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Supporting Guidance and Computer Codes Potentially Subject to Update in Support of Options to Revise Radiation Protection Regulations and Guidance

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is currently considering Options to Revise Radiation Protection Regulations and Guidance to achieve greater alignment with the 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP Publication 103). [The NRC's Synopsis of ICRP Publication 103, which is available through the Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), discusses the broad implications of the new recommendations.] Specifically, the revisions proposed to achieve alignment would affect the regulatory framework provided by Title 10, Part 20, of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 20), "Standards for Protection Against Radiation"; 10 CFR Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities"; and Appendix I to 10 CFR Part 50, "Numerical Guides for Design Objectives and Limiting Conditions for Operation to Meet the Criterion 'As Low as is Reasonably Achievable' for Radioactive Material in Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactor Effluents." If the agency determines that such revisions are appropriate and scientifically justified, the staff would also update the agency's related guidance documents and computer codes. For details regarding those that are potentially subject to update, see the following topics on this page:

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Supporting Guidance

Document Number Title
Generic Letter 89-01 Implementation of Programmatic Controls for Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications in the Administrative Controls Section of the Technical Specifications and the Relocation of Procedural Details of RETS to the Offsite Dose Calculation Manual or to the Process Control Program (Generic Letter 89-01), January 31, 1989
NUREG-0133 Preparation of Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications for Nuclear Power Plants
NUREG-0172 Age-Specific Radiation Dose Commitment Factors for a One Year Chronic Intake
NUREG-0800 Standard Review Plan (All applicable sections referring to Part 20 and 50, requirements, doses, and effluent concentration limits)
NUREG-0851 Nomograms for Evaluation of Doses from Finite Noble Gas Clouds
NUREG-1301 Offsite Dose Calculation Manual Guidance: Standard Radiological Effluent Controls for Pressurized Water Reactors
NUREG-1302 Offsite Dose Calculation Manual Guidance: Standard Radiological Effluent Controls for Boiling Water Reactors
NUREG-1551 Environmental Standard Review Plan

Supporting Computer Codes

Document Number Title
NUREG-0016, Revision 1 Calculation of Releases of Radioactive Materials in Gaseous and Liquid Effluents from Boiling Water Reactor, BWR-Gale Code, Rev. 1
NUREG-0017, Revision 1 Calculation of Releases of Radioactive Materials in Gaseous and Liquid Effluents from Pressurized Water Reactor, PWR-Gale Code, Rev. 1
NUREG-0133 RATAFR Code for BWRs and PWRs, Assessment of liquid radwaste tank failures; and PARTS and RABFIN Codes, Derivation of ODCM composite dose parameters
NUREG/CR-0781, Supplement 1 SKYSHINE II Procedure: Calculation of the Effects of Structure Design Assessment on Neutron, Primary Gamma-Ray and Secondary Gamma-Ray Dose Rates in Air
NUREG/CR-1276 User’s Manual for LADTAP II: A Computer Program for Calculating Radiation Exposure to Man from Routine Releases of Nuclear Reactor Liquid Effluents
NUREG/CR-2919 XOQDOQ: Computer Program for the Meteorological Evaluation of Routine Effluent Releases at Nuclear Power Stations (supersedes the draft publication, issued as NUREG-0324)
NUREG/CR-4013 LADTAP II: Technical Reference and User Guide
NUREG/CR-4653 GASPAR II: Technical Reference and User Guide

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