Certrec Announces the Office of Assessment and Recovery for 9500X Resolution

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Licensing and Regulatory Expert Offers a Common Sense Approach to 9500X Recovery Through a Comprehensive Suite of Assessment, Solutions, Control Tools, and Industry-Leading Expertise

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CERTREC offers nuclear executives an integrated, common sense approach to 9500X recovery through the most complete suite of integrated solutions available today – the Office of Assessment and Recovery,” says Ted Enos, CEO.

Certrec, a leading regulatory licensing and compliance solutions provider, is pleased to announce the launch of The Office of Assessment and Recovery (OAR). The Office of Assessment and Recovery provides Chief Nuclear Officers (CNO), Regulatory Affairs managers, and licensing personnel an integrated suite of 9500X solutions grounded in a comprehensive Recovery Strategy.

“CERTREC offers nuclear executives an integrated, common sense approach to 9500X recovery through the most complete suite of integrated solutions available today – the Office of Assessment and Recovery,” says Ted Enos, CEO of Certrec. “Our experts offer more than 300+ cumulative years of experience in helping utilities with assessment and recovery improvement. Many have served at the NRC, NEI, and our nation’s largest reactor plants and include recovery leaders such as Tom Houghton, Ken Heffner, Jim Peschel and Mark Reidmeyer – whose experience cuts across all aspects of reactor operations and 9500X complexity,” notes Enos.

OFFICE OF ASSESSMENT AND RECOVERY
Unlike single root cause or corrective action initiatives, the Office of Assessment and Recovery (OAR) is grounded in comprehensive 9500X recovery strategy – from lessons learned with 95001, 95002, and 95003 initiatives and industry benchmarking. OAR’s Recovery Strategy includes a comprehensive Recovery Plan and Stakeholder Communications Plan to ensure durable, effective results and is supported by a suite of solutions including Root Cause, Corrective Actions, Independent Assessment, Effectiveness Monitoring and Trending, and web-based management control tools to coordinate action tracking and efficient project management.

“Our goal is to have each plant regain ROP Column One status as quickly as possible,” says Enos. “Having independent review from top industry experts who have direct NRC, DOE, NEI, and 9500X experience is unparalleled in the industry. Our teams are like rough water guides – they’ve managed successful cross–cutting issue closures, crafted comprehensive corrective action recovery plans, effectively negotiated with regulators, and supported Challenge Boards to ensure readiness for NRC Supplemental Inspections.”

“OAR teams have handled more than 100 performance evaluations, safety culture common factor analyses, and readiness reviews at plants as diverse as Fermi, Palo Verde, Waterford, San Onofre (SONGS), Callaway, Wolf Creek, Ft. Calhoun, Farley, and Prairie Island. We’re pretty confident that the Office of Assessment and Recovery solutions can help Recovery managers more quickly stop the bleeding, change behaviors, and get out of trouble,” Enos notes.

CERTREC
Founded in 1988, CERTREC is a regulatory and compliance solutions provider that helps utilities manage the NRC, FERC, and NERC regulatory process to their advantage. With more than 300 cumulative years of regulatory and industry experience, Certrec’s licensing and compliance solutions, performance improvement, and technical services solutions help professionals better manage the risks of the regulatory and compliance process.

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