Methodology for Evaluation of Emergency Response Facilities (NUREG-0814)

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Manuscript Completed: July 1981
Date Published
: August 1981

S. Ramos

Emergency Preparedness Development Branch
Division of Emergency Preparedness
Office of Inspection and Enforcement
U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D. C. 20555

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This draft report was prepared, largely from the criteria in NUREG-0696 by NRC staff assisted by contractor personnel. The questions in this report, presented in draft form for public comment and interim use, will be used in final form by the staff to review the Emergency Response Facilities conceptual designs which are presently being submitted by nuclear power reactor operators.

This document is issued for comment, and to provide affected licensees an early insight into, the approach the staff will use in reviewing Emergency Response Facility proposals. Comments consisting of markup pages will be most useful in revising the document.

Neither this draft nor the final evaluation methodology imposes any new requirements. This approach is a tool for use by the staff in evaluating 'proposed or existing facilities. The questions have been drawn in large part from NUREG-0696, "Functional Criteria for Emergency Response Facilities", (February 1981) and the requirements of 10 CFR 50.33, 50.47, 50.54 and Appendix E of Part 50. Many of the items in NUREG-0814 are not covered explicitly either by the criteria of NUREG-0696 or by the regulations but are set out as a means of reviewing the functions needed to meet the criteria and the regulations. The NUREG-0814 questions, represent only one approach to meeting the regulations and other techniques are equally acceptable but are not included for the sake of brevity. The purpose of NUREG-0814 questions are to remind the reviewers that similar functions must be performed by ERF personnel and equipment.

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