United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Bulletin 87-02: Supplement 1, Fastener Testing to Determine Conformance With Applicable Material Specifications

                                                  OMB No.:  3150-0011
                                                  NRCB 87-02, Supplement 1

                                  UNITED STATES
                          NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555

                                 April 22, 1988

                                       CONFORMANCE WITH APPLICABLE 
                                       MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS


All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power 


The purpose of this supplement is to require addressees to submit additional 
information on the source of fasteners purchased for use in nuclear power 

Description of Circumstances:

Item 5 of NRC Compliance Bulletin 87-02 requested that all holders of 
operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power reactors submit 
information regarding the identity of the suppliers and manufacturers of the 
safety-related and non-safety-related fasteners selected for testing.  After 
further consideration, the NRC has determined that it needs information 
regarding the identity of all vendors from which safety-related and 
non-safety-related fasteners have been obtained within the past 10 years, a 
reasonable period which will not put undue burden on addressees.  This 
information will assist the NRC in determining whether nuclear facility 
fasteners in use have been supplied in accordance with their intended use.  In
addition, this information is needed so that the NRC can properly coordinate 
information with other government agencies concerned with problems identified 
in the quality of fasteners.  

Action Required:

Within 90 days from the receipt of this supplemental bulletin, addressees 
shall provide the following information concerning the procurement of 
fasteners within the past 10 years:

1.   A list of the suppliers and manufacturers from which safety-related 
     fasteners have been purchased, including addresses, and the type of 
     fasteners purchased (i.e., the material specifications).  For those 
     fastener purchases made from fastener suppliers and/or original equipment
     manufacturers, any available information concerning the manufacturer or 
     sub-tier supplier of the fastener also should be provided.  

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2.   For non-safety-related fasteners the same information as requested in 
     item 1.  

The written reports requested above shall be addressed to the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, ATTN:  Document Control Desk, Washington, DC  20555, 
under oath or affirmation under the provisions of Section 182a, Atomic Energy 
Act of 1954, as amended.  In addition, a copy shall be submitted to the appro-
priate Regional Administrator.  

This requirement for information was approved by the Office of Management and 
Budget under a blanket clearance number 3150-0011.  Comments on burden and 
duplication may be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Reports 
Management, Room 3208, New Executive Office Building, Washington, D.C.  20503.

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact one of the techni-
cal contacts listed below or the Regional Administrator of the appropriate 
regional office.  

                              Charles E. Rossi, Director
                              Division of Operational Events Assessment
                              Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Technical Contacts:  J. T. Conway, NRR
                     (301) 492-0978

                     E. T. Baker, NRR
                     (301) 492-3221

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