perform duties as a chair under the direction of a certified chair. This
participation shall include all phases of the NESSG activity listed above
necessary to demonstrate a clear understanding of and ability to carry out the
roles and responsibilities of an NESSG chair. This activity shall occur after
successful involvement described in paragraphs 2.4.1 a. and b.
During the activity described in c (above), the candidate shall lead the NESSG
activity under the guidance and direction of the certified NESSG chair. The
NESSG chair shall provide feedback to the candidate regarding performance
and, if appropriate, document successful completion of this requirement.
NESSG chair-in-training shall not sign NESSG reports. The certified chair
acting as a mentor during these activities retains all responsibilities, including
signing the report.
2.4.2 (NESSG member only) The candidate must participate in a minimum of two
NESSG activities in the three years immediately preceding final qualification to
the requirements in this document. This shall be accomplished as follows:
Involvement in all phases of the NESSG activity in order to understand the
review process and role of the NESSG member. These phases include:
Adequacy Review, briefings, demonstrations, deliberations, and report
For a minimum of one of the required NESSG activities, the candidate shall
participate as an NESSG member-in-training. As a member-in-training, the
candidate is expected to be actively involved in the above phases in order to
demonstrate a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a
NESSG member. This active involvement includes reviewing input
documentation, questioning briefers, identifying potential safety concerns,
engaging in deliberations, and writing issues, such as:
Demonstrate proficiency at identifying areas for further inquiry
following review of NESS input documentation.
Demonstrate proficiency in questioning briefers during NESSG
presentations, including following up open issues to reach closure.
Demonstrate proficiency in engaging in deliberations with other
NESSG members and reaching consensus.
Demonstrate proficiency in writing issues for inclusion in the NESS