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Name and
NRC Action Number
NRC Action Type Date Issued Description
George Geisser, III

07/17/2014 On July 17, 2014, the NRC issued a Severity Level II NOV and an Order prohibiting Mr. George Geisser, III, President of Geisser Engineering Corporation (GEC), from involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of 3 years. Mr. Geisser engaged in deliberate misconduct in violation of 10 CFR 30.10(a)(1) by deliberately conducting and directing employees of GEC to use portable gauges in NRC jurisdiction without filing for reciprocity with the NRC causing GEC to violate the requirements set forth in 10 CFR 150.20. In addition, for a period of 1 year after the 3 year prohibition has expired, the Order requires Mr. Geisser, III, to notify the NRC within 20 days following acceptance of his first employment offer involving NRC licensed activities.
Mr. Mawuena Gnamavo
10/30/2015 On October 30, 2015, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Mawuena Gnamavo for a Severity Level IV violation of 10 CFR 71.8(b)(2) involving deliberate misconduct that caused his employer, Columbiana Hi-Tech (CHT), a certificate holder, to be in violation of 10 CFR 71.7(a) requirement for knowingly submitting inaccurate quality and nondestructive examination inspector training and experience documents to CHT. Specifically, shortly after Mr. Gnamavo’s initial hire date of January 30, 2012, he provided falsified documents to CHT, consisting of a letter of recommendation and a training certificate. These documents were used by CHT as part of the basis to certify Mr. Gnamavo as a qualified inspector in both visual examination and dye penetrant examination. Mr. Gnamavo then inspected and approved important to safety welds on Part 71 and Part 72 equipment and components without the required qualifications.
Timothy M. Goold
IAORDER 10/10/2012 On October 10, 2012, the NRC issued a Confirmatory Order to Mr. Timothy M. Goold, former radiographer at JANX Integrity Group (JANX), Inc., confirming commitments reached as part of an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mediation session. Mr. Goold agreed as part of the ADR session to refrain from engaging in NRC-licensed activities until issuance of the Confirmatory Order and then to have limited work restrictions for a 2-year period from the effective date of the Confirmatory Order. Specifically, these commitments include, but are not limited to, Mr. Goold: (1) being prohibited from engaging in NRC-licensed industrial radiographic operations without direct supervision and working in any type of supervisory position while in NRC jurisdiction; (2) notifying the NRC within 15 days of accepting employment with an NRC or Agreement State licensee and, on a weekly basis, where he will be performing radiography; and (3) taking additional training. On June 25, 2012, the NRC issued a 1-year Prohibition Order to Mr. Goold based on the NRC's determination that Mr. Goold twice engaged in deliberate misconduct in violation of 10 CFR 30.10(a)(1). First, Mr. Goold engaged in deliberate misconduct in violation of 10 CFR 30.10(a)(1) by performing radiography without a second person present causing JANX to be in violation of 10 CFR 34.41(a). Second, Mr. Goold engaged in deliberate misconduct in violation of 10 CFR 30.10(a)(1) when he avoided the NRC inspector by leaving when the inspector tried to question him regarding the whereabouts of the second qualified radiographer, causing JANX to be in violation of 10 CFR 30.52(a). The October 10, 2012, Confirmatory Order replaces the June 25, 2012, Prohibition Order issued to Mr. Goold.
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