Friday, May 22, 2020

NRC Goes Virtual for 2020 Vendor Oversight Workshop

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - News Release
No: 20-028 May 21, 2020
CONTACT: Scott Burnell, 301-415-8200

NRC Goes Virtual for 2020 Vendor Oversight Workshop

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold its seventh Workshop on Vendor Oversight using teleconferencing tools to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The workshop will run from June 23-25, with presentations starting at 10 a.m. and concluding at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day. Those interested in attending the workshop should pre-register by the close of business on June 2. Registration requests after the deadline will be considered subject to webinar capacity.

The workshop will feature discussions between NRC staff, regulated utilities, nuclear power plant component vendors and other interested stakeholders. This year’s workshop topics will include component defect reporting guidance (Regulatory Guide 1.234), international vendor inspections, complying with quality assurance requirements by using codes and quality standards, commercial- grade dedication, and controlling a commercial item under a quality assurance program. Expected presenters will include NRC staff, international regulators, the Electric Power Research Institute, Luminant Power, Paragon, Sargent & Lundy, Curtiss Wright, and NuSource. NRC staff will be available at the end of each workshop session for additional discussions.

Members of the public who believe they need reasonable accommodations to participate in the workshop should contact Toni Sakadales by June 2, via e-mail at or via phone at (301) 415-6441. The NRC will consider requests for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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