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Joint Canada - United States Guide for Approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages (NUREG-1886, Final Report)

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Manuscript Completed: March 2009
Date Published: March 2009

Prepared by:
M. Rahimi, N.L. Osgood, and M. Sampson (NRC Project Manager)1
M. Conroy2
S. Faille and K. Glenn3

1Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2U.S. Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC  20590

3Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Packaging and Transport Licensing Division
P.O. Box 1046
280 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5S9

Prepared for:
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

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Abstract

This guide was developed by the United States Department of Transportation and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to provide direction on the standard format and content for applications for approval of packages used to transport Type B(U) and fissile materials. The guide is designed to facilitate the United States validation of Competent Authority approvals for export/import purposes and limit redundant technical reviews. A companion guide document has been developed and published in Canada as RD-364, "Joint Canada - United States Guide for Approval of Type B(U) and Fissile Material Transportation Packages."

This document is intended for use by package approval applicants to assist in preparing applications that thoroughly demonstrate the ability of the given package to meet both United States and Canadian regulations. The guide applies specifically to applications for approval of Type B(U) and fissile material (Type A and Type B) transportation packages intended for export/import. The guide describes a method that is acceptable to the staff of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States Department of Transportation, and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

Nothing contained in this guide is to be construed as having the force or effect of regulations. Comments regarding errors or omissions, as well as suggestions for improvement of this NUREG should be sent to the Director, Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Division, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001.

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