United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Summary - Departures From the FSAR

On October 18, 1996, the Commission published revisions to the Enforcement Policy to address departures from the FSAR in violation of 10 CFR 50.59 and for failures to update the FSAR in violation of 10 CFR 50.71(e). The revision provides more guidance in categorizing violations by severity level and more guidance concerning the effect of corrective action, reporting requirements, and old design issues. The changes are intended to encourage licensees to voluntarily take the initiative to identify and correct FSAR discrepancies that might be identified through current surveillance and quality assurance activities.


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