Voluntary Survey of Licensed Operators (Generic Letter No. 83-39)
December 8, 1983
TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UTILITIES ON THE ATTACHED LIST
SUBJECT: VOLUNTARY SURVEY OF LICENSED OPERATORS (Generic Letter No.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has contracted with Battelle Pacific
Northwest Laboratories and its Human Affairs Research Centers tn undertake a
mailed survey of selected licensed operations personnel at commercial
operating nuclear power plants. This information collection request has
been approved under OMB Clearance Number 3150-0102 which expires February
The purpose of the survey is to provide information that will be useful in
understanding current work and staffing practices in nuclear power plant
operations. The survey focuses on work and shift scheduling, operations
crew staff, and the shift technical advisor position. Participation in the
survey is voluntary.
The survey will provide an opportunity for industry-wide input from licensee
personnel on significant regulatory issues currently under consideration by
the Commission. For example, responses to the survey will be considered in
developing several recommendations including a mechanism, for operator-NRC
communication and licensed operator crew composition (pursuant to
NUREG-0660, NUREG-0737). Survey results will be reported in aggregate form
to prevent the identification of individual respondents and specific
utilities or plants.
Should you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Mary V.
McGuire at Battelle (206)525-3130, or Ms. Dolores Morissedu at the NRC
Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director
Division of Licensing
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Enclosure: List of Utility Representatives Survey
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