United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Environmental and Siting (Division 4): Regulatory Guides 4.1 - 4.20

This page lists the number, title, publication date, and revisions for each regulatory guide in Division 4, "Environmental and Siting," with references to draft guides and related documents (where applicable).

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Guide
Number
Title Rev. Publish Date Reviewed
4.1 Radiological Environmental Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plants 2 06/2009 11/2014
1 04/1975  
-- 01/1973  
4.2 Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Stations 2 07/1976 09/2014
1 01/1975  
-- 03/1973  
4.2S1 Supplement 1 to Regulatory Guide 4.2,

Preparation of Environmental Reports for Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal Applications

1 06/2013  
-- 09/2000  
4.3 Measurements of Radionuclides in the Environment, Analysis of I-131 in Milk
(Withdrawn--See 41 FR 53870, 12/09/1976)
W 12/1976  
-- 09/1973  
4.4 Reporting Procedure for Mathematical Models Selected To Predict Heated Effluent Dispersion in Natural Water Bodies
(Withdrawn -- See 78 FR 20148, 04/03/2013)
W 04/2013  
-- 05/1974  
4.5

Measurements of Radionuclides in the Environment--Sampling and Analysis of Plutonium in Soil
(Withdrawn -- See 74 FR 55074, October 26, 2009)

W 10/2009  
-- 05/1974  
4.6

Measurements of Radionuclides in the Environment-- Strontium-89 and Strontium-90 Analyses
(Withdrawn -- See 74 FR 55074, October 26, 2009)

W 10/2009  
-- 05/1974  
4.7 General Site Suitability Criteria for Nuclear Power Stations 3 03/2014  
2 04/1998  
1 11/1975  
-- 09/1974  
4.8

Environmental Technical Specifications for Nuclear Power Plants
(Withdrawn -- See 74 FR 21017, 05/06/2009)

W 05/2009  
-- 12/1975  
4.9 Preparation of Environmental Reports for Commercial Uranium Enrichment Facilities 1 10/1975 08/2011
-- 12/1974  
4.10 Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Material Resources
(Withdrawn--See 42 FR 59436, 11/17/1977)
W 11/1977  
1 06/1976  
-- 06/1975  
4.11 Terrestrial Environmental Studies for Nuclear Power Stations 2 03/2012  
1 08/1977  
-- 07/1976  
4.12 (Not published) -- --  
4.13 Performance, Testing, and Procedural Specifications for Thermoluminescence Dosimetry: Environmental Applications 1 07/1977 11/2014
-- 11/1976  
4.14 Radiological Effluent and Environmental Monitoring at Uranium Mills 1 04/1980 09/2012
-- 06/1977  
4.15 Quality Assurance for Radiological Monitoring Programs (Inception through Normal Operations to License Termination) -- Effluent Streams and the Environment 2 07/2007 04/2012
I-2 03/2007  
1 02/1979  
-- 12/1977  
4.16 Monitoring and Reporting Radioactivity in Releases of Radioactive Materials in Liquid and Gaseous Effluents from Nuclear Fuel Processing and Fabrication Plants and Uranium Hexafluoride Production Plants 2 12/2010  
1 12/1985  
-- 03/1978  
4.17 Standard Format and Content of Site Characterization Plans for High-Level-Waste Geologic Repositories 1 03/1987 11/2010
-- 07/1982  
4.18 Standard Format and Content of Environmental Reports for Near-Surface Disposal of Radioactive Waste -- 06/1983 11/2011
4.19 Guidance for Selecting Sites for Near-Surface Disposal of Low-Level Radioactive Waste -- 08/1988 11/2011
4.20 Constraint on Releases of Airborne Radioactive Materials to the Environment for Licensees other than Power Reactors 1 04/2012  
-- 12/1996  

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