United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

2019 Individual Actions

Randy Bethea (IA-18-043)

On February 13, 2019, the NRC issued an Order prohibiting Mr. Randy Bethea from involvement in NRC-licensed activities.  Mr. Bethea deliberately caused his former employer, Mistras Group, Inc., to be in violation of 10 CFR 30.34(c), when he radiographed his own hand. Specifically, Mr. Bethea will be prohibited from any involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of one year, and for one year after the one year prohibition has expired, he will be required to notify the NRC, within 20 days following acceptance of his first employment offer involving NRC licensed activities.  In addition, for a period of three years from the effective date of the Order, Mr. Bethea will be prohibited from leading, supervising, or directing radiographic operations involving NRC licensed activities.

John Emore (IA-18-044)

On January 3, 2019, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. John Emore for violations of 10 CFR 50.5(a)(1) "deliberate misconduct" and 10 CFR 55.53(j) "conditions of licenses" which require, in part, that an (individual) licensee shall not use any illegal drugs and shall not perform activities authorized by a license while under the influence of any illegal substance that could adversely affect his ability to safely and competently perform his licensed duties.  Specifically, Mr. Emore, a holder of an NRC-issued Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) license, engaged in deliberate misconduct by performing activities authorized under his NRC SRO license at Exelon's Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station while under the influence of an illegal substance. Exelon identified these violations via a random drug test administered as part of its fitness-for-duty (FFD) program. The random FFD test yielded a confirmed positive result for an illegal drug.  This is a Severity Level III violation.

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