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NRC's regulations are found in Chapter I of Title 10, "Energy," of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Chapter I is divided into Parts 1 through 199. This type of manufacture and distribution license authorizes the possession and use of licensed material but prohibits distribution pursuant to 32.72 or 32.74 or distribution to general licensees or to persons exempt from licensing. The following regulations set forth additional reguirements concerning the distribution of specifically licensed products.
- Part 30 – Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material
- Part 32.210 – Registration of Product Information
- Part 30.32 – Application for Specific Licenses
- Part 34.20 – Performance Requirements for Industrial Radiography Equipment
- Part 36.21 – Performance Criteria for Sealed Sources
- Part 39.41 – Design and Performance Criteria for Sealed Sources
- Part 40 – Domestic Licensing of Source Material
- Part 70 – Domestic Licensing of Special Nuclear Material
For additional references, see the Medical, Industrial, Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Regulations, Guidance, and Communications page.
Consolidated guidance is published in "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses" (NUREG-1556). The volumes most applicable to specifically licensed products distribution are—
- Volume 3, Applications for Sealed Source and Device Evaluation and Registration
- Volume 11, Program-Specific Guidance about Licenses of Broad Scope
- Volume 12, Program-Specific Guidance About Possession Licenses for Manufacturing and Distribution (Final Report)
- Volume 17, Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses for Special Nuclear Material of Less Than Critical Mass
Web (HTML) versions of some NUREG-series publications are available in our NUREG-Series Document Collection. Some are also available in ADAMS (see our table listing their availability).
For additional references, see the Medical, Industrial, Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Regulations, Guidance, and Communications page. The table below provides information about the volumes of the NUREG-1556 series that apply to various types of licenses.
Regulatory guides are issued in 10 divisions and are intended to aid licensees in implementing regulations. The guides most applicable to specifically licensed products distribution are the following:
Web (HTML) versions of some regulatory guides are available for viewing or downloading at this site. In the index for each division of guides, the number of each guide available at this site is underscored. All active final and draft guides are also available in NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).
NRC's regional offices (Region I - East, Region III - Midwest, and Region IV - West/Southwest) conduct typically unannounced, periodic inspection of licensed activities using guidance from Inspection Manual, Chapter 2800. The frequency of inspection is based on the hazard of materials used. The following addresses inspections directly related to specifically licensed products distribution:
- IP 87125 – Materials Processor/Manufacture Programs
For additional references, see the Inspection of Inspection of Medical, Industrial, and Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials page.
NRC assigns five-digit program code number(s) to each license according to the principal activities authorized in the license. NRC uses approximately 100 program codes to classify the activities of thousands of active licenses. The program codes that are assigned to a license may be used to identify the applicable fee categories in the schedules in 10 CFR Part 170 and 10 CFR Part 171. To learn more about program codes and their descriptions and the associated fee and inspection categories, see "Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards Program Code Descriptions and Inspection Priorities."
Specifically licensed product distribution license applicants are required to pay a fee to the NRC upon application for a new license and are required to pay an annual license fee to the NRC thereafter. Refer to the applicable fee categories in the schedules in 10 CFR Part 170 and 10 CFR Part 171 for the fees required for each category of license and each type of fee.
The following forms are to be used by all specifically licensed products distribution licensees.
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, January 18, 2022