Information Notice No. 84-14: Highlights of Recent Transport Regulatory Revisions by DOT and NRC
SSINS NO.: 6835
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
OFFICE OF INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555
March 2, 1984
Information Notice No. 84-14: HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT TRANSPORT REGULATORY
REVISIONS BY DOT AND NRC
All NRC licensees.
During 1983, major revisions to nuclear transportation regulations became
effective in the U.S.A. Both of the major Federal agencies involved, the NRC
and DOT, have published final amendments in the Federal Register which are
intended to bring the nuclear transport regulations of he U.S.A. into
substantial conformity with the international standards as they currently
exist in the International Atomic Energy Agency's 1973 "Regulations for the
Safe Transport of Radioactive Material, Safety Series No. 6," as revised.
Both the DOT and NRC final amendments were based on earlier Notices of
Proposed Rulemaking published by each agency in 1979.
The Statements of Consideration to those earlier notices, as well as the
final amendments, contain extensive discussion and background on the
specific amendments. Because of the scope and complexity of many of the
changes, however, NRC feels that it would be useful and helpful to advise
its licensees further on the more significant amendments. This notice, which
is generally in outline form, highlights the most prominent changes to 49
CFR and 10 CFR 71. Also included is a short discussion and reference to the
recent U.S. Postal Service revision to its rules on allowable mailable
radioactive matter, which was also intended to conform the U.S. Postal
Service requirements to the latest international standards.
Interested readers are urged to obtain and familiarize themselves directly
with the revisions in the form of the Federal Register references listed in
Section IV of this information notice. This notice is not intended to be
complete in itself and in no case should it be considered as a substitute
for the actual regulations.
Further questions on the NRC amendments may be directed to the nearest NRC
Regional Office as noted in Appendix D of 10 CFR 20 or to NRC Headquarters,
Office of Inspection and Enforcement 301/492-7746. Questions on the DOT
revisions may be directed to 202/426-2311.
March 2, 1984
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An important reference which can serve as an excellent supplement to this
notice is the DOT publication "A Review of the DOT Regulations for
Transportation of Radioactive Material," which has recently been revised to
take account of the subject amendments. Copies of this document may be
purchased from the Supt. of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office,
Washington, D.C. Single copies are available from the DOT, Materials
Transportation Bureau (202-426-2301).
J. Nelson Grace, Director
Division of Quality Assurance, Safeguards,
and Inspection Programs
Office of Inspection and Enforcement
Technical Contact: A. W. Grella, IE
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