§ 55.33 Disposition of an initial application.
(a) Requirements for the approval of an initial application. The Commission will approve an initial application for a
license pursuant to the regulations in this part, if it finds that --
(1) Health. The applicant’s medical condition and general health will not adversely affect the performance of assigned
operator job duties or cause operational errors endangering public health and safety. The Commission will base its finding
upon the certification by the facility licensee as detailed in § 55.23.
(2) Written examination and operating test. The applicant has passed
the requisite written examination and operating test in accordance with
§§ 55.41 and 55.45 or 55.43 and 55.45. These examinations and tests determine
whether the applicant for an operator's license has learned to operate
a facility competently and safely, and additionally, in the case of a
senior operator, whether the applicant has learned to direct the licensed
activities of licensed operators competently and safely.
(b) Conditional license. If an applicant's general medical condition
does not meet the minimum standards under § 55.33(a)(1) of this part,
the Commission may approve the application and include conditions in the
license to accommodate the medical defect. The Commission will consider
the recommendations and supporting evidence of the facility licensee and
of the examining physician (provided on Form NRC-396) in arriving at its
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