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Albert Coons April 21, 2009 Emergency Preparedness and New Reactor Licensing Process: An Update on Where We Are Now Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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1 Albert Coons April 21, 2009 Emergency Preparedness and New Reactor Licensing Process: An Update on Where We Are Now Federal Emergency Management Agency National Preparedness Directorate Technological Hazards Division Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Albert G. Coons

2 Albert Coons April 21, FEMA’s Responsibilities  Take the lead in the review of offsite emergency plans.  Determine whether offsite REP plans are viable by reviewing all plans and evaluating regularly scheduled exercises.  Pursuant to 44 CFR 353 Appendix A, respond to any requests by the NRC. Review 15 of the 16 NUREG-0654 Planning Standards -109 detailed planning criteria -Produce Interim Finding Reports (IFR)

3 Albert Coons April 21, Players in the Review of Applications FEMA Oversees offsite response planning, review, and evaluation for nuclear activities NRC Oversees onsite response planning and all regulation, licensing, and monitoring of nuclear facilities Memorandum of Understanding 44 CFR 353 Appendix A

4 Albert Coons April 21, Application Site Situations Situation 1 Situation 2 Situation 3 County Y State X County Y State X County Z County Y State X

5 Albert Coons April 21, FEMA Deliverables - New Reactor Licensing FEMA DeliverableDuration Acceptance Review Letter13 Working Days IFR for Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) 90 Working Days Situation 1 Site 120 Working Days Situation 2 or 3 site Applicant Response Time 48 Working Days 63 Working Days Situation 2 or 3 site IFR for Open Items (OIs)30 Working Days Applicant Response Time33 Working Days IFR for Reasonable Assurance (RA)30 Working Days

6 Albert Coons April 21,  Provided with Application  Jurisdiction REP Plans, existing and proposed  All counties/local jurisdictions in the 10-mile EPZ  All States in the 50-mile EPZ  NUREG-0654 Cross-Reference  Additional Review Materials  All-Hazard Emergency Plans (EPs)  Letters of Agreement (LOAs) Key Application Components for FEMA Review

7 Albert Coons April 21, Standard Operating Procedure  Supporting the Combined Licensing Application process for new reactors.  Provide an understanding and guidance during the review process from the earliest letter or memo to the completion of the Interim Finding Report (IFR).

8 Albert Coons April 21, Process Overview  Acceptance Review  Purpose: Ensures the application is sufficient for FEMA to begin Phase I review  Duration: 13 days  Deliverable: NRC – Acceptance Review Letter  Phase 1/1A Review – IFR for RAIs  Purpose: Define gaps in planning, equipment and training  Duration: 90 days – Situation Days – Situation 2 or Situation 3  Deliverable: NRC – IFR for RAIs Applicant – RAIs

9 Albert Coons April 21, Process Overview  Phase 2/1B Review – IFR for OIs  Purpose: Define unresolved issues  Duration: 30 days  Deliverable: NRC – IFR for OIs Applicant – OIs  Phase 4/2 Review – IFR for Reasonable Assurance  Purpose: Assessment of offsite planning that characterizes preparedness related tasks and conditions that must be completed or met in order to operate the proposed plant  Duration: 30 days  Deliverable: NRC – IFR for Reasonable Assurance

10 Albert Coons April 21, Interim Finding Conditions 44 CFR AdequateInadequate Plans are adequate and there is reasonable assurance that they can be implemented with only limited or no corrections needed. Plans are inadequate and cannot be implemented until they are revised to correct deficiencies noted in the Federal review Plans are adequate, but before a determination can be made as to whether they can be implemented, corrections must be made to the plans or supporting measures must be demonstrated (e.g. adequacy and maintenance of procedure, training, resource, staffing levels and qualifications, and equipment). Adequate – Corrections Must be Made

11 Albert Coons April 21, RAI Process

12 Albert Coons April 21, Contact Albert G. Coons

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