U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Policy and Guidance Directive FC 83-19, "Jurisdiction at Reactor Facilities"
Title: Policy and Guidance Directive FC 83-19,
"Jurisdiction at Reactor Facilities"
See the memorandum from R. E. Cunningham to Regional
Administrators (and Branch Chiefs, Division of Fuel Cycle
and Material Safety) dated September 16, 1983. The
possession and use of radioactive materials at a reactor
facility prior to issuance of an operating license and
subsequent to issuance of a construction permit are under
exclusive NRC jurisdiction when the materials are directly
connected with reactor operation and are needed during the
construction and preoperational phases of a reactor.
HPPOS-120 contains a related topic.
The possession and use of radioactive materials at a
reactor facility that has an operating license is under
exclusive NRC jurisdiction when the materials are used in
connection with reactor operations. Contractors to the
reactor licensee may not be separately licensed. All
activities must be carried out under the operating license.
The exception to the rule of exclusive NRC jurisdiction is
the possession and use of byproduct material for
performance of industrial radiography. A firm which holds
an NRC or Agreement State license that authorizes
performance of radiography may do radiography at reactor
sites pursuant to that license.
Occasionally a reactor licensee may wish to do industrial
radiography at the reactor site. If the site is located in
an Agreement State, the license for the performance should
be obtained from the Agreement State. If the site is in a
non-Agreement State, a separate license issued pursuant to
10 CFR Part 34 should be obtained from the NRC by the
Regulatory references: Atomic Energy Act, 10 CFR 150.15
Subject codes: 12.2, 12.9
Applicability: Byproduct and Special Nuclear Materials