United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

10 CFR 20.408 Termination Reports (Generic Letter No. 85-08)



                                UNITED STATES
                        NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                           WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555

                                May 23, 1985

TO ALL HOLDERS OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND OPERATING LICENSES 

SUBJECT:  10 CFR 20.408 TERMINATION REPORTS - FORMAT GENERIC LETTER NO. 85-08 


Pursuant to 10 CFR 20.408, licensees are required to submit to the NRC a 
report of each individual's exposure to radiation and radioactive material 
when the individual terminates employment or work assignment at their 
facility. These exposure reports are commonly referred to as SS20.408 
termination reports.  

Previously, we have not specified a preferred reporting format for 
compliance with this regulation. However, the NRC is currently receiving 
approximately 100,000 termination reports each year, and this number is 
steadily increasing. For purposes of efficient automatic data processing, it 
is important to use a standard format. Processing in a more timely fashion 
will make the data more useful to the NRC and others in their performance of
various duties (see Enclosure 1). 

For future SS20.408 termination reports we request that you voluntarily use 
the attached Standard NRC Form-439. Instructions for completing the form are
attached to the form. Questions regarding these instructions should be 
directed to Barbara G. Brooks, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, 
Washington, D. C. 20555, (301) 427-4577. 

The NRC is also conducting a pilot program for the electronic transmission 
of the termination data to the NRC via computer tapes or by direct linkup to
the NRC's computing facility, and we would like to encourage you to consider
participating. Should you desire more information about this program please 
contact Ms. Brooks. 

The form is intended for use in connection with the information collection 
requirement established in Section 20.408, 10 CFR Part 20 and approved under
OMB Clearance Number 3150-0014. 


                              Hugh L. Thompson, Jr., Director 
                              Division of Licensing 
                              Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation 

Enclosure:
1. Uses of Radiation Exposure Data 
2. Five copies of NRC Form 439 
   (With instructions)
3. List of Generic Letters




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