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:
|Manual Chapter 0617
|Vendor and Quality Assurance Implementation Inspection Reports
|Manual Chapter 2507
|Quality Assurance Inspection of Software Used in Nuclear Applications
|Inspection of 10 CFR Part 21 and Programs for Reporting Defects and Noncompliance
|Inspection of 10 CFR 50.55(e) Programs for Reporting Defects and Noncompliance During Construction
|Engineering Design Verification Inspections
|Routine Inspections of Nuclear Vendors
|Reactive Inspections of Nuclear Vendors
|Inspection of Commercial-Grade Dedication Programs
|NRC Oversight of Third-Party Organizations Implementing Quality Assurance Requirements
|Inspection of the Implementation of Mitigation Strategies Regulation Regarding the Use of National Safer Response Centers
|Inspections of Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance Criteria (ITAAC) Related Work
|Protection of Safeguards Information by Design Certification Applicants and Vendors