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Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Special Nuclear Material of Less than Critical Mass Licenses (NUREG-1556, Volume 17)

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Manuscript Completed: November 2000
Date Published: November 2000

Prepared by:
C.F. Frazier, J. Cruz, S. W. Shaffer

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, 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. 17, "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Special Nuclear Material of Less Than Critical Mass Licenses," dated November 2000, is the seventeenth program-specific guidance 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 and updates the guidance found in Regulatory Guide 10.3, "Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Special Nuclear Material Licenses of Less Than Critical Mass Quantities." The report takes a risk-informed, performance-based approach to licensing quantities of special nuclear material of less than critical mass, and reduces the information (amount and level of detail) needed to support an application to use this material.

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