Commission (SECY) Papers Related to Fire Protection

Commission (SECY) papers include responses to issues raised by the Chairman and the Commissioners, papers initiated as a result of petitions for rulemaking, and papers initiated when the staff identifies an issue or technical development that should be brought to the Commission's attention for information purposes or action. As a general policy, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission releases SECY papers to the public unless they contain specific limited types of information which warrant protection, including Classified, Safeguards, Allegation, Investigation, Security-Related, Proprietary, Privacy Act Information, Federal/State/Foreign Government and International Agency-Controlled Information, Adjudicatory, Enforcement, Lawyer-Client or Legal Work Product, and limited sensitive matters which contain a specific withhold recommendation and supporting justification. (Reference Internal Commission Procedures, Chapter II.)

The following table lists (in chronological order) the SECY papers that the NRC has issued regarding topics related to fire protection for licensed facilities and materials. The complete collection of SECY papers is available through the NRC Library.

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Document Number Description Date
SECY-96-267 Fire Protection Functional Inspection Program 12/24/1996
SECY-96-134 Options for Pursuing Regulatory Improvement in Fire Protection Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants 06/21/1996
SECY-97-127 Development of a Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Regulation for Fire Protection at Nuclear Power Plants 06/19/1997
SECY-99-007 Recommendations for Reactor Oversight Process Improvements 01/08/1999
SECY-99-007A Recommendations for Reactor Oversight Process Improvements (Follow-up to SECY-99-007) 03/22/1999
SECY-00-0009 Rulemaking Plan, Reactor Fire Protection Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Rulemaking (WITS Item 199900032) 01/13/2000
Commissioner McGaffigan's Comments 02/09/2000
SECY-00-0080 Final Rule: "Elimination of the Requirement for Noncombustible Fire Barrier Penetration Seal Materials and Other Minor Changes" (10 CFR Part 50) (WITS 199800128) 04/10/2000
SECY-02-0131 Update of the Risk-Informed Regulation Implementation Plan 07/12/2002
SECY-02-0132 Proposed Rule: Revision of 10 CFR 50.48 to Permit Light-Water Reactors to Voluntarily Adopt National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 805, "Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light-Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2001 Edition" (NFPA 805) as an Alternative Set of Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection Requirements (WITS 199900032) 07/15/2002
SECY-03-0002 Evaluation of the Effects of the Baltimore Tunnel Fire on Rail Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel 01/06/2003
SECY-03-0100 Rulemaking Plan on Post-Fire Operator Manual Actions 06/17/2003
SECY-04-0050 Final Rule: Revision of 10 CFR 50.48 to Allow Performance-Based Approaches Using National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 805 (NFPA 805), “Performance-Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants,” 2001 Edition 03/29/2004
SECY-04-0233 Proposed Rulemaking—Post-Fire Operator Manual Actions (RIN 3150 AH-54) 12/22/2004
SECY-06-0007 Staff Plan to Make a Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Revision to 10 CFR Part 50 01/09/2006
SECY-07-0101 Staff Recommendations Regarding a Risk-Informed and Performance-Based Revision to 10 CFR Part 50 (RIN 3150-AH81) 06/14/2007
SECY-07-0225 Revision of NUREG-0654, Supplement 3, "Criteria for Protective Action Recommendations for Severe Accidents" 12/29/2007
SECY-08-0093 Resolution of Issues Related to Fire-Induced Circuit Failures 06/30/2008
SECY-09-0005 Options for Accelerating the Completion of the Various Fire Protection Tasks and Applicable Budget Implications 01/08/2009
SECY-09-0079 Closing Fire Protection Issues—Semiannual Update 05/20/2009