United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No. 90-15: Reciprocity: Notification of Agreement State Radiation Control Directors Before Beginning Work in Agreement States

                                UNITED STATES
                        NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
              OFFICE OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL SAFETY AND SAFEGUARDS
                           WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555

                                March 7, 1990


Information Notice No. 90-15:  RECIPROCITY: NOTIFICATION OF AGREEMENT 
                                   STATE RADIATION CONTROL DIRECTORS BEFORE 
                                   BEGINNING WORK IN AGREEMENT STATES


Addressees: 

All holders of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) materials licenses which 
authorize use of radioactive material at temporary job sites.


Purpose: 

This information notice provides guidance to materials licensees about 
notifying Agreement State Radiation Control Directors before working with 
NRC-licensed material in an Agreement State.  It is expected that recipients 
will review this notice for applicability to their NRC licensed programs to 
ensure compliance with Agreement State requirements.  No written response to 
this information notice is required. 

Discussion: 

Many NRC licensees, particularly radiographers, well-loggers, and portable 
gauge users, are authorized to use radioactive material at temporary job 
sites.  However, this authorization does not permit operations in the 29 
Agreement States (except for licensees who are Federal Agencies).  Some 
Agreement States have reciprocity provisions that permit NRC licensees to 
perform work using NRC-licensed radioactive materials in their States.  In 
some Agreement States, you will need to obtain a license to perform work 
using licensed materials.  Most Agreement States permit reciprocity for as 
long as 180 days per year and some permit reciprocity for as little as 20 
days per year.  NRC licensees are advised that they should notify the 
Agreement State in advance of doing work in that State.  

We have attached telephone numbers for all the Agreement States and a map 
showing the location of Agreement States. 










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No written response is required for this information notice.  If you have 
any questions about this matter, please contact one of the technical 
contacts listed below or the appropriate regional office. 




                                   Richard E. Cunningham, Director 
                                   Division of Industrial and 
                                     Medical Nuclear Safety, NMSS 


Technical Contacts:  Jack R. Metzger, NMSS
                     (301) 492-3424

                     Lloyd A. Bolling, GPA
                     (301) 492-0327

Attachments: 
1.  List of Agreement States
2.  List of Recently Issued NMSS Information Notices
3.  List of Recently Issued NRC Information Notices
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