Licensed Reactor Operator at Dresden denied access after violating Fitness for Duty Policy

§ 26.719 Reporting requirements.

(a) Required reports. Each licensee and entity who is subject to this subpart shall inform the NRC of significant violations of the FFD policy, significant FFD program failures, and errors in drug and alcohol testing. These events must be reported under this section, rather than under the provisions of 10 CFR 73.71.

(b) Significant FFD policy violations or programmatic failures. The following significant FFD policy violations and programmatic failures must be reported to the NRC Operations Center by telephone within 24 hours after the licensee or other entity discovers the violation:

(1) The use, sale, distribution, possession, or presence of illegal drugs, or the consumption or presence of alcohol within a protected area;

(2) Any acts by any person licensed under 10 CFR part 55 to operate a power reactor, as well as any acts by SSNM transporters, FFD program personnel, or any supervisory personnel who are authorized under this part, if such acts—

(i) Involve the use, sale, or possession of a controlled substance;

(ii) Result in a determination that the individual has violated the licensee’s or other entity’s FFD policy (including subversion as defined in § 26.5); or

(iii) Involve the consumption of alcohol within a protected area or while performing the duties that require the individual to be subject to the FFD program;

Power ReactorEvent Number: 47951
Facility: DRESDEN
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-1,[2] GE-3,[3] GE-3
NRC Notified By: PATRICK HAARHOFF
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 05/23/2012
Notification Time: 09:34 [ET]
Event Date: 05/22/2012
Event Time: 10:13 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 05/23/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
26.719 – FITNESS FOR DUTY
Person (Organization):
DAVID HILLS (R3DO)
UnitSCRAM CodeRX CRITInitial PWRInitial RX ModeCurrent PWRCurrent RX Mode
2NY100Power Operation100Power Operation
FITNESS FOR DUTY – PERSONNEL ACCESS DENIED”On May 22, 2012, at approximately 1013 hours CDT, access was denied to an individual who is licensed under Part 10 CFR Part 55 to operate a power reactor. The denial was due to the individual violating the company’s Fitness for Duty policy.”This condition is being reported pursuant to 10 CFR 26.719(b)(2)(ii).”The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

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