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Regulatory Affairs Personnel
Training and Qualification
(RA T&Q)
Overview
Background
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Regulatory Affairs Training and Qualification (RA T&Q)
initiative was developed to ensure Regulatory Affairs
personnel are capable of independently and
successfully performing both Licensing and
Compliance related functions
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Processes allow all licensees to actively participate in
development and review of products
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Objectives
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Improve performance of existing regulatory affairs
personnel
Provide framework for training and qualifying future work
force
Ensure knowledge and skills are maintained
Improve quality of training (both initial and continuing
training programs)
Share training resources where possible
Develop a “shareable” work force
Use systematic approach to training
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USA RA T&Q Products
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Qualification guideline
Computer-based training
Stand-up training
Qualification cards
Continuing training
Procedure to control changes
Training and materials are available to all USA RA T&Q
participating members
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Qualification Process
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Qualification includes:
– Orientation training
– Position-specific training
– On-the-job training (OJT), and
– Performance demonstration or on-the-job evaluation
(OJE) to demonstrate proficiency in a specific skill or
function
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Qualification Process (cont’d)
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Qualification cards contain:
• Task Discussion
• Qualification Prerequisites
• Performance Requirements
• Performance Evaluation
Qualification cards may be used as-is or as a template
Systematic approach used to determine which tasks
have qualification cards
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Licensing Specialty Plan
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Compliance Specialty Plan
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Initial Courses
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RA110SRA
RA120FNL
RA121FNL
RA122FNL
RA123FNL
RA124FNL
RA125FNL
RA126FNL
RA127FNL
RA128FNL
RA130LDB
RA180TSP
Site Regulatory Awareness
Introduction to Regulatory Affairs
Interactions with the NRC
Licensing Basis Introduction
Licensing Resources
Correspondence Preparation, Review, & Submittal
Managing Commitments
Introduction to NRC’s Reactor Oversight Process
Use of Risk Information
Introduction to Technical Specifications
Licensing and Design Basis
Use and Application of Technical Specifications
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Initial Courses (cont’d)
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Licensing Specialty
♦ RA190SCR*
10 CFR 50.59
* Placeholder for module. USA 50.59 initiative training or
site-specific training could satisfy this
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Compliance Specialty
♦ RA140PPI
Performance Indicators
♦ RA141PIC**
Performance Indicator Coordinator
♦ RA150SDP
Significance Determination Process
♦ RA160ENF
Enforcement Policy
♦ RA170INP
Inspection Interface
** in development
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Licensing Specialty Courses
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Specialty Courses
♦ RA181TSP**
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RA210SAR
RA220LAR
RA230OPL
RA240EDR
RA290BKF
Plant Specific Technical
Specifications
Maintaining the FSAR
License Amendment Requests
Operability Evaluations
Notices of Enforcement Discretion
Backfit Reviews
**Placeholder for module. Licensees develop their own material.
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Compliance Specialty Courses
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Specialty Courses
♦ RA250ROP Reactor Oversight Process (ROP)
Performance Assessment
♦ RA260EVR Routine Reports
♦ RA270RPT
Event Reporting
♦ RA280LER
LER Preparation
♦ RA290BKF
Backfit Reviews
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Other Courses
♦ RA310COL
♦ RA320SC
50.54(x) Process
Safety Culture
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Qualification Cards
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Licensing Specialty
♦ RA210QC1
♦ RA220QC2
♦ RA220QC3
♦ RA230QC4
♦ RA240QC5
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FSAR Updating
Preparing, Submitting, and Processing
License Amendment Requests
Developing and Processing Changes to the
Plant’s Technical Requirements Manual
Review of Operability Determinations
Developing and Processing Enforcement
Discretion Requests
Compliance Specialty
♦ RA170QC6
♦ RA270QC7
♦ RA280QC8
Responding to NRC Inspection Reports
Assessing Events for Reportability
LER Preparation / Submittal
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Stand-up Training
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Offered approximately twice per year
– May be hosted at plant or central location
– Approximately one week per session
– Students may attend all or part of the training week
Courses, dates, and locations selected on preestablished rotation, with adjustments based on survey
results and committee input
Courses selected to focus on initial training, licensing
specialty area, or compliance specialty area
Subject matter expert presents courses
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Continuing Training
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Quarterly Training Packages
– Continuing Training Subcommittee identifies and
develops topics
– Package provided to site Regulatory Affairs and
posted to USA RA T&Q website
– Plant-specific information added by site
• Licensing basis changes, modifications, program
changes, etc.
– Package presented to RA personnel at sites
– Includes performance demonstration tools
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Training Program Administration
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Routine maintenance is contracted through Certrec
Corporation
Includes:
– Training material updates
– Change requests
– Web site maintenance
– Industry document reviews for impact on training
– Meeting and phone call support
– Stand-up training support
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Training Oversight
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USA RA T&Q provides oversight through
– Monthly conference calls
• Status reports
• Upcoming training
• Subcommittee updates (course, continuing, on-line)
– Annual face-to-face meeting
• Full committee and subcommittees
• Check-and-adjust
– Reviews of training materials
– Monitoring web site information
– User feedback
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Changes to Training
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USA Course Material Development and Maintenance procedure
used to:
– Define review process for course material
• Administrative changes may be processed by the program
administrator
• Changes that affect intent, scope, or task performance
require full review and approval by the USA Course
Committee
– Assign priority and review requirements
– Define format for materials
– Define documentation requirements
– Identify when CBT material must be disabled
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Changes to Training (cont’d)
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Change requests are generated based on
– Student feedback
– Input from USA RA T&Q calls and meetings
– Continual reviews of industry documents
Change request database is available on the USA RA T&Q website
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Changes to Training (cont’d)
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The following documents are reviewed for impact on training
materials:
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NRC Generic Correspondence
Bulletins
Generic Letters
Notices
Regulatory Issue Summaries
Inspection Manual Changes
NRR Office Instructions
Regulatory Guides
Select NUREGS
Management Directives
Select NEI documents
Federal Register
CFR Changes
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New RA Personnel
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New RA personnel should review the qualification guide
with their supervisors to identify appropriate training for
their position
Complete CBT courses on the web
Contact department USA training lead to determine when
stand-up courses are offered
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For More Information
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USA RA T&Q website has
– Computer-based training courses
– Qualification guide
– Qualification cards
– Lesson plans and classroom materials
– Continuing training materials
– Training schedules
– Contacts
Contact your site USA administrator to gain access to the
USA RA T&Q website
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