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These NUREGs have been revised to implement a number of clarifications and enhancements that have been identified since Revision 9 to NUREG– 1021 was published in July 2004 and Revision 2 to NUREG–1122 [and –1123] was published in June 1998. A draft of each of the Supplements was issued for comment on May 22, 2007 (72 FR 28728). A summary of the comments received regarding the draft Supplements, and the NRC staff’s response to those comments is available in the NRC’s Public Electronic Reading Room (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html), at accession number ML072600319. From this site, you can access the NRC’s Agencywide Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and image files of the NRC’s public documents. 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Supplement 1 to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021, ``Operator Licensing 
Examination Standards for Power Reactors,'' and Supplement 1 to 
Revision 2 of NUREG-1122 [and -1123], ``Knowledge and Abilities Catalog 
for Nuclear Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water 
Reactors''

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued Supplement 
1 to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021, ``Operator Licensing Examination 
Standards for Power Reactors,'' and Supplement 1 to Revision 2 of 
NUREG-1122 [and -1123] ``Knowledge and Abilities Catalog for Nuclear 
Power Plant Operators: Pressurized [Boiling] Water Reactors.'' These 
NUREGs provide policy and guidance for the development, administration, 
and grading of examinations used for licensing operators at nuclear 
power plants pursuant to the Commission's regulations in 10 CFR part 
55, ``Operators'' Licenses.'' NUREG-1021 also provides guidance for 
maintaining operators' licenses and for the NRC to conduct 
requalification examinations, when necessary.
    These NUREGs have been revised to implement a number of 
clarifications and enhancements that have been identified since 
Revision 9 to NUREG-1021 was published in July 2004 and Revision 2 to 
NUREG-1122 [and -1123] was published in June 1998. A draft of each of 
the Supplements was issued for comment on May 22, 2007 (72 FR 28728).
    A summary of the comments received regarding the draft Supplements, 
and the NRC staff's response to those comments is available in the 
NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room (http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html), at accession number ML072600319. From this site, you can 
access the NRC's Agencywide Document Access and Management System 
(ADAMS), which provides text and image files of the NRC's public 
documents.
    Supplement 1 to NUREG-1021 includes a number of minor changes that: 
(1) Clarify licensed operator medical requirements, including the use 
of prescription medications; (2) clarify the use of surrogate operators 
during dynamic simulator scenarios; (3) clarify the selection process 
for generic knowledge and ability (K/A) statements; (4) qualify the NRC 
review of post-examination comments; (5) provide additional guidance 
for maintaining an active license (watchstander proficiency) and 
license reactivation; and (6) conform with Supplement 1 to Revision 2 
of NUREG-1122 [and -1123], which rewords and reorganizes Section 2, 
``Generic Knowledge and Abilities,'' and adds a new K/A topic for 
generator voltage and electric grid disturbances.
    Availability: Copies of the three NUREG Supplements are being 
mailed to the plant or site manager at each nuclear power facility 
regulated by the NRC. The Supplements are also available electronically 
via the NRC's Public Electronic Reading Room (http://www.nrc.gov/
reading-rm/doc-collections/nuregs/) and in the NRC's Public Document 
Room located at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. If you do 
not have electronic access to NRC documents, single copies of the 
Supplements are available, to the extent of supply, and may be 
requested by writing to the Office of Information Services, Information 
and Records Services, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
DC 20555-0001.

DATES: Supplement 1 to Revision 9 of NUREG-1021 and Supplement 1 to 
Revision 2 of NUREG-1122 [and -1123] will become effective for 
examinations that are confirmed 60 or more days after the date of this 
notice by issuance of an official corporate notification letter or at 
an earlier date agreed upon by the facility licensee and its NRC 
Regional Office. After the effective date, NRC initial operator 
licensing examinations are expected to be prepared and administered in 
accordance with the NUREG Supplements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David S. Muller, Operator Licensing 
and Human Performance Branch, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, 
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-001. 
Telephone: (301) 415-1412; e-mail: dsm3@nrc.gov.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 3rd day of October 2007.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Siegfried Guenther,
Acting Chief, Operator Licensing and Human Performance Branch, Division 
of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor 
Regulation.
 [FR Doc. E7-20676 Filed 10-18-07; 8:45 am]
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