United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No. 82-15: Notification of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

                                                            SSINS No.: 6835 
                                                            IN 82-15  

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

                                May 28, 1982 

Information Notice No. 82-15:   NOTIFICATION OF THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY 
                                   COMMISSION (NRC) 

Addressees: 

All NRC licensees and all nuclear power reactor facilities holding a 
construction permit (CP). 

Purpose: 

This information notice is to inform you of a changed telephone number for 
the NRC Operations Center. This information notice also describes the 
circumstances when a licensee may have to call this number. Changes to 
licensee procedures may be necessary. No written response to this 
information notice is required. 

Description of Circumstances: 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission maintains a 24-hour-per-day Center in 
Bethesda, MD. During non-business hours, each Regional Office diverts its 
respective telephone numbers (10 CFR 20, Appendix D) to this Operations 
Center over the Emergency Notification System. This Emergency Notification 
System is a special, dedicated telephone system. Telephone calls to the 
Operations Center are recorded. The Regional Offices maintain a 
24-hour-per-day Regional Duty Officer system which augments the staff of the
Headquarters Operations Center, enabling rapid Regional response to an 
incident. 

Certain fuel facilities and power reactors have a direct, dedicated 
Emergency Notification System telephone provided by the NRC which links 
their control room, and/or other appropriate locations, with the NRC 
Operations Center. 

These licensees have been previously provided a commercial telephone number 
to contact the NRC Operations Center in the event of a failure of the 
Emergency Notification System. 

On June 1, 1982, the Headquarters Operations Center will change its 
commercial telephone number. 

Discussion: 

The following procedure, as appropriate, should be used to contact the NRC 
when the primary means of contact fails: 

1.   Licensees With an Emergency Notification Systems 

     Upon a failure of the Emergency Notification System, immediately call 
     the NRC commercially at 202-951-0550. 

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2.   Licensees Without an Emergency Notification System 

     Upon a failure to reach the NRC Regional Office at the individual phone
     number for the Region (10 CFR 20, Appendix D), call the NRC 
     commercially at 202-951-0550. 

No written response to this Information Notice is required. If you need 
other information regarding this matter, please contact the Regional 
Administrator of the appropriate NRC Regional Office. 

                                   Sincerely,  


                                   Richard C. DeYoung, Director 
                                   Office of Inspection and Enforcement 

Technical Contact:  B. H. Weiss 
                    301-492-9575 

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