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History of Enforcement Policy

Changes to the enforcement policy since it was first published with links to a summary of each change and the Federal Register notice (FRN) for each change.

Date Subject(s) Summary FRN
03/16/05 Use of the Web and ADAMS to Disseminate the Enforcement Policy, Discontinuation of NUREG-1600, and Simplification of the Official Policy Statement Title HTML Icon 70 FR 12908 PDF Icon
01/14/05 Extension for Interim Enforcement Policy Regarding Enforcement Discretion for Certain Fire Protection Issues HTML Icon 70 FR 2662 PDF Icon
11/15/04 Notices of Enforcement Discretion HTML Icon 69 FR 65657 PDF Icon
10/26/04 Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Based on Inflation HTML Icon 69 FR 62485 PDF Icon
08/13/04 Interim Enforcement Policy Regarding the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution HTML Icon 69 FR 50219 PDF Icon
06/16/04 Interim Enforcement Policy Regarding Enforcement Discretion for Certain Fire Protection Issues HTML Icon 69 FR 33684 PDF Icon
02/18/04 Correction to Action Against Non-Licensees for Packaging and Transportation Violations HTML Icon 69 FR 7660 PDF Icon
01/05/04 Action Against Non-Licensees for Packaging and Transportation Violations HTML Icon 69 FR 385 PDF Icon
10/31/02 Interim Policy Enforcement Discretion Policy for Certain Fitness-for-Duty Issues HTML Icon 67 FR 66311 PDF Icon
06/03/02 Correction to Revision of Violation Examples Involving Medical Use of Byproduct Material HTML Icon 67 FR 38325 PDF Icon
04/24/02 Revision of Violation Examples Involving Medical Use of Byproduct Material HTML Icon 67 FR 20187 PDF Icon
12/18/00 Adjustment of Base Civil Penalties for Loss, Abandonment, or Improper Transfer or Disposal of Sources HTML Icon 65 FR 79139 PDF Icon
10/04/00 Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Based on Inflation HTML Icon 65 FR 59274 PDF Icon
05/01/00 Reactor Oversight Process; Interim Policy for Performance Indicator (PI) Data; 10 CFR 50.59; Inaccurate or Incomplete PI Data; Failure to Secure Licensed Material HTML Icon 65 FR 25368 PDF Icon
11/09/99 Assessing Significance; Elimination of Regulatory Significance; 10 CFR 50.59; Responsibilities HTML Icon 64 FR 61142 PDF Icon
10/15/99 Enforcement Actions Against Non-Licensees Under 10 CFR Part 72 HTML Icon 64 FR 56129
08/09/99 Interim Enforcement Policy for Use During the NRC Power Reactor Oversight Process Pilot Plant Study 64 FR 43229
07/30/99 Interim Policy Regarding Enforcement Discretion for Nuclear Power Plants During the Year 2000 Transition HTML Icon 64 FR 41474
06/15/99 Correction to Examples of Violations Involving Operators' Licenses HTML Icon 64 FR 114
05/19/99 Examples of Violations Involving Operators' Licenses HTML Icon 64 FR 27310
03/09/99 Interim Policy for Generally Licensed Devices Containing Byproduct Material HTML Icon 64 FR 11508
02/09/99 Revised Treatment of Severity Level IV Violations at Power Plants HTML Icon 64 FR 6388
01/06/99 Notices of Enforcement Discretion Involving Natural Events HTML Icon 64 FR 915
12/24/98 Fuel Cycle Facilities Civil Penalties and Notices of Enforcement Discretion HTML Icon 63 FR 71314 PDF Icon
05/13/98 Multiple Revisions Based on a 2-Year Review HTML Icon 63 FR 26630 PDF Icon
01/13/98 Deliberate Misconduct Rule HTML Icon 63 FR 1982
10/08/97 Clarification on Release of OI Reports Associated with Conferences Involving Discrimination HTML Icon 62 FR 52577
06/19/97 Editorial Corrections HTML Icon 62 FR 33447 PDF Icon
05/28/97 Part 34, Radiography, Examples of Potential Violations HTML Icon 62 FR 28974
03/24/97 Participation in Predecisional Enforcement Conferences Involving Discrimination HTML Icon 62 FR 13906 PDF Icon
02/12/97 Gaseous Diffusion Plants; NRC Organizational Changes; Commission Consultation HTML Icon 62 FR 06677
12/26/96 Correction to Exercise of Discretion HTML Icon 61FR 68070
12/10/96 Part 20, Exceedance of Dose Constraints HTML Icon 61 FR 65128
12/10/96 Commission Consultation; Open Predecisional Enforcement Conferences; Non-Cited Violations; Risk HTML Icon 61 FR 65088
10/18/96 Departure from FSAR HTML Icon 61 FR 54461
10/11/96 Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Based on Inflation HTML Icon 61 FR 53553
06/30/95 Complete Policy Revision Based on Enforcement Review Team HTML Icon 60 FR 34381 PDF Icon
06/30/95 Removal from the Code of Federal Regulations HTML Icon 60 FR 34380 PDF Icon
11/28/94 Discrimination Issues HTML Icon 59 FR 60697
07/15/94 Timeliness in Decommissioning of Materials Facilities HTML Icon 59 FR 36026
04/02/93 Examples of Violations Related to Quality Management Program Under 10 CFR Part 35 HTML Icon 58 FR 17321
03/17/93 Notices of Enforcement Discretion HTML Icon 58 FR 14308
02/18/92 Responsibilities; Severity Level Categorization; Elimination of Civil Penalties for Severity Level IV Violations; Minimum Civil Penalties for Certain Overexposure, Loss or Release of Licensed Material; Revision to Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Expanded Use of Civil Penalty Discretion; Additional Examples in Supplements HTML Icon 57 FR 5791
08/15/91 Deliberate Misconduct Rule HTML Icon 56 FR 40664
08/02/91 Elimination of Maintenance-Related Civil Penalty Adjustment Factor; Addition of Maintenance-Related Example for Reactor Operations Supplements HTML Icon 56 FR 36998
07/25/91 Quality Management Requirements in 10 CFR Part 35 HTML Icon 56 FR 34121
07/15/91 Fitness-for-Duty HTML Icon 56 FR 32066
05/21/91 Revised Standards for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation in 10 CFR Part 20 HTML Icon 56 FR 23360
07/31/90 Hot Particle Enforcement Policy HTML Icon 55 FR 31113
01/10/90 Revised Standards for Radiography Equipment in 10 CFR Part 34 HTML Icon 55 FR 843
12/08/89 Added Maintenance-Related Civil Penalty Adjustment Factor HTML Icon 54 FR 50610
06/07/89 Fitness-for-Duty HTML Icon 54 FR 24468
10/13/88 Exercise of Discretion; Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Enforcement Against Individuals; Modify Examples in Supplements -- 10 CFR 50.59, Medical Misadministrations, Transportation, Safeguards HTML Icon 53 FR 40019
03/23/88 Reopening Closed Enforcement Actions HTML Icon 53 FR 9429
12/31/87 Completeness and Accuracy of Information HTML Icon 52 FR 49362
09/28/87 Enforcement Actions Against Individuals; Exercise of Discretion; Reopening Closed Cases HTML Icon 52 FR 36215
11/20/85 Vendors HTML Icon 50 FR 47716
03/08/84 Aggregation; Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Purpose of Enforcement Conference; Added Supplement VIII - Emergency Preparedness HTML Icon 49 FR 8583
03/09/82 Severity Levels; Civil Penalties; Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Actions Against Licensed Operators; Added Supplement VII - Miscellaneous HTML Icon 47 FR 9987
10/07/80 Severity Levels; Civil Penalties; Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Enforcement Conferences; Commission Consultation; Actions Against Licensed Operators HTML Icon 46 FR 66754
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