United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Temporary Exemption from Provisions of the FBI Criminal History Rule for Temporary Workers (Generic Letter No. 87-04)



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

                                March 6, 1987


TO:       All Power Reactor Licensees (Generic Letter 87-04) 

SUBJECT:  TEMPORARY EXEMPTION FROM PROVISIONS OF THE FBI CRIMINAL HISTORY 
          RULE FOR TEMPORARY WORKERS 

Gentlemen: 

As provided for in Public Law 99-399, "The Omnibus Diplomatic Security and 
Anti-Terrorism Act of 1986," Section 606: 

     "The Commission, by rule, may relieve persons from the obligations 
     imposed by this section, upon specified terms, conditions, and periods,
     if the Commission finds that such action is consistent with its 
     obligations to promote the common defense and security and to protect 
     the health and safety of the public." 

As provided for in 10 CFR 73.57, "Requirements For Criminal History Checks,"
Section (b)(2)(v): 

     "Upon further notice to licensees and without further rulemaking, the 
     Commission may waive certain requirements of this section on a 
     temporary basis for temporary workers." 

Accordingly, pending resolution by NRC management of an issue addressing 
requirements for unescorted access of temporary workers to nuclear power 
facilities, the Commission temporarily waives the requirements of 10 CFR 
73.57 for these individuals. 

                                   Sincerely, 


                                   Harold R. Denton, Director 
                                   Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

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