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e) Category 2. Corrective action is desirable, but
not mandatory. Category 2 deficiencies may be corrected at the
applicant's option, but should be addressed by the applicant even
if no action is taken.
Each card has space for the survey team to record its findings
and recommendations. Separate space is provided for a statement
of corrective action. Figure 4 is a sample SCSC. At the
conclusion of the survey, a critique will be held. The survey
team leader will review and discuss all survey cards and their
recommended corrective actions with the system applicant or his
designated representative. The critique is open to all
interested parties. Frank discussion and free exchange of
information are encouraged. Any disagreement by the applicant
with the findings or with the categorization of any of the SCSCs
should be discussed during the critique. Further, if the
applicant has completed some or all of the corrective action for
one or more of the deficiencies found, he should make this
information known at the critique.
The survey team leader may, as a courtesy, leave preliminary
copies of the survey cards. These copies are for discussion
purposes only. Expenditure of resources should not be undertaken
based on these unofficial cards as they are subject to change
prior to official issue.
Upon completion of the survey, the SCA will forward the results
of the survey team's evaluation of the system to the applicant
for action, via the appropriate chain of command. The SCA will
provide copies of the survey cards to other activities, when
requested by the applicant. If many Category 1A or 1B survey
cards are issued during a survey, a follow-on survey may be
required. If a follow-on survey is necessary, the SCA will
inform the applicant in writing. The SCA may revise a card or
downgrade an SCSC category after its initial issuance. Reasons
for revising an SCSC include:
A partial clearing of the deficiency.
b) A change in the nature of the deficiency based on
c) Discovery of a new deficiency closely related to
deficiency already documented on an SCSC.
d) Splitting a single SCSC into multiple SCSCs for
ease of tracking status by subsystem.
A SCSC may be downgraded if it can be shown that the lower
category is more appropriate than the originally assigned
category. SCSCs that include more than one recommended
corrective action would not normally be revised based solely on
the completion of one of the recommended corrective actions.
SCSCs may be revised or downgraded either unilaterally, by the