United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

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)

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