United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

NMSS Decommissioning Standard Review Plan (NUREG-1727)

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Maunscript Published: September 2000
Date Published: September 2000

Division of Waste Management
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations require that a licensee must submit a decommissioning plan to support the decommissioning of its facility when it is required by license condition, or if the NRC has not approved the procedures and activities necessary to carry out the decommissioning and these procedures could increase the potential health and safety impacts to the workers or the public. In July 1998 the NRC directed the staff to develop a Standard Review Plan (SRP) that incorporates a risk-informed, iterative approach and provides clear guidance on complying with the As Low As is Reasonably Achievable provisions in the final License Termination Rule. This NUREG is the culmination of that staff effort and was presented to the Commission in July 2000, with staff indicating that it intended to commence using the SRP in September 2000. The goal of the SRP is to allow the NRC staff to evaluate information submitted by licensees in a timely, efficient, consistent manner and in such a way that the public health and safety is protected and the facility can be released in accordance with NRC's requirements. The SRP provides NRC staff with a description of the contents of specific decommissioning plan modules, as well as evaluation and acceptance criteria for use in reviewing decommissioning plans and other information submitted by licensees to demonstrate that the facility is suitable for release in accordance with NRC requirements:

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