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Consolidated Guidance: 10 CFR Part 20 — Standards for Protection Against Radiation (NUREG-1736)

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Manuscript Completed: October 2001
Date Published:
October 2001

Prepared by:
R.E. Zelac, J.L. Cameron, H. Karagiannis, J.R. McGrath,
S.S. Sherbini, M.L. Thomas, J.E. Wigginton

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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Abstract

This document, NUREG-1736, "Consolidated Guidance: 10 CFR Part 20 - Standards for Protection Against Radiation," consolidates guidance into a single comprehensive source by reference to numerous guidance documents. It complements the NUREG-1556 series, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses." Since Part 20 applies to all NRC licensees, in varying degrees, it extends beyond the materials scope of NUREG-1556. Each section in this document provides the following:

  • A statement of the requirement (reflecting revisions published in the Federal Register through October 13, 1999);

  • A discussion of the requirement;

  • A statement of the requirement's applicability;

  • A guidance statement;

  • A list of existing regulatory guidance (Regulatory Guides, NUREG reports);

  • A list of existing implementation guidance (Information Notices, health physics positions, Part 20 questions and answers, etc.).

NUREG-1736, "Consolidated Guidance: 10 CFR Part 20 - Standards for Protection Against Radiation," also identifies prior guidance that is now outdated and in some cases subject to withdrawal or revision.

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