United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Final Regulatory Guide 1.18x on 10 CFR 50.59, Changes, Tests, and Experiments

September 5, 2000

MEMORANDUM TO: William D. Travers
Executive Director for Operation
    /RA/
FROM: John T. Larkins, Executive Director
Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards
SUBJECT:   FINAL REGULATORY GUIDE 1.18x ON 10 CFR 50.59, CHANGES, TESTS, AND EXPERIMENTS

During the 471st meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, April 5-7, 2000, the Committee discussed draft Regulatory Guide (DG-1095), "Guidance for Implementation of 10 CFR 50.59 (Changes, Tests, and Experiments)," that endorses, with clarifications, NEI document 96-07, "Guidelines for 10 CFR 50.59 Evaluation."

During the 475th meeting, August 29- September 1, 2000, the Committee decided not to review the subject final Regulatory Guide that endorses (without exception) NEI 96-07, Revision 1.

References:

1. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Regulatory Guide 1.18x, "Guidance for Implementation of 10 CFR 50.59, Changes, Tests, and Experiments," dated September 2000.
2. Nuclear Energy Institute, NEI 96-07, Revision 1 (Pre-Publication Draft), "Guidelines for 10 CFR 50.59 Evaluations," dated July 12, 2000.
cc:    A. Vietti-Cook, SECY
J. Craig, OEDO
G. Millman, OEDO
S. Collins, NRR
D. Matthews, NRR
E. McKenna, NRR
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