United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No. 86-98: Offsite Medical Services

                                                            SSINS No.: 6835 
                                                            IN 86-98 

                                UNITED STATES
                           WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555

                              December 2, 1986

Information Notice No. 86-98:   OFFSITE MEDICAL SERVICES 


All nuclear power reactor facilities holding an operating license or a 
construction permit. 


This information notice is provided to bring to the attention of licensees a 
new Commission policy on offsite medical services around nuclear power 
plants and a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidance memorandum 
addressing that policy. It is suggested that recipients review the 
information for applicability to their facilities. No written response is 

Description of Circumstances: 

Attached is FEMA Guidance Memorandum MS-1, "Medical Services," that 
addresses implementation of the Commission policy on offsite medical 
services published on September 17, 1986 in the Federal (51 FR 32904). This 
Guidance Memorandum was prepared in coordination with the NRC staff. As 
noted in the referenced policy statement, the Commission has determined that 
these modifications fall under the backfit rule's exception as necessary to 
bring facilities into compliance with a rule of the Commission. 

No written response is required by this information notice. If you have any 
questions about this matter, please contact the Regional Administrator of 
the appropriate regional office or this office. 

                                   Edward L. Jordan, Director 
                                   Division of Emergency Preparedness 
                                     and Engineering Response 
                                   Office of Inspection and Enforcement 

1.   FEMA Guidance Memorandum MS-1 
2.   List of Recently Issued IE Information Notices 

Technical Contact:  Edward M. Podolak, IE 
                    (301) 492-7290 

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