United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No.80-28 – Prompt Reporting of Information in Accordance with 10 CFR 50.55(e)

                                                           SSINS No.: 6835 
                                                           Accession No.:  
                                                           8005050063      

                                UNITED STATES
                       NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                    OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT 
                           WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 
                                     
                               June 11, 1980 

                                           Information Notice No. 80-28 

PROMPT REPORTING OF INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH 10 CFR 50.55(e) 

The recently implemented expansion of the NRC Resident Inspection Program at
nuclear power plants and fuel facilities, has led to some misunderstandings 
regarding the required reporting of information to the NRC. In order to 
clarify this matter, the following is provided for your information. 

Some licensees have been making the 24 hour reports required by 10 CFR 
50.55(e)(2) orally to NRC resident inspectors. This does not satisfy either 
the letter or the intent of the regulation. Adherence by all licensees to 
the explicit requirements of the regulation provides, for each Regional 
Office a single focal point for reporting, and minimizes the possibility of 
inadvertent oversight. While we continue to enlist your cooperation in fully
informing our resident inspectors, where appropriate, or any other NRC 
inspector who may be at your facility at such a time, such informational 
exchanges do not satisfy the reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.55(e)(2). 

Your cooperation in assuring that the appropriate members of your staff are 
fully aware of this information will be appreciated. 

No written response to this information notice is required. If you require 
additional information regarding this matter contact the Director of the 
appropriate NRC Regional Office. 

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