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Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Fixed Gauge Licenses (NUREG-1556, Volume 4)

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Manuscript Completed: October 1998
Date Published:
October 1998

Prepared by:
P.J. Henderson, A.S. Kirkwood, S.H. Lewis, W.H. Radcliffe, G.M. Watson

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

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As part of its redesign of the materials licensing process, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (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," dated April 1996. NUREG-1556, Vol. 4, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Fixed Gauges Licenses," dated October 1998, is the fourth 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 supersedes the guidance found in Draft Regulatory Guide and Value/Impact Statement, FC 404-4, "Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Licenses for the Use of Sealed Sources and Nonportable Gauging Devices," dated January 1985, in NMSS Policy and Guidance Directive (P&GD), FC 85-4, "Standard Review Plan for Applications for Use of Sealed Sources and Nonportable Gauging Devices," dated February 6, 1985, and in NMSS P&GD, FC 85-8, Revision (Rev.) 1, "Licensing of Fixed Gauges and Similar Devices," dated June 29, 1988. This final report takes a more risk-informed, performance-based approach to licensing fixed gauges, and reduces the information (amount and level of detail) needed to support an application to use these devices. It incorporates many suggestions received during the comment period on draft NUREG-1556, Vol. 4. When published, this final report should be used in preparing fixed gauge license applications. NRC staff will use this final report in reviewing these applications.

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