United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Bulletin 87-02: Supplement 2, Fastener Testing to Determine Conformance With Applicable Material Specifications

                                                  OMB No.:  3150-0011 
                                                  NRCB 87-02, Supplement 2 

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

                                  June 10, 1988

                                       CONFORMANCE WITH APPLICABLE 
                                       MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS


All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power 


The purpose of this supplement is to clarify the type of information 
addressees were required to submit in response to Bulletin 87-02, Supplement 1 
on the source of fasteners purchased for use in nuclear power plants. 


The "action required" statement of Supplement 1 is revised in its entirety to 
clarify that the intent of Supplement 1 was to require addressees to provide a 
list of suppliers and manufacturers from which fasteners may have been pur-
chased.  Licensees are not required to contact subcontractors to obtain the 
requested information, nor are they required to submit data on fasteners sup-
plied as part of an original component.  The type of fasteners for which 
vendor/ supplier names and addresses are requested is limited to ferrous 
fasteners 1/4 inch in diameter or greater.  

Action Required: 

Within 90 days from the receipt of Supplement 1 to Bulletin 87-02 (issued on 
April 22, 1988), addressees shall provide the following information concerning 
the procurement of fasteners:  

1.   A list of the suppliers and manufacturers from which safety-related 
     ferrous fasteners 1/4 inch in diameter or greater may have been 
     purchased, within the past 10 years, including addresses.  For those 
     fasteners purchased from fastener suppliers and/or original equipment 
     manufacturers, any available information that identifies the manufacturer 
     or sub-tier supplier of the 

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     fasteners also should be provided.  Approved Vendor List or Qualified 
     Supplier Lists are the intended sources for this information.  Addressees 
     are not required to search purchase order files, contact subcontractors 
     to obtain the information, or submit data on fasteners supplied as part 
     of an original component.  

2.   For nonsafety-related fasteners the same information as requested in the 
     first two sentences of item 1, above, except that a) the time of interest 
     is for fasteners procured in the last 5 years, and b) the search of 
     available records, which in this case should include purchase orders, 
     unless the licensee utilizes approved vendor lists or qualified supplier 
     lists in procuring nonsafety-related fasteners.  This information 
     collection is understood to be on a best-effort basis.  Further, 
     addressees are not required to contact subcontractors to obtain the 
     information or to submit data on fasteners supplied as part of an 
     original component.

The written reports requested above shall be addressed to the U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, ATTN:  Document Control Desk, Washington, D.C.  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 
technical 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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