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NRC Issues Revision to Enforcement Policy for Processing FFD Drug and Alcohol Cases

The NRC is issuing a revision to Section 4.1 of its Enforcement Policy, “Considerations in Determining Enforcement Actions Involving Individuals,” to state that the NRC will typically not consider Fitness for Duty (FFD) drug and alcohol related violations for enforcement unless the licensee’s FFD program has apparent deficiencies. The NRC staff is making this revision to create a more efficient Enforcement Process by reducing FFD case proceedings. The NRC staff has concluded that this change will reduce the burden of NRC staff resources without impacting safety and security because NRC regulations already require licensees to disposition individual violations of their FFD drug and alcohol procedures.

To view the Federal Register notice, click here.