Nuclear Regulatory Commission February 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Programmable Logic Computers in Nuclear Power Plant Control Systems
Document Number: 2014-02493
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-07
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) received a petition for rulemaking (PRM), PRM-73-17, filed on March 14, 2013, as supplemented through December 19, 2013, from Mr. Alan Morris (the petitioner). The petitioner requests that the NRC require ``new-design programmable logic computers'' to be installed in the control systems of nuclear power plants to block malware attacks on their industrial control systems of those facilities. In addition, the petitioner requests that nuclear power plant staff be trained ``in the programming and handling of the non-rewriteable memories'' for nuclear power plants. The NRC is not requesting public comment on this petition at this time.