United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/BR-0058, Rev. 4)

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Manuscript Completed: August 2004
Date Published: September 2004

Division of Systems Analysis and Regulatory Effectiveness
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001


The Regulatory Analysis Guidelines set forth the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) policy for the preparation and the contents of regulatory analyses. The NRC performs regulatory analyses to support numerous NRC actions that affect nuclear power reactor and nonpower reactor licensees. This document contains a number of policy decisions that have broad implications for the NRC and its licensees. These include the use of a safety goal evaluation, which is intended to eliminate some proposed requirements from further consideration because the residual risk is already acceptably low, the use of a $2000 per person-rem conversion factor, and the use of criteria for the treatment of individual requirements.

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