Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Service Provider Licenses (NUREG-1556, Volume 18)
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Manuscript Completed: November 2000
Date Published: November 2000
Jack E. Whitten, Héctor Bermúdez, and Eric Reber
Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
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, "Methodology and Findings of the NRC's Materials Licensing Process Redesign," dated April 1996, and draft NUREG-1541, "Process and Design for Consolidating and Updating Materials Licensing Guidance," also dated April 1996. NUREG-1556, Vol. 18, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Service Provider Licenses," dated November 2000, is the eighteenth program-specific guidance developed for the new process, and is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and NRC staff, and will also be available to Agreement States.
This document combines and updates the guidance found in the following draft regulatory guides: "Guide for the Application for a License for the Use of Radioactive Materials for Calibrating Radiation Survey and Monitoring Instruments," dated June 1985; "Guide for the Application for the Use of Radioactive Materials in Leak-Testing Services," dated June 1985; and "Guide for the Applications for the Use of Radioactive Materials in Servicing Preregistered Gauges, Measuring Devices, and Sealed Sources Used in Such Devices," dated June 1985. Additionally, NRC staff included information contained in the corresponding Standard Review Plans for these three draft regulatory guides.
This report takes a more risk-informed, performance-based approach to licensing service providers, and reduces the information (both the amount and the level of detail) needed to support an application for these activities.