Fitness-for-Duty Program

Docket ID: NRC-2002-0002
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
The proposed rule would amend the Commission's regulations to ensure compatibility with the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, eliminate or modify unnecessary requirements in some areas, clarify the Commission's original intent of the rule, and improve overall program effectiveness and efficiency, and establish threshold for the control of working hours at nuclear power plants to ensure that working hours in excess of the thresholds are controlled through a risk-informed deviation process. The proposed rule was published in August 2005 and includes provisions to provide significantly greater assurance that worker fatigue does not adversely affect the operational safety of nuclear power plants. This proposed rule subsumes the proposed rule "Nuclear Power Plant Worker Fatigue" (RIN 3150-AG99). This rulemaking would address the petitions for rulemaking submitted by the Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) (PRM-26-1) and Barry Quigley (PRM-26-2) related to worker fatigue.
RIN: 3150-AF12
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 26
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2008
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 USC 2201, 42 USC 5841
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM05/09/199661 FR 21105
NPRM Comment Period End08/07/1996
Second NPRM08/26/200570 FR 50441
Second NPRM Comment Period End12/27/2005
Final Rule03/31/200873 FR 16966
Final Rule Effective04/30/2008
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): 10 CFR Part 26
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 08/03/2009
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0148
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 12/30/2008
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0147
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 04/22/2008
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0143
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 03/31/2008
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0142
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/15/2002
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0144

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/01/2008
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0146
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/01/2008
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0145
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
ID: NRC-2002-0002-0139


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
David T. Diec
301 415-2834
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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