Be Prepared: NSA/EPM's Seismic PRA Methods Seminars Address Pending NRC Requirements

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Nuclear Safety Associates (NSA) and its strategic partner Engineering Planning and Management (EPM) are offering expert instruction on current topics shaping the nuclear energy industry today – and tomorrow.

The companies are currently providing seismic risk seminars designed to prepare all public- and private-sector employees for new requirements in response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's request for information issued on March 12, in response to the NRC's Fukushima Near-Term Task Force seismic recommendations. “Introduction to Seismic PRA Methods,” a 1.5-day class focusing on probabilistic risk assessment and its relevance to seismic hazards in the central and eastern United States, is being offered May 22-23 and June 19-20 at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Bloomington, Minn.

Participants will gain an understanding of NRC requirements outlined in "Request for Information Pursuant to Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 50.54(F) Regarding Recommendations of the Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Accident," as well as learn the background and methodology necessary to meet these expected regulations The course delves into the issues facilities will face under the new NRC standards and will familiarize participants with the terminology and approaches used to determine seismic hazards and risks. It also includes an overview of seismic margins approach, seismic hazard evaluation, fragility methodology and seismic PRA accident sequences and quantification. Attendees will learn about the state-of-the-art methods for performing American Society of Mechanical Engineers' probabilistic risk assessment standard requirements to satisfy future NRC regulations.

Introduction to Seismic PRA Methods is $1,299, and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. A discount is currently available for those who register for the June class by May 22. A special room rate is also extended to class participants.

For more information about the course, registration and a downloadable brochure visit

About NSA
A premier provider of safety, security and engineering services to the North American nuclear markets, Nuclear Safety Associates has consistently made Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies and top engineering firms in the United States. NSA offers clients turnkey capabilities and expertise to support the entire nuclear facility lifecycle, from conceptual design through construction, operations and, ultimately, to decontamination and decommissioning. The company employs more than 150 highly-skilled engineers, scientists and specialists and offers clients comprehensive services along four business lines: nuclear safety and licensing, readiness assurance and operations management, safeguards and security, and specialized design engineering. For more information about NSA log onto

About EPM
Engineering Planning and Management has provided regulatory compliance strategies and analysis expertise to nuclear power utilities for more than 30 years, and today offers advanced engineering, software systems and risk assessment services to a variety of capital-intensive industries with unique safety challenges. EPM offers nuclear plant operators an exceptional combination of electrical and systems engineering, probabilistic risk analysis, fire protection, containment systems simulation, and software solutions to support the new regulatory focus on severe reactor accidents and their consequences. EPM’s leadership in complex nuclear regulatory compliance challenges is exemplified by its preparation of the first non-pilot plant NFPA 805 Transition License Amendment Request submission to the NRC. For more information, visit

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