NRC Proposed Rulemaking on Accelerator Products

August 29, 2006

NRC Proposed Rulemaking on Accelerator Products

Dear SNM Members:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently released the proposed rulemaking on naturally occurring and accelerator produced radioactive material (NARM). The proposed NARM rulemaking could potentially have a noticeable impact on the practice of nuclear medicine, particularly in non-agreement states with previously low regulation of these materials.

If you work directly with accelerators and/or accelerator products (such as PET drugs) in the United States, please click here to download and review the Federal Register containing the proposed NRC NARM rulemaking.

We ask that you please email your specific concerns and ideas to us at Your input will help SNM NRC Task Force members and staff as we work to develop appropriate comments representative of the interests of the SNM membership.

Additionally, we encourage you to develop your own formal comments and submit them to the NRC by September 11, 2006. You can submit comments through one of the following methods:

  1. Via postal mail—Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, ATTN: Rulemakings and Adjudications Staff
  2. Via email—
  3. Via internet— or
  4. Via fax—Secretary, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at (301) 415–1101

Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts. As always, we will keep the community apprised of future developments regarding the NRC/NARM issue via the SNM website.


Hugh Cannon
Director of Public Affairs
Society of Nuclear Medicine
1850 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, Virginia 20190-5316

7/28/2006 FR Notice with Proposed NRC-NARM Rulemaking