United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Voluntary Survey of Licensed Operators (Generic Letter No. 83-39)



                              December 8, 1983 

TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UTILITIES ON THE ATTACHED LIST 

Gentlemen: 

SUBJECT:   VOLUNTARY SURVEY OF LICENSED OPERATORS (Generic Letter No.  
83-39) 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has contracted with Battelle Pacific 
Northwest Laboratories and its Human Affairs Research Centers tn undertake a 
mailed survey of selected licensed operations personnel at commercial 
operating nuclear power plants.  This information collection request has 
been approved under OMB Clearance Number 3150-0102 which expires February 
28, 1985. 

The purpose of the survey is to provide information that will be useful in 
understanding current work and staffing practices in nuclear power plant 
operations.  The survey focuses on work and shift scheduling, operations 
crew staff, and the shift technical advisor position.  Participation in the 
survey is voluntary. 

The survey will provide an opportunity for industry-wide input from licensee
personnel on significant regulatory issues currently under consideration by 
the Commission.  For example, responses to the survey will be considered in 
developing several recommendations including a mechanism, for operator-NRC 
communication and licensed operator crew composition (pursuant to 
NUREG-0660, NUREG-0737).  Survey results will be reported in aggregate form 
to prevent the identification of individual respondents and specific 
utilities or plants. 

Should you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Mary V. 
McGuire at Battelle (206)525-3130, or Ms. Dolores Morissedu at the NRC 
(301)492-4922. 

                           Sincerely, 


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

Enclosure: List of Utility Representatives Survey



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