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  • Issue Date: 09/02/05 B-1 1245, App B

    Appendix BGeneral Proficiency-Level

    Training and Qualification Journal

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Required General Proficiency Training Courses: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    General Proficiency Individual Study Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5(ISA-General-1) Quality Assurance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7(ISA-General-2) Corrective Action Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9(ISA-General-3) Technical and Regulatory Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

    General Proficiency On-the-Job Activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13(OJT-General-1) Emergency Drill/Exercise Observation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    General Proficiency Level Signature Card and Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

    Form 1: General Proficiency-Level Equivalency Justification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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    Introduction

    You may complete the General Proficiency requirements together with the TechnicalProficiency requirements for your specific inspector classification.

    Required General Proficiency Training Courses:

    1. Effective Communication For NRC Inspectors

    2. Gathering Information for Inspectors through Interviews

    3. Media Training Workshop

    Before signing up for any course, be sure that you have checked and have met anyprerequisites.

    These courses should be completed in the order listed.

    G-105, Conducting Inspections

    G-205, Root Cause/ Incident Investigation Workshop

    G-103, Field Techniques and the Regulatory Processes

    NOTE: You DO NOT have to complete Appendix A beforecompleting the following courses.

    NOTE: You must complete Appendix A and receive BasicInspector Certification before beginning the courses listed

    below.

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    General Proficiency Individual Study Activity

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    General Proficiency Individual Study Activity

    TOPIC: (ISA-General-1) Quality Assurance Program

    PURPOSE: This activity will provide you with a working knowledge of the contentsof 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B, industry standards, and theassociated licensee programs and documents which collectivelyestablish the basis for the licensees quality assurance (QA) program.

    COMPETENCY AREA: INSPECTION

    LEVEL OF EFFORT: 12 Hours

    REFERENCES: 1. 10 CFR, Part 50, Appendix B

    4. ANSI NQA-1-1979, Quality Assurance Program Requirementsfor Nuclear Power Plants

    5. Regulatory Guide 1.33, Quality Assurance ProgramRequirements

    6. Licensee Quality Assurance Program

    EVALUATIONCRITERIA: At the completion of this activity, you should be able to:

    1. Discuss the general content of Part 50, Appendix B, and theeighteen criteria contained in the Appendix.

    2. Describe the relationship between the plant license, theFSAR, the plant technical specifications and Part 50 AppendixB.

    3. Outline the key elements of an effective QA Program, andhow the licensee implemented those elements at yourreference site.

    TASKS: 1. Review and discuss the eighteen criteria of Appendix B withyour supervisor, or qualified inspector, and communicate anunderstanding of their content and general application to fieldinspections.

    2. Review the basic regulations that require a QA program.Review industry standards related to QA. Find where QA isaddressed in the FSAR. Technical Specifications and plant

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    license. Review a licensee Q/A program and theimplementing procedures.

    3. At a site, gain a general understanding of the licensees Q/AProgram through a combination of discussions with a qualifiedresident inspector and review of assessments/reports preparedby the licensee quality assurance organization.

    4. Meet with your supervisor or a qualified inspector to discussany questions that you may have as a result of this activity anddemonstrate that you can meet the evaluation criteria listedabove.

    DOCUMENTATION: General Proficiency Qualification Signature CardItem ISA-General-1

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    General Proficiency Individual Study Activity

    TOPIC: (ISA-General-2) Corrective Action Program

    PURPOSE: This activity will provide you with a working knowledge of the licenseeprograms and documents that were established to meet therequirements for an effective problem identification and correctiveaction program as outlined in 10CFR 50 Appendix B Criterion XVI.

    COMPETENCY AREA: INSPECTION

    LEVEL OF EFFORT: 20 Hours

    REFERENCES:1. Inspection Procedure 71152, Identification and Resolution of

    Problems

    2. Inspection Procedure 40500, Effectiveness of LicenseeProcess to Identify, Resolve, and Prevent Problems

    3. Site Specific documents which describe the Licenseescorrective action program.

    4. 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, Criterion XVl

    EVALUATIONCRITERIA: At the completion of this activity, you should be able to:

    1. Discuss the principle steps in your reference sites CorrectiveAction Program (CAP) with respect to identification of acondition adverse to quality through final resolution.

    TASKS: 1. At your reference site, gain a general understanding of thelicensees CAP through a combination of discussions with aqualified resident inspector and attendance at routine CAPmeetings.

    2 Using IP 71152 for guidance, review a sample of about sixissues entered into the licensees CAP within the past monthand compare the licensees actions versus regulatoryrequirements. Discuss the resolution of the issues with theresident inspector. This review should include the resolutionof potential operability issues, if available.

    3. Meet with your supervisor or a qualified Operations residentinspector to discuss any questions that you may have as a

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    result of this activity and demonstrate that you can meet theevaluation criteria listed above.

    DOCUMENTATION: General Proficiency Qualification Signature Card Item ISA-General-2

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    General Proficiency Individual Study Activity

    TOPIC: (ISA-General-3) Technical and Regulatory Issues

    PURPOSE: This activity will familiarize you with various topics of interest that haveproven problematic in the past.

    COMPETENCY AREA: INSPECTION

    LEVEL OF EFFORT: Various

    REFERENCES: G e n e r a l T o p i c s W e b - b a s e d T r a i n i n g(http://nrr10.nrc.gov/rop-digital-city/electronic-read-sign.html)

    EVALUATIONCRITERIA: At the completion of this activity, you should be able to:

    1. Discuss the general topics presented in the Web-BasedTraining, specifically a basic knowledge of thetechnical/regulatory issues and their application to the NRC.

    TASKS: 1. Complete the Web-Based Training on General Topics listed atthe Referenced web page.

    2. Gain a general understanding of the technical/regulatoryissues and their applications to the NRC.

    3. Meet with your supervisor or a qualified inspector to discussany questions that you may have as a result of this activity anddemonstrate that you can meet the evaluation criteria listedabove.

    DOCUMENTATION: General Proficiency Qualification Signature CardItem ISA-General-3

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    General Proficiency On-the-Job Activity

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    General Proficiency On-the-Job Activity

    TOPIC: (OJT-General-1) Emergency Drill/Exercise Observation

    PURPOSE: The conduct of an emergency drill/exercise allows the licensee toassess emergency response performance and the effective correctionof previously identified weaknesses. It permits the evaluation of thelevel of quality of emergency response training, emergency planimplementing procedures, facility and equipment readiness, personnelperformance, organizational and management changes andcommunications equipment readiness. This activity will permit you,the observer, to realize the scope of involvement of your particulardiscipline during a declared emergency at a nuclear power facility.

    COMPETENCYAREAS: REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

    INSPECTION

    LEVEL OFEFFORT: 24 hours

    REFERENCES: 1. IP 71114.01, Exercise Evaluation

    2. IP 71114.06, Drill Evaluation

    3. 10 CFR 50, Appendix E, Section IV.F

    4. 10 CFR 50.47(b)

    EVALUATIONCRITERIA: At the completion of this activity, you should be able to:

    1. Discuss the federal guidance for drill/exercise observations asdescribed in IP 71114.01, Exercise Evaluation andIP 71114.06, Drill Evaluation.

    2. Identify activities that will occur with regard to your disciplineduring the performance of an emergency drill/exercise.

    3. Discuss how weaknesses and deficiencies identified duringdrill/exercise are documented and handled by the NRC and thelicensee.

    4. Discuss how the licensee is evaluated during an emergencydrill/exercise performance to determine if the planningstan