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Audit of NRC's Power Uprate Program

Report Information

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


Revise IP 71004 to provide more specificity with regard to the use of the inspection procedure.

Provide cross-references from baseline and other inspection procedures that are called for in IP 71004.

Document or index cumulative IP 71004 and other uprate-related inspection activities in a centralized location or in an easily retrievable way
so that internal and external stakeholders can easily find the results.

Develop training for technical reviewers and project managers that is specifically focused on writing or contributing to a safety evaluation.

Implement internal controls to ensure communication of the safety evaluation, highlighting the recommended areas of inspection and regulatory commitments sections to the regions and resident inspectors.