Special Nuclear Material Licensee Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help licensees find key information easily.
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NRC's regulations are found in Chapter I of Title 10, "Energy," of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Chapter I is divided into Parts 1 through 199. See also the Medical, Industrial, and Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Regulations, Guidance, and Communications page.
Consolidated materials guidance is published in "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses" (NUREG-1556), Volume 17, Program-Specific Guidance About Special Nuclear Material of Less than Critical Mass Licenses.
Regulatory guides are issued in 10 divisions and are intended to aid licensees in implementing regulations. For a specific list of the most applicable guides see Division 8, Occupational Health, see the Medical, Industrial, and Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Regulations, Guidance, and Communications page.
Web (HTML) versions of some regulatory guides are available for viewing or downloading at this site. In the index for each division of guides, the number of each guide available at this site is underscored. All active final and draft guides are also available in NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).
NRC's regional offices (Region I - Northeast, Region II - Southeast, Region III - Midwest, and Region IV - West/Southwest) conduct typically unannounced, periodic inspection of licensed activities using guidance from Inspection Manual, Chapter 2800. The frequency of inspection is based on the hazard of materials used.
NRC assigns a five-digit code to each license to designate the major activity or principal use authorized in the license. NRC uses approximately 100 program codes to classify the thousands of active licenses. To learn more about this license category and the associated fee and inspection categories, see "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Guidance About Administrative Licensing Procedures" (NUREG-1556, Vol. 20, Appendix G: LTS Program Code Descriptions). Use this information to find the fee you will pay in the schedules in 10 CFR Part 170 and 10 CFR Part 171.
Program Codes Used in Special Nuclear Material Licensing and Inspection Programs
|License Title||License Code|
|SNM Plutonium Unsealed Less Than a Critical Mass||22110|
|SNM U-235 and/or U-233 Unsealed Less Than a Critical Mass||22111|
|SNM Plutonium Neutron Sources Less Than 200 Grams||22120|
|Power Sources with Byproduct and/or Special Nuclear Material||22130|
|SNM Plutonium Sealed Sources in Devices||22140|
|SNM Plutonium Sealed Sources Less Than a Critical Mass||22150|
|SNM U-235 and/or U-233 Sealed Sources Less Than a Critical Mass||22151|
Special nuclear material license applicants are required to pay a fee to the NRC upon application for a new license and are required to pay an annual license fee to the NRC thereafter. These fees are explained in our Materials Fee Billing Handbook. Refer to the schedule of materials fees for the fees required for each category of license and each type of fee.
The following forms are to be used by all research and development licensees.