Well-Logging Licensee Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help licensees find key information easily.
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The 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. The following part contains the requirements most relevant to well-logging licensing and possession: Part 39 ' "Licenses and radiation safety requirements for well logging."
Consolidated materials guidance is published in "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses" (NUREG-1556).
- Volume 14, Program-Specific Guidance About Well Logging, Tracer, and Field Flood Study Licenses
- Volume 19, Guidance for Agreement State Licensees About NRC Form 241 "Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters" and Guidance for NRC Licensees Proposing To Work in Agreement State Jurisdiction (Reciprocity)
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 in 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. The following inspection procedures are directly related to well logging.
- IP 87123 - Well-Logging Programs
For additional references, see the Medical, Industrial, Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Inspection page.
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 Well-Logging Licensing and Inspection Programs
|License Title||License Code|
|Well-Logging Byproduct and/or SNM Tracer and Sealed Sources||03110|
|Well-Logging Byproduct and/or SNM Sealed Sources Only||03111|
|Well-Logging Byproduct Only Tracers Only||03112|
|Field Flooding Studies||03113|
Well-logging 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 well-logging licensees.
- Reciprocity Form 241
- Application for Material License Form 313
- Certificate of Disposition of Materials Form 314
- NRC Form 3
- NRC Form 4
- NRC Form 5