United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Proposed Final Regulatory Guidance Documents Regarding Use of Risk-Informed Decisionmaking in License Amendment Reviews

July 20, 2000

MEMORANDUM TO:    William D. Travers
Executive Director for Operations
   /RA/
FROM:    John T. Larkins, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
SUBJECT:    PROPOSED FINAL REGULATORY GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS REGARDING USE OF RISK-INFORMED DECISIONMAKING IN LICENSE AMENDMENT REVIEWS

During the 474th meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, July 12-14, 2000, the Committee considered the proposed final revisions to regulatory guidance documents regarding use of risk-informed decisionmaking in license amendment reviews. In a report dated October 8, 1999, the Committee commented on a draft Commission paper associated with this matter. During its 472nd meeting, May 11-13, 2000, the Committee discussed with representatives of the staff, the Nuclear Energy Institute, and the Union Electric Company the proposed revisions to these regulatory documents. The Committee has no additional comments or concerns on the proposed final revisions to these regulatory documents.

References:

1.   Memorandum received July 13, 2000, from Gary M. Holahan, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, to John T. Larkins, Executive Director, ACRS, Subject: Final Regulatory Guidance Documents Regarding Use of Risk-Informed Decisionmaking in License Amendment Reviews.
2.   Report dated October 8, 1999, from Dana A. Powers, Chairman, ACRS, to Greta Joy Dicus, Chairman, NRC, Subject: Draft Commission Paper Regarding Proposed Guidelines for Applying Risk-Informed Decisionmaking in License Amendment Reviews.
3.   Memorandum dated May 22, 2000, from John T. Larkins, Executive Director, ACRS, to William D. Travers, Executive Director for Operations, NRC, Subject: Proposed Modifications to Regulatory Guidance Documents Regarding Use of Risk-Informed Decisionmaking in License Amendment Reviews.
cc: A. Vietti-Cook, SECY
J. Craig, OEDO
G. Millman, OEDO
S. Collins, NRR
G. Holahan, NRR
R. Palla, NRR
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