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Schedule and Background For Guidance Updates

The objective of the updates is to incorporate lessons learned from review of license renewal applications to increase the efficiency for both the applicant and the NRC. The following tables provide some of the background and a tentative schedule for the updates.

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Updated Documents (2010 Update)

The following license renewal guidance documents were updated and issued:

  • NUREG-1800, Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUREG-1801, Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report
  • NUREG-1950, Disposition of Public Comments and Technical Bases for Changes in the License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-1801 and NUREG-1800

Background (2010 Update)

This table lists, in reverse chronological order, the notices, slides, transcripts and summaries regarding the 2010 License Renewal guidance document update.

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Date Description
04/30/2011

NUREG-1950, “Disposition of Public Comments and Technical Bases for Changes in the License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-1801 and NUREG-1800” is available

12/16/2010 The following final updated license renewal guidance documents are now available:
11/30/2010 Interim GALL Report track change version showing revisions between the September 2010 and current GALL Report.
11/17/2010 ACRS Letter Report on the revisions to the License Renewal Guidance Documents.
11/04/2010 ACRS Full-Committee Meeting on draft License Renewal Guidance Documents.
10/22/2010 ACRS Sub-Committee Meeting on draft License Renewal Guidance Documents. The draft Standard Review Plan – License Renewal, and the draft GALL Report have been transmitted for ACRS review.
09/01/2010 Teleconference for the staff and external stakeholders to continue discussion on the updated draft Aging Management Program (M41) for buried and underground piping and tanks.
08/24/2010 Teleconference for the staff and external stakeholders to discuss an updated draft Aging Management Program (M41) for buried and underground piping and tanks.
06/21/2010 Teleconference for the staff and NEI to hold working discussions about industry comments on the draft Aging Management Program for buried and underground piping and tanks.
06/07/2010
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07/02/2010
Public comments on the draft license renewal guidance documents
05/26-28/2010

Public meeting to hold a license renewal workshop on the updated license renewal guidance documents

05/18/2010 Federal Register Notice (75 FR 27838) announcing availability of license renewal guidance documents for 45 day public comment period
05/14/2010 NRC staff issued updated draft license renewal guidance documents for comment:
  • NUREG-1800, Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants, draft Rev. 2
  • NUREG-1801, Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report, draft Rev. 2
05/13/2010 NRC Issues Press release about upcoming workshop
05/04/2010

Posted Preliminary draft update to SRP-LR on the web

04/30/2010

Posted Preliminary draft update to GALL on the web

03/25/2010 EPRI – Materials Reliability Program submits comments on GALL Chapter IV for Babcock and Wilcox reactor internals
03/03/2010 NEI e-mail - ASME Class 1 Small-Bore Socket Weld Failure Summary
02/24/2010 Public meeting to hold working discussions between the NRC and NEI about the preliminary draft partial update of the license renewal guidance documents.
01/04/2010
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01/07/2010

Public meeting to hold working discussions between the NRC and NEI about the preliminary draft partial update of the license renewal guidance documents.

12/23/2009 Posted Preliminary draft partial update to GALL and SRP-LR on the web.  
12/02/2009

EPRI – Materials Reliability Program submits comments on GALL Chapter IV for PWR reactor internals.

10/29/2009

NEI submits further suggested changes to GALL Report.

09/14/2009

NEI submits further suggested changes to GALL Report.

05/14/2009

NEI submits further suggested changes to GALL Report.

03/09/2009 NEI submits partial set of suggested changes to GALL Report.

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Guidance Schedule (2010 Update)

This schedule reflects work plans that are subject to change. Early completion of a milestone may affect the target date of future milestones. Subsequent meetings and comment periods may change based on the revised schedule. This work plan will be updated on a periodic basis.

Milestones Date
Start of Update 01/15/2009
Preliminary Partial Draft Documents published (as work in progress) 12/31/2009
Public comment Period (45 day) begins 05/18/10
Workshop 05/26-28/2010
Public comment Period ends 07/02/2010
ACRS sub-committee meeting 10/22/2010
ACRS full-committee meeting 11/04/2010
NRC Publishes the SRP-LR and GALL Report 12/30/2010
NRC publishes the consolidated technical bases and public comment NUREG 04/30/2011

Updated Documents (2005 Update)

The following license renewal guidance documents have been updated:

  • NUREG-1800, Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUREG-1801, Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report
  • RG 1.188, Regulatory Guide for Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses

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Background(2005 Update)

This table lists, in reverse chronological order, the notices, slides, transcripts and summaries regarding License Renewal Guidance Update:

Date Description
10/21/2005 The following final updated license renewal guidance document and supporting references are now available:
  • NUREG-1833, Technical Bases for Revision to the License Renewal Guidance Documents
  • Excel spreadsheet providing AMR line-items in Final Version of GALL Volume II, Rev. 1
  • Excel spreadsheet providing AMR line-item comparison (Appendix E in NUREG-1832)
  • Excel spreadsheet providing relationship between GALL Rev.1 AMR line related generic item and unique item with SRP-LR Rev. 1 ID
09/28/2005 The following final updated license renewal guidance documents are now available:
  • NUREG-1800, Rev. 1, Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUREG-1801, Rev. 1, Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report
  • NUREG-1832, Analysis of Public Comments on the Revised License Renewal Guidance Documents
  • RG 1.188, Rev. 1, Regulatory Guide for Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses which endorses, NEI 95-10, Rev. 6, Industry Guidelines for Implementing the Requirements of 10 CRF Part 54 - The License Renewal Rule
09/22/2005 ACRS Letter Report on the Draft Final Revisions to the Generic license Renewal Guidance Documents
08/23/2005 Excel spreadsheet providing AMR line items in Draft (August Version) GALL Volume II
08/15/2005 NRC staff has transmitted the following draft documents for ACRS Review:
  • NUREG-1800, Rev. 1, Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUREG-1801, Rev. 1, Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report
  • NUREG-1832, Analysis of Public Comments on the Revised License Renewal Guidance Documents
  • RG 1.188, Rev. 1, Regulatory Guide for Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses which endorses, NEI 95-10, Rev. 6, Industry Guidelines for Implementing the Requirements of 10 CRF Part 54 - The License Renewal Rule
06/10/2005 Written comments on the License Renewal Guidance Documents
05/16/2005

Public Meeting to discuss Interim Staff Guidance and selected NEI comments on the License Renewal Guidance Update (5/16/05, 9:00-4:00, 01F16)

03/02/2005

Public Workshop on the License Renewal Guidance update

02/11/2005 Union of Concerned Scientists submittal of report titled, "U.S. Nuclear Plants in the 21st Century: The Risk of a Lifetime." (ML050540351)
02/07/2005 Bases Document for Revision to: Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report - NUREG-1801, Revision 1 and Standard Review Plan for License Renewal (SRP-LR) - NUREG-1800, Revision 1
01/31/2005

NRC staff is currently soliciting comments on the following updated license renewal guidance documents:

  • NUREG-1800, Standard Review Plan for Review of License Renewal Applications for Nuclear Power Plants
  • NUREG-1801, Generic Aging Lessons Learned (GALL) Report
  • DG-1140, Regulatory Guide for Standard Format and Content for Applications to Renew Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses which endorses, with exceptions, NEI 95-10, Industry Guidelines for Implementing the Requirements of 10 CRF Part 54 - The License Renewal Rule
01/19/2005

Negative impact regarding request for 90-day public comment period and delay in release of NEI 95-10

01/13/2005

Public Meeting to Discuss NEI 95-10 and Using the Draft License Renewal Guidance Documents (Jan. 13, 2005, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Commissioner's Conference Room 0-1G16)

12/09/2004

NEI comments on 9/30/04 Posting of the GALL Repot and SRP

11/17/2004

Public Meeting regarding an NEI proposal for using the draft license renewal guidance documents (Dec. 1, 2004, 8:30 - 10:30 am, Commissioner's Conference Room)

10/14/2004

Preliminary Draft Guidance Documents Download

This download makes available all of the files posted on 09/30/04 (see below) in a one step process. These files provide links between related information and includes a Microsoft Excel file containing GALL Report Volume 2 table data.

10/12/2004

Public meeting scheduled to discuss web posting on 09/30/04 and provide update of the License Renewal Guidance Update Project

NOTE: Meeting time and date changed to Wednesday, October 27, 2004, 8:00am - 11:30am, Auditorium, Two White Flint North

09/30/2004

Posted Preliminary draft update to GALL and SRP-LR on the web.

08/03/2004

Public meeting to provide project status and discuss NEI 05/11/04 submittal.

07/30/2004

Additional NEI Submittal of suggested changes to GALL

06/25/2004

Prime contract for assistance with development of updated guidance documents awarded to Parallax.

06/02/2004

ACRS presentation on Revised License Renewal Process.

05/28/2004

NRC letter to NEI acknowledging receipt of NEI information on 5/11/04

05/11/2004

NEI submits suggested changes to GALL.

03/09/2004

Public meeting to discuss NRC staff assessment of NEI's proposed approach for update to guidance documents.

01/21/2004

Public meeting to discuss NRC approach for updating license renewal guidance documents and industry suggested restructuring and format.

10/24/2003

Transmittal of Revision 4 to NEI 95-10, "Industry Guideline for Implementing the Requirements of 10 CFR Part 54 - The License Renewal Rule."

10/15/2003

NRC Commission Briefing on License Renewal Program, Power Uprate Activities, and High Priority Activities

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Guidance Schedule (2005 Update)*

* This schedule reflects work plans that are subject to change. Early completion of a milestone may affect the target date of future milestones. Subsequent meetings and comment periods may change based on the revised schedule. This work plan will be updated on a periodic basis.

Milestones Schedule Date
Base Document NUREG placed in ADAMS and on Web 10/30/2005
GALL, SRP-LR (Rev 1), RG, and Public Comment NUREG placed in ADAMS and on Web 09/30/2005
Public comment Period ends for draft update to GALL and SRP-LR (Rev B). 03/30/2005
Public workshop (1 or 2 days) to discuss the draft update to GALL and SRP-LR (Rev B). 02/or 03/2005
Public comment period begins for draft update to GALL and SRP-LR (Rev B). 02/01/2005
Draft update to GALL and SRP-LR (Rev B) for public comment with draft reference document available on web that provides justification for changes. 01/30/2005
Public meeting to discuss web posting of GALL and SRP-LR (Rev A). 10/27/2004

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