Nuclear Procurement Issues Corporation (NUPIC) and Industry Interactions
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Nuclear Procurement Issues Corporation (NUPIC)
NUPIC was formed in 1989 by a partnership involving all domestic and several international nuclear utilities. The NUPIC program evaluates suppliers furnishing safety-related components and services and commercial-grade items to nuclear utilities.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) periodically accompanies a NUPIC team to observe selected audits and ensure that the audit process remains an acceptable alternative to the NRC's vendor inspection/audit program. The NRC staff continues to rely on the effectiveness of the NUPIC joint utility audit process for evaluating the implementation of quality assurance programs of suppliers to the nuclear industry. The purpose of trip reports is to document the results of travel performed by NRC employees. The NRC uses trip reports to document NRC observation of audits performed by NUPIC. Trip reports issued for the NUPIC audits that have been observed by the NRC are as follows:
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NRC Presentations at Industry Conferences
The NRC has been requested to make presentations regarding quality assurance and vendor-related issues at various industry conferences. The following presentations have been made since June 2005:
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On occasion, the NRC is requested to respond to specific questions related to quality assurance by licensees, the industry, stakeholders. These questions may be generic in nature or plant specific. Once the NRC responds, the response will be posted for all interested parties to review.
Letter from the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee regarding 10 CFR Part 50 Appendix B Criterion XVIII Interpretation
Letter from the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee regarding Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Units 1, 2 & 3 Approval of Change to Quality Assurance Program (Commercial-Grade Calibration Services)
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