Information Notice No.80-24 – Low-level Radioactive Waste Burial Criteria
Accession No.: 8005050047
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555
May 30, 1980
Information Notice No. 80-24
LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE BURIAL CRITERIA
This Notice Supersedes Enclosure #1 to IE
Information Notice 79-21, September 7, 1979
Information Notice No. 79-21, "Transportation and Commercial Burial of
Radioactive Material" alerted licensees to the concern expressed by the
Governors of the Agreement States of Nevada, South Carolina and Washington
over the repeated disregard by waste generators and shippers for the rules
governing shipments of low-level radioactive wastes to their burial
facilities. That Notice also provided information regarding the regulatory
requirements for packaging, transportation and disposal of radioactive
material. Enclosure #1 to the Notice was a summary of the low-level
radioactive waste burial criteria for the three burial sites as of July 11,
Since the issuance of Information Notice No. 79-21, there have been a number
of changes to those criteria. An edited and updated version of Enclosure No.
1 to that Notice has been prepared and is hereby reissued as IE Information
Notice No. 80- . These criteria have been reviewed with state officials and
the burial site operators.
It is important to note that administrative and shipper certification
requirements associated with the burial sites are not reflected in the
enclosed criteria. These requirements are frequently revised, as are the
specific details on packagings, waste form and volumes.
It is imperative, therefore, that shippers confirm the latest requirements
directly with the waste disposal collectors and site operators.
No written response to this Information Notice is required.
Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Burial Criteria, March 10,
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, May 22, 2015