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Utility Radiological Safety Board of Ohio Joint Inspection Observation Program

URSB Joint Inspection Observation Program

Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection July 2019

The Joint Inspection Observation Program (JIOP) was implemented by the Board in April 1991 by adopting URSB Resolution 91-002, “Resolution Adopting General Agreement between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Ohio’s State Liaison Officer for State Observations of NRC Inspections of Nuclear Power Plants”. The agreement allows URSB JIOP members to observe Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) inspections of Perry Nuclear Power Plant (PNPP) and Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (DBNPS). Under “adjacent state observation” status, a second agreement with NRC Region I allow JIOP participants to observe NRC inspections at the Beaver Valley Power Station (BVPS). A guideline document has been developed setting the conditions and procedures for member agencies’ participation in the program. This document includes the goals and objectives of the JIOP. The URSB JIOP Goals and Objectives are delineated below.

In FY19 the URSB JIOP participants observed five NRC inspections.

URSB JIOP Goals and Objectives

  • 1. To observe NRC inspections at Ohio nuclear power facilities and BVPS.
    • To participate with the NRC to observe inspections.
    • To communicate to the public, URSB member agencies, and interested parties first-hand information obtained by observing inspections, in accordance with NRC protocol.
    • To communicate with the NRC resident, regional, and national inspectors.
  • 2. To raise issues of health, safety, and economic concerns with the Board.
    • To observe NRC inspections and obtain timely, first-hand information which will assist in formulating state positions on public health, safety, performance, and/or cost issues.
    • To maintain a historical database to monitor the economical production and safe operation of nuclear energy.
  • 3. To inform the URSB about which inspections were observed during each quarter.

JIOP INSPECTIONS FY2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

JIOP Number Date(s) Inspection Agency
2019-DBNPS-001 October 15 - 19, 2018 Occupational ALARA Planning & Controls ODH
2019-BVPS-001 October 29 - Nov 2, 2018 Outage Inspection – In-Plant Airborne Radioactivity Control & Mitigation; Radiological Hazard Assessment; Occupational ALARA Planning & Controls; and Occupational Dose Assessment ODH
2019-PNPP-001 October 29 - Nov 2, 2018 Radiation Monitoring Instrumentation and Performance Indicator Verification – Reactor Coolant System Activity ODH
2019-DBNPS-002* February 4 - 8, 2019 Radiological Hazard Assessment & Exposure Controls ODH
2019-DBNPS-003* April 8 - 12, 2019 Radiation Monitoring Instrumentation ODH

*No observation at the site. ODH participated in exit meeting via phone.


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