United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Integrity of Requalification Examinations at Non-Power Reactors (Generic Letter No. 87-13)



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

                                July 10, 1987

TO ALL NON-POWER REACTOR LICENSEES 

Gentlemen: 

Subject:  INTEGRITY OF REQUALIFICATION EXAMINATIONS AT NON-POWER REACTORS 
          (GENERIC LETTER 87-13 ) 

The purpose of this Generic Letter is to clarify the staff position 
concerning requalification examinations at non-power reactors. NRC recently 
identified several licensees that allow requalification examinations to be 
done at home or on-shift. This is not an acceptable means for certifying 
individual performance, in accordance with the regulations and as further 
clarified in the guidance given in Generic Letter 83-17, issued on April 8, 
1983. 

In the course of reviewing this matter, we discovered that non-power reactor
licensees were inadvertently omitted from distribution of Generic Letter 
83-17 in 1983. This oversight was corrected when Generic Letter 83-17 was 
transmitted on May 22, 1987, as an attachment to Information Notice No. 
87-22. NRC inspectors are aware that licensees have only recently received a 
copy of Generic Letter 83-17. 

Please review Information Notice No. 87-22 for applicability to your 
operator requalification program and consider any appropriate actions. 
However, this letter is for information only and no specific action or 
written response is required. 

Questions on this matter should be addressed to Mr. Alexander Adams, Jr., at
301-492-8207. 

                              Sincerely, 


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


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