Availability of Supplement 4 to NUREG-0933, "A Prioritization of Generic Safety Issues" (Generic Letter No. 86-08)
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555
March 25, 1986
TO ALL LICENSEES OF OPERATING REACTORS, APPLICANTS FOR OPERATING LICENSES,
AND HOLDERS OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
SUBJECT: AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLEMENT 4 TO NUREG-0933, "A PRIORITIZATION OF
GENERIC SAFETY ISSUES" (GENERIC LETTER 86-08)
This letter is to inform you that Supplement 4 to NUREG-0933, "A
Prioritization of Generic Safety Issues," was published in February 1986.
This supplement presents the priority rankings for generic safety issues
related to nuclear power plants. The purpose of these rankings is to assist
in the timely and efficient allocation of NRC resources for the resolution
of those safety issues that have a significant potential for reducing risk.
The safety priority rankings of HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW, and DROP have been
assigned on the basis of risk significance estimates, the ratio of risk to
costs and other impacts estimated to result if resolutions of the safety
issues were implemented, and the consideration of uncertainties and other
quantitative or qualitative factors, as discussed in the Introduction of
NUREG-0933. To the extent practical, estimates are quantitative.
The priority rankings in the report are based on generic assessments, i.e.
assessments of plants thought to be typical of a class of plants. Thus, the
safety significance of an issue might be greater (or less) for a specific
plant because of features of the design or operation that are different from
those assumed in the generic assessments.
The supplement contains: (1) the issues that have been resolved since the
publication of NUREG-0933 Supplement 3 in July 1985; (2) the issues that
have been removed from further consideration by the NRC (i.e., those issues
with LOW or DROP priority rankings); and (3) the issues that are in the
process of resolution i.e. , those issues nearly-resolved or with HIGH or
MEDIUM priority rankings).
NUREG-0933 and its 4 supplements may be purchased by calling (202) 275-2060
or (202) 275-2171 or by writing to the Superintendent of Documents, U.S
Government Printing Office, Post Office Box 37082, Washington, D.C. 20013-
7082, or the National Technical Information Service, Department of Commerce,
5258 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.
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This letter does not contain any new requirements or guidance for licensees
of operating reactors, applicants for operating licenses, and holders of
construction permits. No reply is required. If you have any questions on the
subject, please contact Ronald Emrit on (301) 492-4576.
Harold R. Denton, Director
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
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