U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Question 116: 10 CFR 20.2101 (b) requires the licensee to
make a clear distinction among the dose quantities entered
on the records and gives examples of the following
different dose quantities: total effective dose
equivalent, shallow dose equivalent, eye dose equivalent,
deep dose equivalent, committed effective dose equivalent.
Does this mean (for example) that the dose rates measured
during surveys of external radiation fields must be
recorded in terms of one of these dose quantities or (as
another example) that the results of air sampling must be
recorded in terms of one of these quantities?
Answer: No. The examples given refer to dose quantities
used for doses to individuals, not to dose (or activity)
quantities used in surveys of areas. (Reference: 10 CFR