United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No. 90-38: Supplement 1: License and Fee Requirements for Processing Financial Assurance Submittals for Decommissioning

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

                              November 6, 1990


NRC INFORMATION NO. 90-38, SUPPLEMENT 1:  LICENSE AND FEE REQUIREMENTS 
                                          FOR PROCESSING FINANCIAL 
                                          ASSURANCE SUBMITTALS FOR 
                                          DECOMMISSIONING


Addressees:

All fuel facility and materials licensees.

Purpose:

This information notice supplement is being provided to present new 
information on licensing and fee requirements for processing financial 
assurance submittals for decommissioning as discussed in U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission (NRC) Information Notice 90-38.  It is expected that 
licensees will review this information for applicability to their licensed 
activities.  The information in this notice does not constitute any new NRC 
requirements, and no written response is required.

Discussion:

Information Notice 90-38 was issued on May 29, 1990, and informed fuel 
facility and materials licensees of the licensing and fee requirements for 
processing financial assurance submittals for decommissioning.  Upon further 
evaluation of the intent of the NRC rule entitled, "General Requirements for 
Decommissioning Nuclear Facilities" (53FR24018, 06/27/88), NRC has 
determined that financial assurance submittals required to be submitted to 
NRC by July 27, 1990, will not be processed as license amendments and are 
not subject to license fees under 10 CFR Part 170.  

Requests to change or restrict authorized possession limits for byproduct, 
source, or special nuclear material, or to delete radionuclides in response 
to financial assurance requirements, will be processed as license amendments 
and will be subject to the amendment fee for the appropriate fee category 
assigned to the license.  In addition, requests for exemption from the 
financial assurance regulations will be processed as license amendments and 
will be subject to amendment fees.  However, fees will not be charged for 
amendments to routine nuclear medicine, sealed source, and radiography 
licenses, to establish a total possession limit, when such licenses were 
written without a total possession limit as a result of NRC policy. 



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The NRC Office of the Controller (OC) will refund fees remitted for the 
financial assurance submittals and requests to establish a total possession 
limit for which fees are not required, as stated above.  No written response 
is required by this notice.  If you have any questions about this 
information notice, please contact the appropriate regional office, this 
office, or the OC.





                                   Richard L. Bangart, Director
                                   Division of Low-Level Waste
                                     Management and Decommissioning
                                   Office of Nuclear Material Safety
                                     and Safeguards


Technical Contacts:  Tony Huffert, NMSS
                     (301) 492-0529

                     Timothy C. Johnson, NMSS
                     (301) 492-0558

License Fee Contact: Glenda Jackson, OC
                     (301) 492-8740


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