Office for Nuclear Regulation

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RRMPOL - Themed Inspection

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

This intervention, conducted at the Licensee’s Nuclear Fuel Production Plant (NFPP) licensed site was undertaken as part of the 2017/18 intervention plan and propulsion sub-division strategy.

Interventions Carried Out by ONR

During the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s (ONR) January 2018 site inspection, I conducted an inspection on Licence Conditions; LC 6 Documents, records, authorities and certificates, LC 17 Management systems, and LC 19 Construction or installation of new plant. I undertook a compliance inspection of the implementation of the licensee’s respective arrangements for the licence conditions. This inspection was conducted at a project level to allow ONR to take an informed view as to the licensee’s compliance with its LC 6, LC, 17 and LC 19 arrangements focusing on the Product Assembly Building (PAB) project.

The intervention was performed in line with ONR’s guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made

Overall I found the Long Term Quality Record (LTQR) process to be well structured and clear. The process was well understood by the RRMPOL staff and was demonstrated to be integrated into the processes of the contractors involved in the construction of PAB. RRMPOL demonstrated that documentation relating to non-conformances and concessions was in good order and accessible.

No matters were identified as requiring immediate regulatory attention during the conduct of the compliance inspection.

No findings were identified as requiring regulatory attention during the conduct of the compliance inspection.

No findings were identified during the compliance inspection.

Conclusion of Intervention

No matters were identified as requiring immediate regulatory attention during either the routine meetings with key licensee personnel, or during the conduct of the LC 6, LC, 17 and LC 19 compliance inspections.

The LC 6, LC, 17 and LC 19 compliance inspections demonstrated that the licensee has adequate arrangements in place under LC 6, LC, 17 and LC 19.

The LC 6, LC, 17 and LC 19 compliance inspection concluded that the current status of the RRMPOL arrangements is GREEN within the ONR inspection rating scheme.