Resolution of Generic Safety Issues: Task II.J.4: Revise Deficiency Reporting Requirements (Rev. 3) ( NUREG-0933, Main Report with Supplements 1–34 )
The objective of this task was to clarify deficiency report requirements to obtain uniform reporting and earlier identification and correction of problems.
ITEM II.J.4.1: REVISE DEFICIENCY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
This TMI Action Plan48 item called for the NRC to revise, as necessary, the event-reporting requirements of 10 CFR 21 to assure that all reportable items are reported promptly and that the information submitted is complete. Improvements were to be implemented by rule changes, as appropriate, and coordinated with those made under TMI Action Plan Item I.E.6. The reports received as a result of these rule changes were to provide increased information on component failures that affect safety so that prompt and effective corrective action could be taken. The information was also to be used as input to an augmented role of the NRC's vendor and construction inspection program.
This issue was originally classified as nearly-resolved, based on changes to 10 CFR 21 and 10 CFR 50.55(e) proposed by OIE,291, 292 and was later RESOLVED with new requirements when amendments to 10 CFR 21 and 10 CFR 50.55(e) were issued.1396 The staff's changes were presented to the Commission in SECY-91-150.1397 In an RES evaluation,1564 it was concluded that consideration of a 20-year license renewal period did not affect the resolution.