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Audit of NRC's Decommissioning Funds Program

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Joint Report
Agency Wide
No (location specific)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Clarify guidance to further define “legitimate decommissioning activities” by developing objective criteria for this term.

Develop and issue clarifying guidance to NRC staff and licensees specifying the instances when an exemption is not needed.

Prepare and document an analysis to evaluate:
a. If requiring a site-specific cost estimate is more efficient
and effective than using the formula.
b. If using a range of costs based on MWt is more efficient
and effective than using the formula.
c. If the formula needs updating.

Update LIC-205 to assure that the staff's independent
verification of licensees' decommissioning funding
assurance includes steps to verify data is accurate and

Develop and implement controls to protect data integrity in
the Excel master data sheet.