United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Change Notice 00-018

Issue Date: 09/12/00

NRC INSPECTION MANUAL IIPB

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Number Date Number Date
1. IMC 2515, App A 04/03/00 IMC 2515, App A 09/12/00
2. IMC 2515, App B 04/03/00 IMC 2515, App B 09/12/00
3. IMC 2515, App C 04/04/00 IMC 2515, App C 09/12/00
4. ---- ---- IP 62708 09/12/00
5. IP 71111.02 04/03/00 IP 71111.02 09/12/00
6. IP 71111.17 04/03/00 IP 71111.17 09/12/00
7. IP 71130.01 04/03/00 IP 71130.01 09/12/00
8. IP 71130.02 04/03/00 IP 71130.02 09/12/00
9. IP 71130.03 09/08/00 IP 71130.03 09/12/00
10. IP 71130.04 04/03/00 IP 71130.04 09/12/00
11. ---- ----    
TRAINING:No special training requirements have been identified for any documents issued with this change notice.
REMARKS:IMC 2515, Appendix A (Risk-Informed Baseline Inspection Program) has been revised to correct the frequency listed for baseline IP 71111.11 from A/B to Q/B, and to reflect the change in frequency for 71130.03 from biennial to triennial. No change in hours has resulted from this change.

IMC 2515, Appendix B (Supplemental Inspection Program) has been revised to include newly issued IP 62708, "Motor-Operated Valve Capability) and to delete IP 50001, "Steam Generator Replacement Inspection." IP 50001 has been moved to IMC 2515, Appendix C.

IMC 2515, Appendix C (Special and Infrequently Performed Inspections) has been revised to include three procedures that were part of the previous inspection program, and are expected to be implemented infrequently in the current inspection program. They are IP 50001, "Steam Generator Replacement Inspection," IP 92050, "Review of Quality Assurance For Extended Construction Delay," and IP 36100, "10 CFR Part 21 Inspections at Nuclear Power Reactors."

IP 62708 (Motor-Operated Valve Capability) is a new supplemental inspection procedure in Appendix B. It will be implemented, when selected, to perform an independent assessment of the conditions associated with MOV performance issues. The procedure will be used in conjunction with supplemental procedure IP 95002.

IP 71111.02 (Evaluations of Changes, Tests, or Experiments) has been revised to eliminate the inconsistencies in the procedure regarding sample sizes. Also, guidance was added to address choosing samples of evaluations screened out by the licensee.

IP 71111.17 (Permanent Plant Modifications) has been revised to reduce the number of samples selected to 5 to 10 modifications. Requirements were added to verify that new SSCs added to the plant have been reviewed for maintenance rule and scope and for impact on the plant specific SDP workarounds.

IP 71130.01 (Access Authorization)
IP 71130.02 (Access Control)
IP 71130.03 (Response to Contingency Events)
IP 71130.04 (Security Plan Changes)

These four procedures have been revised to:

a. Make the procedures consistent with other revised oversight process (ROP) procedures. Specifically, portions of the PI&R sections in each of the attachments were deleted, and standardized boiler plate substituted for consistency with other ROP procedures. Although the outcome of this change has the effect of a reduction in scope, the objective was to be consistent in the application of problem identification and resolution.

b. Change the frequency of IP 71130.03 from biennial to triennial. Its biennial frequency was originally chosen to be consistent with other programs; however, the staff briefed the Commission to recommend a rule-based exercise program in which the frequency would be decided later, and could be either annual, biennial, or triennial. The industry's Self-Assessment Program (SAP), designed to test out concepts for the rule-based exercise program is triennial. Since this IP will evolve to cover whatever performance assessment program is appropriate (OSRE, SAP, rule-based program) the frequency was changed to triennial just like the SAP.

IP 71150 (Discrepant or Unreported Performance Indicator Data) is issued to obtain PI data when licensees fail to provide PI data, or provide data having major discrepancies, or when NRC loses confidence in the licensee's ability to collect and report PIs. The IP will also utilize inspections for providing licensee performance insights when NRC is unable to obtain reliable PI data.

DISTRIBUTION:Standard

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