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NRC Receives PRM Requesting New-Design Programmable Logic Computers in Nuclear Power Plant Control Systems

The NRC received a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM–73–17, filed on March 14, 2013, as supplemented through December 19, 2013, from Mr. Alan Morris (the petitioner). The petitioner requests that the NRC require ‘‘new-design programmable logic computers’’ to be installed in the control systems of nuclear power plants to block malware attacks on their industrial control systems of those facilities. In addition, the petitioner requests that nuclear power plant staff be trained ‘‘in the programming and handling of the nonrewriteable memories’’ for nuclear power plants. The NRC is not requesting public comment on this petition at this time.

 

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