United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Periodic Updating of Final Safety Analysis Reports (FSARs) (Generic Letter 80-110)



GL80110 

                              UNITED STATES 
                       NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                          WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555 
                                     
                             December 15, 1980 

ALL OPERATING REACTOR LICENSEES 

Gentlemen: 

RE:  PERIODIC UPDATING OF FINAL SAFETY ANALYSIS REPORTS (FSARs) 

The Commission approved the rule 50.71(e) (copy enclosed) entitled, 
"Periodic Updating of Final Safety Analysis Reports" and published the rule 
in the Federal Register on May 9, 1980.  The rule became effective on July 
22, 1980. 

In accordance with the rule, licensees of Systematic Evaluation Program 
(SEP) plants have been notified by separate letters that they need not 
comply with the provisions of the rule until the program has been completed.

For non-SEP plants, the rule requires submittal of the updated FSAR within 
24 months of either July 22, 1980, or the date of issuance of the operating 
license, whichever is later. 

Although the rule is essentially self-explanatory, several questions have 
been asked regarding the FSAR's legal status, format and content, and we 
have provided the enclosed guidance. 

Further questions should be directed to the Project Manger for your 
facility. 

                                        Sincerely, 


                                        Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director 
                                        Division of Licensing 

Enclosures:
As Stated

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