Functional Criteria for Emergency Response Facilities (NUREG-0696)

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Manuscript Completed: December 1980
Date Published:
February 1981

Division of Emergency Preparedness
Office of Inspection and Enforcement
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This report describes the facilities and systems to be used by nuclear power plant licensees to improve responses to emergency situations. The facilities include the technical support center (TSC), onsite operational support center (OSC), and nearsite emergency operations facility (EOF), as well as a brief discussion of the emergency response function of the control room. The data systems described are the safety parameter display system (SPDS) and nuclear data link (NDL). Together, these facilities and systems make up the total emergency response facilities (ERFs). Licensees should follow the guidance provided both in this report and in NUREG-0654 (FEMA-REP-1), Revision 1 for design and implementation-of the ERFs.

This document is being issued to establish criteria that the NRC staff intends to use in evaluating whether an applicant/licensee meets the requirements of 10 CFR 50, Appendix E, Article IV.E.8 and Appendix A, GDC 19. It is not a substitute for the regulations, and compliance is not a requirement. However, the use of criteria different from those set forth herein will be accepted only if the substitute criteria provide a basis for determining that the above-cited regulatory requirements have been met.

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