United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Qualification of Radiation Protection Manager - Regulatory Guide 1.8, Revision 1

HPPOS-018 PDR-9111210120

Title: Qualification of Radiation Protection Manager -

Regulatory Guide 1.8, Revision 1

See the memorandum from L. J. Cunningham to E. Greenman

dated August 5, 1982. Technician experience is not

equivalent to professional experience when evaluating the

qualifications of a Radiation Protection Manager (RPM).

The RPM experience factors mentioned in Regulatory Guide

1.8, Rev. 1, were reviewed by IE. A licensee proposed to

allow a one-for-one substitution of an incumbent

technician's experience for the Regulatory Guide's stated

"... at least 5 years of professional experience ...."

Consistent with the position of NRR's Radiological

Assessment Branch, IE agreed that technician experience was

not equivalent to professional experience. NRR also agreed

that exceptions may be granted under certain circumstances

but such cases must be examined on a case-by-case basis.

Regulatory references: Regulatory Guide 1.8, Technical

Specifications

Subject codes: 1.1

Applicability: Reactors

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