July 28, 2005
According to an announcement released in the Federal Register on July 28, 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to implement a National Source Tracking System for certain sealed sources. The proposed amendments would require licensees to report certain transactions involving these sealed sources to the National Source Tracking System. These transactions would include manufacture, transfer, receipt, or disposal of the nationally tracked source. The proposed amendment would also require each licensee to provide its initial inventory of nationally tracked sources to the National Source Tracking System and annually verify and reconcile the information in the system with the licensee's actual inventory. In addition, the proposed amendment would require manufacturers to assign a unique serial number to each nationally tracked source.
The NRC is collecting comments on the rule by October 11, 2005. Submit comments specific to the information collections aspects of this rule by August 29, 2005.