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Name and
NRC Action Number
NRC Action Type Date Issued Description
Dr. William Regits
10/05/2022 On October 5, 2022, the NRC issued a notice of violation to Dr. Regits for a Severity Level III violation for engaging in deliberate misconduct while employed as a designated Source Custodian and researcher under contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology (licensee)and caused the licensee to be in violation of 10 CFR 30.10.  Specifically, Dr. Regits caused the licensee to violate its NRC license by deliberately failing to comply with licensee procedures for responding to a release of radioactivity and, instead, attempted to decontaminate himself, equipment, and lab facilities to avoid disruption of his work.
Mr. Berley L. Rister III
03/13/2023 On March 13, 2023, the NRC issued a notice of violation to Mr. Berley Rister III for a Severity Level III violation. Mr. Rister, a licensed reactor operator assigned to the Surry Power Station, violated the terms and conditions of his license when he performed activities authorized by his license while under the influence of alcohol that could adversely affect his ability to perform licensed duties safely and competently, as required by Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations 55.53(j).
Mr. Justin Roberts
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 ΜΆ 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
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.

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