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This table includes a collection of significant enforcement actions (referred to as "escalated") that the NRC has issued to materials licensees.

The types of actions and their abbreviations are as follows:

  • Notice of Violation for Severity Level I, II, or III violations (NOV)
  • Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty (NOVCP)
  • Order Imposing Civil Penalty (CPORDER)
  • Order Modifying, Suspending, or Revoking License (ORDER)

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Licensee Name and
NRC Action Number
Action Type
(Severity) &
Civil Penalty
(if any
Date Description
R&M Engineering Consultants, AK
EA-05-023
ORDER 05/09/2005 On May 9, 2005, a Confirmatory Order Modifying License was issued to confirm recent commitments that Mr. Wellman, President of R&M Engineering Consultants, agreed to take in lieu of NRC pursuing escalated enforcement action. The commitments include leak testing and transferring two NRC-licensed gauges to an authorized recipient.
R&M Engineering Inc, AK
EA-07-180; 07-181
NOVCP
(SL III)

$3,250
10/23/2007 On October 23, 2007, a Notice of Violation (NOV) and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,250 was issued for a Severity Level III violation of 10 CFR 30.34(i) involving the licensee's failure, on two instances, to maintain a minimum of two independent physical controls that formed tangible barriers to secure a portable gauge from unauthorized removal during a period when the portable gauge was not under the control and constant surveillance of the licensee. In the second instance, this resulted in the loss of the gauge into the public domain. Specifically, in the first instance, an authorized portable gauge user left the portable gauge unattended and unsecured in the bed of a company truck as he returned to the office to retrieve paperwork. In the second instance, the licensee failed to use two independent physical controls to secure a portable gauge after it fell out of a company vehicle onto a public highway and until it was retrieved and returned by a member of the public a few minutes later.
R&M Engineering-Ketchikan, Inc, AK
EA-08-076
NOVCP
(SL III)

$3,250
09/10/2008 On September 10, 2008, a Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,250 was issued for a Severity Level III violation of 10 CFR 30.34(i). The violation involved the licensee's failure to use a minimum of two independent physical controls that formed tangible barriers to secure a portable gauge from unauthorized removal when the portable gauges was not under the control and constant surveillance of the licensee. Specifically, the licensee stored four portable gauges in its warehouse located in Ketchikan, Alaska, using only one independent physical control that formed a tangible barrier and the gauges were not under the control and constant surveillance of the licensee.
Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc., HI
EA-96-205
NOV
(SL III)
09/20/1996 Loss of licensed material.
Redondo Construction Corporation, PR
EA-01-240
NOV
(SL III)
11/06/2001 On November 6, 2001, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the unauthorized transfer of byproduct material (Cesium-137 and Americium-241) contained in three portable gauges.
Regents of the University of Michigan, MI
EA-11-228
NOV
(SL III)
01/06/2012 On January 6, 2012, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to the Regents of the University of Michigan for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to develop, implement, and maintain written procedures to provide high confidence that each administration was in accordance with the written directive as required by 10 CFR 35.41(a). In accordance with 10 CFR 35.41(b)(2), the procedures required by 10 CFR 35.41(a) must address verifying that the administration is in accordance with the treatment plan, if applicable, and the written directive. Specifically, on March 9, 2011, the licensee administered a yttrium-90 TheraSphere™ liver treatment, but the licensee's procedures did not require verifying that the administration of byproduct material was in accordance with the applicable treatment plan and written directive.
Reliant Energy, PA
EA-02-225
NOV
(SL III)
10/31/2002 On October 31, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for three Severity Level III violations involving the failure to: (1) properly supervise individuals working with licensed radioactive materials, (2) employ an individual to perform the duties of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), and (3) notify the NRC regarding a change in the company's ownership.
Rice Memorial Hospital
EA-03-205
NOV
(SL III)
12/15/2003 On December 15, 2003, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to secure from unauthorized removal or limit access to licensed material (approximately 145 millicuries of technetium-99m and an approximate aggregate activity of 192 millicuries of gadolinium-153 contained in sealed sources) in controlled areas, and the failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of the licensed material.
Reid Hospital and Healthcare Services
EA-08-136; EA-08-137
NOV
(SL III)
07/11/2008 On July 11, 2008, a Notice of Violation was issued to Reid Hospital and Healthcare Services. This action was based on two violations of NRC requirements involving (1) failure to develop, implement, and maintain written procedures to provide high confidence that each administration is in accordance with the written directive for I-125 seed prostate implants as required by 10 CFR 35.41; and (2) failure to report a medical event to the NRC Operations Center no later than the next calendar day after discovery as required by 10 CFR 35.3045(c).
Rio Construction Corporation
EA-02-215
NOVCP
(SL III)

$3,000
01/15/2003 On January 15, 2003, Notice of Violation and Proposed Imposition of Civil Penalty in the amount of $3,000 was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the use of a moisture density gauge (NRC licensed materials) by an individual who had not been provided required radiation safety training and who did not work under the supervision and in the physical presence of individuals who had required radiation safety training.
Robco Production Logging, TX
EA-96-378
NOVCP
(SL III)

$1,100
02/02/1997 Deliberate failure to file NRC Form 241.
Roberts Construction Company , KY
EA-96-480
NOV
(SL III)
01/17/1997 Security violations.
Roetech, LLC
EA-02-258
NOV
(SL III)
04/21/2003 On April 21, 2003, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to secure from unauthorized removal or limit access to licensed material (a portable moisture/density gauge containing a maximum activity of cesium-137 of 11 millicuries and a maximum activity of americium-241:beryllium of 44 millicuries) in an unrestricted area, and failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of this licensed material.
Roof Consultant Services
EA-03-005
NOV
(SL III)
04/17/2003 On April 17, 2003, a Notice of Violation was issued for a willful Severity Level III problem involving the failure to: (1) complete decommissioning of its site by the approved alternative decommissioning schedule, and (2) confine its storage of byproduct material to a location that was authorized by the license. Although the normal civil penalty assessment process would have resulted in a civil penalty, the NRC exercised discretion in accordance with Section VII.B.6 of the Enforcement Policy and refrained from issuing a civil penalty since the licensee no longer possessed licensed material.
Roofing Consultants, Ltd
EA-03-094
NOV
(SL III)
07/08/2003 On July 8, 2003, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III problem involving the failure to secure from unauthorized removal or limit access to licensed material (50 millicuries of americium-241:beryllium in a moisture density gauge) in an unrestricted area, failure to control and maintain constant surveillance of this licensed material, and failure to provide the manufacturer's training to an individual who used licensed material.
Roof Survey and Consultants, Inc., VA
EA-99-223
ORDER 10/04/1999 Failure to pay annual fees and failure to comply with the terms of the April 3, 1997, Order Suspending License.
Rosel Well Perforators, Inc., KS
EA-98-017
NOV
(SL III)
03/02/1998 Failure to file NRC Form 241.
Roxar Flow Measurement, Inc., TX
EA-09-328
NOV
(SL III)
02/02/2012 On February 2, 2012, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Roxar Flow Measurement, Inc., for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to only transfer byproduct material to persons authorized to receive such byproduct material in accordance with 10 CFR 30.41(a) and (b)(5). Specifically, on numerous occasions between September 2003 and August 2007, the licensee transferred fixed gauges containing byproduct material to persons not authorized to receive byproduct material under the terms of a specific license or a general license issued by the Commission or an Agreement State.
Rusty's Well Services, LLC, TN
EA-02-192
NOV
(SL III)
09/20/2002 On September 20, 2002, a Notice of Violation was issued for a Severity Level III violation involving the failure to file a submittal containing an NRC Form 241,"Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement State, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters;" file copies of its Agreement State specific license; or file the appropriate fee prior to performing well logging services in a non-Agreement State.
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