United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Operator Licensing Examinations (Generic Letter 85-04)



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

                              January 29, 1985

TO ALL POWER REACTOR LICENSEES AND APPLICANTS FOR AN OPERATING LICENSING 

Gentlemen: 

SUBJECT: OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINATIONS (Generic Letter 85-04)  

This letter is to request your best estimate of your need for operator 
licensing examinations for the remainder of this fiscal year (February 1, 
1985 to September 30, 1985) and fiscal years FY 1986, FY 1987, and FY 1988 
(October 1 to September 30 of each year). This information is needed to 
update the schedules you provided in response to Generic Letter 83-40. We 
are also requesting that you provide requalification examination schedules 
for this same time period. Please identify the dates you have scheduled your
requalification examination and your anticipated requests for licensing 
examination site visits and the number of examinations for each visit. 

Your best estimates are needed to plan for NRC resources to meet your 
operator licensing needs. Please be aware that in response to budget 
reductions the NRC has resources for only two visits tn each site per year 
for administering licensing examinations. To meet this goal in FY 1986 and 
beyond, the regional offices may be required to redistribute the requested 
facility operator examinations visits across the entire fiscal year to even 
out the examination workload and eliminate high demand periods. Therefore, 
your submittal of this schedule does not guarantee the number or date of 
examinations requested. However, an accurate estimate of the need for 
examinations will allow us to propose budget modifications, if necessary. 
You should also keep us informed of significant changes in your estimates as 
they occur, so that we can keep our data base current. 

Your schedules, in the enclosed suggested format, should be returned to Mr. 
Don Beckham, Chief, Operator Licensing Branch, AR-5221, Washington, D.C., 
20555, with a courtesy copy to the appropriate Regional Administrator 30 
days from the receipt of this letter. We appreciate your assistance. If you 
have any questions, please call Mr. Don Beckham, Chief, Operator Licensing 
Branch, at (301) 492-4868. 






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This request was approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under
clearance OMB-3150-0018, which expired December 31, 1987. 

                              Sincerely, 


                              Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director 
                              Division of Licensing 

Enclosures: 
1.   Operating Licensing Examination 
          Schedule 
2.   Requalification Examination 
          Schedule 
3.   List of Recently Issued 
          Generic Letters 
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