Inspection Procedures

Vendor inspections are performed to achieve the following purposes:

  • Obtain sufficient information through inspection activities at vendor and licensee/applicant facilities to insure that root causes of reported vendor related problems are identified and suitable corrective actions are developed and implemented.
  • Determine whether vendors are complying with applicable NRC and industry requirements, licensees/applicants are adequately overseeing vendors, and that sufficient interfaces exist between licensees/applicants and vendors.
  • Determine whether licensees and/or vendors have effectively implemented a commercial-grade dedication program for safety-related parts.

The Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) Vendor Inspection Program and associated inspection procedures are as follows:

Procedure Title Date
Manual Chapter 0617 Vendor and Quality Assurance Implementation Inspection Reports February 2020
Manual Chapter 2507 Vendor Inspections May 2023
IP 35710 Quality Assurance Inspection of Software Used in Nuclear Applications January 2018
IP 36100 Inspection of 10 CFR Part 21 and Programs for Reporting Defects and Noncompliance February 2023
IP 36100.01 Inspection of 10 CFR 50.55(e) Programs for Reporting Defects and Noncompliance During Construction March 2023
IP 37805 Engineering Design Verification Inspections April 2020
IP 43002 Routine Inspections of Nuclear Vendors February 2023
IP 43003 Reactive Inspections of Nuclear Vendors April 2020
IP 43004 Inspection of Commercial-Grade Dedication Programs February 2023
IP 43005 NRC Oversight of Third-Party Organizations Implementing Quality Assurance Requirements June 2022
IP 43006 Inspection of the Implementation of Mitigation Strategies Regulation Regarding the Use of National Safer Response Centers October 2020
IP 65001 Inspections of Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) Related Work August 2013
IP 81811 Protection of Safeguards Information by Design Certification Applicants and Vendors April 2020