Standard Format and Content for Technical Specifications for 10 CFR Part 72 Cask Certificates of Compliance (NUREG-1745)

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Manuscript Completed: May 2001
Date Published: June 2001

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

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The Standard Technical Specifications (STS) for dry cask storage are intended to be used by potential 10 CFR Part 72 Certificate Holders in developing a set of clear and consistent technical specifications for their dry cask storage applications.

The NRC believes that these Dry Cask STS in this NUREG will assure the overall safety goals for dry cask storage are met, including maintaining subcriticality, controlling radiation dose to the workers and the public, assuring fuel retrievability, and maintaining the confinement barriers. This effort has removed the unnecessary detail from the technical specifications, moved the less significant requirements to administrative programs, made the requirements less prescriptive and maintained consistency with the site specific requirements contained in 10 CFR 72.44. Although these STS were developed for Certificate Holders, the format and level of detail presented in this set of STS can easily be translated to technical specifications for site-specific licensees.

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