United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

NRC Staff Review of the BWR Owners' Group (BWROG) Control Room Survey Program (Generic Letter 83-18)


                               UNITED STATES 
                       NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                          WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555 

                               April 19, 1988

ALL BOILING WATER REACTOR LICENSEES OF OPERATING REACTORS, APPLICANTS FOR AN
OPERATING LICENSE AND HOLDERS OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS 

Gentlemen: 

SUBJECT:  NRC STAFF REVIEW OF THE BWR OWNERS' GROUP (BWROG) CONTROL ROOM 
          SURVEY PROGRAM (Generic Letter 83-18) 

The NRC staff has completed its review of the BWR Owners' Group (BWROG) 
Control Room Survey Program. The results of the staff's review are provided 
in the enclosed evaluation and letter to the Owners' Group Chairman. The BWR
Owners' Group submittal addresses the planning and review phases of the 
Detailed. Control Room Design Review (DCRDR) and provides valuable guidance 
to users utilities. However, the BWROG Survey Program should not be 
interpreted as fully responding to NUREG-0737 Task Action Plan Item I.D.1. 
Additional work is required. 

The NRC review consists of a discussion of our concerns about the scope of 
the BWROG program and information or commitments that you should present in 
your program plan submittal. Since the BWROG survey program addresses only 
the planning and review phases of DCRDR, you are expected to complete the 
following tasks: 

a.   Submit an individual program plan to the NRC referencing the BWROG 
     Generic Program Plan. The plant-specific submittal should: 

     i.   Document the qualifications of survey team members, and number and
          extent of plant personnel participation. 

     ii.  Identify portions of the plant's DCRDR not performed in accordance
          with the methodology specified in the BWROG Program Plan. 

     iii. Discuss your program for prioritization of HEDs, reporting of 
          DCRDR results, and implementation of control room enhancements. 

b.   Complete the BWROG control room survey Checklist Supplement. 




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c.   Prioritize HEDs, determine corrective actions, develop an 
     implementation schedule, and report the results of the DCRDR to the 
     NRC. 

d.   Repeat portions of the task analysis using updated plant specific 
     emergency operating procedures to account for differences in the new 
     procedures. 

e.   Update operating experience review. 

This request for information was approved by OMB clearance number 3150-0065 
which expires May 31, 1983. 

                              Sincerely, 


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

Enclosure: 
NRC Comments 

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