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SSINS No.: 6835 IN 83-28 UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 May 4, 1983 Information Notice No. 83-28: CRITERIA FOR PROTECTIVE ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL EMERGENCIES Addressees: All nuclear power reactor facilities holding an operating license (OL) or construction permit (CP). Purpose: This information notice is provided to bring to the attention of licensees certain requirements contained in the emergency planning rule. It is expected that recipients will review the information for applicability to their facilities. No written response is required. Description of Circumstances: In many cases, it has been found that licensees have not fully understood one aspect of the protective action decisionmaking guidance regarding provisions for making offsite recommendations based on precursors of a release (i.e., core and containment status). The Federal guidance on the protective actions to be recommended to offsite officials for general emergencies is addressed in Appendix 1 of NUREG-0654/ FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1, entitled "Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants." Figure 1 shows these guidelines. The licensee's emergency plan and emergency procedures are required to contain site-specific protective action recommendation guidelines compatible with those shown in Figure 1. These guidelines must include predetermined measurable/observable emergency action levels used to assess the status of core and containment conditions on which the licensee will recommend offsite protective actions for consideration by offsite offices. These guidelines should be prepared after consideration of site-specific factors and any changes must be reviewed with offsite officials. 8303040031 . IN 83-28 May 4, 1983 Page 2 of 2 No written response to this information notice is required. Compliance with the requirements of the Commission's regulations will be evaluated as part of the annual emergency preparedness inspections. If you need additional information regarding this matter, please contact the Regional Administrator of the appropriate NRC Regional Office or this office. Edward L. Jordan, Director Division of Emergency Preparedness and Engineering Response Office of Inspection and Enforcement Technical Contact: T. McKenna, IE 301-492-7612 Attachments: 1. Flow Chart (Figure 1) 2. List of Recently Issued IE Information Notices .
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