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Fire Protection Steering Committee Meetings

Date Description
08/23/2010 Summary of August 23, 2010, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee
02/05/2010 Summary of February 5, 2010, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee
05/07/2009 Summary of May 7, 2009, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee
12/18/2008 Summary of December 18, 2008, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee
07/09/2008 Summary of July 9, 2008, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee
06/03/2008 Summary of June 3, 2008, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee
12/05/2007 Summary of December 5, 2007, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee
10/17/2007 Summary of October 17,2007, Meeting of the NRC Fire Protection Steering Committee

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Circuit Analysis Initiative

Date Description
10/12/2011 NEI 00-01, Revision 3, Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis
02/23/2011 Request for Temporary Suspension of NEI 00-01 Draft Rev 3 Review
09/23/2010 Draft Revision 3 to NEI 00-01, Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis
06/05/2009 Letter from A. Marion (NEI) to J. Grobe (NRC) Transmitting NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Draft Revision 2
04/15/2009 Letter from J. Grobe (NRC) to A. Marion (NEI) – NRC Staff Comments on NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Revision 2c
03/17/2009 Email Transmitting Marked-up Copy of NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Revision 2c, to J. Butler of NEI
01/13/2009 Letter from A. Marion (NEI) to J. Grobe (NRC) Transmitting NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Draft Revision 2c
12/18/2008 Letter from A. Marion (NEI) to J. Grobe (NRC) Transmitting NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Draft Revision 2
05/28/2008 Letter from J. Grobe (NRC) to A. Marion (NEI) - NRC Staff Review of Draft Nuclear Energy Institute 00-01, ” Guidance for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Revision 2
12/31/2007 Memo to the Chairman: "Status of Actions to Resolve Potential Safety Concerns from Multiple Fire-Induced Spurious Equipment Operations"
12/21/2007 Letter from A. Marion (NEI) to J. Grobe (NRC) transmitting NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Revision 2
01/28/2005 NEI 00-01, Revision 1, "Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Analysis"
03/19/2004 NEI 04-06, Draft G, "Guidance for Self-Assessment of Circuit Failure Issues"
01/31/2004 Draft NUREG-1778, "Knowledge Base for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Analysis"
09/11/2003 NRC letter to NEI regarding NEI 00-01
05/22/2003 NEI 00-01, Revision 0, "Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Analysis"
12/2002 Draft NUREG/CR, "Guidance for Post Fire Safe Shutdown Analysis"
10/15/2002 Draft Revision D of NEI 00-01, "Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Analysis"
05/2002 EPRI Issues Results of Expert Elicitation "Spurious Activation of Electrical Circuits Due To Cable Fires" (Report 1006961)
03/06/2002 NRC Comments on Draft C to NEI for Resolution
10/18/2001 NEI 00-01 Draft C to NRC for Review
12/20/2000 Summary of Meeting with the Nuclear energy Institute (NEI) on the Status of the NEI Risk-Informed Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis (Fire-Induced Circuit Failures) Methodology Development Effort
11/03/2000 Expert Elicitation Process Draft G (for evaluation of fire test results on fire-induced circuit failures)
10/03/2000 Notice of Meeting Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
10/03/2000 Summary of Meeting Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) on Fire Test Protocols
09/15/2000 Draft Preliminary Staff Comments on the Proposed Fire Test Protocols
09/14/2000 EPRI NEI Test Plan for Evaluation of Fire Induced Circuit Failures Revision D
2000 Transmittal of Staff Comments on a Fire Testing Proposal from the Nuclear Energy Institute

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Public Meetings

Date Description
01/31/2012 Summary of January 31, 2012, Public Meeting of the NRC to Discuss Fire Protection Circuit Failures and Other Current Licensing Basis Issues
12/08/2011 Summary of December 8, 2011, Public Meeting of the NRC to Discuss Fire Protection Circuit Failures and Other Current Licensing Basis Issues
10/09/2009 566th ACRS Full Committee Briefing on Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide 1.189, “Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants”
09/10/2009 565th ACRS Full Committee Briefing on Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide 1.189, “Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants”
06/26/2009 Summary of June 26, 2009, Public Meeting Regarding open technical issues on NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Revision 2
05/20/2009 Summary of May 20, 2009, Public Meeting Regarding Draft Regulatory Guide DG-1214, “Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants”
03/30/2009

Summary of March 30, 2009, Meeting Regarding NRC Staff Comments on NEI 00-01, “Guidance for Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis,” Revision 2c

11/19/2008 Summary of November 19, 2008, Category 2, Meeting on Fire-Induced Circuit Failures
10/16/2008 Summary of October 16, 2008, Category 2, Meeting on Fire-Induced Circuit Failures
09/23/2008 Public Meeting on Fire-Induced Circuit Failures -Slides
08/27/2008 Public Meeting on Fire-Induced Circuit Failures -Slides
07/17/2008 Commission Briefing on Fire Protection Issues -Transcript
05/07/2008 Summary of May 7, 2008, Category 2 Meeting on fire-induced circuit failures
03/27/2008 Summary of March 27, 2008, Category 2 Meeting on fire-induced circuit failures
09/06/2007 Summary of 09/06/07 public meeting to discuss fire-induced multiple spurious circuit actuations
06/29/2007 Summary of 06/29/07 public meeting to discuss fire-induced multiple spurious circuit actuations
04/24/2007 Summary of 04/24/07 public meeting to discuss fire-induced multiple spurious circuit actuations
04/24/2007 Public meeting with external stakeholders to discuss industry’s response to questions contained in NRC letter dated March 23, 2007
02/16/2007 Public meeting with external stakeholders to solicit input for the development of high-level plan for closure of the multiple spurious circuit actuations issue
05/31/2006 ACRS Full Committee Meeting on Draft Generic Letter Concerning Post-Fire Circuits Analysis; Meeting Transcript
03/01/2006 Summary of March 1, 2006, Public Meeting Regarding Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analysis Actuations Generic Letter and Regulatory Expectations Pertaining to the Withdrawal of the Operator Manual Actions Rule
03/31/2005 Engineering, Planning and Management, Inc. (EPM) Meeting on Risk-Informed Approach to SSD Circuit Inspections
11/24/2004 Public Meeting in Atlanta on October 13-14, 2004
07/28/2004 July 2004 Public Meeting with NEI to discuss NEI 00-01
06/22/2004 Meeting Summary with Nuclear Energy Institute to Discuss Fire Protection Issues
02/19/2003

NRC Facilitated Workshop On Associated Circuits (NRC contact - Eric Weiss, 301-415-3264)
Official Transcript of Proceedings, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, "Risk-Informing Post-Fire Shutdown Circuit Analysis Inspection" dated Wednesday, February 19, 2003

08/29/2002

NEI Fire Protection Information Forum

  • Seattle Washington
    (Contact NEI - Fred Emerson 202-739-8086)
06/04/2002 ACRS Fire Protection Subcommittee;
(NRC contact- Eric Weiss, 301-415-3264 NEI contact - Fred Emerson 202-739-8086)
10/22/2001-
10/25/2001

NEI Circuit Analysis workshop - NEI Fire Protection Information Forum

  • Sheraton Sand Key Clearwater Beach, Florida (Contact Fred Emerson 202-739-8086)
03/26/2001-
03/28/2001

Reactor Oversight Process External Lessons Learned Workshop

  • Gaithersburg, MD
  • NEI 00-01 Status
  • Schedule
  • Final Slides (Fire Protection slides begin at slide 11)
03/14/2001 NRC Regulatory Information Conference - Fire Protection Breakout Session March 14, 2001, Washington, DC
02/04/2000-
02/07/2000

NEI Fire Protection Information Forum

  • San Diego, CA
  • NEI 00-01 Status
  • Schedule
    • May 2001 - Expert Panel Completes Work
    • August 2001 - Submit to NRC
    • October 2001 - Address NRC Questions
  • EPRI Fire Test Preliminary Results
12/20/2000 Meeting with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) on the Status of the NEI Risk-Informed Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis (Fire-Induced Circuit Failures) Methodology Development Effort
11/03/2000 Expert Elicitation Process Draft G (for evaluation of fire test results on fire-induced circuit failures)
09/15/2000 Draft Preliminary Staff Comments on the Proposed Fire Test Protocols
09/14/2000 EPRI NEI Tet Plan for Evaluation of Fire Induced Circuit Failures Revision D
10/03/2000 Meeting Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) on Fire Test Protocols
05/22/2000 Transmittal of Staff Comments on a Fire Testing Proposal from the Nuclear energy Institute

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Correspondence

Date Description
11/12/2010 SECY-10-0150, Closing Fire Protection Issues – Semiannual Update
05/14/2010 SECY-10-0060, Closing Fire Protection Issues – Semiannual Update
11/02/2009 SECY-09-0161, Closing Fire Protection Issues – Semiannual Update
10/27/2009 RG 1.189, Rev.2, Fire Protection for Nuclear Power Plants
08/20/2009 Memorandum to the Commission, “Progress on Efforts to Clarify Regulatory Expectations and Proposed Guidance Regarding Fire-Induced Circuit Failures”
05/20/2009 SECY-09-0079, Closing Fire Protection Issues – Semiannual Update
11/05/2008 SECY-08-0171, Plan for Stabilizing Fire Protection Regulatory Infrastructure
09/03/2008 Staff Requirements Memorandum regarding SECY-08-0093, Resolution of issues related to fire-induced circuit failures
07/29/2008 Staff Requirements Memorandum regarding the July 17, 2008, Briefing to the Commission on Fire Protection Issues
06/30/2008 SECY-08-0093- Resolution of issues related to fire-induced circuit failures
12/31/2007 Status of actions to resolve potential safety concerns from multiple fire-induced spurious equipment operations
12/15/2007 SECY-06-0196- Issuance of generic letter 2006-XX "Post Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis Spurious Actuations"
06/27/2007 Letter from J. Grobe NRC to A. Marion, NEI, regarding methodology to address fire-induced multiple spurious circuit actuations
05/15/2007 Letter from J. Grobe NRC to A. Marion, NEI, regarding methodology to address fire-induced multiple spurious circuit actuations
03/23/2007 Letter from J. Grobe NRC to A. Marion, NEI, regarding methodology to address fire-induced multiple spurious circuit actuations
05/16/2002 Letter from J. N. Hannon, Chief, Plant Systems Branch, NRR, to A. Marion, Director, Engineering, NEI
05/2002
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EPRI Report, “Spurious Actuation of Electrical Circuits Due to Cable Fires: Results of an Expert Elicitation” (Report No. 1006961)
07/21/1999 Letter from Samuel J. Collins, Director, NRR, to Joseph Colvin, President and CEO, NEI
11/12/1998 Memorandum from Ledyard B. Marsh, Chief, Plant Systems Branch, NRR, to Gary M. Holahan, Director, Division of Systems Safety and Analysis, NRR, re "Summary of NRC Workshop on Post-Fire Safe Shutdown Circuit Analysis Held on July 23, 1998"
03/11/1997 Letter from Samuel J. Collins, Director, NRR, to Ralph E. Beedle, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer, NEI

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Generic Communications

Document Number Description
GL 2006-XX
(Draft)
"Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analysis Spurious Actuations"
RIS 2005-030 "Clarification of Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Regulatory Requirements"
RIS 2004-03,
Rev. 1
"Risk-Informed Approach for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Associated Circuit Inspections," dated December 30, 2004
RIS 2004-03 "Risk-Informed Approach for Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Associated Circuit Inspections," dated March 2, 2004
GL 81-12 "Fire Protection Rule," dated February 20, 1981
IN 99-17 "Problems Associated with Post-Fire Safe-Shutdown Circuit Analyses," dated June 3, 1999
IN 92-18 "Potential For Loss of Remote Shutdown Capability During a Control Room Fire," dated February 28, 1992

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Enforcement Guidance

Date Description
05/14/2009 Enforcement Guidance Memorandum, 09-002, Enforcement Discretion for Fire Induced Circuit Faults
02/16/2007 Enforcement Guidance Memorandum, 98-002, Revision 2, Supplement 2 - Disposition of Violations of Appendix R, Sections III.G and III.L Regarding Circuit Failures
09/06/2006 Enforcement Guidance Memorandum, 98-002, Revision 2, Supplement 1 - Disposition of Violations of Appendix R, Sections III.G and III.L Regarding Circuit Failures
02/02/2000 Enforcement Guidance Memorandum, 98-002, Revision 2, "Disposition of Violations of Appendix R, Sections III.G and III.L Regarding Circuit Failures"

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White Papers

Date Description
11/29/2000 Rationale for Temporarily Halting Certain Associated Circuits Inspection Lines of Inquiry During Fire Protection Baseline Triennial Inspections

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