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Site Update Summary Log:  (This site was last updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.)

 

·       May 8, 2013 – Updated the ASME Section XI Commentaries on the Home Page.

 

·       May 30, 2011 – Added the NRC Section XI Reports – February 2011 and May 2011 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page and updated the ASME Section XI Users Group Bulletin Board page.

 

·       November 16, 2010 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – November 2010 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page and updated the ASME Section XI Users Group Bulletin Board page.

 

·       October 8, 2010 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – August 2010 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       June 13, 2010 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – May 2010 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       September 23, 2009 – Added a new Russell Turner Interview to the Guest Interviews page and added the NRC Section XI Report – August 2009 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       July 21, 2009 – Added the May 2009 ASME Section XI Meeting Notes for the Subgroup on Water-Cooled Systems, Working Group on Containment, Working Group on ISI Optimization and for the Task Group on Alloy 600 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       June 14, 2009 – Updated the Code Commentaries and Clarifications page with the ASME Section XI, Subsection IWL Commentary – Revision 3 Draft.

 

·       June 10, 2009 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – February 2009 and the NRC Section XI Report – May 2009 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       December 15, 2008 – Added the November 2008 ASME Section XI Meeting Notes for the Subcommittee, Subgroup on Water-Cooled Systems, Inquiry Session and for an Introduction to the ASME Code to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       December 12, 2008 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – November 2008 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       August 3, 2008 – Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes – July 2008 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       August 2, 2008 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – August 2008 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       June 29, 2008 – Added a new link on the Educational and Training Materials page for the new World Nuclear Association Picture Library.

 

·       June 5, 2008 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – April 2008 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       May 8, 2008 – Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes – December 2007 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       May 7, 2008 – Added a new link on the Educational and Training Materials page for the new NRC Photo Gallery.

 

·       May 6, 2008 – Added a new link on the Travel Aids page for the CNET Bandwidth Meter Speed Test to determine your internet connection speed.

 

·       March 30, 2008 – Added a new Roy Hall Interview to the Guest Interviews page.

 

·       March 20, 2008 – Added a new link on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links entitled WIKIPEDIA The Free Encyclopedia.

 

·       March 2, 2008 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – February 2008 and the NRC Section XI Report – November 2007 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       January 27, 2008 – Updated the Nuclear Plants and Operating Companies page.

 

·       January 12, 2008 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – November 2007 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       October 8, 2007 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – August 2007 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       September 9, 2007 – Updated the Code Commentaries and Clarifications page with the ASME Section XI, Subsection IWE Commentary – Revision 3.

 

·       August 5,2007 – Added the new link ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Committee Meetings to the Technical Meetings and Seminars page

 

·       July 29, 2007 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – May 2007 and the NRC Section XI Report – May 2007 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       April 7, 2007 – Added a new link on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Sources entitled Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT to enable you to download free complete course material for a large variety of courses including those for nuclear science and engineering with course notes, assignments, quizzes, exams, suggested reading and many with sides, video and audio.

 

·       March 11, 2007 – Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes – December 2007 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       February 26, 2007 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – February 2007 and the NRC Section XI Report – February 2007 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       February 25, 2007 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – November 2006 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       November 12, 2006 – Added a new link on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Sources entitled United States NRC Web Site Staff to enable you to contact the web site staff and ask questions.

 

·       October 19, 2006 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – August 2006 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       October 8, 2006 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – August 2006 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       September 24, 2006 – Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes – July 2006 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       September 10, 2006 – Added the Jeff Goulart Interview to the Guest Interviews page.

 

·       July 26, 2006 – Added new links on the Libraries and Reference Sources page for ASME Section XI Proposed Code Changes, ASME Section XI Approved Code Cases to be Published, and ASME Section XI Errata to be Published.

 

·       July 6, 2006 – Added the updated Alex McNeill Interview to the Guest Interviews page.

 

·       July 2, 2006 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – May 2006 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       July 1, 2006 – Added new links on the Libraries and Reference Sources page, Travel Aids page, and the Supporting Software page.

 

·       June 11, 2006 – Added a link to the ASME Code Interpretations for the 2004 Edition (Volume 56) on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links.

 

·       May 29, 2006 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – May 2006 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       April 9, 2006 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – February 2006 and the NRC Section XI Report – February 2006 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       January 23, 2006 – Added an additional link on the Institutions and Organizations page and on the Libraries and Reference Sources page.

 

·       January 8, 2006 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – November 2005 and the NRC Section XI Report – November 2005 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       January 1, 2006 – Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes – December 2005 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       December 29, 2005 – Added links for the Professional Reactor Operator Society (NUCPROS) and the Snubber Users Group (SNUG) on the Institutions and Organizations page.

 

·       November 24, 2005 – Updated the links on the Nuclear Plants and Operating Companies page.

 

·       September 12, 2005 – Added the updated Ken Thomas Interview to the Guest Interviews page.

 

·       September 11, 2005 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – August 2005 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       September 10, 2005 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – August 2005 and the NRC Section XI Report May 2005 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the ASME Section XI Subcommittee on Thursday, August 11, 2005 and May 12, 2005.

 

·       September 8, 2005 – Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes – June 2005 and ASME OM Code Meeting Notes – December 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       August 3, 2005 – Added a new link on the Institutions and Organizations page for the Inservice Testing Owner’s Group.

 

·       July 24, 2005 – Added a new link on the Institutions and Organizations page for the Inservice Inspection Program Owner’s Group.

 

·       April 24, 2005 – Added new links on the Travel Aids page for Security Checkpoint Wait Times, Real-Time Airport Status, Airport Information, and Airline Websites.

 

·       March 27, 2005 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – March 2005 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       March 26, 2005 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – March 2005 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the ASME Section XI Subcommittee on Thursday, March 3, 2005.

 

·       March 22, 2005 – Added a new link on the Travel Aids page for locating free and fee Wi-Fi locations.

 

·       February 20, 2005 – Updated the Code Commentaries and Clarifications page with the ASME Section XI, Subsection IWE Commentary – Revision 2 and the Subsection IWL Commentary – Revision 2.

 

·       February 6, 2005 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes – December 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       February 5, 2005 – Added the NRC Section XI Report – December 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the ASME Section XI Subcommittee on Thursday, December 16, 2004.

 

·       January 23, 2005 – Added links to multiple travel site search engines on the Travel Aids page.

 

·       January 22, 2005 – Added additional training links on the Technical Meetings and Seminars page.

 

·       November 21, 2004 – Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes - July 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       November 7, 2004 – Added a link for procuring ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes and other standards when they are out of print on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links.

 

·       October 23, 2004 – Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes - September 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       October 22, 2004 – Added the NRC Section XI Report - September 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the ASME Section XI Subcommittee on Thursday, September 2, 2004.

 

·       October 17, 2004 – Added the updated Russ Day Interview to the Guest Interviews page.

 

·       September 10, 2004 – Added a new link on the Travel Aids page for locating free Wi-Fi locations.

 

·       August 21, 2004 – Updated and added new links on the Travel Aids page.

 

·       July 18, 2004 - Added the Charles Ross Interview to the Guest Interviews page.

 

·       July 17, 2004 - Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes - May 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       May 24, 2004 - Added the NRC Section XI Report - May 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the ASME Section XI Subcommittee on Thursday, May 13, 2004.

 

·       May 23, 2004 - Added the ASME OM Code Meeting Notes - December 2003 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       May 22, 2004 - Added a link for GasBuddy.com on the Travel Aids page to locate the lowest gasoline prices in all areas of the United States and Canada.

 

·       May 6, 2004 - Added the George Fechter Interview to the Guest Interviews page.

 

·       March 25, 2004 - Added a link for The World Factbook (Prepared by the CIA) on the Travel Aids page.

 

·       March 24, 2004 - Added a link for the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) on the Institutions and Organizations page.

 

·       March 23, 2004 - Added the ASME Section XI Meeting Notes - February 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page.

 

·       March 22, 2004 - Added the NRC Section XI Report - February 2004 to the Meeting Notes and Reports page as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the ASME Section XI Subcommittee on Thursday, February 26, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • February 7, 2003 - Added a link for "BiddingForTravel.com" to the Travel Aids page.

 

 

 

 

  • October 15, 2002 - Updated and expanded the Travel Aids page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • July 12, 2002 - Added a link to the "Energy Files - The Virtual Library of Energy Science and Technology" on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Libraries.

 

  • July 6, 2002 - Added links for the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Bulgaria, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom on the International Sites page.

 

 

  • June 20, 2002 - Added a link to "NucNet - The Worlds Nuclear News Agency" on the News page.

 

 

  • June 18, 2002 - Updated the Quick Links page and added the NRC link that addresses the current topic on "Reactor Vessel Head Degradation" for PWRs.

 

 

 

 

  • April 17, 2002 - Added a link to the "Atomic Energy Regulatory Board" in India on the International Sites page.

 

 

 

 

  • March 4, 2002 - Added a link to "One Nuclear Place" on the News page.

 

  • March 3, 2002 - Added "Introduction to Nuclear Power" on the Education and Training Materials page as provided by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

 

  • March 2, 2002 - Updated the Quick Links page and added the NRC and NEI links for "Reactor License Renewal Activities".

 

  • February 15, 2002 - Added a link to the "NRC Headquarters Public Document Room (Contact the Public Document Room Staff - Ask Questions, etc.)" on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Sources for asking questions, finding documents, etc.

 

 

  • February 8, 2002 - Added a link to "VersionTracker.com" for free downloads on the Supporting Software page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • December 4, 2001 - Added a link for "International Dialing Codes" to the Travel Aids page.

 

 

 

  • December 1, 2001 - Added the "Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Newsroom" to the News page.

 

  • November 29, 2001 - Added the "International Nuclear Regulators Association (INRA)" to the International Sites page and added the "INRA News & Documents" to the News page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • June 13, 2001 - Added recent "NRC Section XI Reports" to the Meeting Notes and Reports page as presented by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the ASME Section XI Subcommittee.

 

  • June 10, 2001 - Added "Snapshot" links to the International Sites page that describe some of the interesting and useful information provided by the international sites.

 

 

 

  • May 21, 2001 - Added links for "ASME Codes & Standards - Committee Action Item Status" and "ASME Codes & Standards - Public Review and Comment" on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links.

 

 

 

 

  • March 31, 2001 - Added links for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers "Corrosion List Server" and "Coatings List Server" on the Online Forums and Conferences page.

 

 

 

 

  • March 9, 2001 - Added link for FlightArrivals.com on the Travel Aids page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • January 6, 2001 - Added new link for the earth image on the Home Page and a new link that provides over 12,500 types of calculators on the Travel Aids page.

 

  • December 17, 2000 - Added new NRC link describing the October 7, 2000 event at the V. C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant on the Quick Links page.

 

  • October 31, 2000 - Added new links for NRC Escalated Enforcement Actions and Plant Performance Summaries to the Quick Links page and expanded the Travel Aids page links for Airline Schedules, Fares, Hotels, and Cars.

 

  • October 22, 2000 - Added new link for NRC Reports for a specific year, month, and day on the Quick Links page.

 

  • October 17, 2000 - Updated the Travel Aids page and added a link for a currency converter.

 

 

  • September 17, 2000 - Added new links for two "Mailing List Directories", one "IRC Chat Directory", and two "Usenet Newsgroup Directories" on the Online Forums and Conferences page.

 

  • July 20, 2000 - Added new links for the "American Welding Society Technical Chat Room, Education Chat Room, and the Certification/Qualification Chat Room" on the Online Forums and Conferences page.

 

  • July 19, 2000 - Added new link for the "Uranium Institute News Briefings" on the News page.

 

 

  • May 11, 2000 - Added new links for the "NRC Plant Information Books", "U.S. Fuel Cycle and Outage Dates", and "Energy Information Administration - DOE Data" to the bottom of the Nuclear Plants and Operating Companies page.

 

  • May 5, 2000 - Added new links for the "American Society of Mechanical Engineers", "American Welding Society", "National Association of Corrosion Engineers", "Roadwhore.com", and "BCP Technical Services" on the Online Forums and Conferences page.

 

 

  • March 19, 2000 - Added new links for the "American Society for Testing and Materials" and the "National Association of Corrosion Engineers" on the Institutions and Organizations page.

 

  • January 24, 2000 - Added a new page for International Sites that have been judged to be beneficial for researching issues pertaining to international nuclear power regulations, codes, and standards.

 

 

 

 

 

  • October 21, 1999 - Added new link for the "NRC Headquarters Daily Report" on the Quick Links page and a new link for the "U.S. Restaurant Guide" on the Travel Aids page.

 

 

 

  • August 11, 1999 - Added new link for the "Encyclopedia Britannica" (Britannica's Free Internet Guide) on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links.

 

  • June 3, 1999 - Added new links for the "NRC - Teachers Corner" and "NRC - Students Corner" on the Education and Training Materials page for both educators and students.

 

  • June 1, 1999 - Added new link for the "NRC Plant Performance Reviews" on the Quick Links page. Note that the NRC Plant Performance Reviews are now being used to document plant performance and that the NRC "Watch List" and the "Systematic Assessment of Licensee Performance" (SALP) reviews have been discontinued by the NRC.

 

  • May 7, 1999 - Added new links for the Federal Register Current Issue, 1999 Issues, and 1998 Issues on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links.

 

  • March 12, 1999 - Added new link to the NRC Recently Published Commission Decision-Making and Meeting Information on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links.

 

 

 

 

  • October 24, 1998 - Added new link to the Interactive Nuclear Power Plant Control Room Animation on the Educational and Training Materials page as hosted by the Linkoping University located in Linkoping, Sweden.

 

  • October 20, 1998 - Added new link to the Code of Federal Regulations 10CFR Part 21 Licensee Reports on the Libraries and Reference Sources page under Reference Links.

 

  • September 18, 1998 - Posted the Site Update Summary Log on the Announcements page.

 

 

  • September 14, 1998 - Added new library links to the Libraries and Reference Sources page for Academic, Public, State, National, and International Libraries including the Internet Public Library.

 

 

  • September 14, 1998 - Added The Washington Post link to the News page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • June 10, 1998 - Posted the web site for the United States Nuclear Power, Federal Regulations, Codes, & Standards Users Group.