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Appendix D to Part 73--Physical Protection of Irradiated Reactor Fuel in Transit, Training Program Subject Schedule

Pursuant to the provision of § 73.37 of 10 CFR part 73, each licensee who transports or delivers to a carrier for transport irradiated reactor fuel is required to assure that individuals used as shipment escorts have completed a training program. The subjects that are to be included in this training program are as follows;

Security Enroute

-- Route planning and selection
-- Vehicle operation
-- Procedures at stops
-- Detours and use of alternate routes

Communications

-- Equipment operation
-- Status reporting
-- Contacts with law enforcement units
-- Communications discipline
-- Procedures for reporting incidents

Radiological Considerations

-- Description of the radioactive cargo
-- Function and characteristics of the shipping casks
-- Radiation hazards
-- Federal, State and local ordinances relative to the shipment of radioactive materials
-- Responsible agencies

Response to Contingencies

-- Accidents
-- Severe weather conditions
-- Vehicle breakdown
-- Communications problems
-- Radioactive "spills"
-- Use of special equipment (flares, emergency lighting, etc.)

Response to Threats

-- Reporting
-- Calling for assistance
-- Use of immobilization features
-- Hostage situations
-- Avoiding suspicious situations

The licensee is also required to assure that armed individuals serving as shipment escorts, other than members of local law enforcement agencies, have completed a weapons training and qualifications program equivalent to that required of guards, as described in III and IV of appendix B of this part, to assure that each such individual is fully qualified to use weapons assigned him.

[44 FR 34468, June 15, 1979, as amended at 45 FR 34710, June 3, 1980]

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