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Name and
NRC Action Number
NRC Action Type Date Issued Description
Mr. Mark Rauckhorst
IA-18-045
IANOV 11/20/2019 On November 20, 2019, the NRC issued an SLIII NOV to Mr. Mark Rauckhorst for a violation of 10 CFR 52.4 and 10 CFR 52.5. Mr. Rauckhorst engaged in deliberate misconduct that caused Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) to be in violation of 10 CFR 52.5. Specifically, Mr. Rauckhorst sent a letter to Westinghouse listing and directing the removal of 14 individuals from the site, including a contract employee to SNC. This contract employee was included on Mr. Rauckhorst's list and subsequently was terminated from employment, in part, because he engaged in protected activity by raising concerns regarding design and code compliance issues in 2013 and 2014.
Mr. Justin Roberts
IA-19-007
IAORDER 09/05/2019 On September 5, 2019, the NRC issued Mr. Justin Roberts an Order prohibiting his involvement in NRC-licensed activities for a period of one year, from the effective date of the Order, for engaging in deliberate misconduct in violation of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 70.10(a)(1). Mr. Roberts, a former assembler employed by Enrichment Technology ̶ United States at the Louisiana Energy Services (LES) uranium enrichment facility in Eunice, NM, caused the licensee, LES, to be in violation of multiple requirements of 10 CFR Part 95, Facility Security Clearance and Safeguarding of National Security Information and Restricted Data. During this one-year prohibition, Mr. Roberts will be prohibited from engaging in NRC-licensed activities that are conducted pursuant to a specific or general license issued by the NRC. Mr. Roberts cannot perform, supervise, assist, or otherwise engage in any licensed activity in NRC’s jurisdiction. In addition, for a period of one year after the one-year period of prohibition has expired, Mr. Roberts shall, within 20 days of acceptance of his first employment offer involving NRC-licensed activities or becoming involved in NRC-licensed activities, provide to the NRC the name, address, and telephone number of the employer or the entity where he is, or will be, involved in NRC-licensed activities. In the notification, Mr. Roberts shall include a statement of his commitment to compliance with regulatory requirements and the basis for why the Commission should have confidence that he will now comply with applicable NRC requirements.
Brycen Roy
IA-18-038
IANOV 12/31/2018 On December 31, 2018, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Brycen Roy, U.S. Geological Survey TRIGA reactor supervisor for a Severity Level III violation. Mr. Roy engaged in deliberate misconduct that caused USGS to be in violation of regulatory requirements. Specifically, on approximately April 11, 2017, Mr. Roy prepared documents indicating that all operators had completed their requalification training, as required by the Title 10 of Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 55.59, when the required training had not taken place. Mr. Brycen Roy then provided these documents to an NRC inspector.
Mr. Patrick Ryan
IA-19-031
IANOV 09/12/2019 On September 12, 2019, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Patrick Ryan, for violations of 10 CFR 55.53(j) (Conditions of Licenses) which requires, in part, that the licensee shall not perform activities authorized by a license issued under 10 CFR Part 55 while under the influence of alcohol that could adversely affect his or her ability to safely and competently perform his or her duties. Specifically, Mr. Ryan reported for duty at the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Unit 1, while under the influence of alcohol. Exelon determined that he was under the influence of alcohol via a random test administered to him on May 24, 2019, as part of the facility'’s fitness-for-duty (FFD) program. This is a Severity Level III violation in accordance with NRC Enforcement Policy Section 6.4.
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