United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Implementation of 10 CFR 73.57, Requirements for FBI Criminal History Checks (Generic Letter No. 87-10)



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

                                June 12, 1987

TO ALL POWER REACTOR LICENSEES 

Gentlemen: 

Subject:  IMPLEMENTATION OF 10 CFR 73.57, REQUIREMENTS 
          FOR FBI CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECKS (GENERIC LETTER 87-10) 

Generic Letter 87-04 exempted temporary workers from the requirements of 10 
CFR 73.57, "Requirements for FBI Criminal History Checks," on an interim 
basis pending resolution of final screening policy for this category of 
worker. A recent decision by the NRC to solicit public comment on its policy
statement and industry guidelines on access authorization, may postpone this
final resolution. The purpose of this generic letter is to authorize use of 
a temporary access authorization program until final screening policy is 
established. 

A licensee may grant an individual temporary access authorization for 
unescorted facility access or access to Safeguards Information. This 
temporary access authorization is contingent upon submittal of fingerprints 
to NRC in accordance with 10 CFR 73.57 and maintenance of all security plan 
commitments pertaining to employee screening. The criminal history resulting
from the FBI check must be considered immediately after receipt in 
conjunction with other evaluation criteria to determine if unescorted access
should be continued or terminated. 

This generic letter supersedes any previous generic letter (e.g., 87-04) on 
this subject. This policy is in effect until further notice by the NRC. 

                                 Sincerely, 


                                 Frank J. Miraglia, Jr. 
                                 Associate Director for Projects 
                                 Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 



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