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Small Entity Compliance Guides and Section 610 Periodic Reviews

The table on this page lists the following:

  • Completed rulemakings that have been considered to have an impact on small entities according to Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), including their publication dates and Federal Register citations, and whether those rulemakings must undergo a Section 610 periodic review (they have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities).
  • Links to Unified Agenda entries for Section 610 periodic reviews that have been started and completed.
  • Issued guidance for small entities to aid in complying with rules.
    • The NUREG-1556 series contains information intended to provide program-specific guidance and assist applicants and licensees in preparing applications for materials licenses. In particular, the documents describe the types of information needed to complete NRC's Form 313, "Application for Materials License." The documents describe both the methods acceptable to the NRC license reviewers in implementing the regulations and the techniques used by the reviewers in evaluating the application to determine if the proposed activities are acceptable for licensing purposes.
    • The annual Fee Rule small entity compliance guides assist businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and governmental jurisdictions in determining whether they qualify as small entities by providing the qualifying factors that make up the NRC's definition of "small entity," and the small entity fee listing.

See Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Compliance for more general information.

See also Regulatory Flexibility Act Compliance.

Affected CFR Part(s) RIN No. and Docket ID Rulemaking
Title
Final Rule Publication Date and Final Rule Federal Register Citation Guidance Document Title Section 610
Periodic
Review
Unified
Agenda
Entry
Initiation of
§ 610
Periodic
Review
Completion of
§ 610
Periodic
Review
170 3150-AB03 Revision of License Fee Schedules 05/21/1984
49 FR 21293
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
30; 31; 32; 35; 40 3150-AA73 Medical Use of Byproduct
Material
10/16/1986
51 FR 36932
NUREG-1556, Volume 9, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses"    
20 3150-AA39 Improved Personnel Dosimeter Processing 02/13/1987
52 FR 4601
NUREG-1556, Volume 2, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Industrial Radiography Licenses" Regulatory Guide 8.4 "Direct-Reading and Indirect-Reading Pocket Dosimeters"    
30 & 32 3150-AB34 Registration of Sources and Devices 07/24/1987
52 FR 27782
NUREG-1556, Volume 3, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Applications for Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Registration" Regulatory Guide 10.10, "Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Radiation Safety Evaluation and Registration of Devices Containing Byproduct Material" Regulatory Guide 10.11, "Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Radiation Safety Evaluation and Registration of Sealed Sources Containing Byproduct Material"    
30; 40; 50; 51; 70; 72 3150-AA40 General Requirements for Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities 06/27/1988
53 FR 24018
NUREG-1556, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses" Regulatory Guide 1.86, "Termination of Operating Licenses for Nuclear Reactors" Regulatory Guide 8.8, "Information Relevant to Ensuring that Occupational Radiation Exposures at Nuclear" Power Stations Will Be as Low as Is Reasonably Achievable" Regulatory Guide 1.143, "Design Guidance for Radioactive Waste Management Systems, Structures, and Components Installed in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Plants"    
170; 171 3150-AC80 Revision of
Fee Schedules
12/29/1988
53 FR 52632
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
62 3150-AC24 Criteria and Procedures for Emergency
Access to Non-Federal and Regional Low-Level Waste Disposal
Facilities
02/03/1989
54 FR 5409
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
2; 34 3150-AC12 Safety Requirements
for Industrial Radiographic Equipment
01/10/1990
55 FR 843
NUREG-1556, Volume 2, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Industrial Radiography Licenses"    
2; 19; 20; 30; 31; 32; 34; 35; 39; 40; 50; 61; 70 3150-AA38 Standards for Protection
Against Radiation
05/21/1991
56 FR 23360
Regulatory Guide 8.9, "Acceptable Concepts, Models, Equations, and Assumptions for a Bioassay Program"    
52; 71; 170; 171 3150-AD87 Revision of Fee Schedule; Fee Recovery 07/10/1991
56 FR 31472
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
171 3150-AE05 Revision of Fee Schedule; 100% Fee Recovery; Clarification of Size Standards 11/13/1991
56 FR 57587
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
170; 171 3150-AE13 Limited Revisions of Fee Schedules 04/17/1992
57 FR 13625
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
19; 20 3150-AE21 Standards for protection Against Radiation; Extension of Implementation Date 08/26/1992
57 FR 38588
56 FR 23364
Regulatory Guide 8.9, "Acceptable Concepts, Models, Equations, and Assumptions for a Bioassay Program"    
30; 35 3150-AE23 Departures from Manufacturer's instructions; Elimination of Recordkeeping Requirements 10/02/1992
57 FR 45566
NUREG-1556, Volume 9, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses" NUREG-1556, Volume 12, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution"    
19; 20; 30; 36; 40; 51; 70; 170 3150-AC98 Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiation 02/09/1993
58 FR 7715
NUREG-1556, Volume 6, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About 10 CFR Part 36 Irradiator Licenses"    
30; 40; 70; 72 3150-AD67 Decommissioning Regulations; Recordkeeping and Termination for Decommissioning; Documentation Additions

07/26/1993
58 FR 39628

Merged with 3150-AD85
NUREG-1556, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses"    
30; 40; 50; 70; 72 3150-AD98 Decommissioning Recordkeeping and License Termination; Documentation Additions 07/26/1993
58 FR 39628
NUREG-1556, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses"    
170; 171 3150-AE49 Revision of Fee Schedule; 100% Fee Recovery, FY 1993 07/20/1993
58 FR 38666
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
170; 171 3150-AF03 1994 Fee Schedule 07/20/1994
59 FR 36895
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
110 3150-AE31 Specific Licencing of Exports of Certain Alpha-Emitting Radionuclides and Byproduct Material 09/26/1994
59 FR 48994
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
20; 61 3150-AD33 Low-level Waste Manifest Information and Reporting 03/27/1995
60 FR 15649
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
2 3150-AF24 NRC Size Standard; Proposed Revisions 04/11/1995
60 FR 18344
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
170; 171 3150-AF39 Revision of Fee Schedules; 100% Fee Recovery, FY 1996 04/12/1996
61 FR 16203
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
2; 13 3150-AF37 Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation 10/11/1996
61 FR 53554
No small entity compliance guide required -Section 212 of SBREFA was enacted in 1996.    
150; 170 3150-AF49 Recognition of Agreement State Licenses in Areas Under Excusive Federal Jurisdiction Within and Agreement State 01/13/1997
62 FR 1662
NUREG-1600, "General Statement of Policy and Procedures for NRC Enforcement Actions"    
30; 34; 71; 150 3150-AE07 Radiography and Radiation Safety Requirements for Radiography Operations 05/28/1997
62 FR 28948
NUREG-1556, Volume 2, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Industrial Radiography Licenses"    
170; 171 3150-AF55 Revision of Fee Schedule; 100% Fee Recovery, FY 1997 05/29/1997
62 FR 29194
Attachment 1 to Appendix A of 10 CFR 170, "U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small
Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 1997"
   
20; 30; 40; 50; 51; 70; 72 3150-AD65 Radiological Criteria for license Termination 07/21/1997
62 FR 39058
NUREG-1556, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses"    
51 3150-AF66 Notice to Employees; Minor Amendments 09/15/1997
62 FR 48165
NRC Form 3, "Notice to Employees"    
30; 40; 50; 70; 72 3150-AF64 Self-guarantee of Decommissioninig Funding by Non-profit and Non-bond Issuing Licensees 06/01/1998
63 FR 29535
NUREG-1556, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses"    
2; 140; 170; 171 3150-AF83 Revision of Fee Schedule; 100% Fee Recovery, FY 1998 06/08/1998
63 FR 31840
Appendix A to This Final Rule—Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the Amendments to 10 CFR Part 170 (License Fees) and 10 CFR Part 171 (Annual Fees)    
170; 171 3150-AG08 Revison of Fee Schedules; 100% Fee Recovery, FY 1999 06/10/1999
64 FR 31448
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Small Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 1999    
48 CFR Part 20 3150-AF52 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Acquisition Regulation 09/10/1999
64 FR 49322
Not available    
72 3150-AF93 Expand Applicability to Include Certificate Holders and Applicants and their Contractors and Subcontractors 10/15/1999
64 FR 56114
Not available    
170; 171 3150-AG50 Revision of Fee Schedules; 100% Fee Recovery, FY 2000 06/12/2000
65 FR 36946
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Small
Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 2000
   
30; 31; 32; 170; 171 3150-AG03 Requirements for Certain Generally Licensed Industrial Devices Containing Byproduct Material 12/18/2000
65 FR 79162
NUREG-1556, Volume 16, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses Authorizing Distribution to General Licensees"    
150; 170; 171 3150-AG73 Revision of Fee Schedule; Fee Recovery, FY 2001 6/14/2001
66 FR 32452
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small, Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 2001    
20, 32, 35 3150-AF74 Medical Use of Byproduct Material 04/24/2002
67 FR 20250
NUREG-1556, Volume 9, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses"    
170; 171 3150-AG95 Revision of Fee Schedules; 100% Fee Recovery, FY 2002 06/24/2002
67 FR 42612
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Small Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 2002    
170; 171 3150-AH14 Revision of Fee Schedule; Fee Recovery, FY 2003 06/18/2003
68 FR 36714
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide; Fiscal Year 2003    
2; 4; 9; 15 3150-AH33 Submission of Documents Electronically; Minor Corrections 10/10/2003
68 FR 58792
RIS 2001-05, "Guidance On Submitting Documents to the NRC by Electronic Information Exchange or on CD-ROM"    
71 3150-AG71 Compatibility with IAEA Transportation Safety Standards (TS-R-1) and other Transportation Safety Amendments 01/26/2004
69 FR 3698

NUREG-1609, “Standard Review Plan for Transportation Packages for Radioactive Material”

NUREG-1617, “Standard Review Plan for Transportation Packages for Spent Nuclear Fuel”

   
170; 171 3150-AH37 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery, FY 2004 04/26/2004
69 FR 22664
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 2004    
170; 171 3150-AH61 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery, FY 2005 10/31/2005
70 FR 30526
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide; Fiscal Year 2005.    
30 3150-AH06 Security Requirements for Portable Gauges Containing Byproduct Material 01/12/2005
70 FR 2001
NUREG-1556, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses"    
35 3150-AH19 Medical Use of Byproduct Material —  Recognition of Specialty Boards at NRC 03/30/2005
70 FR 16336
NUREG-1556, Volume 9, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses; Program-Specific Guidance About Medical Use Licenses"    
170; 171 3150-AH83 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2006 06/30/2006
71 FR 30722
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 2006    
20; 32 3150-AH48 National Source Tracking of Sealed Sources 11/08/2006
71 FR 65686
NUREG-1556, "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses"    
170; 171 3150-AI00 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2007 06/06/2007
72 FR 31402
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Small Entity Compliance Guide, Fiscal Year 2007    
170; 171 3150-AI28; NRC-2008-0080 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2008 06/06/2008
73 FR 32386
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide; Fiscal Year 2008 .  
40; 72; 73; 74; 150 3150-AH85;
NRC-2007-0002
Regulatory Improvements to the Nuclear Materials Management and Safeguards System 06/09/2008
73 FR 32453

NUREG/BR-0006, “Instructions for the Preparation and Distribution of Material Transaction Reports”

   
2; 30; 40; 50; 52; 60; 63; 70; 71; 72; 73; 76; 150 3150-AH57; NRC-2005-0001 Protection of Safeguards Information 10/24/2008
73 FR 63546
Not available    
170; 171 3150-AI52; NRC-2008-0620 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2009 06/10/2009
74 FR 27642
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide; Fiscal Year 2009  
170; 171 3150-AI70; NRC-2009-0333 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2010 06/16/2010
75 FR 34220
Attachment 1 to Appendix A—U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide; Fiscal Year 2010  
170; 171 3150-AI93; NRC-2011-0016 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2011 06/22/2011
76 FR 36780
FY 2012 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide  
73 3150-AI25;
NRC-2008-0619
Requirements for Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Records Checks for Individuals Seeking Unescorted Access to Non-power Reactors (Research or Test Reactors)

06/15/2012
77 FR 27561

Not available  
170; 171 3150-AJ03;
NRC-2011-0207
Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2012

06/15/2012
77 FR 39462

Fiscal Year 2012 Small Entity Compliance Guide  
30; 31; 32; 40; 70 3150-AH91;
NRC-2008-0338
Requirements for Distribution of Byproduct Material 07/25/2012
77 FR 63666

NUREG-1556, Vol. 3, Rev. 1, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Applications for Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Registration”

NUREG-1556, Vol. 8, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Exempt Distribution Licenses”

NUREG-1556, Vol. 16, “Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses Authorizing Distribution to General Licensees”

   
20, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 51, 71, & 73 3150-AI12; NRC-2008-0120 Physical Protection of Byproduct Material 03/19/2013
78 FR 16922
NUREG-2155, Implementation Guidance for 10 CFR Part 37, "Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material"  
30; 40; 70; 170; 171 3150-AH15;
NRC-2009-0084
Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions

05/29/2013
78 FR 32310

Guidance for Implementation of the Final Rule, “Distribution of Source Material to Exempt Persons and to General Licensees and Revision of General License and Exemptions”  
170; 171 3150-AJ19; NRC-2012-0211 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2013 07/01/2013
78 FR 39462
Fiscal Year 2013 Compliance Guide  
170; 171 3150-AJ32; NRC-2013-0276 Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2014 6/30/2014
79 FR 37124
FY 2014 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Small Entity Compliance Guide  

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