March 23rd, 2011 – DPRs IMPACT ON NORMAL ACTIVITY WHILE RESPONDINGTO JAPAN NP CRISIS

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IMPACT ON NORMAL ACTIVITY WHILE RESPONDING TO JAPAN NP CRISIS
** Staff is working OT to cover Japan event therefore base activities continue and may not be reflected as impacts.
IMMEDIATE IMPACTS
” Delay the safety inspection and security inspection for University of Maryland Reactor (PROB)
* Delay the safety inspection of AFFRI Reactor (PROB)
* March 24 – Commission meeting on 50.46a – delayed indefinitely (PRMB)
” May 12 – Commission meeting on Cumulative Effects of Regulation – delayed indefinitely (PRMB)
* May 12 – new date for Commission meeting on EP rule (originally scheduled for June, 2011) (PRMB)
* Deferral of 1.5 FTE routine reviews and tracking of non-power reactor security and emergency preparedness plans and interactions with other Federal agencies (PRPB)
* Deferral of one Ops Center training session for non-power reactor incident response staff (PRPB)
* Deferred implementation of revised incident response program; however, the April 30 target for completion still looks possible. (PRPB)
” Fingerprint rulemaking package may be a few days late entering concurrence but should not impact final delivery to OEDO. (PRPB)
* Delay to October 2011 for RTR License Renewal Rulemaking (PRLB)
* Delay of Florida Digital I&C (PRLB)
” Delay to October 2011 Florida License Renewal (PRLB)
” Delay of Moly Working Group activities and HEU/LEU Conversion qualification (PRLB)
” Delay of TR ANP-1 0301P, “Statistical Universal Power Reconstruction with Fixed Margin Technical Specifications”-Lead Reviewer involved in response at Ops Center (PLPB)
* Delay of TR EMF-2103, “Realistic LBLOCA Methodology”- Lead Reviewer involved in response at Ops Center (PLPB)
* Delay of Revision of LIC-503, “Generic Communications Affecting Nuclear Reactor Licensees.” The extent of the delay is not fully known at this time. It will depend on the extent of B.5.b related work that will be needed in the upcoming months. Eric Bowman was working on LIC-503 and has been pulled away on tasks related to the Japan event. Eric is also the lead on the generic letter associated with GI-199. Depending on the extent of his B.5.b work, I may need to shift that assignment to another member of the branch, which will impact their GC work to a certain extent. (PGCB)
* Delay of Revision to MD 8.11, “Review Process for 1 OCFR 2.206 Petitions.” This will depend on the number of additional 2.206 petitions we receive due to the Japan event. Tanya Mensah has been working on the MD and has had to put it on the back burner for now due to the uptick in 2.206 petitions. (PGCB)
* Training and development have also been impacted. Eric Bowman has had to withdraw from two training classes so far: 1) Perspectives on Reactor Safety (R-800), and 2) NRC and Its Environment, due to his work on the Japanese event IN and Qs&As associated with B.5.b. Andrea Russell has had to pull out of a training trip to Peach Bottom. (PGCB)
” Delay of AREVA Fuel Performance Meeting may need to be pushed back from May 4/5. (PLPB)
Delay of TR ANP-1 0307P, Revision 0, “AREVA MCPR Safety Limit Methodology for Boiling Water Reactors”-Final SE will need Tom’s signature in – 1 week). (PLPB)
” Delay of TR WCAP-1 0216-P-A, Revision 1A, Addendum 1, “FQ Surveillance Technical Specification: Axial Offset Validity and Part-Power Surveillance Guidance,” – We are in a middle of deciding on final approach (most likely withdrawal of this TR by Westinghouse), but cannot reach final conclusion without concurrence of the technical branch chief, Tony Ulses, who currently is in Japan. (PLPB)
* Delay of budget responses for FY 2013 budget formulation and other TA taskings (DPR TA)

FUTURE IMPACTS
* University of Wisconsin (Safety Inspection) April 2011 (PROB)
* International Activities – Multilateral and Bilateral support (PFIB)
* Delayed PRM-50-93/95 (PRMB)
* The impact of the 30-day quick look and 90-day evaluation discussed at the March 14 the Commission meeting is not yet known as whom may be assigned to these task forces. (PLPB)
* Issuance of Information Notices may be delayed resulting in an average time to completion of 5 to 6 months instead of 4 months. Due to fast turnaround GCs that have been requested so far (government shutdown RIS, Japan event IN), and the expectation that there will be more, some of the staff that work on the more routine INs have been diverted and are just getting back to their regular workload. In addition, I have been periodically working in the Operations Center. PGCB staff have had to act for me on many occasions lately which has pulled them away from their work on generic communications. (PGCB)
” NRR Performance Metrics for RISs and INs may also be affected if we receive a lot of additional 2.206 petitions because we will need these same staff to coordinate the 2.206 petitions. (PGCB)

 

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