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1-800 ECP Advanced Investigator Training: NRC Allegations - REGISTER NOW

1 Day Training Session on Addressing NRC Allegations

When: 2/25/2016
8:00 AM
Where: San Diego, California 
United States
Contact: Tanya Garde Welsh

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


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

The class is limited to 25 participants. Early seat reservations are recommended; class must reach a minimum of 15 participants to be included on the final schedule.

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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