United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Policy Statement on Deferred Plants (Generic Letter No. 87-15)



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

                              November 4, 1987

TO ALL HOLDERS OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS FOR A NUCLEAR POWER PLANT 

SUBJECT:  POLICY STATEMENT ON DEFERRED PLANTS (GENERIC LETTER 87-15) 

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with a copy of a Policy 
Statement on Deferred Plants. The Policy Statement has been developed in 
order to provide you with the Commission's position regarding the quality 
assurance requirements, particularly the maintenance, preservation and 
documentation requirements for deferred plants, and to state how new 
regulatory staff positions will be applied to deferred plants that are 
reactivated. 

The Policy Statement does not include any new regulatory requirements. The 
NRC staff has applied the regulations and guides, listed in the Statement, 
to the deferral and reactivation of previously deferred plants. The 
Statement has been prepared to combine the regulatory requirements 
applicable to deferral and reactivation in order to provide a focus for this 
activity and a level of stability and predictability to the regulatory 
process in this area. 

Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to Theodore S. 
Michaels, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation, Washington, D.C. 20555, (301) 492-8251 



                               Frank J. Miraglia, Jr. 
                               Associate Director for Projects 
                               Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

Enclosure: 
Policy Statement on Deferred Plants 



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