United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Enforcement Manual Change Notice - Number 4

Change Notice Number 4 was issued on December 5, 2014. The main purpose of this change was to update Parts I and II of the Enforcement Manual (Manual) to reflect the merging of the Offices of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) and of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs (FSME) which occurred on October 5, 2014.

Changes were made to the following sections of the Manual:

  • Part I - 4, Responsibilities and Authorities, Section 4.1.6, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs (FSME). This section was deleted.
  • Part I - 4, Responsibilities and Authorities, section numbers for the Offices of New Reactors (NRO), Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR), the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), and Public Affairs (OPA), and for Special Task Forces and Signature Authority for Escalated Enforcement were all revised to reflect the deletion of Section 4.1.6, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs (FSME).
  • Part I - 4, Responsibilities and Authorities, Section 4.1.8 (old Section 4.1.9), Office of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), – section revised to include responsibilities of FSME and provide clarification and enhanced guidance.
  • Part I - 4, Responsibilities and Authorities, Section 4.1.3, Office of Enforcement (OE), - section revised to enhance guidance regarding periodic assessments of non-escalated enforcement actions.
  • Part I - 4, Responsibilities and Authorities, Section 4.1.4, Regional Offices, - section revised to delete the requirement to provide OE a monthly report on the number of materials non-escalated enforcement actions.
  • Part I - 1, NRC Enforcement Program, Section 1.2.11, General Overview of Escalated Case Processing, - section was revised to include NRC Form 1260 as an alternative aid in preparing enforcement action worksheets.

In addition, all references to FSME throughout the Manual were deleted to reflect the merge of FSME with NMSS.

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