NRC Requests Public Comments Regarding the AAPM Petition for Rulemaking (Docket No. PRM-35-20)

November 3, 2006

NRC Requests Public Comments Regarding the AAPM Petition for Rulemaking (Docket No. PRM-35-20)

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a petition for rulemaking dated September 10, 2006, submitted by E. Russell Ritenour, Ph.D. (petitioner) on behalf of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The petitioner requests that the NRC amend 10 CFR part 35, "Medical Use of Byproduct Material." Specifically, the petitioner requests that 10 CFR 35.57, "Training for experienced Radiation Safety Officer, teletherapy or medical physicist, authorized medical physicist, authorized user, nuclear pharmacist, and authorized nuclear pharmacist" be revised to recognize medical physicists certified by either the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) on or before October 24, 2005, as "grandfathered for the modalities that they practiced as of October 24, 2005."

The NRC has determined that the petition meets the threshold sufficiency requirements for a petition for rulemaking under 10 CFR 2.802. The petition has been docketed as PRM-35-20. The NRC is soliciting public comment on the petition for rulemaking.

DATES: Submit comments to the NRC by January 16, 2007. Please download the Federal Register notice below for detailed instructions on public comments submission.

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