United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Change of the NRC Operations Center Commercial Telephone & Facsimile Numbers

UNITED STATES
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION &
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL SAFETY AND SAFEGUARDS
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555

April 11, 1994


NRC ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 94-04:  CHANGE OF THE NRC OPERATIONS CENTER
COMMERCIAL TELEPHONE & FACSIMILE NUMBERS


Addressees

All NRC licensees.

Purpose

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this Administrative
Letter to inform addressees that the NRC Operations Center commercial
telephone and facsimile numbers are scheduled to change.  This Administrative
Letter does not transmit or imply any new requirements or staff positions.  No
specific action or written response is required.

Background

The NRC Operations Center is scheduled to move from Bethesda, Maryland, to
Two White Flint North in Rockville, Maryland, at noon on May 31, 1994.  This
move will change the present commercial telephone and facsimile numbers for
the NRC Operations Center.  Consequently, the telephone numbers currently
published in the Code of Federal Regulations (i.e., 10 CFR Sections 21.2,
21.21, 30.50, 35.33, 40.60, 50.55, 50.72, 70.50, 70.52, 72.74, 73.67, and
73.71) will no longer be valid.  The facsimile numbers in 10 CFR Sections
21.21 and 50.55 will also be changed.  The Code of Federal Regulations is
being revised to reflect the new numbers.  This revision will become effective
May 31, 1994, and requires addressees to update the telephone and facsimile
numbers in their procedures and in any other affected documentation between
May 31, 1994, and August 29, 1994.  During this approximately 90-day period of
time, both the old and new numbers will access the NRC Operations Center.
After this period, only calls using the new telephone numbers will reach the
NRC Operations Center.

For holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors, the telephone
number used for accessing the Emergency Response Data System (ERDS) will
change effective on or about March 28, 1994, following the relocation of the
ERDS minicomputers to Rockville, Maryland.  Both the old and new ERDS access
numbers will be effective between March 28, 1994, and September 28, 1994.
After September 28, 1994, only the new telephone number will work.

Discussion

Licensees may wish to change the telephone and facsimile numbers they use near
the middle of the period when both the old and new numbers will reach the

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NRC Operations Center.  This action may minimize potential problems (e.g., a
delay in the actual NRC Operations Center move and problems with changing
automatic telephone dialers).

The primary 24-hour telephone number for the NRC Operations Center will change
from (301) 951-0550 to (301) 816-5100.  The backup numbers will change from
(301) 427-4056, 427-4259, 492-8893, 951-6000, and 951-1212 to a single number
(301) 951-0550, (which is the previous primary telephone number).  The
facsimile number will change from (301) 492-8187 to (301) 816-5151.

For holders of operating licenses for nuclear power reactors, the telephone
number used for accessing ERDS will change from (301) 492-4712 to (301)
816-5160.  New telephone stickers will be issued in the near future to replace
those on existing phones in the control room, Technical Support Center, and
Emergency Operations Facility for nuclear power reactors.

This Administrative Letter requires no specific action or written response.
If you have any questions about this letter, please call the contact listed
below, the appropriate Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) project
manager, or the appropriate regional office.


/S/'D BY CJPAPERIELLO                /S/'D BY CIGRIMES/FOR


Carl J. Paperiello, Director            Brian K. Grimes, Director
Division of Industrial & Medical        Division of Operating Reactor Support
  Nuclear Safety                    Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Office of Nuclear Material Safety
  and Safeguards

Contact:  Jean A. Trefethen, AEOD
          (301) 492-8985

Attachment:
List of Recently Issued NRC Administrative Letters


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