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Standard Technical Specifications (STS) are published for each of the five reactor types as a NUREG-series publication. Plants are required to operate within these specifications. Improved Standard Technical Specifications (STS) were developed based on the criteria in the Final Commission Policy Statement on Technical Specification Improvements for Nuclear Power Reactors, dated July 22, 1993 (58 FR 39132). This policy statement was subsequently codified by changes to Section 36 of Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR 50.36) (see also 60 FR 36953 PDF ICON, July 16, 1995). STS, Revision 4 is continuously modified by NRC incorporating approved generic changes known as "Travelers". NRC encourages licensees to upgrade their technical specifications consistent with the criteria in the policy statement and conforming, to the practical extent, to Revision 4 with incorporated Travelers to the improved STS.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, April 22, 2013