United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Health Physics Questions and Answers - Question 419

Question 419: This question refers to the answer to Question 129 in §20.1801. This is a very useful interpretation, but it certainly is not evident in the cited regulations. Is there related supporting justification somewhere?

Answer: The answer to Question 129 is a statement as to how this requirement will be enforced by the NRC staff(i.e., in the same way as similar requirements have been enforced in the past). As indicated in the answer to Question 129, the requirements of 10 CFR 20.1801 and 20.1802 are essentially the same as the requirements of 10 CFR 20.207 (a) and 20.207 (b) except that 10 CFR 20.1801 and 20.1802 apply to controlled area as well as to restricted areas. The answer is based on the NRC staff's understanding of the intent of these requirements, as reflected in the staff's enforcement of the similar requirements of 10 CFR 20.207 (a) and 20.207 (b).

(Reference: 10 CFR 20.1801).

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