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Annual Meeting to Discuss Recent Developments Regarding Operator Training, Qualifications, and Examinations (Generic Letter No. 84-17)
UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 July 3, 1984 ALL POWER REACTOR LICENSEES, APPLICANTS FOR OPERATOR LICENSES, NSS VENDORS, REACTOR VENDORS AND ARCHITECT ENGINEERS SUBJECT: ANNUAL MEETING TO DISCUSS RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING OPERATOR TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXAMINATIONS (Generic Letter No. 84-17) GENTLEMEN: On February 11, 1983, a meeting was held in Bethesda, Maryland to discuss NRC requalification examinations, NRC activities assessing the license examination process and content, operator licensing administrative procedures including standardized application foms and Operator Licensing Tracking System (OLTS), and decentralization of the operator licensing functions. The meeting was well received by the participants. The valuable feedback provided to the NRC staff was considered in the development of the "Operator Licensing Examiner Standards," NUREG-1021. Since the last meeting, there have been several important developments in the area of operator licensing, training, qualifications, and examination policies, including several proposed regulatory changes. The NRC staff will hold a similar meeting at the Holiday Inn CROWNE PLAZA, on August 1 and 2, 1984, at 9:00 a.m. For your convenience, a block of rooms will be held by the CROWNE PLAZA until July 18, 1984, at a special rate of $55 per night. If you desire to make reservations at the CROWNE PLAZA, please call toll free 1-800-638-5963 and identify the meeting as the Annual NRC Operator Training and Examination Conference. An information sheet with the addresses and telephone numbers of the CROWNE PLAZA and other local hotels is attached for your convenience. The meeting will be conducted under a format similar to the last meeting. There will be brief presentations by the staff of the developments since the last meeting. These will be followed by discussions from the floor and round table discussions with utilities and their respective regional office personnel. The following topics will be discussed. August 1, 1984 - Section 306 (SECY 84-76 and 84-76A) 1. Proposed rulemaking for training and qualifications of Nuclear Power Plant personnel and operator licensing - Section 306 Nuclear Waste Policy Act 1982, P.L. 97-425. 8407030097 . August 2, 1984 - Operator Training and Licensing 1. NUREG-1021, "Operator Licensing Examiner Standards" including Examination Review Policy. 2. Completion of the Regionalization effort. 3. NRC Form 398 - Examination Application Form. 4. Examination development and validation efforts. 5. Certification of Instructors. 6. Eligibility requirements for Cold License Candidates. The topics listed are of importance to your training departments, licensed operators and management. Although the meeting will be conducted by several different participants, Mr. Don Beckham, Chief, Operator Licensing Branch, will be the point of contact. If you have questions or desire additional information he can be reached on (301) 492-4868. Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director Division of Licensing Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Enclosure: As stated .
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