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Replacement and Requalification Training Program (Generic Letter No. 84-14)
UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 May 11, 1984 TO ALL OPERATING POWER REACTOR LICENSEES Gentlemen: SUBJECT: REPLACEMENT AND REQUALIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM (Generic Letter No. 84-14) One of the most important follow-up actions that has been identified as part of the operator licensing program reviews is to ensure that there is an accurate description of each licensee's requalification training program and replacement operator training program. This information is needed to ensure that candidates for operator licensing examinations have completed the necessary qualifications and training prior to examination and to ensure that requalification program audits by the Regions are based on the requalification training program as implemented. Some utilities have provided a description of the program as part of the updated FSAR which was submitted in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFR 50.71(e)4. Other utilities, in the updated FSAR, have referenced the program, but have not provided the details or a description. In these latter instances, the regulatory staff finds it very difficult to prepare a proper audit. The regulations, 10 CFR Part 50.54(i-1), require that licensees have a program in effect which meets the requirements of Appendix A to Part 55 and that changes to the approved program that decrease the scope, time allotted for the program or frequency in conducting different parts be approved. Therefore, we are requesting that the next annual update to the FSAR either include the current program or provide explicit reference, including date, to the submittal which is the program of record. Licensees have submitted proposed changes to their replacement and requalification training programs and some proposed changes were submitted directly to the NRR technical review branches and Regional offices. Proposed changes to training programs should be submitted to the Director, Division of Licensing, not the Regional Offices or technical review branches. All such proposed changes should be clearly identified and include appropriate fees. 8405110055 . - 2 - We are also aware that a number of licensees are either in the process of ordering, or have already taken delivery on, plant-referenced simulators. When these new simulators are available, revisions should be made to the replacement and requalification training programs to reflect their use. When the revision to the program involves only the identification of a plant referenced simulator, no approval is required; therefore, no fee is required. Sincerely, Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director Division of Licensing Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation This request has been approved by OMB Clearance Number 3150-0018, which expires February 29, 1987. .
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