NRC Announces Meetings Regarding Implementation Guidance for Physical Protection of Byproduct Material

August 9, 2010

NRC Announces Meetings Regarding Implementation Guidance for Physical Protection of Byproduct Material

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations to establish security requirements for the use and transport of category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material. The NRC has prepared draft guidance to address implementation of the proposed regulations. The notice of availability for the guidance was published July 14, 2010. The public comment period on the guidance ends November 12, 2010. As part of the public comment process on the guidance, the NRC plans to hold two transcribed public meetings to solicit comments on the draft implementation guidance. The meetings are open to the public and all interested parties may attend. The first meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin, Texas. The second meeting will be held at the NRC in Rockville, Maryland. During the comment period, comments may also be mailed to the NRC or submitted via fax.

September 1, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Austin, Texas (Doubletree Hotel, 6505 Interstate Highway 35 North, Austin, Texas) and September 20, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rockville, Maryland (NRC Auditorium, Two White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland).