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RELATIONSHIP OF THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY
COMMISSION TO THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

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OVERSIGHT HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON
GENERAL OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON

INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDREDTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

RELATIONSHIP OF THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION TO THE

NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

HEARING HELD IN WASHINGTON, DC
JUNE 11, 1987

Serial No. 100-9

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COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS

House Of Representatives
MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona, Chairman

GEORGE MILLER, California

PHILIP R. SHARP, Indiana

EDWARD J. MARKEY, Massachusetts

AUSTIN J. MURPHY, Pennsylvania

NICK JOE RAHALL II, West Virginia

BRUCE F. VENTO, Minnesota

JERRY HUCKABY, Louisiana

DALE E. KILDEE, Michigan

TONY COELHO, California

BEVERLY B. BYRON, Maryland

RON De LUGO, Virgin Islands

SAM GEJDENSON, Connecticut

PETER H. KOSTMAYER, Pennsylvania

RICHARD H. LEHMAN, California

BILL RICHARDSON, New Mexico

FOFO I.F. SUNIA, American Samoa

GEORGE (BUDDY) DARDEN, Georgia

PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana

JAIME B. FUSTER, Puerto Rico

MEL LEVINE, California

JAMES McCLURE CLARKE, North Carolina

WAYNE OWENS, Utah

JOHN LEWIS, Georgia

BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL, Colorado

PETER A. Defazio, Oregon

Stanley Scoville, Staff Director and Counsel

Roy Jones, Associate Staff Director and Counsel

Lee Mcelvain, General Counsel

Richard A. Agnew, Chief Minority Counsel

DON YOUNG, Alaska,

Ranking Republican Member
MANUEL LUJAN, Jr., New Mexico
ROBERT J. LAGOMARSINO, California
RON MARLENEE, Montana
DICK CHENEY, Wyoming
CHARLES PASHAYAN, Jr., California
LARRY CRAIG, Idaho
DENNY SMITH, Oregon
JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah
BILL EMERSON, Missouri
BARBARA F. VUCANOVICH, Nevada
BEN BLAZ, Guam
JOHN J. RHODES III, Arizona
ELTON GALLEGLY, California
RICHARD H. BAKER, Louisiana

Subcommittee On General Oversight And Investigations
SAM GEJDENSON, Connecticut, Chairman

GEORGE MILLER, California
PETER A. Defazio, Oregon
MORRIS K. UDALL, Arizona

DENNY SMITH, Oregon
JAMES V. HANSEN, Utah
DON YOUNG, Alaska

John Scheibel, Staff Director and Counsel
Dan Adamson, Professional Staff Member
Emily E. Gray, Clerk and Staff Assistant

Martin Howell, Minority Staff Consultant

Note.—The first listed minority member is counterpart to the subcommittee chairman.

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CONTENTS

Hearing held: Page

June 11, 1987 1

Thursday, June 11, 1987

Statements:

Fortuna, Roger, Deputy Director, Office of Investigations, U.S. Nuclear

Regulatory Commission 552

Panel from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission consisting of:

Hon. Lando W. Zech, Jr., Chairman 12

Hon. Frederick M. Bernthal, Commissioner 30

Hon. James K. Asselstine, Commissioner 36

Panel from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission consisting of:

Loren L. Bush, Jr., Chief, Program Development and Review Section,

Safeguards Branch, Division of Reactor Inspection and Safeguards.. 173

James A.F. Kelly, Senior Security Inspector, region TV 414

Panel from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission consisting of:

Eugene T. Pawlik, Director, Office of Investigations, region HI 466

John R. Sinclair, Operations Officer, Office of Investigations 486

APPENDIX

Thursday, June 11, 1987

Additional material submitted for the hearing record from:

Discussion of Appendix R (Fire Protection) public meeting 555

Memorandum for Commissioner Asselstine of August 13, 1984, from William

J. Dircks 558

Memorandum of January 10, 1986, to Commissioners from Martin Malsch 561

Vote Sheet of James Asselstine, February 10, 1986 (Appendix R) 562

Memorandum to Palladino, Roberts, Bernthal and Zech from James Assel-

stine, February 10, 1986, SECY-85-306 563

Memorandum of August 15, 1983, to Commissioner from William J. Dircks 567

OGC memorandum to Hayes, May 12, 1986, re 01 referrals to Justice 573

Letter to Chairman Gejdenson from James Kelly, June 17, 1987, and Gejden-

son response, June 23, 1987 577

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