United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Change Notice 96-018

IM001

NRC INSPECTION MANUAL PIPB

  DELETED: TRANSMITTED:
  Number Date Number Date
1. IMC 2515 03/15/96 IMC 2515 08/26/96
2. ---- ---- IMC 2604 08/26/96
3. ---- ---- IP 40002 08/26/96
4. ---- ---- IP 50002 08/26/96
5. IP 86718 03/15/96 ---- ----
6. TI 2515/087 01/01/79 ---- ----
7. 9900 Tech Guidance 08/01/96 9900 Tech Guidance 08/26/96

ASME Sec III & XI ASME Sec III & XI

TRAINING: No special training requirements have been identified for any documents issued with this change notice.

REMARKS:

IMC 2515 (Light-Water Reactor Inspection Program - Operations Phase) is revised to provide guidance for inspector conduct while in the control room and guidance for the scheduling and conduct of conference calls. This guidance applies to regulatory responses during an off-normal event. The guidance was initiated by a group that reviewed a steam generator dryout event at Oconee.

IMC 2604 (Licensee Performance Review) is issued to describe a simple and streamlined process by which NRC management and staff conduct the review of a fuel cycle facility licensee's performance in protecting public health and safety, and to ensure the consistency of the review process from one facility to another, and among different NRC regional offices.

IP 40002 (Inspections to Review Allegations) is issued to provide guidance on conducting inspections to review and resolve issues raised in allegation that pertain to program areas covered by Manual Chapter 2800, "Materials Inspection Program."

IP 50002 (Steam Generators) is issued to provide a framework by which regional inspectors can assess licensee steam generator tube degradation management programs and the current condition of nuclear plant steam generators.

IP 86718 (Periodic Maintenance of Packagings) is deleted. NMSS has surveyed all four regions and NRR regarding the use of this IP with the results that none of the parties surveyed use the procedure. In addition, the items contained in this procedure have been incor-porated into other inspection procedures.

TI 2515/087 (Inspection of Licensee's Implementation of Multiplant Action A-17: Instrumentation For Nuclear Power Plants to Assess Plant and Environs Conditions During and Following an Accident (Regulatory Guide 1.97) is deleted. The inspection requirements identified in the TI have been completed.

9900 Technical Guidance (ASME Sections III & XI) has been revised to reflect minor editorial changes.

DISTRIBUTION: Standard

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