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Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Licenses of Broad Scope (NUREG-1556, Volume 11)

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Manuscript Completed: April 1999
Date Published: April 1999

Prepared by:
James P. Dwyer, Orysia Masnyk Baily,
James R. Mullauer, Torre M. Taylor

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

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As part of its redesign of the materials licensing process, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is consolidating and updating numerous guidance documents into a single comprehensive repository as described in NUREG-1539, "Methodology and Findings of the NRC's Materials Licensing Process Redesign," dated April 1996, and draft NUREG-1541, "Process and Design for Consolidating and Updating Materials Licensing Guidance," dated April 1996. NUREG-1556, Vol. 11, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Licenses of Broad Scope," dated April 1999, is the eleventh program-specific guidance document developed for the new process and is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and NRC staff and will also be available to Agreement States. This document combines, updates and supersedes the guidance for applicants and licensees previously found in Draft Regulatory Guide DG-0005 dated October 1994. Included in this guidance document is a new option for Type A licensees of broad scope to have increased flexibility to make changes in some program areas and revise some procedures previously approved by the NRC without amendment of the license. This option is discussed in detail in Chapter 1 of this document.

NUREG-1556, Volume 11, is not intended to be used alone. Because broad scope licensees may be involved in many different program areas (e.g., medicine, research and development, manufacturing and distribution, etc.), this document frequently refers the user to other more program-specific guidance documents in the NUREG-1556 series. A single document containing all of the guidance that might be required by a broad scope licensee or an applicant for a broad scope license would be unwieldy and would quickly become obsolete as guidance in the individual program areas is revised.

This document takes a more risk-informed, performance-based approach to the information needed to support an application for a license of broad scope. This final report should be used in preparing broad scope license applications. NRC staff will use this final report in reviewing these applications.

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