Reactor Oversight Process (NUREG-1649, Revision 5)
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Date Published: February 2014
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has an established oversight process to inspect, measure, and assess the safety and security performance of commercial nuclear power plants and to respond to any decline in performance. The Reactor Oversight Process focuses inspections on areas of greatest risks, increases regulatory attention to nuclear power plants as performance declines, uses objective measurements of performance, gives the public timely and understandable assessments of plant performance, and provides responses to violations in a predictable and consistent manner that corresponds to the safety significance of the problem.