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NEI Update: Emergency Preparedness Program Overview and Industry Response Initiatives 2013 NREP – Austin, TX. Sue Perkins-Grew Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness. NEI Update. Overview of EP Program Activities Change Management Cumulative Impacts Industry Response Initiatives

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NEI Update:Emergency Preparedness Program Overview and Industry Response Initiatives2013 NREP – Austin, TX

Sue Perkins-Grew

Senior Director, Emergency Preparedness

nei update
NEI Update
    • Overview of EP Program Activities
    • Change Management
    • Cumulative Impacts
  • Industry Response Initiatives
  • Questions & Discussion
changes to current ep programs
Changes to Current EP Programs




NUREG 0653

Supp 3

EP Programs

Rule Changes & Guidance

Fukushima Actions

what has taken place in the last year
What has taken place in the last year?

10 CFR 50.54(q)

On-shift Staffing Analysis

Security EALs

Emergency Declaration Timeliness




EP Programs

Challenging Drills & Exercises

Onsite Protective Actions

Alternative Facilities (Part 1)

what s taking place now through 2015 16
What’s taking place now through 2015-16?

FUKUSHIMATier 1 & 2 Actions

Backup ANS

NUREG 0654 Supp. 3

Licensee Coordination w/ OROs

EP Programs

Hostile Action Exercises

  • Communications/staffing
  • Multi unit/source dose assessment
  • Training/Drills
  • Facilities/equipment

NUREG 0654 Revision 2


Alternative Facilities (Part 2)

change management
Change Management

Rule/Guidance Changes


NUREG 0654 R2

Fukushima Rulemaking



cumulative impacts
Cumulative Impacts
  • Impact of regulations and industry activities on nuclear facilities
  • NRC SRM:…..”NRC to consider more completely the overall impacts of multiple rules, orders, …. other regulatory actions on licensees and their ability to focus effectively on items of greatest safety import.”
industry response initiatives
Industry Response Initiatives
  • Industry response Framework: NEI, INPO, EPRI
    • Incorporation of several lessons learned
    • Training and drills – part of core business
    • Integrate with National Response Framework
beyond design basis e xternal events
Beyond Design Basis External Events
  • New assumptions:
    • External Event
    • Multiple units affected
    • Extended loss of AC power
    • Impeded access to the units
industry response initiatives1
Industry Response Initiatives
  • Assessment of current capabilities
  • Enhancing and adding capabilities
    • Communications & staffing
    • Training, drills
    • Facilities, equipment
    • Multi-unit/source dose assessment
    • Emergency response procedures
    • Extended loss of AC power coping
  • Strengthening industry response capability …
flexible diverse coping strategies flex
Flexible & Diverse Coping Strategies - FLEX

Objective: establish an indefinite coping capability….by using

  • installed equipment,
  • on-site portable equipment, and
  • pre-staged off-site resources
flex approach enhances safety
FLEX Approach Enhances Safety
  • FLEX is a system of comprehensive, tailored safety measures to respond to extreme events
  • 64 sites around the country maintain backup portable safety equipment
    • More portable, backup safety equipment being added at all 64 plant sites
    • Regional response centers being developed and equipped in Memphis and Phoenix
  • INPO’s expanded emergency center will facilitate equipment sharing

SAFER Committee

    • All utilities serve as members
  • Steering Committee
    • makes decisions on equipment procurement
  • Program Manager
    • Authorizes engineering contractors (AREVA ) to perform work as approved by the Committee
    • Develops POs & procures equipment
    • Stores the equipment in the Regional Response Centers
regional response center milestones
Regional Response Center Milestones
  • 2013
    • Finalize equipment list
    • Select Phoenix facility
    • Tabletop Callaway & Diablo Canyon
    • Deliver equipment to Memphis facility
  • 2014
    • Deliver equipment to Phoenix facility
    • Series of dry runs; 2 air/ground drills
  • 2015-16
    • Phase in RRC support to all sites
2013 ep forum training hyatt regency baltimore
2013 EP Forum & TrainingHyatt Regency Baltimore

EP Training – Sunday, June 9th – Tuesday, June 11th

EP Forum – Wednesday, June 12th – Friday, June 14th

hilton alexandria old town alexandria virginia september 10 11 2013

Hostile Action-Based Workshop

Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Alexandria, Virginia

September 10-11, 2013

nei ep staff contacts
NEI EP Staff Contacts:
  • Sue Perkins-Grew

202-739-8016 Senior Director

  • mth@nei.orgMarty Hug

202-739-8129 Senior Project Manager

  • David Young

202-739-8127 Senior Project Manager