United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Operator Licensing National Examination Schedule (Generic Letter 91-12)


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

                                August 27, 1991 


TO:       All POWER REACTOR LICENSEES AND APPLICANTS FOR AN OPERATING 
          LICENSE 
          
SUBJECT:  OPERATOR LICENSING NATIONAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE 
          (GENERIC LETTER 91-12)
     
Generic Letter (GL) 89-03, "Operator Licensing National Examination Schedule,"
March 24, 1989, promulgated the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) 
national examination schedule.  It contained the two examination dates assigned 
each facility during each fiscal year.

To plan its resources for fiscal years 1992 through 1995, the Office of 
Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) requests that you provide it with an update 
of the number of candidates you provided in response to GL 90-07, "Operator 
Licensing National Examination Schedule," August 10, 1990.

Using the proposed format provided as Enclosure 1, please update your estimate 
of the anticipated number of candidates to be examined during each site visit 
assigned to you.  Please update your requalification examination schedule 
using the proposed format provided as Enclosure 2.  Please estimate the 
number of candidates that you expect will participate in the Generic 
Fundamental Examination Schedule (GFES) using the proposed format provided 
as Enclosure 3.  Enclosure 4 is the National Examination Schedule.

Your updated schedules, to be voluntarily submitted, should be returned to Mr. 
Robert M. Gallo, Chief, Operator Licensing Branch, OWFN-10D22, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, with a courtesy copy to the 
appropriate regional administrator within 30 days of receiving this letter.

As stated in GL 89-03, in the absence of extenuating circumstances, the NRC
will not reschedule initial examinations, but will defer them until the next
regularly scheduled site visit.  The regional offices will continue to 
schedule NRC requalification examinations to coincide as closely as possible
with each facility's requalification schedule, while still conducting 
sufficient examinations to ensure all operators' licenses can be renewed 
before they expire.

This request is covered by Office of Management and Budget Clearance Number 
3150-0131, which expires March 31, 1992.  The estimated average burden is 2
person-hours per owner response, including the time required to assess the 
new recommendation, search data sources, gather and analyze the data, and 
prepare the required letters.  Please send comments regarding this burden 
estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including 
suggestions for 


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reducing this burden, to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Information and 
Records Management Branch (mail stop MNBB-7714), Division of Information 
Support Services, Office of Information Resources Management, Washington, 
D.C. 20555, and to the Paperwork Reduction Project (3150-0131), Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, NEOB-3019, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, D.C.  20503. 

We appreciate your assistance in this matter and invite you to address any 
questions concerning this generic letter to Mr. Gallo at (301) 492-1031.

                                        Sincerely, 




                                        James G. Partlow 
                                        Associate Director for Projects
                                        Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Enclosures:
1.  Operator Licensing Examination Schedule Format 
2.  Requalification Examination Schedule Format
3.  Generic Fundamental Examination Schedule Format
4.  National Examination Schedule
5.  List of Recently Issued NRC Generic Letters



Technical Contact:  R. Gallo, NRR
                    (301)492-1031
.                                                                 ENCLOSURE 1



             PROPOSED OPERATOR LICENSING EXAMINATION SCHEDULE FORMAT


FACILITY ____________________________        NRC REGION ___________________ 

                    FY 1992        FY 1993        FY 1994        FY 1995
                   (10/1/91-      (10/1/92-      (10/1/93-      (10/1/94-
                    9/30/92)       9/30/93)       9/30/94)       9/30/95)

1.   Assigned       
       Date
     (GL 89-03)     _________      _________      _________      __________

     #RO            _________      _________      _________      __________

     #SRO Instant   _________      _________      _________      __________

     #SRO Upgrade   _________      _________      _________      __________

     #SRO Limited   _________      _________      _________      __________

2.   Assigned 
       Date
     (GL 89-03)     _________      _________      _________      __________

     #RO            _________      _________      _________      __________

     #SRO Instant   _________      _________      _________      __________

     #SRO Upgrade   _________      _________      _________      __________

     #SRO Limited   _________      _________      _________      __________



.                                                                 ENCLOSURE 2



              PROPOSED REQUALIFICATION EXAMINATION SCHEDULE FORMAT

FACILITY ____________________________        NRC REGION ___________________ 

                    FY 1992        FY 1993        FY 1994        FY 1995
                  (10/1/91-       (10/1/92-      (10/1/93-      (10/1/94-
                   9/30/92)        9/30/93)       9/30/94)       9/30/95)

1.   Date         _________        ________       ________       ________
     
2.   Date         _________        ________       ________       ________
     
3.   Date         _________        ________       ________       ________  

4.   Date         _________        ________       ________       ________
     
5.   Date         _________        ________       ________       ________
               .                                                                 ENCLOSURE 3
               
               
               
            PROPOSED GENERIC FUNDAMENTAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE FORMAT

FACILITY ______________________________      NRC REGION __________________


               OCTOBER 1991        FEBRUARY 1992       JUNE 1992
Estimated
Number of 
Candidates     ____________        _____________       __________ 

The Generic Fundamental Examination Schedule (GFES) is administered three 
times a year, on the Wednesday following the first Sunday in February, June, 
and October..                                                            ENCLOSURE 4 
                                                            Page 1


                        NATIONAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE 

FACILITY            OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP 
NAME 

ARKANSAS 1                           X                       X
ARKANSAS 2                   X                           X
BEAVER VALLEY 1/2                        X                   X
BEAVER VALLEY 2                          X                   X
BIG ROCK                 X                   X    
BRAIDWOOD 1/2        X                       X 
BROWN FERRY 1/2/3            X                       X 
BRUNSWICK 1/2        X                       X         
BYRON 1/2                    X                       X 
CALLAWAY                             X                       X 
CALVERT CLIFFS 1/2   X                       X 
CATAWBA 1/2          X                       X 
CLINTON                          X                   X 
COMANCHE PEAK 1/2        X                           X 
COOPER                   X                       X 
CRYSTAL RIVER 3          X                       X 
DAVIS-BESSE              X                       X 
DC COOK 1/2                      X                   X 
DIABLO CANYON 1/2        X                       X 
DRESDEN 2/3                          X                   X 
DUANE ARNOLD                 X                       X 
FARLEY 1/2           X                       X 
FERMI 2                      X                   X 
FITZPATRICK          X                       X    
FORT CALHOUN         X                           X 
FORT ST. VRAIN                   X                           X 
GINNA                                X                           X 
GRAND GULF                       X                       X 
HADDAM NECK                  X                   X 
HATCH 1/2                            X                       X 
HB ROBINSON                      X                       X 
HOPE CREEK                   X                       X 
INDIAN POINT 2                       X                   X 
INDIAN POINT 3                   X                       X 
KEWAUNEE                             X                       X 
LACROSSE 
LASALLE 1/2          X                       X                        
LIMERICK 1/2                     X                       X 
MAINE YANKEE                             X                       X 
MCGUIRE 1/2                  X                       X 
MILLSTONE 1                              X                       X 
MILLSTONE 2                  X                       X 
MILLSTONE 3              X                   X 
MONTICELLO                               X                       X 
NINE MILE POINT 1            X                       X 
NINE MILE POINT 2        X                       X 
NORTH ANNA 1/2                       X                       X 
.                                                            ENCLOSURE 4 
                                                            Page 2 


                        NATIONAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE 

FACILITY            OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP
NAME 

OCONEE 1/2/3                     X                       X
OYSTER CREEK         X                       X
PALISADES                                X                       X
PALO VERDE 1/2/3                         X                       X
PEACH BOTTOM 2/3                     X                       X
PERRY                                X                       X
PILGRIM                  X                       X
POINT BEACH 1/2                          X                       X
PRAIRIE ISLAND 1/2       X                       X
QUAD CITIES 1/2                          X                       X
RANCHO SECO                          X                       X
RIVER BEND                       X                       X
SALEM 1/2                    X                        X
SAN ONOFRE 1         X                       X
SAN ONOFRE 2/3                   X                       X
SEABROOK 1/2         X                       X
SEQUOYAH 1/2             X                       X
SHEARON HARRIS                   X                       X
SHOREHAM                                 X                       X
SOUTH TEXAS 1/2                          X                       X
ST. LUCIE 1/2        X                       X
SURRY 1/2                                X                       X
SUSQUEHANNA 1/2                  X                       X
THREE MILE ISLAND 1              X                       X
THREE MILE ISLAND 2
TROJAN                       X                       X
TURKEY POINT 3/4                     X                       X
VC SUMMER                X                       X
VERMONT YANKEE                       X                       X
VOGTLE 1/2                   X                       X
WATERFORD 3                          X                           X
WATTS BAR 1/2                            X                       X
WNP 2                                    X                   X
WOLF CREEK           X                       X
YANKEE ROWE              X                       X
ZION 1/2                         X                       X 
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