Site Additions in 2011

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December 28, 2011

NUREG-1908, Volume 2
Information Technology/Information Management (IT/IM) Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2012 – 2016

December 21, 2011

Methodology for Low Power/Shutdown Fire PRA – Draft Report for Comment

December 19, 2011

Report of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Piping Review Committee

December 8, 2011

Technical Basis for Regulatory Guidance on Design-Basis Hurricane Wind Speeds for Nuclear Power Plants

Technical Basis for Regulatory Guidance on Design-Basis Hurricane-Borne Missile Speeds for Nuclear Power Plants


November 29, 2011

Verification of RESRAD-OFFSITE

November 22, 2011

New Generic Issues Dataset for Open Government

November 15, 2011

NUREG-1542, Volume 17
Performance and Accountability Report - Fiscal Year 2011

Accidental Vapor Phase Explosions on Transportation Routes Near Nuclear Power Plants: Final Report January – April 1977

November 10, 2011

Executive Fleet Performance Report
Consistent with Executive Order (EO) 13514 and the related Presidential Memorandum on Federal Fleet Performance, we’ve developed an Executive Fleet Vehicle Report to describe the five vehicles in our executive fleet.

November 9, 2011

NRC's Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules
Consistent with Executive Order (EO) 13579, we’ve developed an Initial Plan to explain how we will review our existing regulations and identify those that should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed to ensure that they are effective, efficient, and up-to-date.

November 8, 2011

Participate in Our Open Government Stakeholder Feedback Meeting
On December 6, 2011, our Open Government Advisory Council will host a Webinar to solicit your input about what activities we should include in the next revision of our Open Government Plan in April 2012. See the Meeting Notice for the agenda and Webinar access instructions.

November 7, 2011

Coupling the RELAP Code with External Calculation Programs (Shared Memory Version)

November 1, 2011

NUREG-0498, Supplement 2
Draft Final Environmental Statement: Related to the Operation of Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Unit 2 ( Docket Number 50-391, Tennessee Valley Authority)


October 21, 2011

Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service
Consistent with Executive Order (EO) 13571, we've developed a Customer Service Plan to describe our "signature initiative" and other initiatives to streamline interactions with the public and other stakeholders.

October 11, 2011

CIO-Council .Gov Reform Initiative
Consistent with OMB guidance for the .Gov Reform Initiative, we've developed an initial Web Improvement Plan as the first step in communicating the NRC's strategy for managing our Web resources more efficiently, improving online content, and enhancing the public's experience of our agency websites.

October 6, 2011

NRC's Data Center Consolidation Plan
NRC's Data Center Consolidation Plan was created in response to the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) whose intent is to reverse the historic growth of Federal data centers.

October 5, 2011

NUREG-1614, Volume 5
Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2012–2016, Draft Report for Comment

October 5, 2011

New Operating Reactor Performance Indicators Dataset for Open Government

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September 16, 2011

Proposed Security Rulemaking for Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations

September 1, 2011

New Reactor Materials Embrittlement Dataset for Open Government

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August 30 , 2011

Proceedings of the Workshop on Engineered Barrier Performance Related to Low-Level Radioactive Waste, Decommissioning, and Uranium Mill Tailings Facilities: Held at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters, Rockville, MD, August 3-5, 2010

August 26 , 2011

Technical Evaluation Report on the Content of the U.S. Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Repository License Application – Postclosure Volume: Repository Safety After Permanent Closure

August 4, 2011

Coupled RELAP/PARCS Full Plant Model – Assessment of a Cooling Transient in Trillo Nuclear Power Plant

NUREG-1437, Supplement 46
Generic Environmental Impact Statement for License Renewal of Nuclear Plants: Seabrook Station — Draft Report for Comment

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July 25, 2011

Suitability of Fault Modes and Effects Analysis for Regulatory Assurance of Complex Logic in Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems

July 13, 2011

Nuclear Power Plant Fire Modeling Application Guide (NPP FIRE MAG) – Draft Report for Comment

July 7, 2011

Seismic Review Table

Structural Materials Analyses of the Newhall Pass Tunnel Fire, 2007

July 6, 2011

NUREG/CR-6918, Revision 1
VARSKIN 4: A Computer Code for Assessing Skin Dose from Skin Contamination

July 5, 2011

NUREG-0090, Volume 33
Report to Congress on Abnormal Occurrences, Fiscal Year 2010

NUREG-0386, Digest 16
U.S. NRC Staff Practice and Procedure Digest: Commission, Appeal Board and Licensing Board Decisions — July 1972 – September 2010

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June 27, 2011

Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Salem Nuclear Generating Station

June 17, 2011

New High-Value Dataset for Open Government
Consistent with our Open Government Plan, the NRC issued a new high-value dataset (with accompanying data dictionary) to expand the public's knowledge about the agency's oversight of nuclear facilities in the United States. The dataset of Significant NRC Enforcement Actions provides a comprehensive listing of significant ("escalated") enforcement actions that the NRC has issued to reactor licensees, materials licensees, fuel cycle facilities, non-licensees, and individuals. These actions include Notices of Violation for Severity Level I, II, or III violations; Notices of Violation associated with inspection findings that the Significance Determination Process categorizes as White, Yellow, or Red; Civil Penalties; and Orders. Available information includes action number, recipient's name, type, issue date, and summary. This dataset and the related Data Dictionary are available for free download in Microsoft Excel format.

June 10, 2011

Comparison of Dynamic Characteristics of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Containment Building Determined From Tests and Earthquakes

June 09, 2011

Plain Writing at the NRC
In response to The Plain Writing Act of 2010, the NRC launched a new public site that offers convenient access to all information about our commitment to clear communication to keep you informed and give you an opportunity to participate in our regulatory, licensing, and oversight processes. Through this site you can learn about Plain Writing and Its Benefits, as well as the history of Federal Plain Writing Mandates. You can also find information about The NRC's Plain Writing Philosophy, Techniques, and Guidance, and monitor the development of The NRC's Plain Writing Action Plan, Reports, and News. In addition, to help us comply with the Act and evaluate our progress, we invite you to Contact Us with feedback on our Plain Writing Action Plan, any difficulty you may experience in understanding our documents or information on our public Web site, or the use of plain language in our public meetings.

Analysis of Cancer Risk in Populations Near Nuclear Facilities: Phase 1 Feasibility Study
To help address the public's concerns about releases of radioactivity from NRC-licensed facilities, the NRC has asked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to perform a state-of-the-art study. This study will evaluate cancer diagnosis rates (in addition to mortality risk) for populations living near decommissioned, operating, and proposed facilities, including nuclear power plants that generate electricity, as well as facilities that create the nuclear fuel used in those plants. The result of this Phase 1 study will be used to inform the design of the cancer risk assessment that will be carried out in a future Phase 2 study.

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May 17, 2011

Evaluation of JNES Equipment Fragility Tests for Use in Seismic Probabilistic Risk Assessments for U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

May 12, 2011

The Role of Organic Complexants and Colloids in the Transport of Radionuclides by Groundwater

May 11, 2011

NUREG-1475, Revision 1
Applying Statistics

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April 27, 2011

Disposition of Public Comments and Technical Bases for Changes in the License Renewal Guidance Documents NUREG-1801 and NUREG-1800

April 25, 2011

Access Control Systems: Technical Information for NRC Licensees

April 21, 2011

Development of a Computer Tool for In-Depth Analysis and Post Processing of the RELAP5 Thermal Hydraulic Code

April 20, 2011

Assessment of TRACE 5.0 against ROSA Test 6-1, Vessel Upper Head SBLOCA

April 14, 2011

Preview of the NRC Public Site Redesign
Tomorrow evening, the NRC will deploy the latest redesign of our public Web site, which features a modern look-and-feel, streamlined navigation, and rich features and functionality to make it quicker and easier for you to find the information you want. We'll complete our testing of the site over the weekend and make a formal announcement on Monday to officially unveil the redesign. To ensure a seamless transition, this redesign will maintain the same or similar buttons and links, while reformatting or reorganizing the site's existing content to enhance usability. Where significant organizational changes are needed, such changes will be phased in over time, consistent with best practices in Web design. For a sneak peak of our redesign, see our Video Preview (WMV format | MOV format).

April 13, 2011

Open Government Plan: 1-Year Assessment
To mark the first anniversary of the release of our Open Government Plan and evaluate our progress in achieving its objectives, the NRC has prepared a 1-Year Assessment. This assessment summarizes the current status of the major initiatives in our plan; highlights our key successes to date; and outlines our future plans to further enhance transparency, participation, and collaboration in our regulatory activities.

April 11, 2011

Qualification of the Three-Dimensional Thermal Hydraulic Model of TRACE using Plant Data

April 06, 2011

Application of Model Abstraction Techniques to Simulate Transport in Soils

FRAPCON-3.4: A Computer Code for the Calculation of Steady-State, Thermal-Mechanical Behavior of Oxide Fuel Rods for High Burnup (Volume 1); Integral Assessment (Volume 2)

April 05, 2011

FRAPTRAN 1.4: A Computer Code for the Transient Analysis of Oxide Fuel Rods (Volume 1); Integral Assessment (Volume 2)

April 01, 2011

Material Property Correlations: Comparisons between FRAPCON-3.4, FRAPTRAN 1.4, and MATPRO

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March 30, 2011

Fire Protection and Fire Research Knowledge Management Digest
Through the years, the NRC has assembled an extensive collection of regulations, guidance, and other publications related to the agency's fire protection activities. The Fire Protection and Fire Research Knowledge Management Digest (NUREG/BR-0465) assembles these resources in a convenient CD-ROM format (Supplement 1) for use by NRC inspectors, technical reviewers, licensees, and other interested stakeholders. This user-friendly database provides the information needed during the inspection and review processes, and is divided into regulatory and technical knowledge sections. The regulatory knowledge section provides vital information, such as the pertinent parts of Title 10, Part 50, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 50), fire protection guidelines for nuclear power plants, inspection manual chapters and procedures, generic communications, regulatory issue summaries, and regulatory guides. The technical knowledge section contains technical reports prepared by or for the NRC, including fire test reports, fire protection studies, probabilistic risk assessments, and conference proceedings, all of which provide background and technical support for the NRC's fire protection requirements and guidelines. You may Contact Us to obtain a complete copy of this set. Alternatively, you may view or download the component files from our Related Information About Fire Protection.

Industry Performance of Relief Valves at U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants through 2007

March 18, 2011

Implementing Lessons Learned from Fukushima

March 16, 2011

Assessment of TRACE 5.0 Against ROSA Test 6-2, Vessel Lower Plenum SBLOCA

Post-Test Analysis of Hot Leg 2x25% Break at PSB-VVER Facility Using TRACE V5.0 Code

Simulation of the F2.1 Experiment at PKL Facility Using RELAP5/MOD3

Improvement of RELAP5/MOD3.3 Reflood Model Based on the Assessments against FLECHT-SEASET Tests

March 11, 2011

Sunshine Week Initiative: Your Right to Know
In recognition of Sunshine Week, we invite you to participate in one of our newest initiatives to increase our transparency, participation, and collaboration with the public and other agency stakeholders. Introduced on January 31, 2011, the NRC Blog is an easy-to-use citizen-engagement tool, which enables you to share your ideas with the NRC in a moderated forum. It also serves as a vehicle for informing, explaining, and clarifying the actions, roles, and responsibilities of the NRC, and raising awareness about our agency and its mission. We're delighted that our new blog is attracting thousands who want to know more about the NRC — 22,000 in the first month alone — and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

March 2, 2011

The development and verification of TRACE model for IIST experiments

Development of a Vandellòs II NPP Model using the TRACE Code: Application to an Actual Transient of Main Coolant Pumps Trip and Start-up

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February 22, 2011

Rate Our Datasets and Share Your Successes
Consistent with The NRC Approach to Open Government, we've published 24 High-Value Datasets over the past year to expand your knowledge about — and involvement in — our activities. Now, we invite you to visit to rate our datasets. You can also use our Online Comment Form to tell us your "Dataset Success Stories," offer your "Opinions about what additional datasets the NRC should publish," or provide other information to help us assess the impact of our datasets. For additional details, see Which NRC Data Would Be Most Valuable to You in Open Format?

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January 31, 2011

A blog has been added to NRC's Home Page. This blog is intended to serve as a vehicle for informing, explaining and clarifying the actions, roles and responsibilities of the NRC, raising awareness about our agency and its mission, and – most importantly – giving the agency an opportunity to hear from you.

January 20, 2011

Safety Evaluation Report Related to the License Renewal of Kewaunee Power Station: Docket No. 50-305, Dominion Energy Kewaunee, Inc.

January 12, 2011

Analysis of Experimental Data for High Burnup PWR Spent Fuel Isotopic Validation—Vandell√≥s II Reactor

Uncertainties in Predicted Isotopic Compositions for High Burnup PWR Spent Nuclear Fuel

January 11, 2011

2010 New Reactor Program

January 06, 2011

New High-Value Dataset for Open Government
Consistent with our Open Government Plan, the NRC issued a new high-value dataset (with accompanying data dictionary) to expand the public's knowledge about the agency's oversight of operating nuclear power reactors in the United States. The dataset of Reactor Inspection Reports for the Last Year provides inspection report details, including the document title and date, associated docket number and plant name, number of pages, and the author's affiliation. Web links to the inspection reports are also provided for the viewer's convenience. This dataset and the related data dictionary are available for free download in Microsoft Excel format.

January 05, 2011

Annual FOIA Report 2010

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