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ANS-21, Maintenance, Operations, Testing and Training

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ANS-2.10, Criteria for the Handling and Initial Evaluation of Records from Nuclear Power Plant Seismic Instrumentation

Scope: This standard provides criteria for the timely retrieval and the subsequent processing, handling, and storage of data obtained from seismic instrumentation specified in ANSI/ANS-2.2-2002. Also included are initial evaluation criteria to determine whether earthquake motion at the site has exceeded the plant's operating basis earthquake ground motion (OBE). This standard does not address procedures for plant walkdowns immediately (within 8 hours) after an earthquake, for ensuring a safe and orderly shutdown, for long term evaluations of the building and equipment response data, and for subsequently returning the plant to operation. These topics are addressed in ANS 2.23-2002.

ANS-2.23, Nuclear Plant Response to an Earthquake

Scope: This standard specifies actions that the owner of a nuclear power plant should take in the event of an earthquake. The requirements of this standard supplement those given in American National Standard Criteria for the Handling and Initial Evaluation of Records from Nuclear Power Plant Seismic Instrumentation, ANSI/ANS-2.10-2003. The application of these standards provides a complete evaluation of the need for postearthquake plant shutdown in a timely manner. This standard also provides guidelines that will enable the owner to develop plant-specific procedures for determining the condition of components, systems, and structures needed for shutdown and criteria for restart when a nuclear power plant is required to shut down following an earthquake. This standard does not cover those operator actions performed in connection with the operation and control of the nuclear power plant following an earthquake. These actions are specified in plant operating procedures, emergency operating procedures, and alarm response procedures.

ANS-3.1, Selection, Qualification, and Training of Personnel for Nuclear Power Plants

Scope: This standard provides criteria for the selection, qualification, and training of personnel for nuclear power plants. The qualifications of personnel in the operating organizations appropriate to safe and efficient operation of a nuclear power plant are addressed in terms of the minimum education, experience, and training requirements.

ANS-3.2, Administrative Controls and Quality Assurance for the Operational Phase of Nuclear Power Plants

Scope: This standard provides requirements and recommendations for administrative controls and the owners' quality assurance program to help ensure that activities associated with nuclear power plant operation are carried out without undue risk to the health and safety of the public. This standard provides requirements for implementing Quality Assurance programs consistent with requirements of Code of Federal Regulations,Title 10, Part 50, Appendix B.

ANS-3.4, Medical Certification and Monitoring of Personnel Requiring Operator Licenses for Nuclear Power Plants

Scope: This standard defines the medical and psychological requirements for licensing of nuclear power plant reactor operators and senior operators. It also addresses the content, extent, and methods of examination. This standard has been reviewed and reaffirmed by the ANS Nuclear Facilities Standards Committee (NFSC) with the recognition that it may reference other standards and documents that may have been superseded or withdrawn. The requirements of this document are met by using the version of the standards and documents referenced herein. It is the responsibility of the user to review each of the references cited and to determine whether the use of the original references or more recent versions is appropriate for the facility. Variations from the standards and documents referenced in this standard should be evaluated and documented. The standard does not necessarily reflect recent industry initiatives for risk informed decision-making or a graded approach to quality assurance. Users should consider the use of these industry initiatives in the application of this standard.

ANS-3.5, Nuclear Power Plant Simulators for Use in Operator Training and Examination

Scope: This standard establishes the functional requirements for full-scope nuclear power plant control room simulators for use in operator training and examination. The standard also establishes criteria for the scope of simulation, performance, and functional capabilities of simulators. This standard does not address simulators for reactors not subject to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensing. This standard does not establish criteria for the use of simulators in training programs.

ANS-3.11, Determining Meteorological Information at Nuclear Facilities

Scope: This document provides criteria for gathering and assembling meteorological information at commercial nuclear electric generating stations, U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration nuclear facilities, and other national or international nuclear facilities. Meteorological data collected, stored, and displayed through implementation of this standard are utilized to support the siting, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. The meteorological data are employed in determining environmental impacts, consequence assessments supporting routine release and design-basis accident evaluations, emergency preparedness programs, and other applications.

ANS-3.12.3, Decommissioning of Nuclear Production and Utilization Facilities: Operator Training

Scope: This standard provides criteria for changes to Operator Qualification Training Requirements which will result from permanent shutdown and removal of fuel to the plant fuel pools or other locations, and from subsequent decommissioning actions. The hazards associated with a defueled, decommissioned facility are significantly less than those associated with an operating plant and the Operator Qualification and Training Requirements will be revised to reflect these reductions in risk.

ANS-56.8, Containment System Leakage Testing Requirements

Scope: This standard specifies acceptable primary containment leakage rate test requirements to assure valid testing. The scope includes (1) Leakage test requirements; (2) Test instrumentation; (3) Test procedures; (4) Test methods; (5) Acceptance criteria; (6) Data analysis; (7) Inspection and recording of test results.

ANS-58.6, Criteria for Remote Shutdown for Light Water Reactors

Scope: This standard provides design criteria for controls and monitoring instrumentation necessary to shut down a reactor and maintain it in a safe shutdown condition from outside the control room. The design criteria require that: (a) specific controls and monitoring instrumentation be provided; (b) these controls be installed at a location (or locations) that is physically separate from the control room and cable spreading areas; (c) simultaneous control from both locations be prevented by devices for transfer of control from the control room to the remote location(s); and (d) the remote controls be used as a defense-in-depth measure in addition to the control room shutdown controls and as a minimum provide for one complete channel of shutdown equipment.
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