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NRC INSPECTION MANUAL DIRS MANUAL CHAPTER 0350 OVERSIGHT OF REACTOR FACILITIES IN A SHUTDOWN CONDITION DUE TO SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE AND/OR OPERATIONAL CONCERNS

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01.01 To establish criteria for the oversight of licensee performance for licensees that are in a shutdown condition as a result of significant performance problems or operational event(s). 01.02 To ensure that when the plant is in a shutdown condition as a result of performance problems and/or an operational event, the NRC communicates a unified and consistent position in a clear and predictable manner to the licensee, public, and other stakeholders. 01.03 To establish a record of the major regulatory and licensee actions taken and technical issues resolved leading to approval for restart and to the eventual return of the plant to the routine Reactor Oversight Process (ROP). 01.04 To verify that licensee corrective actions are sufficient prior to restart. 01.05 To provide assurance that following restart the plant will be operated in a manner that provides adequate protection of public health and safety. 0350-02 OBJECTIVES 02.01 To provide guidelines for entering and exiting the oversight process for reactor facilities in a shutdown condition due to performance and/or operational concerns. 02.02 To ensure that NRR and the regional offices are appropriately involved in restart decisions. 02.03 To establish a process plan for the actions necessary to approve restart and provide an objective basis to justify return of a plant to the ROP. 02.04 To provide a mechanism for communicating issues and corrective actions to the public and other external stakeholders

Year: 2011
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