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WEBEX Meeting May 20

WEBEX Details

Meeting of the Human Performance subcommittee

11:00 am — 1:00 pm EST, May 20, 2013

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Speakers

Robert Beall, Project Manager, Rulemaking Branch, Division of Policy and Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Christian Cowdrey, Reactor Engineer, Operator Licensing and Training Branch, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Kevin Williams, Branch Chief, New Reactor Licensing Branch, Division of Preparedness and Response, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response

David Hembree, Vice President, Emergency Response, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)

Steven Meng, Manager, Emergency Preparedness, INPO

Key Goal 1

Receive information on:

(a) Enhancing training for control room (and field) operators for handling severe accident scenarios of the complexity confronted at Fukushima;

(b) Training given FLEX (training of operators for handling equipment; training for the added communication and coordination that will be required to procure centrally located equipment);

(c) Increasing the cognitive and decision-making demands associated with emergency drills so as to more effectively train higher level staff, e.g., the staff in the Technical Support Center and the Emergency Response Center, to handle the kind of complex decision-making situations that were faced at Fukushima.

 Key Goal 2

Receive information on:

(a)   Preparedness of utility, plant, and related government regulatory personnel for a severe accident/event and planning for cognitive knowledge of responders within and outside the plant, with emphasis on decision-making as it relates to bringing the plant back to a safe state.

(b)   Enhancing training for control room (and field) operators for handling severe accident scenarios of the complexity confronted at Fukushima.

(c) Training given FLEX (training of operators for handling equipment; training for the added communication and coordination that will be required to procure centrally located equipment).

(d) Increasing the cognitive and decision-making demands associated with emergency drills so as to more effectively train higher level staff, e.g., the staff in the Technical Support Center and the Emergency Response Center, to handle the kind of complex decision-making situations that were faced at Fukushima.