Clarification of Access Control Procedures for Law Enforcement Visits (Generic Letter No. 83-21)
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20555
May 11, 1983
TO ALL LICENSEES OF OPERATING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, APPLICANTS FOR OPERATING
LICENSES AND HOLDERS OF CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Subject: Clarification of Access Control Procedures for Law Enforcement
Visits (Generic Letter No. 83-21 )
Experience has indicated that there is some misunderstanding at licensee
facilities concerning the application of access control procedures as they
relate to bona fide law enforcement officers.
The intent of 10 CFR Part 73.55 (d)(1) is to detect unauthorized materials.
Licensees need not require on-duty U.S., state, and local, law enforcement
officers to leave their firearms and ammunition outside the protected areas,
provided that positive identification of bona fide law enforcement status is
made prior to entry.
Darrell G. Eisenhut, Director
Division of Licensing
Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation
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