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Regulatory Issue Summary (RIS) 2012-08, Rev. 1

The NRC released RIS 2012-08, Rev. 1, “Developing Inservice Testing and Inservice Inspection Programs Under 10 CFR Part 52.” RIS 2012-08 was originally issued in July 2012. RIS 2012-08 describes an acceptable approach for COL holders (licensees) to comply with 10 CFR 50.55a, “Codes and Standards,” regarding development of inservice inspection (ISI) and inservice testing (IST) programs during the initial 120-month program interval following plant startup. RIS 2012-08 also discusses acceptable approaches for developing preservice inspection programs and risk-informed ISI and IST programs.