Will OPS urge, strongly recommend, or encourage inspectors to utilize a master list of covered tasks to inspect operators?

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Will OPS urge, strongly recommend, or encourage inspectors to utilize a master list of covered tasks to inspect operators?

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No, OPS will not urge inspectors to refer to a master list of covered tasks when conducting OQ compliance inspections. Initially, inspectors will be strongly encouraged to evaluate the strength of the process an operator has used to identify covered tasks, rather than focus exclusively on the covered task list itself. As experience is gained in operator positions on covered tasks where unanimity doesn’t exist, there will likely be a tendency to focus inspection resources on reviewing the operators justification or basis for excluding tasks from their covered task list. Also, when published, the consensus standard on OQ (B31Q) is expected to provide additional guidance to operators in this area.

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