United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Transmittal of Final Rulemaking for Revisions to Operator Licensing 10 CFR 55 and Conforming Amendments (Generic Letter No. 87-07)



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

                               March 19, 1987

TO ALL FACILITY LICENSEES 

SUBJECT:  INFORMATION TRANSMITTAL OF FINAL RULEMAKING FOR REVISIONS TO
          OPERATOR LICENSING 10 CFR 55 AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS (Generic
          Letter No. 87-07) 

To provide information about the final revisions to 10 CFR 55, "Operators'
Licenses," and their implementation, the Commission is holding a series of
public meetings. These meetings will be held as follows: 

A.   April 9, 1987 for Region II 
     Richard B. Russell Federal Building 
     Strom Auditorium, Lower Level 
     75 Spring Street, SW 
     Atlanta, Georgia 
     Point of Contact:   Mr. Kenneth E. Brockman 
                         US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region II 
                         101 Marietta Street, Suite 3100 
                         Atlanta, GA 30323 
                         (404) 331-5594 

B.   April 14, 1987 for Regions IV and V 
     Stouffer Concourse Hotel 
     3801 Quebec Street 
     Denver, Colorado (Across from Stapleton Airport) 
     Points of Contact:  Mr. Ralph Cooley 
                         US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region IV 
                         Parkway Central Plaza Building  
                         611 Ryan Plaza Drive, Suite 1000 
                         Arlington, TX 76011 
                         (817) 860-8147 

                         Mr. Phillip Morrill 
                         US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region V
                         1450 Maria Lane, Suite 210 
                         Walnut Creek, CA 94596 
                         (415) 943-3740 

C.   April 16, 1987 for Region III 
     Ramada Hotel O'Hare 
     6600 N. Mannheim Road (corner of Higgins) 
     Rosemont, Illinois (One mile from O'Hare Airport) 
     Phone: (312) 827-5131 
     Point of Contact:   Mr. Thomas Burdick 
                         US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region III 
                         799 Roosevelt Road 
                         Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 
                         (312) 790-5566 


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D.   April 20, 1987 for Region I 
     Hilton Hotel Valley Forge 
     251 West DeKalb Pike 
     King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 
     Phone: (215) 337-1200 
     Point of Contact:   Mr. Noel F. Dudley 
                         US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Region I 
                         631 Park Avenue 
                         King of Prussia, PA 19406 
                         (215) 337-5211 

Enclosed with this letter is a double-spaced copy of the regulations and 
supporting information for your review prior to the public meeting. You are 
encouraged to forward questions to the appropriate point-of-contact, one 
week prior to the date of the meeting which you plan to attend. The staff 
intends to answer these questions and others during the meetings and will 
consolidate all questions and answers into a NUREG report after the meeting.

In preparation for these meetings, all licensees should pay special 
attention to the requirements of Sections 55.31(a) and 55.59(c) regarding 
both initial and requalification training and the option of substituting an 
accredited training program for initial and requalification training 
programs previously approved by NRC. This option may be implemented upon 
written notification to the NRC and does not require any staff review. 
However, because of conflicts between previous 10CFR55 Appendix A 
requirements and a systems approach to requalification training, it is 
necessary to certify that the substitute training program is both accredited 
and based upon a systems approach to training. The superseded training 
program description contained in the FSAR need not be revised until the next 
update required by 50.71(e). 

                                   Sincerely, 


                                   Harold R. Denton, Director 
                                   Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

Enclosure: 
As stated 
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