B. Issue Impact
Does the loss of operability of the item prevent safe shutdown, or cause the loss of
Does the loss of operability of the item require operator action in less than ten (10)
minutes to prevent or mitigate the consequences of events described in the Safety
Does the loss of operability of the item cause operation outside the TSR/OSRs or Safety
Does the loss of operability of the item result in a reduction of the margin of safety as
described in the Safety Analysis?
Does the issue indicate a lack of control which can have a near term impact on the
operability or functionality of safety related systems?
Does the issue involve a violation or potential violation of worker safety or
environmental protection regulatory requirements that pose a significant danger to
workers, the public, or of environmental insult or release?
If the response to any of the above questions is yes, the item should be considered a pre-start or