March 23rd, 2011 Delay of Reactor Cooling Rulemaking due to all cognizant NRR/DSS staff occupied responding to events in Japan

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From: Helton, Shana
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:53 PM
To: Ruland, William
Cc: Blount, Tom; McGinty, Tim; Dudley, Richard; Quay, Theodore; Bahadur, Sher; Mendiola, Anthony; Collins, Timothy; Valentine, Nicholee
Subject: Input for EDO tracking of delays: Delay of Petition for Rulemaking 50-93/95 due to Japan events

Dick Dudley, the project manager for the subject petition (PRM), was discussing staff availability with Tim Collins, Sher Bahadur, and Tony Mendiola. Sher recommended we alert you to the fact that all cognizant NRR/DSS staff, who would be qualified to serve on the working group for PRM-50-93/95, are otherwise occupied in various capacities responding to the recent events in Japan.

Therefore, this PRM will be significantly delayed. Our understanding is that the draft SRM regarding activities studying the Japan events would involve staff efforts up to 9 months from issuance of the SRM. We will evaluate what the new schedule for this PRM might be, but in the meantime, are providing this info to you for any list of delayed/deferred activities you are providing/have provided to the EDO.

Shana Helton, Chief
Rulemaking Branch (PRMB)
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
301-415-7198; [email protected]

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