United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

W11  Committee to Review Generic Requirements Discussion on Backfitting and Issue Finality

Between June 2016 and June 2017, at the direction of the Executive Director for Operations (EDO), the Committee To Review Generic Requirements (CRGR) comprehensively assessed the adequacy and effectiveness of the NRC’s existing requirements and guidance, training, and knowledge management tools with regards to backfitting and issue finality. In its assessment, the CRGR also applied lessons learned from the review of Exelon Corporation’s appeal to the EDO of a compliance backfit of Byron Station, Units 1 and 2, and Braidwood Station, Units 1 and 2. The CRGR was also mindful of new Commission direction to the staff about taking costs into consideration when assessing the compliance exception to the backfit rule and using the general design criteria to justify compliance exceptions to the backfit rule. This session will discuss the CRGR’s findings, the corrective actions that are currently underway, and the committee’s recommended actions.

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