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Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Characterization, Survey, and Determination of Radiological Criteria (NUREG-1757, Volume 2, Revision 1)

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Manuscript Completed: September 2006
Date Published:
September 2006

Prepared by:
D.W. Schmidt, K.L. Banovac, J.T. Buckley,
D.W. Esh, R.L. Johnson, J.J. Kottan,
C.A. McKenney, T.G. McLaughlin,
S. Schneider

Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

As part of its redesign of the materials license program, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) has consolidated and updated numerous decommissioning guidance documents into a three-volume NUREG. Specifically, the three volumes address the following topics:

(1) "Decommissioning Process for Materials Licensees";
(2) "Characterization, Survey, and Determination of Radiological Criteria"; and
(3) "Financial Assurance, Recordkeeping, and Timeliness."

This three-volume NUREG series replaces NUREG-1727 (NMSS Decommissioning Standard Review Plan) and NUREG/BR-0241 (NMSS Handbook for Decommissioning Fuel Cycle and Materials Licensees). This NUREG series is intended for use by NRC staff, licensees, and others.

Volume 2 of the NUREG series, entitled, "Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Characterization, Survey, and Determination of Radiological Criteria," provides guidance on compliance with the radiological criteria for license termination (License Termination Rule (LTR)) in 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. This guidance takes a risk-informed, performance-based approach to the demonstration of compliance. The approaches to license termination described in this guidance will help to identify the information (subject matter and level of detail) needed to terminate a license by considering the specific circumstances of the wide range of NRC licensees. Licensees should use this guidance in preparing decommissioning plans, license termination plans, final status surveys, and other technical decommissioning reports for NRC submittal. NRC staff will use the guidance in reviewing these documents and related license amendment requests.

Volume 2 is applicable to all licensees subject to the LTR.

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