Announcing a New Type of NRC Generic Communication
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555
July 9, 1993
NRC ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 93-01: ANNOUNCING A NEW TYPE OF NRC GENERIC
All NRC licensees except licensed operators.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this administrative
letter to inform addressees of this new type of NRC generic communication.
This administrative letter does not transmit or imply new requirements or
staff positions. Therefore, suggestions contained in this administrative
letter are not NRC requirements, and no specific action or written response is
Review of the 460 generic letters issued since March 1979 indicates that 203
(approximately 44 percent) simply forwarded information to the addressees.
Examples of the most recent generic letters of this type are:
- Generic Letter (GL) 93-02, "NRC Public Workshop on Commercial Grade
Procurement and Dedication"
- GL 92-09, "Limited Participation by NRC in the IAEA International
Nuclear Event Scale"
- GL 92-07, "Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Reorganization"
- GL 92-05, "NRC Workshop on the Systematic Assessment of Licensee
Performance (SALP) Program"
In addition, a number of generic letters have requested the voluntary
submittal of administrative information. A specific example of this is
GL 92-06, "Operator Licensing National Examination Schedule," and its annual
predecessors which asked addressees to revise their previous estimates of the
number of candidates to be tested during future fiscal years.
NRC expects each licensee to evaluate each generic communication for applica-
bility to its own facility. Even though a generic letter that transmits only
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administrative information to addressees should be quickly processed, the fact
that it is called a generic letter may place an unnecessary burden on systems
designed to evaluate safety information.
In view of the above, a new type of generic communication called an
administrative letter will be issued from time to time. Specifically, an
administrative letter is defined as a type of generic communication issued to:
1. Inform addressees of any of the following:
a. Administrative procedure changes being made to implement new
b. The issuance of a topical report evaluation or a NUREG-type
document that does not contain a new or revised staff position and
is not appropriate for inclusion in either a generic letter or an
c. Changes in NRC internal procedures or organizations
2. Request submittal of voluntary information of an administrative nature
that will assist the NRC in the performance of its function.
3. Announce events of interest such as workshops or regulatory information
4. Other purposes of a strictly administrative nature.
This administrative letter requires no specific action or written response.
If you have any questions about this letter, please contact one of the people
listed below, the appropriate Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation project
manager, or the appropriate regional office.
Original /s/'d by BKGrimes
Brian K. Grimes, Director
Division of Operating Reactor Support
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Contacts: Gail H. Marcus, NRR
Richard J. Kiessel, NRR
Kevin M. Ramsey, NMSS
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