United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Bulletin 79-10: Requalification Training Program Statistics

                               UNITED STATES 
                        NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                    OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
                           WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 

                                May 11, 1979

                                                     IE Bulletin No. 79-10 

REQUALIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM STATISTICS 

Description of Circumstances: 

Because of the apparent failure of the operators at Three Mile Island to 
recognize certain plant conditions and take appropriate action to 
effectively cool the core and contain fission products after release from 
the core, the NRC Commissioners are evaluating licensee's requalification 
training programs. As one element in this evaluation, the NRC is interested 
in obtaining statistics about the failure rate on the annual requalification
examinations. The information requested below along with other information 
will then be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the operator 
requalification training program. 

Action to be Taken by Licensees: 

For all power reactor facilities with an operating license. 

1.   Provide both the total number and percentage of operators who have 
     failed the annual requalification examination. 

2.   Provide the percentage of those operators who take the annual 
     requalification examination and are required to attend lectures on 
     categories of material for which they received a grade of less than 80 
     percent. Also provide the total number of supplemental lectures 
     attended (e.g., 3 operators had to attend 2 lectures, 1 operator had to 
     attend 3 lectures, etc.). 

3.   Provide both the total number and percentage of operators under the 
     requalification program that participated in accelerated training 
     because they either scored less than 70 percent overall on the annual 
     written examination or had an unsatisfactory performance on the oral 
     examination. 

4.   Provide the same information required by 1 thru 3 on Senior Operators. 

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5.   Provide the above information from four annual examinations (written 
     and oral). If the requalification program has not been implemented for 
     that period of time or records are not available, provide the maximum 
     information that is available. 

6.   Record information in format shown in Table 1. 

7.   Within 14 calendar days of the date of issue of this Bulletin, report 
     in writing to the Director of the appropriate Regional Office the 
     results of your review. A copy of your report should be sent to the 
     United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
     Regulation Division of Project Management, Operator Licensing Branch, 
     Washington, D.C. 20555. 

Approved by GAO, B180225 (R0072), clearance expires 7/31/80. Approval was 
given under a blanket clearance specifically for identified generic 
problems. 
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                                   TABLE 1

Utility:                                Date:

Facility:

                              Operators                Senior Operators  
                              Exam Exam Exam Exam      Exam Exam Exam Exam
                              1    2    3    4         1    2    3    4

1.   Action 1: Responses

     A.   Total number failed
          annual examination

     B.   Percent that failed
          annual examination 

2.   Action 2: Responses

     A.   Percent required to
          attend additional
          lectures

     B.   Number of operators
          attending specified
          number of lectures (no.
          of operators/no. of 
          lectures)

3.   Action 3: Responses

     A.   Total number attending
          accelerated training
          because <70 percent on
          annual written examination

     B.   Percent attending
          accelerated training
          lesson because <70
          percent on annual
          written examination

     C.   Total number attending
          accelerated training
          because unsatisfactory
          oral examination   
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                              Operators                Senior Operators
                              Exam Exam Exam Exam      Exam Exam Exam Exam
                              1    2    3    4         1    2    3    4

     D.   Percent attending
          accelerated training
          because unsatisfactory
          oral examination

Date of Exam   1

               2

               3

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