United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 3: What do you do about hot particles?

Answer: Until changed by rulemaking, the dose limits in

Part 20 (10 CFR 20.1201 (a) (2)) apply. Special rulemaking

on "hot particles" is still pending. Until rulemaking is

accomplished the NRC will continue handling hot particle

enforcement issues in accordance with the stated

Enforcement Policy published in the Federal Register (55 FR

31113, 7/31/90) and transmitted to nuclear reactor

licensees as Attachment 2 to NRC Information Notice 90-48

(8/2/90). (References: 10 CFR 20.1201, U.S. NRC

Enforcement Policy)

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