United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

The Barrier Technology Handbook - (Generic Letter 78-20)


GL78020 

                               UNITED STATES 
                      NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                          WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 
                                     
                               June 12, 1978 

Docket No. 

TO ALL POWER REACTOR LICENSEES AND APPLICANTS WITH APPLICATIONS FOR A 
LICENSE TO CONSTRUCT OR OPERATE A POWER REACTOR 

Gentlemen: 

Enclosed for your information and use are two Sandia reports that are being 
sent to all power reactor licensees and applicants with applications for a 
license to construct or operate a power reactor.  Both reports are provided 
as reference documents. 

The first report, "The Barrier Technology Handbook", dated November 1977, is
designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the role of barriers in 
security.  The second report, "A Systematic Approach to the Conceptual 
Design of Physical Protection Systems for Nuclear Facilities", dated May 
1978, outlines the concept of a physical protection system and an approach 
to the evaluation of the relative effectiveness of physical protection 
system designs is described. 

Feedback on these reports is encouraged from all recipients and should be 
addressed to Dr. Samuel C. T. McDowell, Assistant Director for Research and 
Development, Division of Safeguards and Security, Department of Energy, 
Washington, D.C., 20545. 

                                        Sincerely, 

                                        James R. Miller, Assistant director 
                                          for Reactor Safeguards 
                                        Division of Operating Reactors 

Enclosures:
As Stated 

cc w/o enclosures:
See Page 2 
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               PLANTS RECEIVING SANDIA SAFEGUARD HANDBOOKS 

Allens Creek 1 & 2            Gaissar                  San Onofre 2&3 
Arkansas Unit 2               Grand Gulf 1&2           Seabrook 1&2 
Atlantic 1&2                  Greene County            Sequoyah 1&2 
Bailly 1                      Greenwood 2&3            Shoreham 
Beaver Valley 2               Harris 1-4               Skagit 1&2 
Bellefonte 1&2                Hartsville 1-4           South Texas 1&2 
Black Fox 1&2                 Hatch 2                  Sterling 1 
Braun Sar (CFBraun)           Hope Creek 1&2           Sundesert 1&2 
Braidwood 1&2                 Jamesport 1&2            Summer 
BSAR-205                      Koshkonong/Haven 1&2     Susquenanna 1&2 
Byron 1&2                     La Salle 1&2             SWESSAR-P-1 
Callaway 1&2                  Limerick 1&2             St. Lucie 2 
Catawba 1&2                   Marble Hill 1&2          Three Mile Island 
CESSAR                        McGuire 1&2              Tyrone 
Cherokee 1-3                  Midland 1&2              Vogtle 1&2 
Clinton 1&2                   Millstone 3              Yellow Creek 1&2 
Comanche Peak 1&2             Montague 172             Waterford 3 
Davis Besse 1                 New England 1&2          Watts Bar 
Davis Besse 2&3               Nine Mile Point 2        Wolf Creek 
D. C. Cook 2                  North Anna 1&2           WPPSS 1 
Diablo Canyon 1&2             North Anna 3&4           WPPSS 2 
Douglas Point 1&2             Palo Verde 1-3           WPPSS 3&5 
Erie 1&2                      Palo Verde 4&5           WPPSS 4 
                              Pebble Springs 1&2       Zimmer 
ESSAR                         Perkins 1-3 
Farley 2                      Perry 1&2 
Fermi 2                       Phipps Bend 1&2 
Floating Nuclear Plants       Pilgrim 2 
Fluor Pioneer (BOPSSAR)       RESAR 35 
Forked River 1                RESAR-41 
Fort St. Vrain                RESAR-414 
GESSAR-238 (NI)/(NSSS)        River Bend 1&2 
GESSAR-251                    Salem 2 
GIBBSSAR 
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