U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Question 383: Reports of planned special exposures (PSEs)
are required by 10 CFR 20.2204 to be submitted within 30
days of the PSE to the NRC Regional Office. Complete
records of PSEs are required to be maintained in accordance
with 10 CFR 20.2105 and the monitoring results for PSEs
should be recorded on NRC Form 5 or equivalent in
accordance with the guidance in Regulatory Guide 8.7,
Revision 1. (a) Are the PSE dose reports also required to
be submitted to NRC annually in accordance with 20.2206?
(b) If so, is only the NRC Form 5 equivalent required to be
submitted, or does the other information required by 10 CFR
20.2105 also have to be included? (c) Should separate NRC
Form 5s, i.e., one for routine dose and one for PSE dose,
be submitted for each applicable individual?
Answer: (a) Yes.
(b) Only the information on Form 5. The information
required by 10 CFR 20.2105 does not have to be included in
the reports required by 10 CFR 20.2206. (c) Two separate
forms, one for routine dose and one for PSE dose should be
submitted for each individual who had both routine and PSE
doses. Separate reports are needed because completion of
Item 9B on Form 5 requires indicating whether the reported
occupational exposure is for routine exposure or for PSE.
In other words, the design of the Form 5 does not allow
both routine exposures and PSEs to be reported on the same
form. (References: 10 CFR 20.2206, 10 CFR 20.1206, 10 CFR
20.2204, Regulatory Guide 8.7)