Fire Protection and Fire Research Knowledge Management Digest: Printed Brochure (NUREG/BR-0465, Revision 1)
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Date Published: February 2010
Mark Henry Salley
Fire Research Branch
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has an active knowledge management program that captures important historical events and critical information and preserves this knowledge for future generations.
One of the principal products of the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) is knowledge; to this end, RES provides technical advice, tools, and information to support regulatory decisions. Accordingly, the Fire Research Branch (FRB) in the RES Division of Risk Analysis (DRA) initiated the knowledge management project by assembling a historic collection of NRC fire protection and research publications, with the objective of preserving and sharing almost 35 years of historic regulatory and scientific knowledge in a user-friendly format. This information is available for use by NRC inspectors, technical reviewers, licensees, and other interested stakeholders. The report is divided into two major sections: regulatory publications and technical publications.
The regulatory publications section provides vital information often needed during the fire protection inspection process, such as the pertinent parts of Title 10, Part 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50), “Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities”; guidelines for fire protection in nuclear power plants; the fire inspection manual; fire inspection procedures; generic letters; bulletins; information notices; circulars; administrative letters; regulatory issue summaries; and regulatory guides. This section will assist the inspectors during their preparation week, as all the relevant fire documents are available on one easy-to-use CD-ROM.
The technical publications section contains NRC technical reports (NUREGs) prepared by or for the NRC. This section includes fire test reports, fire protection studies, probabilistic risk assessments, and conference proceedings, all of which provide the background and technical support for the NRC's fire protection requirements and guidelines.
The RES Fire Research Branch plans to maintain and update this CD-ROM annually to include new regulatory documents and technical reports.