United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Question 46: Will determination of the "eye dose

equivalent," at a tissue depth of 300 mg/square cm, be

included in the NVLAP personnel dosimetry accreditation


Answer: Not until ANSI N13.11, which defines the testing

program used in the NVLAP accreditation program, is revised

to include tests for the 300 mg/square cm depth and this

revised standard is adopted by the NVLAP program. (Note:

Requirements under the old Part 20 include the

determination of the dose to the eye at a tissue depth of

300 mg/square cm. See Instructions for Preparation of NRC

Form 5, Item 5. (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1201 (a) (2) (i))

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