Commercial Nuclear Plant Regulation

Location: Distance Learning Course

2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

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Commercial Nuclear Power Regulation covers key aspects of the regulatory process that ensure commercial nuclear power plants are operated safely. The course provides background into the organization and responsibilities of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the basic operations of a commercial nuclear power plant. Two aspects of the regulatory process (the Reactor Oversight Process and the Enforcement Process) are then explored in detail. Several case studies provide an illustration of how the regulatory process is applied to actual commercial nuclear power plants. The objectives of the course are: 1. Understand the role of the NRC as a regulatory agency 2. Understand how the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP) monitors the day-to-day operation of a commercial nuclear power plant through the use of Performance Indicators and Inspections 3. Understand how the NRC utilizes the Enforcement Process to deter noncompliance with NRC requirements and encourage prompt identification and correction of violations of NRC requirements. 4. Gain insight into how the ROP and Enforcement Process are applied to actual commercial nuclear power plants.

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Fee: $160.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Rick Williams

Rick Williams is a Visiting Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University. He earned his Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Auburn University. Upon graduating from Georgia Tech, Rick was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy where he served on board a submarine and qualified as chief engineer for a naval nuclear power plant. He then worked for Corning Incorporated and was awarded four U.S. Patents for aspects of the manufacturing of optical fiber. Rick left Corning to pursue his Ph.D. and a teaching career. Prior to joining the faculty at Auburn he was an Associate Professor at East Carolina University. At Auburn, he teaches a variety of mechanical engineering courses as well as a course on nuclear power regulation as part of Auburn’s Nuclear Power Generation Systems minor. Since joining the faculty at Auburn Rick has been awarded the William F. Walker Merit Teaching Award and the Mark A. Spencer Creative Mentorship award. He is a licensed engineer in Virginia.


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