United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Operator Licensing Examinations (Generic Letter 85-18)



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

                             September 27, 1985

TO ALL POWER REACTOR LICENSEES AND APPLICANTS FOR AN OPERATING LICENSE 

Gentlemen:. 

Subject:  OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINATIONS (Generic Letter 85-18) 

To update the schedules you provided in response to Generic Letter 85-04, 
please provide the best estimate of your needs for operator licensing 
examinations for fiscal years FY 1986, FY 1987, FY 1988 and FY 1989 (October
1 to September 30 of each year). You are also requested to provide 
requalification examination schedules for this same time period. Please 
identify the dates you have scheduled requalification examinations and 
anticipated requests for licensing examination site visits and the number of
examinations for each visit. This information is needed to plan our resource
requirements consistent with your operator licensing needs. 

Because of continued budget limitations, we will attempt to limit 
examinations to two visits per site each year. To meet this goal the 
regional offices may be required to redistribute the requested facility 
operator examination visits across the entire fiscal year to even out the 
examination work load and eliminate high demand periods. Therefore, your 
submittal of this schedule does not guarantee the number or date of 
examinations requested. However, a best estimate of your needs for 
examinations will allow us to propose budget modifications, if necessary. 
Please keep us informed of significant changes in your estimates as they 
occur, so we can keep our data base current. 

Your schedules, in the enclosed suggested formats, should be returned to Mr.
Bruce Boger, Acting Chief, Operator Licensing Branch, AR-5221, Washington, 
DC 20555, with a courtesy copy to the appropriate Regional Administrator 
within 30 days of the receipt of this letter and in ho event later than 
November 1, 1985. We appreciate your assistance. If you have any questions 
concerning this request or your response, please call Mr. Bruce Boger, 
Acting Chief, Operator Licensing Branch, at (301) 492-4868. 

This request was approved by the Office of Management and Budget under 
clearance number 3150-0131 which expires August 31, 1988. Comments on burden


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and duplication may be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, 
Reports Management, Room 3208, New Executive Office Building, Washington, 
D.C. 20503. 

                              Sincerely, 


                              Hugh L. Thompson, Jr., Director 
                              Division of Licensing 

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