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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, issuing body.

Title Nuclear Regulatory Commission, efforts intended to improve procedures for requesting additional information for licensing actions are under way : report to congressional requesters.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-17-344    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (i, 26 pages) : color illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "April 2017."
"Accessible version."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF cover (GAO, viewed June 15, 2017).
Summary NRC issues RAIs to obtain information in licensing requests to ensure that officials can make a fully informed, technically correct, and legally defensible regulatory decision. RAIs are necessary when the information was not included in an applicant's initial submission, is not contained in any other docketed correspondence, or cannot reasonably be inferred from the information available to agency staff. NRC's use of RAIs has come under scrutiny in the past. For example, NRC's Inspector General, in a 2015 report, cited concerns about RAIs, including the amount of time it took to complete the RAI process and the resources required to do so. GAO was asked to review how NRC uses RAIs. This report examines (1) NRC's guidance for developing and issuing RAIs and how it differs across offices; (2) how many RAIs NRC has issued over the past 5 years and the kinds of activities that elicit RAIs; and (3) strengths and weaknesses of NRC's processes to develop RAIs identified by NRC and licensees and the actions NRC is taking to address concerns. GAO is not making any recommendations.
Subject U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- Licenses -- Management -- Evaluation.
Nuclear industry -- Government policy -- Licenses -- United States -- Rules and practice.
Genre/Form Online resources.
Added Title Efforts intended to improve procedures for requesting additional information for licensing actions are under way
Running Title GAO-17-344, Requests for additional information in nuclear licensing
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-17-344

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