NRC Staff Review of the BWR Owners' Group (BWROG) Control Room Survey Program (Generic Letter 83-18)
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555
April 19, 1988
ALL BOILING WATER REACTOR LICENSEES OF OPERATING REACTORS, APPLICANTS FOR AN
OPERATING LICENSE AND HOLDERS OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
SUBJECT: NRC STAFF REVIEW OF THE BWR OWNERS' GROUP (BWROG) CONTROL ROOM
SURVEY PROGRAM (Generic Letter 83-18)
The NRC staff has completed its review of the BWR Owners' Group (BWROG)
Control Room Survey Program. The results of the staff's review are provided
in the enclosed evaluation and letter to the Owners' Group Chairman. The BWR
Owners' Group submittal addresses the planning and review phases of the
Detailed. Control Room Design Review (DCRDR) and provides valuable guidance
to users utilities. However, the BWROG Survey Program should not be
interpreted as fully responding to NUREG-0737 Task Action Plan Item I.D.1.
Additional work is required.
The NRC review consists of a discussion of our concerns about the scope of
the BWROG program and information or commitments that you should present in
your program plan submittal. Since the BWROG survey program addresses only
the planning and review phases of DCRDR, you are expected to complete the
a. Submit an individual program plan to the NRC referencing the BWROG
Generic Program Plan. The plant-specific submittal should:
i. Document the qualifications of survey team members, and number and
extent of plant personnel participation.
ii. Identify portions of the plant's DCRDR not performed in accordance
with the methodology specified in the BWROG Program Plan.
iii. Discuss your program for prioritization of HEDs, reporting of
DCRDR results, and implementation of control room enhancements.
b. Complete the BWROG control room survey Checklist Supplement.
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c. Prioritize HEDs, determine corrective actions, develop an
implementation schedule, and report the results of the DCRDR to the
d. Repeat portions of the task analysis using updated plant specific
emergency operating procedures to account for differences in the new
e. Update operating experience review.
This request for information was approved by OMB clearance number 3150-0065
which expires May 31, 1983.
Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director
Division of Licensing
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
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