Fitness-for-Duty Programs

Docket ID: NRC-2009-0090
Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

This rulemaking would amend the Commission's regulations to extend the 10 CFR part 26, subpart I work-hour controls to personnel who perform independent quality control/verification (QC/QV) checks under a part 50 licensee's NRC-approved quality assurance program.  Additionally, this rulemaking would consider three petitions for rulemaking (PRMs) that request changes to the subpart I provisions:  PRM-26-3, PRM-26-5, and PRM-26-6.  Finally, this rulemaking would consider any unintended consequences associated with the 2008, subpart I amendment, including any issues stemming from the 2011, rulemaking on minimum days off requirements.  The Commission directed this rulemaking in SRM-SECY-06-0244.  On July 14, 2015, the Commission approved the staff’s request to discontinue this rulemaking (SRM-SECY-15-0074).  This approval was based on the staff’s determination that extending work-hour controls to QC/QV personnel would not result in a substantial increase in the overall protection of the public health and safety or the common defense and security.  On December 9, 2015 (80 FR 76394), a Federal Register notice was published to inform the public that this rulemaking is discontinued and that the three PRMs would be addressed in a separate action. 

RIN: 3150-AI58
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 10 CFR 26
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 2201; 41 U.S.C. 5841
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Regulatory Basis09/10/201277 FR 55429
Rulemaking Discontinuation12/09/201580 FR 76394
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): FFD, QC/QV
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/09/2015
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0045
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 02/25/2014
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0044
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 02/10/2014
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0043
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/15/2014
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0042
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/02/2014
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0041

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/29/2016
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0046
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/29/2016
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0047
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/29/2016
ID: NRC-2009-0090-0048


No comments posted.

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Agency Contact
Stewart Schneider
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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