United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Program-Specific Guidance About Portable Gauge Licenses - Final Report (NUREG-1556, Vol. 1)

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Manuscript Completed: May 1997
Date Published: May 1997

Prepared by:
P.C. Vacca, J.E. Whitten, J.M. Pelchat, S.A. Arredondo, E.R. Matson, W. Tingle*, S.H. Lewis, D.J. Collins, P.A. Santiago

Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety
Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards
U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington DC 20555-0001

*Division of Radiation Protection
Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
3825 Barrett Drive
Raleigh, NC 27709-7221

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As part of its redesign of the materials licensing process, NRC is consolidating and updating numerous guidance documents into a single comprehensive repository as described in NUREG-1539 and draft NUREG-1541. NUREG-1556, Vol. 1, is the first program-specific guidance developed for the new process and will serve as a template for subsequent program-specific guidance. This document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement States. This document supersedes the guidance previously found in draft Regulatory Guide DG-0008, "Applications for the Use of Sealed Sources in Portable Gauging Devices," and in NMSS Policy and Guidance Directive 2-07, "Standard Review Plan for Applications for Use of Sealed Sources in Portable Gauging Devices." This final report takes a more risk-informed, performance-based approach to licensing portable gauges, and reduces the information (amount and level of detail) needed to support an application to use these devices. It incorporates many suggestions submitted during the comment period on draft NUREG-1556, Vol. 1. When published, this final report should be used in preparing portable gauge license applications. NRC staff will use this final report in reviewing these applications.

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