United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

"Availability of Program Descriptions" (Generic Letter 89-10, Supplement 2)


August 3, 1990


TO:       ALL LICENSEES OF OPERATING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND HOLDERS 
          OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS 

SUBJECT:  SUPPLEMENT 2 TO GENERIC LETTER 89-10: "AVAILABILITY OF PROGRAM 
          DESCRIPTIONS" 

On June 28, 1989, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued 
Generic Letter (GL) 89-10, "Safety-Related Motor-Operated Valve Testing and 
Surveillance," recommending that holders of nuclear power plant operating 
licenses and construction permits establish a program to provide for the 
testing, inspection, and maintenance of safety-related motor-operated valves 
(MOVs) and certain other MOVs in safety-related systems.  In GL 89-10, 
licensees were requested to have a description and schedule for their 
program in response to the generic letter available on site for NRC review 
by June 28, 1990, or the first refueling outage after December 28, 1989, 
whichever was later.  Holders of construction permits were requested to have 
the program description and schedule available by June 28, 1990, or before 
the operating license is issued, whichever was later. 

On June 13, 1990, the NRC issued Supplement 1 to GL 89-10. The supplement 
forwards staff responses to questions addressed during the 1989 MOV 
Workshops.  Supplement 1 provides a significant amount of information 
regarding the implementation of MOV programs in response to the generic 
letter.  The staff encourages licensees and permit holders to review that 
information and modify their programs as appropriate.  

Because of the amount of effort required to be expended on MOVs, the staff 
has decided to delay commencement of onsite inspections for 6 months to 
allow licensees time to incorporate the information provided by Supplement l 
to GL 89-10 into their MOV programs.  Therefore, licensees and permit 
holders need not have MOV program descriptions available onsite until at 
least January 1, 1991.  The staff may audit a few facilities before that 
date to obtain information regarding the licensees' progress in developing 
their programs.  Licensees or permit holders need not specifically request 
to extend the date for program description availability to January 1, 1991. 

The schedule requested in the first paragraph of item i (and item k) of GL 
89-10 for completing recommended actions a through h of the generic letter 
by June 28, 1994, or three refueling outages after December 28, 1989 (or 
operating license issuance for construction permit holders), whichever is 
later, remains unchanged. 


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Generic Letter 89-10               - 2 -                    Supplement 2 


Please contact your project manager when your program description is 
available on site for review. 

                                   Sincerely, 


                                   James G. Partlow 
                                   Associate Director for Projects 
                                   Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 


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