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1-800 ECP Advanced Investigator Training: NRC Allegations

1 Day Training Session on Addressing NRC Allegations

9/25/2014 to 9/26/2014
When: 9/25/2014
8:00 AM
Where: Loews Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland  21401
United States
Contact: Tanya Garde Welsh

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1-800 ECP Advanced Investigator Training:
Addressing Referred NRC Allegations
   Thursday, September 25 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Member Rate: $375     Non-member Rate: $400
Separate Fee Event / Lunch and Snacks Served

Host Hotel and Reservation Link
Loews Annapolis Hotel
Reservation Cut-off: August 29, 2014

Online Reservations: Loews_IndustryRates
Reservations Call : 1-800-526-2593
Group Code: NAE914
Group Rate: $159

Online Reservations: Loews_GovRates
Reservations Call : 1-800-526-2593
Group Code: NAEG21
Group Rate: $121

Program Description and Instructor Information

The course will provide the attendee with the expertise they need to:

1. Understand some of reasons people choose to submit an allegation to the NRC.

2. Understand the NRC’s Allegation Program:

- Why it exists?
- Processes and timelines with an emphasis on Requests for Information (RFIs).
- What kinds of questions beyond the allegation are usually asked by the NRC in an RFI? 
- NRC policy and practice encourages sending RFIs to licensees.
- The NRC’s specific RFI Response evaluation requirements.

3. Understand how a licensee and an assigned investigator should:

- Perform receipt and analysis of an RFI.

- Develop an RFI investigation plan.

- Manage confidentiality during the investigation.

- Identify the types of resources likely to be needed to respond to an RFI.

- Develop a timeline for a response.

- Know when to ask for more time from the NRC.

- When to use the various investigation techniques.

- Develop appropriate interviews for witnesses.

- Deal with problems found during the investigation in the Corrective Action Program.

- Prepare the RFI letter back to the NRC

- Select corrective action strategies

- Identify regulatory consequences of problems identified in the RFI response

- Conduct the licensee’s review and approval

- Respond to the NRC’s review, review questions, and follow-up

The course will include hypothetical, but typical, RFIs and RFI questions including Role play situations for interviews and other interactions.

Course Instructors

Jim Voorhees, ECP Investigator and ECP Manager

Willis Frick, Former ECP Investigator and ECP Manager

Russ Wise, Former Regional Allegations Coordinator

Peter Rail, Former ECP Investigator and ECP Manager

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