NRC Final Rule on National Source Tracking of Sealed Sources

November 9, 2006

NRC Final Rule on National Source Tracking of Sealed Sources

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is amending its regulations to implement a National Source Tracking System for certain sealed sources. The amendments require licensees to report certain transactions involving these sealed sources to the National Source Tracking System (NSTS). These transactions include manufacture, transfer, receipt, disassembly, or disposal of nationally tracked sources. The amendments also require each licensee to provide its initial inventory of nationally tracked sources to the National Source Tracking System and annually reconcile the information in the system with the licensee’s actual inventory. In addition, the amendments require manufacturers to assign a unique serial number to each nationally tracked source.

Effective Date: This final rule is effective on February 6, 2007.

Compliance Dates: Compliance with the reporting provisions in 10 CFR 20.2207 is required by November 15, 2007, for Category 1 sources and November 30, 2007, for Category 2 sources.

Important Note: Although this final rule deals exclusively with Category 1 and 2 sources, the NRC is currently discussing incorporating certain Category 3 sources in a future rulemaking after the NSTS is operational and a strategy for doing so is determined.

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Adobe Portable Document Format 11/08/2006 10 CFR Parts 20 and 32, National Source Tracking System, Final Rule (RIN 3150-AH48)
Related Page 10/25/2006 NRC Press Release: NRC Approves Final Rule on National Source Tracking System for Radioactive Materials of Concern