United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Latest Draft of the Differing Professional Opinion Consideration Document

July 22, 1999

MEMORANDUM TO: William D. Travers
Executive Director for Operations
/s/
FROM: John T. Larkins, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards

SUBJECT: LATEST DRAFT OF THE DIFFERING PROFESSIONAL OPINION CONSIDERATION DOCUMENT

During the 464th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, July 14-16, 1999, the Committee considered the latest draft of the Differing Professional Opinion Consideration Document, which includes the staff's resolution of the differing professional opinion issues associated with steam generator tube integrity. In a letter dated October 10, 1997, the Committee commented on an earlier draft of the Differing Professional Opinion Consideration Document, which was subsequently issued for public comment. The Committee decided not to review the latest draft document since the Committee has no additional comments or concerns.

References:

  1. Draft Differing Professional Opinion Consideration Document, received July 13, 1999.

  2. Letter dated October 10, 1997, from R. L. Seale, Chairman, ACRS, to L. Joseph Callan, Executive Director for Operations, NRC, Subject: Resolution of the Differing Professional Opinion Related to Steam Generator Tube Integrity.

cc: A. Vietti-Cook, SECY
J. Blaha, OEDO
J. Mitchell, OEDO
S. Collins, NRR
J. Strosnider, NRR
W. Bateman, NRR
K. Thomas, NRR

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