United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 29: If a licensee controls exposure to members of

the public using the new Part 20.1302 (b) (2) at the

boundary of the unrestricted area, how does a licensee

ensure that members of the public inside the controlled

area do not exceed this limit?

Answer: Principally by the control of access and,

thereby, exposure time, since the licensee can require

members of the public to exit the controlled area at any

time. (10 CFR 20.1301 (b) provides that if a licensee

permits members of the public to have access to controlled

areas, the limits for members of the public continue to

apply to those individuals.) (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1302)

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