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Vendor inspections are performed to achieve the following purposes:
- Obtain sufficient information through inspection activities at vendor and licensee/applicant facilities to insure that root causes of reported vendor related problems are identified and suitable corrective actions are developed and implemented.
- Determine whether vendors are complying with applicable NRC and industry requirements, licensees/applicants are adequately overseeing vendors, and that sufficient interfaces exist between licensees/applicants and vendors.
- Determine whether licensees and/or vendors have effectively implemented a commercial-grade dedication program for safety-related parts.
The Office of New Reactors (NRO) Construction Inspection Program (CIP) Vendor Inspection Program and associated inspection procedures are as follows:
|Manual Chapter 0617||Vendor and Quality Assurance Implementation Inspection Reports||October 2009|
|Manual Chapter 2507||Construction Inspection Program, Vendor Inspections||April 2011|
|IP 43002||Routine Inspections of Nuclear Vendors||April 2011|
|IP 43003||Reactive Inspections of Nuclear Vendors||April 2011|
|IP 43004||Inspection of Commercial-Grade Dedication Programs||April 2011|
|IP 43005||NRC Oversight of Third-Party Organizations Implementing Quality Assurance Requirements||April 2011|
|IP 36100||Inspection of 10 CFR Part 21 and Programs for Reporting Defects and Noncompliance||February 2012|
|IP 37805||Engineering Design Verification Inspections||April 2011|
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