Information Notice No. 83-28: Criteria for Protective Action Recommendations for General Emergencies
SSINS No.: 6835
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555
May 4, 1983
Information Notice No. 83-28: CRITERIA FOR PROTECTIVE ACTION
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GENERAL EMERGENCIES
All nuclear power reactor facilities holding an operating license (OL) or
construction permit (CP).
This information notice is provided to bring to the attention of licensees
certain requirements contained in the emergency planning rule. It is
expected that recipients will review the information for applicability to
their facilities. No written response is required.
Description of Circumstances:
In many cases, it has been found that licensees have not fully understood
one aspect of the protective action decisionmaking guidance regarding
provisions for making offsite recommendations based on precursors of a
release (i.e., core and containment status).
The Federal guidance on the protective actions to be recommended to offsite
officials for general emergencies is addressed in Appendix 1 of NUREG-0654/
FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1, entitled "Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of
Radiological Emergency Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants."
Figure 1 shows these guidelines.
The licensee's emergency plan and emergency procedures are required to
contain site-specific protective action recommendation guidelines compatible
with those shown in Figure 1. These guidelines must include predetermined
measurable/observable emergency action levels used to assess the status of
core and containment conditions on which the licensee will recommend offsite
protective actions for consideration by offsite offices. These guidelines
should be prepared after consideration of site-specific factors and any
changes must be reviewed with offsite officials.
May 4, 1983
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No written response to this information notice is required. Compliance with
the requirements of the Commission's regulations will be evaluated as part
of the annual emergency preparedness inspections. If you need additional
information regarding this matter, please contact the Regional Administrator
of the appropriate NRC Regional Office or this office.
Edward L. Jordan, Director
Division of Emergency Preparedness
and Engineering Response
Office of Inspection and Enforcement
Technical Contact: T. McKenna, IE
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