Byron Station

Site Information

​Byron Generating Station’s two nuclear reactors are located in northern Illinois, 19 miles south of Rockford and 90 miles west of Chicago.

The site is owned and operated by Exelon. The units were put into service in 1985 and 1987 and generate 2,500 MW.

Key Contact Information

BHI Site Manager: Marta Overstreet
815-830-2029, marta.overstreet@exeloncorp.com

Recruiter: Scott Davis
800-225-0385 X1291, scott.davis@bhienergy.com

Reporting Information

When you arrive at Byron on your first day, please go to the training building and follow the directions there for in processing. Reporting time is 0700.

GPS Address

4450 N. German Church Road Byron, IL 61010

Directions/Link to Google Maps

Byron Google Map

Directions:
From O’Hare International Airport: (1 ½ – 2 hour drive)
· Take I-90 and exit onto I-90 West to Rockford
· I-90 West to exit Route 20 Freeport (this is the first Rockford exit and bypasses the city)
· Route 20 Freeport to exit Route 2 South/Dixon (you will merge onto Main Street)
· On Main Street, turn right at first stoplight onto Route 2
· Take Route 2 to Byron (~14 miles)
· Turn left at the first stoplight (Mobil on corner and cross bridge (becomes German Church Road)
· Continue south on German Church Road (~4 miles)

Nearest Airport

Chicago O’Hare (ORD) 87 miles

Chicago Midway (MDW) 105 miles

Preferred Places to Stay

Hotels near Byron Google Map

Link to GoRockford.com Hotel/Camping information

Rockford

Best Western Clock Tower Resort

Best Western Legacy Inn & Suites

Candlewood Suites

Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Comfort Inn

Courtyard by Marriott

Days Inn Rockford

Extended Stay America

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Hampton Rockford

Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Rockford

Howard Johnson Hotel

Motel 6

Quality Inn & Suites Love Park

Radisson Hotel Rockford

Ramada Inn of S Beloit

Red Roof Inn

Residence Inn Rockford

Sleep Inn

Staybridge Suites

StudioPLUS

Super 8 Motel

Oregon

Paddle Wheel Inn

RV/Campgrounds

Blackhawk Valley

Hononegah Campground

Pearl Lake Campground

Pecatonica River

Rivers Edge Campground

Rock Cut State Park

Seward Bluffs

Sugar River Campground

 

January
14

Welcome to B2R23

by Tim Boddy on 1/14/2022 11:13 PM

Welcome to Byron Station for B2R23.  We look forward to seeing old friends and the opportunity to make new ones.

Reporting time will be 0700 to the training building.  The entrance for badging is through the  door in the center of the building.

Please keep an eye on your personal emails for emails from both Exelon (with your ePHQ) and BHI Energy for your on-boarding paperwork.  If you have not received both within a week of your expected arrival, please contact Tim at the number below.

If you have not yet completed the 2021 continuing training, you must do so PRIOR to arriving on site for the outage.  There is a link under RP Training here on the website.

Thank you and safe travels.

Marta Overstreet              815-830-2029

Tim Boddy                          781-789-1115

January
14

Exelon InProcessing Checklist

by varesha mauney on 1/14/2022 07:38 PM

Listed below are items that individuals inprocessing at one of our Nuclear Facilities shall arrive with on their hire day.

The following are required items:

  • State or Government Issued Picture ID (If picture is on a valid, e.g., not expired, etc. Drivers License that will be sufficient)
  • Social Security Card/Work Visa #/Naturalization Certification #
  • Location and date of last Unescorted Access to any nuclear station in the US
  • Education Institutions, city & state addresses, dates attended (information should include high school)
  • Four personal references (must be available for contact)
    • Names, addresses & telephone numbers (day/evening)
      (References cannot be related to the individual or residing in their home)
  • Employment History (3 years or since last unescorted access)
    • Company names, addresses & telephone numbers
    •  Dates employed (from & to) (Must include Month/Day/Year)
    • Name of a contact person for each company
  • Unemployment Periods
    • Dates Unemployed (From & To) (Must include Month/Day/Year)
    • Must be verified by a personal reference (can be related) with a telephone number
  • Credit History
    • Must List 1 creditor (VISA, Master Charge, etc.) and explain any credit difficulties. Foreign Nationals must bring in a credit report from Country of Origin.
  • Residences for Last 5 Years or since last unescorted access
  • Arrest Documentation
  • All Arrests, since your 18th birthday, need to be reported (Except Minor Traffic e.g. Speeding or Parking).
    • You Must Bring the Arresting papers & Final Court Disposition for any arrest occurring within the last 5 years.
    • If It Is a single DUI Arrestwithin 365 days, you must bring copies of the Arresting papers, the Court Disposition, the Evaluation by a Certified Addiction Counselor and any treatment requirements.
    • Any PENDING DUI Arrests musthave a current Evaluation by a Certified Addiction Counselor.
    • You may be required to provide documentation for any arrest.
  • Fitness for Duty
  • All persons must successfully pass a Pre-Access Drug & Alcohol Test
    • All persons applying for Unescorted Access MUST Indicate:
    • If you have ever been denied unescorted access at any nuclear power plant.
    • If you have ever been removed from or made ineligible for unescorted access to any nuclear facility, Technical Support Center (TSC) or Emergency Operations Facility (EOF) for a violation of a Fitness For Duty Program.
    • If you have violated an employer’s drug and alcohol testing program.
    • If you have subverted or attempted to subvert a drug or alcohol testing program or refused to take a drug or alcohol test.
    • If you have used, sold or possessed illegal drugs or abused illegal drugs.
    • If you have had legal or employment action taken for alcohol or drug use.
    • If you have been subjected to a plan for substance abuse treatment (except for self-referral)
    • If you have tested positive for illegal drugs or use of alcohol that resulted in on duty impairment, or pre-employment testing.

 

ISSUE ACTION(S) REQUIRED FOR INDIVIDUAL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ACCESS
DRUG AND ALCOHOL RELATED ISSUES
Individual has one or more DUI arrests and/or convictions or any pending DUI arrest: Individual must show up on site with disposition of court case and documentation of any effective chemical dependency evaluation by a Certified Addictions Counselor* and/or treatment following each event.
Individual has three (3) or more DUI arrests, resolved or unresolved: Individual may not be eligible for unescorted access. Contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arriving on site to process.
Individual has a non-nuclear Fitness for Duty violation. Individual must provide documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress of treatment or rehabilitation prior to arriving on site to apply for unescorted access. In order to be approved, contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to showing up on site.
Individual has ever been refused or discharged from employment for a violation of a Fitness for Duty Program. Individual must provide documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress of treatment or rehabilitation prior to arriving on site to apply for unescorted access. Approval to be determined by Exelon Security Reviewer.
Individual has been subjected to a plan for treating substance abuse except for self-referral for treatment over any period of time. Individual must show up on site with documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress on treatment or rehabilitation. Approval to be determined by Exelon Security Reviewer.
Individual has tested positive for illegal drugs or use of alcohol that resulted in on duty impairment. Individual must provide documentation of a Certified Addictions Counselor’s evaluation, completion/progress of treatment or rehabilitation prior to arriving on site to apply for unescorted access. In order to be approved, contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to showing up on site.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES
Individual requires a clinical interview due to results of the MMPI. Individual must have a clinical interview and the resulting evaluation must be favorable. Exelon will set up the appointment and cover the expense of the interview. Individual will be expected to comply with the instructions provided by Security.
CRIMINAL HISTORY ISSUES
Individual should be prepared to list all arrests (e.g., Criminal Charges, Convictions or Proceedings) since their 18th birthday or since their last unescorted access whether convicted or not convicted. Individuals should list all felony, misdemeanor, traffic or military criminal history to include court martials or non-judicial punishment. This includes guilty pleas and nolle contendere, any suspended sentences, pre-trial diversions, dismissals, nolle prosse, or first offender cases. (Individuals may omit speeding tickets or parking tickets) All alcohol related arrests must be listed. Individual must show up on site with documentation of disposition of court case(s) and may require an interview by Exelon Security.

Documentation may be required for any arrest outside of the 5 year scope as deemed necessary by the Exelon Security Reviewer.

Results of fingerprints from the FBI will be received prior to granting Unescorted Access.

MISCELLANEOUS ISSUES
Individual has other than “Honorable Discharge” from the Armed Services. Individual must contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer for an interview and supply any additional information required.
Individual has been denied access at any nuclear facility over any period of time. Individual must contact Exelon Security for an interview prior to individual’s arrival on site and supply any additional information required as appropriate by the Exelon Security Reviewer.
CONTACT WITH EXELON SECURITY REVIEWER REQUIRED
Probation, parole or work release. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.
Individual has any Fitness for Duty violations, nuclear, non-nuclear or a combination of the two. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.
Individual has any drug related arrests. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.
Individual has an arrest and/or conviction for the sale, delivery or manufacture of illegal drugs. MUST contact the appropriate Exelon Security Reviewer prior to arrival on site.

*Certified Addictions Counselors may be found online or contact your nearest doctor, addictions center or hospital for referral.

January
14

Exelon Covid Policy

by Tim Boddy on 1/14/2022 05:51 PM

Exelon COVID Policy

The Exelon COVID Policy for Spring of 2022 is the same as it has been the last two seasons.  You will be tested once you arrive on site.  You are not required to be vaccinated, but if you have been, please bring proof of the vaccination with you.

At the end of the outage, if you are going to another Exelon facility, you will be tested prior to leaving your current site.

While on Exelon property, you will be required to wear a mask while inside any building unless you are actively eating or drinking.  Social distancing and all other COVID minimization protocol should be actively practiced, not only while on site but offsite as well.