Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants: Updated Citations (NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Revision 1, Addenda)

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Manuscript Completed: February 2002
Date Published: March 2002

Prepared by: NRC/FEMA Working Group

Division of Inspection Program Management
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

Technological Services Division
Office of National Preparedness
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Washington, DC 20472

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The purpose of this guidance and upgraded acceptance criteria is to provide a basis for NRC licensees, State and local governments to develop radiological emergency plans and improve emergency preparedness. The guidance is the product of the joint FEMA/NRC Steering Committee established to coordinate the agencies' work in emergency preparedness associated with nuclear power plants. The interim version of this document was published in January 1980, and subjected to public comment under Federal Register Notice 44 FR 9768 of February 13, 1980. Based upon the comments received, meetings with the Interorganizational advisory committee (made up of State and local representatives) and later at a September 1980 Workshop sponsored by FEMA for state officials, the final version was prepared for publication. The principal changes in the document consist of clarification of intent and accommodation of many of the unique situations which arise in State/local/utility interfaces. Therefore, plans prepared using the interim guidance should not require substantial revision. This document is consistent with NRC and FEMA regulations and supersedes other previous guidance and criteria published by FEMA and NRC on this subject. It will be used by reviewers in determining the adequacy of State, local and nuclear power plant licensee emergency plans and preparedness.

The citations contained in the Addenda replace the outdated citations referred to in Revision 1 of NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1. The page, section, and footnote, as appropriate, are given for each original citation. These addenda do not include any citation that is still valid.

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