"Availability of Program Descriptions" (Generic Letter 89-10, Supplement 2)
August 3, 1990
TO: ALL LICENSEES OF OPERATING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND HOLDERS
OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
SUBJECT: SUPPLEMENT 2 TO GENERIC LETTER 89-10: "AVAILABILITY OF PROGRAM
On June 28, 1989, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued
Generic Letter (GL) 89-10, "Safety-Related Motor-Operated Valve Testing and
Surveillance," recommending that holders of nuclear power plant operating
licenses and construction permits establish a program to provide for the
testing, inspection, and maintenance of safety-related motor-operated valves
(MOVs) and certain other MOVs in safety-related systems. In GL 89-10,
licensees were requested to have a description and schedule for their
program in response to the generic letter available on site for NRC review
by June 28, 1990, or the first refueling outage after December 28, 1989,
whichever was later. Holders of construction permits were requested to have
the program description and schedule available by June 28, 1990, or before
the operating license is issued, whichever was later.
On June 13, 1990, the NRC issued Supplement 1 to GL 89-10. The supplement
forwards staff responses to questions addressed during the 1989 MOV
Workshops. Supplement 1 provides a significant amount of information
regarding the implementation of MOV programs in response to the generic
letter. The staff encourages licensees and permit holders to review that
information and modify their programs as appropriate.
Because of the amount of effort required to be expended on MOVs, the staff
has decided to delay commencement of onsite inspections for 6 months to
allow licensees time to incorporate the information provided by Supplement l
to GL 89-10 into their MOV programs. Therefore, licensees and permit
holders need not have MOV program descriptions available onsite until at
least January 1, 1991. The staff may audit a few facilities before that
date to obtain information regarding the licensees' progress in developing
their programs. Licensees or permit holders need not specifically request
to extend the date for program description availability to January 1, 1991.
The schedule requested in the first paragraph of item i (and item k) of GL
89-10 for completing recommended actions a through h of the generic letter
by June 28, 1994, or three refueling outages after December 28, 1989 (or
operating license issuance for construction permit holders), whichever is
later, remains unchanged.
Generic Letter 89-10 - 2 - Supplement 2
Please contact your project manager when your program description is
available on site for review.
James G. Partlow
Associate Director for Projects
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Thomas G. Scarbrough
Anthony T. Gody, Jr.
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