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

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Publication Information

Manuscript Completed: February 2020
Date Published: June 2020

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

Robert Lee Gladney, 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). The document includes an explanation or reference for each item to assist you in properly completing each form. Exhibits at the end of these instructions show sample NRC Forms 540, 541, and 542.

The changes between Revision 2 and Revision 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) added clarification of the intent of the certification statement on Form 540, and (5) made overall improvements to the clarity of the document.

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