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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2007, 07:48 »
    Not sure if the changes will eventually effect all aspects of the outages or not. But with most companies barely being staffed with sufficient personel especially during a busy season like the one that just ended. I do not foresee any major changes to how its implemented. in fact during my first week at quad cities my employer had everyone sign a waiver !!

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2007, 04:50 »
Sounds like we are all underpaid..... especially if we are to be overworked.

I don't mind the swiping of the pen as long as the ink increases my paycheck too
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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #27 on: Aug 14, 2007, 11:07 »
The newest "NRC report 10 CFR Part 26 Subpart 1 - Managing fatigue" has some interesting stuff in it. I just received it from a friend. It is the new "summary of waiver issuance". I can't upload the file, it may be on the NRCs website (8/3/07). Anyway, for HPs during an outage it has the new "must have 3 days off in 15 day period" rule to be waivered.  How this will affect us I'm not entirely sure. Some plants will probably just issue waivers whenever and other plants may make you work a 60 one week then a 72 the next week, I don't know. Plus I don't think it goes into effect just yet, maybe next year? Just a heads up for people concerned about losing 12 hours of $$$$ every 2 weeks. I bet some people will like this rule though. I have mixed feelings.  I'd rather get 72hours but nice to have 2 days in a row off, If I can get it!!

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #28 on: Aug 25, 2007, 01:42 »
Three days off in a 15 day period... heck I meet that working 72s.

72s still leave you with 3 3/4 days off in a week...... work me,  feed me.... pay me well ;D
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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #29 on: Dec 07, 2007, 05:30 »
Has anyone seen a date when these changes are supposed to take effect
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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #30 on: Dec 07, 2007, 06:45 »
Jan 1, 2009.  Two outages in 2008 so the immediate impacts won't be bad, but things are going to get real tight for operators.   Ours are on a 6-shift 12-hr rotation; if you don't take any time off, you can only work 4 days OT in 6 weeks.  If you get called in for a meeting or something, that day is shot.  It's going to be real tough to get your 3 or 4 shift runs off because a guy can't work them before/after his (that would be 7 straight days). 

Should be interesting, anyway.  It will create a lot of pressure for staffing/pay increases.

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #31 on: Dec 07, 2007, 08:15 »
we have a similar rule here, but when they need you bad enough the sm signs a waiver to allow you to work extra hours. God forbid if you happen to exceed your hours without the waiver though.

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #32 on: Apr 19, 2009, 08:35 »
Just spoke with a friend working at Palo Verde.

They just got their INPO 1 rating back.  While the lawyers were there, they looked at the new rulings.
The utility told the contract RP techs in training that according to the lawyers, the new rules only apply to Emergency Plan personnel.  It should not affect contract personnel during an outage.

This means that there should be no changes for outages, i.e., reduction in hours.  It oly applies to those house people who are EP trained.

Just thought I'd pass this on. 
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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #33 on: Apr 30, 2009, 12:21 »
Like most of operations and sometimes security..so in house will be very diffrent..
I think maybe I shouldn't have taken the blue pill after all...damn...

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #34 on: Apr 30, 2009, 01:36 »
I got an email from a general RP supervisor at an outage I've done twice and plan to go back to.  He said due to the new fatigue rules we will be alternating between a 60hr week to a 72 hr week every other week. 

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #35 on: Apr 30, 2009, 01:50 »
Just spoke with a friend working at Palo Verde.

They just got their INPO 1 rating back. 

Column 1 rating from the NRC.  Not INPO 1.  Big, big difference.

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #36 on: Apr 30, 2009, 04:43 »
I got an email from a general RP supervisor at an outage I've done twice and plan to go back to.  He said due to the new fatigue rules we will be alternating between a 60hr week to a 72 hr week every other week. 

DC Cook does a 5 on, 1 off schedule, which turns into mostly 72's with a couple 60's depending on outage length.

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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2010, 12:35 »
DC Cook does a 5 on, 1 off schedule, which turns into mostly 72's with a couple 60's depending on outage length.

 I enjoyed the DC Cook approach.  You do not get STUCK with a Sunday off.  And the two days off every other week was a nice change.
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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2010, 02:55 »
Please remember that most of the people on this forum lose the same amount of OT by taking Tuesday off as they do on Sunday.  For many contractors, every hour off is an overtime hour.
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Re: NRC Rule change concerning working hours.
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2010, 06:57 »
Please remember that most of the people on this forum lose the same amount of OT by taking Tuesday off as they do on Sunday.  For many contractors, every hour off is an overtime hour.
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