United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Certificates and Revised Format for Reactor Operator and Senior Reactor Operator Licenses (Generic Letter No. 83-06)


                               UNITED STATES 
                       NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                          WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555 

                              January 31, 1983 

TO:       ALL POWER REACTOR LICENSEES, APPLICANTS FOR OPERATING LICENSES, 
          NSS VENDORS, REACTOR VENDORS AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEERS 

SUBJECT:  CERTIFICATES AND REVISED FORMAT FOR REACTOR OPERATOR AND SENIOR 
          REACTOR OPERATOR LICENSES (GENERIC LETTER NO. 83-06) 

In October 1982, the Commission approved a proposal to issue Certificates to
Reactor Operators and Senior Reactor Operators. These Certificates will be 
suitable for framing and will be issued to all present and future Reactor 
Operators and Senior Reactor Operators. 

At the time of the original licensing, and at license renewal, a standard 
letter will be sent to each licensed individual, as well as to the plant 
management, providing details of the license. This letter will constitute 
that person's authorization to perform licensed duties. 

The nuclear industry has long recognized that obtaining an RO or SRO license
constitutes a significant technical achievement to which one can point with 
pride. We hope these Certificates will be a small step in fostering a sense 
of professionalism and pride in these very critical positions. 

                              Sincerely, 


                              Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director 
                              Division of Licensing 
                              Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

Enclosures: 
1.   Sample RO/SRO License Letter 
2.   Sample Certificate 




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