Resolution of Generic Safety Issues: Item B-38: Reconnaissance Level Investigations ( NUREG-0933, Main Report with Supplements 1–34 )
NRC environmental information needs for licensing fall into the categories of: (1) detailed site-specific investigations at a preferred site, and (2) reconnaissance level information to support alternative site assessment and selection, including early site review, and to identify monitoring program needs. This proposed technical activity would generate a technical report which would form the basis of a staff position paper providing guidance to applicants concerning the need, applicability, proper utilization, scope, and content of an adequate reconnaissance level investigation. This guidance is needed because of the requirements for an applicant to demonstrate how environmental considerations were factored into the alternative site selection process, the emerging importance of early site reviews, and the efficiencies inherent in standardizing procedures used during the site selection process. This item is documented in NUREG-0471.3
This Environmental issue is addressed in environmental impact statements on a case-by-case basis.412 Thus, this item has been dropped from further consideration.