United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Frequently Asked Questions About Fitness-for-Duty Programs

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commmission (NRC) has updated this page in response to questions received in connection with the final rule to amend Title 10, Part 26, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 26), "Fitness for Duty Programs," which the agency announced in the Federal Register on March 31, 2008 (73 FR 16966 PDF Icon). The questions and staff responses presented on this page are organized by topic, as follows:

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If you have comments or questions about our program, please see the Resources provided below, or Contact Us About Fitness-for-Duty.

Note: The information herein is provided as a public service and solely for informational purposes and does not constitute, and should not be deemed as, an official NRC position, opinion, or guidance, or "a written interpretation by the General Counsel" under 10 CFR 26.7, on any matter to which the information may relate. The opinions, representations, positions, interpretations, guidance, or recommendations which may be expressed by the NRC technical staff responding to these inquiries are solely those of the responding NRC staff and do not necessarily represent the same for the NRC. Accordingly, the fact that the information was obtained through the NRC technical staff will not have a precedential effect in any legal or regulatory proceeding.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, April 30, 2013