRC's path toward risk-informed performance-based regulation, explore the following links:
|Aug. 1985||Severe Reactor Accidents Regarding Future Designs and Existing Plants|
|Aug. 1986||Safety Goals for the Operation of Nuclear Power Plants|
|Aug. 1995||Use of Probabilistic Risk Assessment Methods in Nuclear Regulatory Activities|
|Jun. 1998||Risk-Informed, Performance-Based and Risk-Informed, Less-Prescriptive Regulation in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards|
Options for Risk-Informed Revisions to 10 CFR Part 50
|Jun. 9, 1998||Plans to Increase Performance-Based Approaches in Regulatory Activities (SECY-98-132)|
|Mar. 1999||White Paper on Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Regulation|
Framework for Risk-Informed Regulation in the Office of Nuclear Material Security and Safeguards
|May 1999||The Role of Defense-in-Depth in a Risk-Informed Regulatory System|
|Jul. 12, 1999||Plans for Pursuing Performance-Based Initiatives (SECY-99-176)|
|Feb. 2000||Impediments to the Increased Use of Risk-Informed Regulation|
|Sept. 1, 2000||High-Level Guidelines for Performance-Based Activities (SECY-00-0191)|
|Nov. 16, 2001||Status Report on Performance-Based Approaches to Regulation (SECY-01-0205)|
|Oct. 15, 2002||Status Report on Performance-Based Approaches to Regulation (SECY-02-0186)|
|Apr. 2007||Update on Improvements to the Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan|
|Apr. 2012||A proposed Risk Management Regulatory Framework (NUREG-2150)|
To request additional information, Contact Us About Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Regulation.