NRC Issues Final Rule: Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material; Updates and Clarifications

July 28, 2010

NRC Issues Final Rule: Export and Import of Nuclear Equipment and Material; Updates and Clarifications

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued amendments to its regulations that govern the export and import of nuclear equipment and material. This rule allows International Atomic Energy Agency Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources Category 1 and 2 quantities of radioactive materials to be imported under a general license. This rule also revises the definition of "radioactive waste" and removes the definition of "incidental radioactive material." In addition, this rule updates, clarifies, and corrects several provisions.

The rule is effective on August 27, 2010.