United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72, "Immediate Notification Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power Reactors," and 10 CFR 50.73, "Licensee Event Report System"

March 13, 2000

MEMORANDUM TO:   William D. Travers
Executive Director for Operations /s/
FROM: John T. Larkins, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
SUBJECT: PROPOSED FINAL AMENDMENT TO 10 CFR 50.72, "IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATING NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS," AND 10 CFR 50.73, "LICENSEE EVENT REPORT SYSTEM"

During the 470th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, March 1-4, 2000, the Committee heard a status report concerning the proposed final amendment to 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73. The Committee had reviewed and commented on a previous draft of the proposed amendment during the 460th ACRS meeting on March 10-13, 1999. During its 469th meeting, February 3-5, 2000, the Committee reviewed the proposed final amendment. Subsequently, the Committee has decided not to comment further on this matter.

References:

1. ACRS letter dated March 23, 1999, from Dana A. Powers, Chairman, ACRS, to William D. Travers, Executive Director for Operations, NRC, Subject: Proposed Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72, Immediate Notification and 50.73, Licensee Event Reporting System.
2. Letter dated April 19, 1999, from William D. Travers, Executive Director for Operations, NRC, to Dana A. Powers, Chairman, ACRS, Subject: Proposed Rulemaking to Modify the Reactor Event Reporting Requirements in 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73.
3. Letter dated September 17, 1999, from James W. Davis, NEI, to the Secretary of the NRC, Subject: Proposed Rule for Reporting Requirements for Nuclear Power Reactors.
4. Memorandum dated June 15, 1999, from Annette Vietti-Cook, Secretary, NRC, to William D. Travers, Executive Director for Operations, Subject: Staff Requirements - SECY-99-119 - Rulemaking to Modify the Event Reporting Requirements for Power Reactors in 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73.
5. Memorandum dated December 30, 1999, from David B. Matthews, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, NRC, to NRC Office Directors, Subject: Review and Comments on Commission Paper Entitled "Rulemaking to Modify the Event Reporting Requirements for Power Reactors in 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73."
cc: A. Vietti-Cook, SECY
J. Blaha, OEDO
W. Ott, OEDO
S. Collins, NRR
D. Matthews, NRR
C. Carpenter, NRR
D. Allison, NRR
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