Resolution of Generic Safety Issues: Task HF6: Management and Organization (Rev. 1) ( NUREG-0933, Main Report with Supplements 1–34 )
The objective of this effort is to develop tested technology to assess the capability and adequacy of utility management and organization to provide for safe operation of their nuclear power plants. This objective will be accomplished by: (1) developing approaches and techniques to determine the relationships between utility organization and management factors and plant safety; (2) developing and testing reliable, objective evaluation procedures for assessing the adequacy of organization and management functions; and (3) providing a sound technical basis for an NRC regulatory position on organization and management at operating nuclear power plants. This task was identified as three distinct items in Table 7 of the NRC 1985 Annual Report (Items 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3). The following is a discussion of these items.
ITEM HF6.1: DEVELOP REGULATORY POSITION ON MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION
This issue calls for the staff to: (1) complete an evaluation of existing management and organization assessment activities such as INPO assistance visits, NRC Performance Assessment Team (PAT) Inspection, and Systematic Assessment of Licensee Performance Program (SALP); (2) develop the technical basis for an NRC regulatory position on management and organization at operating nuclear power plants; (3) make a decision on the need for a new regulatory position on management and organization; and (4) develop a new regulatory position.
This item is covered in TMI Action Plan Items I.B.1.1(1,2,3, and 4).
ITEM HF6.2: REGULATORY POSITION ON MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION AT OPERATING REACTORS
This issue calls for the staff to: (1) develop guidelines which will be used to judge the adequacy of utility management and organization at nuclear power plants, (2) prepare a workbook to be used during NRC site visits, (3) revise SRP11 Sections 13.1 and 13.4, and (4) train technical reviewers to effectively use the workbook and improve interview skills.
This item is covered in TMI Action Plan Items I.B.1.1(1,2,3, and 4)