United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No.80-24 – Low-level Radioactive Waste Burial Criteria

                                                 SSINS:  6870              
                                                 Accession No.: 8005050047 

                               UNITED STATES 
                       NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 
                   OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT  
                           WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 
                                     
                                May 30, 1980

                                            Information Notice No. 80-24 

LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE BURIAL CRITERIA 

                This Notice Supersedes Enclosure #1 to IE 
               Information Notice 79-21, September 7, 1979 

Information Notice No. 79-21, "Transportation and Commercial Burial of 
Radioactive Material" alerted licensees to the concern expressed by the 
Governors of the Agreement States of Nevada, South Carolina and Washington 
over the repeated disregard by waste generators and shippers for the rules 
governing shipments of low-level radioactive wastes to their burial 
facilities. That Notice also provided information regarding the regulatory 
requirements for packaging, transportation and disposal of radioactive 
material. Enclosure #1 to the Notice was a summary of the low-level 
radioactive waste burial criteria for the three burial sites as of July 11, 
1979. 

Since the issuance of Information Notice No. 79-21, there have been a number 
of changes to those criteria. An edited and updated version of Enclosure No.
1 to that Notice has been prepared and is hereby reissued as IE Information 
Notice No. 80- . These criteria have been reviewed with state officials and 
the burial site operators. 

It is important to note that administrative and shipper certification 
requirements associated with the burial sites are not reflected in the 
enclosed criteria. These requirements are frequently revised, as are the 
specific details on packagings, waste form and volumes. 

It is imperative, therefore, that shippers confirm the latest requirements 
directly with the waste disposal collectors and site operators. 

No written response to this Information Notice is required. 

Enclosure:
Low-Level Radioactive Waste 
  Burial Criteria, March 10, 
  1980 

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