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Staff Sends Recommendation for the Disposition of Recommendation 1 of the Near-Term Task Force Report to the Commission

The NRC Staff issued SECY-13-0132, (released December 11, 2013), “U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff Recommendation For The Disposition Of Recommendation 1 Of The Near-Term Task Force Report,” with the staff’s proposed regulatory framework improvement activities to disposition Recommendation 1 of the Near-Term Task Force Report. The paper seeks Commission approval of NRC staff’s recommendations for dispositioning Recommendation 1 in the Near-Term Task Force Report, “Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century.” The staff recommends 3 potential regulatory improvement activities: (1) establish a design-basis extension category of events and requirements and associated internal NRC guidance, policies, and procedures; (2) establish Commission expectations for defense-in-depth through the development of a policy statement; and (3) clarify the role of voluntary industry initiatives in the NRC regulatory process. There will be a public NRC meeting on this topic on Friday, January 10, 2014.

 For SECY-13-0132, click here