Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Decommissioning Process for Materials Licensees (NUREG-1757, Volume 1, Revision 2)

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Manuscript Completed: September 2006
Date Published: September 2006

Prepared by:
K.L. Banovac, J.T. Buckley, R.L. Johnson,
G.M. McCann, J.D. Parrott, D.W. Schmidt,
J.C. Shepherd, T.B. Smith, P.A. Sobel,
B.A. Watson, D.A. Widmayer, T.H. Youngblood

Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection
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 license program, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) has consolidated and updated numerous decommissioning guidance documents into a three-volume NUREG. Specifically, the three volumes address the following topics:

(1) "Decommissioning Process for Materials Licensees";
(2) "Characterization, Survey, and Determination of Radiological Criteria"; and
(3) "Financial Assurance, Recordkeeping, and Timeliness."

This three-volume NUREG series replaces NUREG-1727 (NMSS Decommissioning Standard Review Plan) and NUREG/BR-0241 (NMSS Handbook for Decommissioning Fuel Cycle and Materials Licensees). NUREG-1757 is intended for use by NRC staff, licensees, and others.

Volume 1 of this NUREG series, entitled "Consolidated Decommissioning Guidance: Decommissioning Process for Materials Licensees," takes a risk-informed, performance-based approach to the information needed to support an application for decommissioning a materials license and compliance with the radiological criteria for license termination in 10 CFR Part 20, Subpart E. The approaches to license termination described in this guidance will help to identify the information (subject matter and level of detail) needed to terminate a license by considering the specific circumstances of the wide range of radioactive materials users licensed by NRC. Licensees should use this guidance in preparing license amendment requests. NRC staff will use this guidance in reviewing these amendment requests.

Volume 1 is intended to be applicable only to the decommissioning of materials facilities licensed under 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70, and 72 and to the ancillary surface facilities that support radioactive waste disposal activities licensed under 10 CFR Parts 60, 61, and 63. However, parts of this volume are applicable to reactor licensees, as described in the Foreword to this volume.

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