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Distribution of Nureg-1478, "Non-Power Reactor Operator Licensing Examiner Standards"
UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 August 17, 1994 NRC ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 94-10: DISTRIBUTION OF NUREG-1478, "NON-POWER REACTOR OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINER STANDARDS" Addressees All holders of operator or senior operator licenses at test and research reactors and all test and research reactor licensees. Purpose The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this administrative letter to inform all holders of operator and senior operator licenses at test and research reactors that the NRC has issued and distributed NUREG-1478, "Non-Power Reactor Licensing Examiner Standards." No specific action or written response is required. Discussion In 1992, the NRC staff proposed to create an examiner standard for non-power reactor operator licensing activities. The examiner standards in use at the time (NUREG-1021, "Operator Licensing Examiner Standards," Revision 6) governed the administration of operator license examinations at both power and non-power facilities. Although this standard (NUREG-1021, Revision 6) applied to both power and non-power reactor operator licensing activities, the standard primarily addressed the administration of power reactor examinations, with non-power reactor examination requirements treated as exceptions. By now issuing NUREG-1478, "Non-Power Reactor Operators Licensing Examiner Standards," the NRC seeks to ensure that the standards which apply to the administration of non-power reactor examinations are clearly defined and easily accessible to the non-power reactor community. A draft of the standard was sent to the Executive Committee of the National Organization of Test, Research and Training Reactors in November 1992 for distribution to its members for comments. The staff received the comments on July 9, 1993. After evaluating the comments and making appropriate changes, the staff sent a copy of NUREG-1478 to all holders of operating licenses or construction permits for test and research reactors on July 1, 1994. A copy is also available in the NRC Public Document Room. 9408110207AL 94-10 August 17, 1994 Page 2 of 2 In July 1994, the NRC published in the Federal Register [59 FRN 34871] a notice informing the public of the availability of NUREG-1478. As indicated in the Federal Register notice, the NRC will use NUREG-1478 for all initial and requalification examinations scheduled to be conducted after August 6, 1994. This administrative letter requires no specific action or written response. If you have any questions regarding the information in this administrative letter, please contact the contact listed below or the appropriate Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) project manager. /s/'d by BKGrimes Brian K. Grimes, Director Division of Operating Reactor Support Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Contact: Warren Eresian, NRR (301) 504-1833 Attachment: List of Recently Issued NRC Administrative Letters
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