United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Summary - Revised Treatment of Severity Level IV Violations at Power Plants

On February 9, 1999, the Commission published a revision to the Enforcement Policy by adding Appendix C to the policy. This amendment revised the treatment of Severity Level IV violations at power reactors by: (1) expanding the use of Non-Cited Violations (NCVs) to include Severity Level IV violations identified by the NRC; (2) providing that except under limited, defined circumstances, individual Severity Level IV violations normally will result in NCVs and not in Notices of Violation (NOVs); and (3) permitting NRC closure of most Severity Level IV violations based on their having been entered into a licensee's corrective action program.


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