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Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) and Industry Interactions

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Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC)

NUPIC was formed in 1989 by a partnership involving all domestic and several international nuclear utilities. The NUPIC program evaluates suppliers furnishing safety-related components and services and commercial-grade items to nuclear utilities.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) periodically accompanies a NUPIC team to observe selected audits and ensure that the audit process remains an acceptable alternative to the NRC's vendor inspection/audit program. The NRC staff continues to rely on the effectiveness of the NUPIC joint utility audit process for evaluating the implementation of quality assurance programs of suppliers to the nuclear industry. The purpose of trip reports is to document the results of travel performed by NRC employees. The NRC uses trip reports to document NRC observation of audits performed by NUPIC. Trip reports issued for the NUPIC audits that have been observed by the NRC are as follows:

Facility Location Auditor Date
MPR Associates, Inc. (MPR) Alexandria, VA NUPIC April 2013
Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation (EMD) Cheswick, PA NUPIC June 2012
Kinectrics, Inc. Toronto, ON, Canada NUPIC April 2011
Cameron Measurement Systems City of Industry, CA NUPIC April 2011
EDSA Micro Corporation San Diego, CA NUPIC October 2010
Engine Systems Inc. Rocky Mount, NC NUPIC March 2010
Preferred Metal Technologies, Inc. Burr Ridge, IL NUPIC March 2010
Dubose National Energy Services Clinton, NC NUPIC December 2009
Global Nuclear Fuels Wilmington, NC NUPIC September 2008
RTP Corporation Pompano Beach, FL NUPIC March 2008
Flowserve, Pump Division Vernon, CA NUPIC October 2007
Cameron Measurement Systems City of Industry, CA NUPIC August 2007
Southern Testing Services Knoxville, TN NUPIC April 2007
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Kobe, Japan NUPIC May 2006
Areva NP Plants Sector (Paris)
Areva NP Chalon/Saint Marcel
France NUPIC May 2006
Equipos Nucleares S.A. (ENSA) Westinghouse
& NUPIC
September 2005
Enertech Brea, Ca NUPIC April 2005
Flowserve Raleigh, NC NUPIC August 2004
Babcock and Wilcox Canada NUPIC January 2004

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NRC Presentations at Industry Conferences

The NRC has been requested to make presentations regarding quality assurance and vendor-related issues at various industry conferences. The following presentations have been made since June 2005:

2000s: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

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Public Meetings

Date Description
12/2001

NRC public meeting with Westinghouse, Rockville, MD

04/2010

NRC public meeting with NEI/Industry, Rockville, MD

01/2010

NRC public meeting with NEI/Industry, Rockville, MD

04/2009

NRC public meeting with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Rockville, MD

07/2008

NRC public meeting with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Rockville, MD

11/2007

NRC public meeting with NEI, Rockville, MD

07/2007

NRC Public Meeting, Rockville, MD

05/2007

NRC Public Meeting, Rockville, MD

04/2007

NRC public meeting with NEI/NUPIC, Rockville, MD

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Correspondence

On occasion, the NRC is requested to respond to specific questions related to quality assurance by licensees, the industry, stakeholders. These questions may be generic in nature or plant specific. Once the NRC responds, the response will be posted for all interested parties to review.

  • Letter, dated June 6, 2006, to NUPIC Chairman regarding Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2, and 3, approval of change to quality assurance program (commercial-grade calibration services)

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