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History of Enforcement Policy

Changes to the enforcement policy since it was first published with links to the Staff Requirements Memoranda (SRM), Federal Register Notice (FRN), SECY Paper, and the Policy for each change.

| 2016 | 2015-2010 | 2009-2000 | 1999-1990 | 1989-1980 |

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Date Change SRM FRN SECY Policy
2015-2010
02/04/15 Expansion of the Post-Investigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Program PDF Icon 80 FR 11693 PDF Icon  
070/9/13 Implant Brachytherapy Medical Event Reporting PDF Icon 78 FR 41125 PDF Icon  
01/28/13 Incorporated changes in SRM-SECY-09-0190 PDF Icon 78 FR 5838 PDF Icon  
06/07/12 Construction topics, including enforcement discretion PDF Icon 77 FR 33786 PDF Icon  
07/12/11 Interim Enforcement Discretion for Certain Fire Protection Issues PDF Icon 76 FR 40777 PDF Icon PDF Icon
04/25/11 Interim Policy for minimum days off requirements of the NRC's fitness for duty regulation   76 FR 22802 PDF Icon  
09/30/10 Major revision to clarify the use of terms and update the Policy PDF Icon 75 FR 60485 PDF Icon PDF Icon
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2009-2000
11/28/08 Adjustment of civil monetary penalties based on inflation   73 FR 72528    
09/10/08 Six Month Extension of Discretion for Certain Fire Protection Issues PDF Icon 73 FR 52705 PDF Icon  
01/07/08 Revision related to civil penalty authority over contractors and subcontractors for violations of employee protection regulations   73 FR 1233    
04/18/06 Extension of Discretion Period of Interim for Certain Fire Protection Issues PDF Icon 71 FR 19905 PDF Icon  
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   70 FR 12908    
01/14/05 Extension for Interim Enforcement Policy Regarding Enforcement Discretion for Certain Fire Protection Issues PDF Icon 70 FR 2662 PDF Icon  
11/15/04 Notices of Enforcement Discretion   69 FR 65657    
10/26/04 Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Based on Inflation   69 FR 62485    
08/13/04 Interim Enforcement Policy Regarding the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution   69 FR 50219    
06/16/04 Interim Enforcement Policy Regarding Enforcement Discretion for Certain Fire Protection Issues   69 FR 33684    
02/18/04 Correction to Action Against Non-Licensees for Packaging and Transportation Violations   69 FR 7660    
01/05/04 Action Against Non-Licensees for Packaging and Transportation Violations   69 FR 385    
10/31/02 Interim Policy Enforcement Discretion Policy for Certain Fitness-for-Duty Issues   67 FR 66311    
06/03/02 Correction to Revision of Violation Examples Involving Medical Use of Byproduct Material   67 FR 38325    
04/24/02 Revision of Violation Examples Involving Medical Use of Byproduct Material   67 FR 20187    
12/18/00 Adjustment of Base Civil Penalties for Loss, Abandonment, or Improper Transfer or Disposal of Sources   65 FR 79139    
10/04/00 Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Based on Inflation   65 FR 59274    
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   65 FR 25368    
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1999-1990
11/09/99 Assessing Significance; Elimination of Regulatory Significance; 10 CFR 50.59; Responsibilities   64 FR 61142    
10/15/99 Enforcement Actions Against Non-Licensees Under 10 CFR Part 72   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   64 FR 41474    
06/15/99 Correction to Examples of Violations Involving Operators' Licenses   64 FR 114    
05/19/99 Examples of Violations Involving Operators' Licenses   64 FR 27310    
03/09/99 Interim Policy for Generally Licensed Devices Containing Byproduct Material   64 FR 11508    
02/09/99 Revised Treatment of Severity Level IV Violations at Power Plants   64 FR 6388    
01/06/99 Notices of Enforcement Discretion Involving Natural Events   64 FR 915    
12/24/98 Fuel Cycle Facilities Civil Penalties and Notices of Enforcement Discretion   63 FR 71314    
05/13/98 Multiple Revisions Based on a 2-Year Review   63 FR 26630    
01/13/98 Deliberate Misconduct Rule   63 FR 1982    
10/08/97 Clarification on Release of OI Reports Associated with Conferences Involving Discrimination   62 FR 52577    
06/19/97 Editorial Corrections   62 FR 33447    
05/28/97 Part 34, Radiography, Examples of Potential Violations   62 FR 28974    
03/24/97 Participation in Predecisional Enforcement Conferences Involving Discrimination   62 FR 13906    
02/12/97 Gaseous Diffusion Plants; NRC Organizational Changes; Commission Consultation   62 FR 06677    
12/26/96 Correction to Exercise of Discretion   61 FR 68070    
12/10/96 Part 20, Exceedance of Dose Constraints   61 FR 65128    
12/10/96 Commission Consultation; Open Predecisional Enforcement Conferences; Non-Cited Violations; Risk   61 FR 65088    
10/18/96 Departure from FSAR   61 FR 54461    
10/11/96 Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties Based on Inflation   61 FR 53553    
06/30/95 Complete Policy Revision Based on Enforcement Review Team   60 FR 34381    
06/30/95 Removal from the Code of Federal Regulations   60 FR 34380    
11/28/94 Discrimination Issues   59 FR 60697    
07/15/94 Timeliness in Decommissioning of Materials Facilities   59 FR 36026    
04/02/93 Examples of Violations Related to Quality Management Program Under 10 CFR Part 35   58 FR 17321    
03/17/93 Notices of Enforcement Discretion   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   57 FR 5791    
08/15/91 Deliberate Misconduct Rule   56 FR 40664    
08/02/91 Elimination of Maintenance-Related Civil Penalty Adjustment Factor; Addition of Maintenance-Related Example for Reactor Operations Supplements   56 FR 36998    
07/25/91 Quality Management Requirements in 10 CFR Part 35   56 FR 34121    
07/15/91 Fitness-for-Duty   56 FR 32066    
05/21/91 Revised Standards for Protection Against Ionizing Radiation in 10 CFR Part 20   56 FR 23360    
07/31/90 Hot Particle Enforcement Policy   55 FR 31113    
01/10/90 Revised Standards for Radiography Equipment in 10 CFR Part 34   55 FR 843    
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1989-1980
12/08/89 Added Maintenance-Related Civil Penalty Adjustment Factor   54 FR 50610    
06/07/89 Fitness-for-Duty   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   53 FR 40019    
03/23/88 Reopening Closed Enforcement Actions   53 FR 9429    
12/31/87 Completeness and Accuracy of Information   52 FR 49362    
09/28/87 Enforcement Actions Against Individuals; Exercise of Discretion; Reopening Closed Cases   52 FR 36215    
11/20/85 Vendors   50 FR 47716    
03/08/84 Aggregation; Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Purpose of Enforcement Conference; Added Supplement VIII - Emergency Preparedness   49 FR 8583    
03/09/82 Severity Levels; Civil Penalties; Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Actions Against Licensed Operators; Added Supplement VII - Miscellaneous   47 FR 9987    
10/07/80 Severity Levels; Civil Penalties; Civil Penalty Adjustment Factors; Enforcement Conferences; Commission Consultation; Actions Against Licensed Operators   45 FR 66754    
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