Report to Congress on the Security Inspection Program for Operating Commercial Power Reactors and Category I Fuel Cycle Facilities: Results and Status Update - Annual Report for Calendar Year 2021 (NUREG-1885, Revision 15)

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Manuscript Completed: July 2022
Date Published: October 2022

Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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This report fulfills the requirements of Section 170D.e of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. §2210 d(e)), as amended, which states, "not less often than once each year, the Commission shall submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a report, in classified form and unclassified form, that describes the results of each security response evaluation conducted and any relevant corrective action taken by a licensee during the previous year." Additionally, Section 170D.a of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. §2210 d(a)), as amended, grants the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) the authority to determine which licensed facilities must undergo these security evaluations. The NRC is reporting the security response evaluation results for the Nation’s fleet of operating commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) and Category I (CAT I) fuel cycle facilities, given the significance of the nature, form, and quantity of nuclear material at these facilities. With respect to NPPs, the scope of this report includes those undergoing decommissioning but not yet transitioned to a dry-storage independent spent fuel storage installation due to the continued implementation of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 73, “Physical Protection of Plants and Materials.” This report includes a comprehensive overview of the combined results of the security programs for calendar year (CY) 2021. To aid in understanding the context of how the NRC conducts evaluations, this report also provides a description of relevant security programs, including: Reactor Oversight Process (ROP), Security Baseline Inspection Program for NPPs, a force-on-force (FOF) evaluation description, and CAT I Fuel Cycle Facility Security Oversight Program.

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