United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Instructions for Completing NRC's Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest – Draft Report for Comment (NUREG/BR-0204, Revision 3)

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Date Published: September 2018

Prepared by:
K. E. Pinkston, D. B. Lowman, C. S. Barr,
A. C. Ridge, C. J. Grossman, and L. T. Desotell

L. Desotell, NRC Project Manager

Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001


NUREG/BR-0204 contains guidance for completing the Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest (NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542). An explanation or reference for each item is included to assist you in properly completing each form. Sample NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542 are shown as exhibits at the end of these instructions.

The changes between Rev. 2 and Rev. 3 of these instructions are (1) updated instructions to reflect changes to the Uniform Manifest Forms, (2) updated references to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT regulations to reflect the current DOT regulations, (3) additional discussion on the reporting of inventories based on lower limit of detection values, the potential use of indirect methods to determine these inventories, and the use of indirect methods in waste classification calculations, (4) clarification of the intent of the certification statement on Form 540, and (5) overall improvements to the clarity of the document.

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