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SCA, or based on a request from the applicant.
When action identified by a specific card has been completed, a
brief summary should be written on the card and the card signed
by a senior representative of the applicant. Cards must then be
returned to the SCA, via the chain of command, for clearing.
Should the clearing of the card involve supporting documentation
(e.g., re-entry control forms, test memos, NDT records,
calibration data, etc.,), the documentation should be referenced
on the card and copies returned with it. When the submitted
corrective action is satisfactory to the SCA, two representatives
of the SCA should sign the card and return it to the applicant.
Normally, one of the signing individuals will be the one who
wrote the card. Double signature by the SCA will clear the card.
If the action taken by the applicant does not satisfy the
finding, but instead alters the system mission so that personnel
safety will no longer be an issue, the SCA may cancel the card.
The applicant may, with supporting justification, request that an
SCSC be canceled. The request to cancel a card should be
documented by the applicant on the card with the technical
the applicant and two representatives of the SCA must also sign
canceled cards. The SCA will normally provide copies of
officially cleared or canceled cards to the applicant for record
All Category 1A and 1B deficiencies must be cleared or canceled
prior to certification. Category 1C deficiencies must be cleared
or canceled prior to the date or event specified by the SCA to
sustain certification. Category 1D cards must be cleared prior
to use of the specified component. Category 2 deficiencies may
be corrected at the applicant's option, but should be addressed
by the applicant even if no action is taken. Following the
granting of either initial certification or re-certification of
an unmanned pressure test facility, there are two additional
times when survey cards may be issued. These are:
a) During a survey performed within the tenure of
certification to ensure that certification is being adequately
b) During a survey requested by the applicant to
continue certification beyond the original tenure of