"This report documents the work of an interoffice, interdisciplinary, NRC [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] Task Group established in August 1983. The Task Group was established to identify the scope and nature of problems with surveillance testing in current Technical Specifications and to develop alternative approaches that will provide better assurance that surveillance testing does not adversely impact safety. The Task Group concluded that some of the Technical Specifications have the potential for adversely affecting safety and some do not appear to be cost effective. The Task Group developed five recommendations for improvement."
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1024; NUREG -- 1024
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: http://www.nrc.gov/