Appendix M to Part 110—Categorization of Nuclear Material
[From IAEA INFCIRC/225/Revision 5]
|Material||Form||Category I||Category II||Category III3|
|1. Plutonium1||Unirradiated2||2 kg or more||Less than 2 kg but more than 500 g.||500 g or less but more than 15 g.|
|—Uranium enriched to
20 percent 235U or
|5 kg or more||Less than 5 kg but more than 1 kg.||1 kg or less but more than 15 g.
|—Uranium enriched to
10 percent 235U but
less than 20 percent
|10 kg or more||Less than 10 kg but more
than 1 kg.
|—Uranium enriched above natural, but less than 10 percent
|10 kg or more.|
|Unirradiated2||2 kg or more||Less than 2 kg but more than 500 g.||500 g or less but more than 15 g.|
|4. Irradiated Fuel (The categorization of irradiated fuel in the table is based on international transport considerations. The State may assign a different category for domestic use, storage and transport taking all relevant factors into account).||Depleted or natural uranium,
thorium or low enriched
fuel (less than 10 percent
fissile content)4 5
1 All plutonium except that with isotopic concentration exceeding 80 percent in plutonium-238.
2 Material not irradiated in a reactor or material irradiated in a reactor but with a radiation level equal to or less than 1 Gy/h (100 rad/h) at 1 m unshielded.
3 Quantities not falling in Category III and natural uranium, depleted uranium and thorium should be protected at least in accordance with prudent management practice.
4 Although this level of protection is recommended, it would be open to States, upon evaluation of the specific circumstances, to assign a different category of physical protection.
5 Other fuel which by virtue of its original fissile material content is classified as Category I or II before irradiation may be reduced one category level while the radiation level from the fuel exceeds 1 Gy/h (100 rad/h) at one meter unshielded.
(Sec. 161, as amended, Pub. L. 83–703, 68 Stat. 948 (42 U.S.C. 2201); sec. 201, as amended, Pub. L. 93–438, 88 Stat. 1243 (42 U.S.C. 5841))
[43 FR 21641, May 19, 1978. Redesignated and amended at 49 FR 47204, Dec. 3, 1984. Further redesignated at 55 FR 30450, July 26, 1990; 58 FR 13005, Mar. 9, 1993; 61 FR 35603, July 8, 1996; 79 FR 39299, Jul. 10, 2014]