NRC BULLETIN 2005-02: Emergency Preparedness and Response Actions for Security-Based Events   [open pdf - 195KB]

"EP measures are designed to address a wide range of event scenarios. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the NRC evaluated the EP planning basis, issued orders requiring compensatory measures for nuclear security and safety, and observed licensee performance during security-based EP drills and exercises and security force-on-force exercise evaluations. Additionally, the staff reviewed current public radiological protective action guidance. The staff also discussed security-based EP issues with various stakeholders, including licensees and Federal, State and local government officials. Based on the information obtained, the staff determined that the EP basis remains valid, but recognized that security events differ from accident-initiated events. The information in this bulletin does not indicate that additional or earlier radiological protective actions are required to ensure dose avoidance. However, this bulletin conveys that a security-based event may introduce the need to relay information or protect plant personnel in a manner different from events for which licensees and offsite response organizations typically plan and train. Licensees have reviewed and improved their programs in response to: 1) orders issued on February 25, 2002; 2) information provided in Regulatory Issues Summary (RIS) 2004-15; 3) lessons learned from force-on-force exercises; and 4) information provided in regional outreach meetings and other forums. Although many licensees have improved their programs, additional security-based EP actions may be appropriate."

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OMB Control Nos: 3150-0011/3150-0002
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