United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Emergency Planning (Generic Letter 80-108)



GL80108 

                               UNITED STATES 
                       NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                          WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555 
                                     
                                DEC 9 1980 

TO ALL LICENSEES OF OPERATING REACTOR PLANTS, HOLDERS OF CONSTRUCTION 
PERMITS, AND APPLICANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION PERMITS 

Revision 1 of NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, "Criteria for Preparation and 
Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in 
Support of Nuclear Power Plants," dated November 1980, is enclosed for your 
use in developing and maintaining response plans at your facility. The NRC 
and FEMA staffs will use this document in evaluating the adequacy of 
emergency plans at and around nuclear power plants. 

Earlier this year a copy of NUREG-0654, "Criteria for Preparation and 
Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in 
Support of Nuclear Power Plants for Interim Use and Comment," and a cover 
letter were sent to you. Comments have been received and evaluated and the 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
have revised the document. The revision process included close coordination 
with State and local planning groups. Wide distribution is being made to 
industry and to State and local officials who are responsible for 
radiological emergency planning and preparedness. 

Appendix 4 of the revised NUREG-0654 gives additional guidance on what 
should be included in evacuation time estimate studies and gives an example 
of how it might be presented. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has 
completed an analysis of 50 evacuation time estimates for nuclear power 
plant sites. The analysis indicated numerous weaknesses in the time 
estimates. 

For licensees and applicants who furnished evacuation time estimates, a copy
of the summary rating sheet and the rating sheet resulting from the analysis
of your facility are enclosed. Elements rated "poor" or "none" should be 
corrected by the implementation dates specified in the new paragraphs to 10 
CFR 50, Section 50.54 (April 1, 1981, for operating reactors). 


                                        Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director 
                                        Division Licensing 
                                        Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

Enclosures: 
1.   NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1 
2.   Summary of Evacuation Time Estimate Ratings
3.   Facility Rating Sheet 

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