Related Information About Backfitting and Regulatory Analysis

The following reference documents provide information about backfitting and regulatory analysis, which relates to the activities of the Committee To Review Generic Requirements (CRGR):

  • The Backfit Rule (10 CFR 50.109) sets forth the backfit-related regulatory requirements established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

  • Management Directive 8.4, "Management of Backfitting, Forward Fitting, Issue Finality, and Information Requests," reflects the NRC's relevant responsibilities and authorities of various offices, and provides the NRC staff with guidance for implementing the facility-specific backfit provisions of 10 CFR 50.109 for nuclear power reactors, 10 CFR 52.39, 10 CFR 52.63, 10 CFR 52.83, 10 CFR 52.98, 10 CFR 52.145 and 10 CFR 52.171 for new reactors and 10 CFR 70.76, 10 CFR 72.62, and 10 CFR 76.76 for nuclear materials facilities, as well as the provisions of Appendix O to 10 CFR Part 50, 10 CFR 50.54(f), and the corresponding requirements in 10 CFR Parts 70, 72, and 76, and 10 CFR 2.204.

  • NUREG/BR-0058, "Regulatory Analysis Guidelines of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission," provides guidance for use in conducting a regulatory analysis of proposed actions that may be needed to protect public health and safety. This guidance will aid the staff and the Commission in determining whether the proposed actions are needed, providing adequate justification, and in documenting the basis for recommending the proposed actions. As such, the guidelines establish a framework for (1) identifying the problem and associated objectives, (2) identifying: alternatives for meeting the objectives, (3) analyzing the consequences of available alternatives, (4) selecting a preferred alternative, and (5) documenting the analysis in an organized and understandable format.

  • NUREG-1409, "Backfitting Guidelines," reviews the backfitting process that the NRC uses to decide whether to issue new or revised regulatory requirements, generic correspondence, regulatory guidance, and staff positions to nuclear power reactor licensees.

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