Information Notice No.80-28 – Prompt Reporting of Information in Accordance with 10 CFR 50.55(e)
SSINS No.: 6835
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555
June 11, 1980
Information Notice No. 80-28
PROMPT REPORTING OF INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH 10 CFR 50.55(e)
The recently implemented expansion of the NRC Resident Inspection Program at
nuclear power plants and fuel facilities, has led to some misunderstandings
regarding the required reporting of information to the NRC. In order to
clarify this matter, the following is provided for your information.
Some licensees have been making the 24 hour reports required by 10 CFR
50.55(e)(2) orally to NRC resident inspectors. This does not satisfy either
the letter or the intent of the regulation. Adherence by all licensees to
the explicit requirements of the regulation provides, for each Regional
Office a single focal point for reporting, and minimizes the possibility of
inadvertent oversight. While we continue to enlist your cooperation in fully
informing our resident inspectors, where appropriate, or any other NRC
inspector who may be at your facility at such a time, such informational
exchanges do not satisfy the reporting requirements of 10 CFR 50.55(e)(2).
Your cooperation in assuring that the appropriate members of your staff are
fully aware of this information will be appreciated.
No written response to this information notice is required. If you require
additional information regarding this matter contact the Director of the
appropriate NRC Regional Office.
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