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Sources of Information Previously Published in the AEOD Annual Report

November 23, 1999

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ADDRESSEES

All NRC licensees.

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INTENT

To inform addressees that, with the dissolution of the Office for the Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data (AEOD), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will no longer publish the AEOD annual report, and that certain information published in the AEOD annual report may still be obtained from other sources. No specific action or written response to this regulatory issue summary is required.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

AEOD has published reports of its activities from 1984 to 1998. Beginning in 1986, the annual reports were published as NUREG-1272. This report was eventually published in three parts, providing (1) an overview of operating experience in the nuclear power industry, (2) the uses of licensed material in applications other than power reactors, and (3) the Technical Training Center activities in support of the mission of the NRC.

The AEOD annual report has been a convenient way to inform the public about the programs and activities of the office. It was also a convenient way to report on the status of staff actions stemming from the NRC Incident Investigation Program. Most of the information in the report has been collected from other publicly available NRC documents.

In December 1998, the Commission approved a plan to streamline and consolidate the functions and responsibilities of AEOD. Therefore, in March 1999, AEOD was abolished, and its functions and responsibilities were aligned with the following offices: Human Resources (HR), Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), and Incident Response Operations (IRO). In this regard, HR is responsible for managing the technical training functions of the agency, NMSS is responsible for maintaining the Nuclear Material Events Database, NRR is responsible for the Incident Reporting System, RES is responsible for managing the independent operating experience assessment functions of the agency, and IRO is responsible for managing the Incident Investigation Program and the Incident Response Program.

With the dissolution of AEOD, NRC staff assessed the need to continue to disseminate the information contained in NUREG-1272 through a similar annual report. The decision was made to no longer publish an annual report because the information of primary interest is publicly available elsewhere, such as the reports on the Accident Sequence Precursor Program and the Performance Indicator Program. Also, abolishing the annual report will save staff resources by eliminating duplication of effort.

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ISSUE SUMMARY

The NRC will no longer issue annual reports similar to NUREG-1272 because the information of primary interest is publicly available elsewhere. In this regard, Attachment 1 to this regulatory issue summary identifies where information on reactors that appeared in the last AEOD annual report (NUREG-1272, Viol. 11, No. 1) may continue to be found.

Information on nuclear materials in the AEOD annual report (NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 2) was primarily obtained from the Nuclear Materials Events Database (NMED) and the Abnormal Occurrence Report. (It is noted that the Abnormal Occurrence Report, as well as reports on the Incident Response Program and the Radiation Exposure Information Reporting System, address both reactor- and nuclear materials-related matters.) Information pertaining to general nuclear materials issues may be found on the NRC Web site<www.nrc.gov>. Information on abnormal occurrences is available in the NUREG-0090 series. Daily event reports and preliminary notifications of events are available under the "News and Information" section of the NRC Web site. Furthermore, highlights of NMSS activities can be found in the NMSS newsletter, NUREG/BR-0117, which is also available on the NRC Web site. NMSS is actively working on making NMED and a quarterly summary of events derived from NMED available to the public.

The AEOD Annual Report (NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 3) also covered the activities of the Technical Training Center (TTC). The TTC is now under the jurisdiction of the Office of Human Resources. There are currently no plans to document the activities of the TTC on the NRC Web site. Interested parties are encouraged to visit the NRC Web site.<www.nrc.gov> for information concerning activities of the NRC.

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Original signed by
Scott F. Newberry FOR

David B. Matthews, Director
Division of Regulatory Improvement Programs
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Contact: Jose G. Ibarra, RES
301-415-6345
E-mail: Jose.Ibarra@nrc.gov
Attachments: 1. Identification of Sources of Information for AEOD Annual Report, NUREG-1272, Nuclear Reactors
2. List of Recently Issued NRC Regulatory Issue Summaries


(ADAMS Accession Number ML993220041)


ATTACHMENT 1

IDENTIFICATION OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION FOR
AEOD ANNUAL REPORT, NUREG-1272, NUCLEAR REACTORS

CHAPTER TITLE SOURCE OF INFORMATION
1 Introduction NRC Web site.<www.nrc.gov> for activities in HR, IRO, NMSS, NRR, RES
2 Operating Experience Feedback LERs, NUREG-1187, series
2.1 Operating Performance NUREG-1187, series
2.1.1 Reactor Scrams NUREG-1187, series
2.1.2 Engineered Safety Features Actuations LERs
2.1.3 Significant Events NUREG-1187, series
2.1.4 Safety Systems Failures NUREG-1187, series
2.1.5 Forced Outage Rate NUREG-1187, series
2.1.6 Equipment Forced Outages per 1000 Commercial Critical Hours NUREG-1187, series
2.1.7 Collective Radiation Exposure NUREG-1187, series
2.1.8 Cause Codes NUREG-1187, series
2.1.9 Unit Operating Factors Monthly Operating Reports
2.1.10 Statistical Analysis of Some Trends NUREG-1187, series
2.1.11 Nuclear Reactor Safety Performance NUREG-1187, series
NUREG/CR-4674, series
2.2 Abnormal Occurrences NUREG-0090, series
2.3 Radiation Exposures From Reactors and Nonreactors Radiation Exposure Information Reporting System <www.reirs.com>
2.3.1 Sources of Radiation Exposure Radiation Exposure Information Reporting System <www.reirs.com>
2.3.2 Exposures for Reactor and Nonreactor Radiation Exposure Information Reporting System <www.reirs.com>
2.3.3 Overexposures for Reactor and Nonreactor Applications Radiation Exposure Information Reporting System <www.reirs.com>
2.4 Allegations at Commercial Nuclear Power Reactors Allegations Database
3 AEOD Reliability and Risk Activities NUREG/CR-4674, series
3.1 Accident Sequence Precursor Program NUREG/CR-4674, series
3.1.1 Results for CY 1995 Events NUREG/CR-4674, series
3.1.2 Results for CY 1982-1983 Events NUREG/CR-4674, series
3.1.3 Results for CY 1996 Events NUREG/CR-4674, series
3.2 System Reliability Studies NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
3.2.1 Reactor Core Isolation Cooling System Reliability AEOD/S97-02
3.3 Common-Cause Failure Database NUREG/CR-6268, Vols. 1 to 4
NUREG/CR-5409
4 AEOD Reports NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
4.1 AEOD Activities To Identify and Address Safety Issues NRC Web site.<www.nrc.gov> for RES activities
4.2 Case Studies NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
4.2.1 Grid Performance Factors AEOD/C97-01
4.3 Special Studies NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
4.3.1 Oconee Electrical System Design and Operation AEOD/S97-01
4.3.2 Fire Events - Feedback of U.S.Operating Experience AEOD/S97-03
4.4 Engineering Evaluations NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
4.4.1 Review of Industry Efforts To Manage Pressurized-Water Reactor Feedwater Nozzle, Piping, and Feedring Cracking and Wall Thinning AEOD/E97-01
4.4.2 Review of Undetected Failures of Safety System AEOD/E97-02
4.4.3 Nuclear Power Plant Cold Weather Problems and Protective Measures AEOD/E97-03
4.5 Technical Reviews NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
4.5.1 Design Errors in Nuclear Power Plants AEOD/T97-01
5 Operating Experience Data LERs, Daily events in
5.1 Licensee Event Reporting LERs, Daily events in
5.2 U.S. Operational Experience Databases LERs, Daily events in
5.3 Reliability and Availability Data Section 5.3, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
6 Incident Response IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> Chapter 6, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
6.1 NRC Operations Center IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> Section 6.1, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
6.2 Emergency Response IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov< Section 6.2, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
6.3 Operations Center Data for 1997 IRO Operating Plan, Daily events
6.4 Emergency Exercises IRO Operating Plan, Daily events
6.5 State Outreach IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
6.6 Coordination With Other Federal Agencies IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
7 Incident Investigation Program IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
7.1 Incident Investigation Teams IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
7.2 Augmented Inspection Teams IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
7.2.1 Zion 1 IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> Section 7.2.1, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
7.2.2 Oconee 3 IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> Section 7.2.2, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
7.2.3 Oconee 1 IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> Section 7.2.3, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
7.2.4 Clinton IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> Section 7.2.4, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
8 Diagnostic Evaluation Program IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
8.1 Diagnostic Evaluation Teams Section 8.1, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
8.2 Special Evaluation of Clinton Power Station IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov> Section 8.2, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
9 Committee To Review Generic Requirements WITS 1997-00390
9.1 CRGR Issues WITS 1997-00390
9.2 Value Added by the CRGR Review Section 9.2, NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
10 International Exchange of Information NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1, NUREG-1145, series
10.1 The Incident Reporting System NRR Activities <www.nrc.gov>
10.2 International Support Activities RES and NRR Activities <www.nrc.gov>
10.3 Lisbon Initiative Activities (Not applicable)
10.4 Limited Participation in the International Nuclear Event Scale IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
Appendix A-1 Performance Indicator Program Data NUREG-1187, series
Appendix A-2 Other Operational Experience Data Monthly Operating Reports http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/allegations/2001report.pdf
Appendix B Summary of 1997 Abnormal Occurrences NUREG-0090, series
Appendix C Reports Issued in 1997 NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
Appendix D Reports Issued From CY 1980 Through CY 1996 NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
Appendix E AEOD Technical Reports by Category NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1
Appendix F Status of AEOD Recommendations (All recommendations addressed)
Appendix G Status of NRC Staff Actions for Reactor Events Investigations by Incident Investigation Teams IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
Appendix H Status of Staff Actions Involving Potential Generic Issues Resulting From Diagnostic Evaluation Team Findings IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
Appendix I Status of Staff Actions Involving Potential Generic Issues Resulting From the NRC/INPO Team Review of the Effects of Hurricane Andrew on Turkey Point Units 3 and 4 IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>
Appendix J Status of NRC Staff Actions Resulting From the Independent Safety Assessment of the Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant IRO Activities <www.nrc.gov>

Notes:

  • Reference to NUREG-1272, Vol. 11, No. 1 as a source of information is the last AEOD annual report that was issued.
  • NUREG documents and AEOD studies are available in the NRC Public Document Room.

ABBREVIATIONS:

AEOD - Office for the Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data
CRGR - Committee to Review Generic Requirements
CY - calendar year
HR - Office of Human Resources
INPO - Institute of Nuclear Power Operations
IRO - Incident Response Organization
LER - licensee event report
NMED - Nuclear Materials Events Database
NRC - U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NRR - Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
NMSS - Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
RES - Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
TTC - Technical Training Center
WITS - work item tracking system

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