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Inspection Guidance 

  • MC 2515 (html)(wpd), "Light Water Reactor Inspection Program - Operations Phase" - Description of inspection program at operating power reactor facilities
    • Baseline Inspections (IMC 2515 Appendix A) - Inspection procedures performed annually at all plants
    • Supplemental Inspections (IMC 2515 Appendix B) - Inspection procedures performed at plants with performance indicators and inspection findings of some safety significance
    • Special and Infrequent Inspections (IMC Appendix C) - Inspection procedures performed for selected safety issues and infrequently performed inspections
  • MC 0609(html)(wpd), "Significance Determination Process (SDP)" - Guidance for assessing the risk significance of inspection findings.  SDPs for findings in various cornerstones are in appendixes to MC 0609. Risk-Informed Inspection Notebooks are site-specific information used in the SDP, including initiating event likelihood ratings, initiators and system dependency, SDP phase 2 worksheets, and SDP event trees.
  • MC 0610*(html)(wpd), "Power Reactor Inspection Reports" - Guidance for documenting inspection findings in an inspection report
  • MD 8.3 (pdf), "NRC Incident Investigation Program" - Guidance for agency response to significant events
Index of Manual Chapters - Manual Chapters (MCs) are written administrative or inspection program statements of policy that focus on safety issues.
Index of Inspection Procedures - Inspection Procedures (IPs) are statements of requirements and guidance for inspection activities that focus on safety issues.

A complete index of program documents for the NRC's oversight program is available on the NRC Inspection Manual web page, including Temporary Instructions and Technical Guidance.

Performance Indicator Guidance

Assessment Guidance
  • MC 0305 (html)(wpd), "Operating Reactor Assessment Program" - Description of NRC's assessment process for inspection findings and performance indicators, including agency response to these items (e.g., the Action Matrix)
  • MC 0350 (html)(wpd), "Oversight of Operating Reactors in a Shutdown Condition with Performance Problems"
  • MC 0307 (html)(wpd), "Reactor Oversight Process Self-Assessment Program"
  • MD 8.14, "Agency Action Review Meeting" (under development)
Enforcement and Allegations Guidance Policy Documents

Index of Commission Papers, SRMs, Votes, Meetings

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) <= Indexes and Links 

Updated October 4, 2001