Information Notice No. 85-78: Event Notification
SSINS No.: 6835
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555
September 23, 1985
Information Notice No. 85-78: EVENT NOTIFICATION
All nuclear power reactor facilities holding an operating license (OL) or a
construction permit (Cp).
This notice is being issued to revise guidance to power reactor licensees
regarding specific event notification information that should be provided to
the NRC Operations Center when reporting events in accordance with 10 CFR
50.72. This guidance supercedes that provided in IN 83-34 dated May 26,
1983. Suggestions contained in this information notice do not constitute NRC
requirements; therefore, no specific action or written response is required.
Description of Circumstances:
Significant events reported to the NRC Operations Center receive prompt
evaluation by NRC technical staff at headquarters and regional offices. To
assist in obtaining adequate information for evaluation, the worksheet has
been revised for the Operations Officers manning the NRC Operations Center.
The event notification worksheet has been provided for your information as
an attachment to this information notice. We recognize that this list is not
all inclusive, nor are all of its items applicable to each event. Rather, it
lists certain key items on the basis of past experience that are required
for most notifications. The checklist is intended to provide the licensee
with the type of information that should be provided to the NRC Operations
Center when reporting events.
It is suggested that copies of the worksheet be made available to employees
responsible for reporting event related information to the NRC to replace
copies of the worksheet provided in IN 83-34.
To prevent misunderstandings and reduce callbacks by the Operations Officer
as a result of incomplete information, the description should provide suffi-
cient detail for the Operations Officer to understand the event, including
all system interactions.
The NRC welcomes any recommendations for improvements to the event reporting
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No specific action or written response is required by this information
notice. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the
Regional Administrator of the appropriate NRC regional office or the NRC
Headquarters incident response contacts listed in this notice.
Edward L. Jordan, Director
Division of Emergency Preparedness
and Engineering Response
Office of Inspection and Enforcement
Technical Contacts: Don Marksberry, IE
Ray Priebe, IE
1. Event Notification Worksheet
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