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Distribution of Supplement to Nureg-1021, "Operator Licensing Examiner Standards"
UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 September 22, 1994 NRC ADMINISTRATIVE LETTER 94-14: DISTRIBUTION OF SUPPLEMENT TO NUREG-1021, "OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINER STANDARDS" Addressees All holders of operator and senior operator licenses at nuclear power reactors and all power reactor licensees. Purpose The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing this administrative letter to inform addressees that the NRC has issued Supplement 1 to Revision 7 of NUREG-1021, "Operator Licensing Examiner Standards." No specific action or written response is required. Background A recent amendment to Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 55, "Operators' Licenses" (10 CFR Part 55) was described in NRC Administrative Letter 94-05, "Notification Concerning Changes to 10 CFR Part 55." This rule change deleted the requirement that every licensed operator pass an NRC conducted requalification examination as a prerequisite for license renewal. The NRC will conduct requalification examinations when this action is deemed to be the most effective tool to evaluate and understand programmatic issues or if the NRC loses confidence in the ability of a facility licensee to conduct its own examinations. Discussion Supplement 1 to Revision 7 of NUREG-1021, which consists of replacement pages for Revision 7, deals primarily with the planning and scheduling of NRC requalification examinations and the processing of license renewal applications for power reactor operator's licenses. The supplement also incorporates several minor clarifications and corrections, but does not substantially alter the content of either NRC-conducted initial or requalification examinations. The revised procedures are effective for all examinations that are requested after August 6, 1994. The corporate notification letters for examinations initiated by the NRC issued after the effective date provide at least 90 days' notice that the examinations will be conducted in accordance with the revised procedures. 9409190230 AL 94-14 September 22, 1994 Page 2 of 2 In July 1994, the staff sent Supplement 1 to Revision 7 of NUREG-1021 to all holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power reactors. A copy is also available in the NRC Public Document Room. This administrative letter requires no specific action or written response. If you have any questions about the information in this administrative letter, please contact the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR)/NRC Regional Office contacts listed below. /s/'d by CIGrimes/for Brian K. Grimes, Director Division of Operating Reactor Support Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Technical contacts: D. J. Lange, NRR M. A. Ring, RIII (301) 504-3171 (708) 829-9703 G. W. Meyer, RI J. L. Pellet, RIV (610) 337-5211 (817) 860-8159 T. A. Peebles, RII (404) 331-5541 Attachment: List of Recently Issued NRC Administrative Letters
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