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Fuels and Materials Facilities (Division 3): Regulatory Guides 3.1 - 3.20

This page lists the number, title, publication date, and revisions for each regulatory guide in Division 3, "Fuels and Materials Facilities," with references to draft guides and related documents (where applicable).

See also Draft Regulatory Guides for Division 3.

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Guide
Number
Title Revision Number Issue Date Current Status
3.1 Use of Borosilicate-Glass Raschig Rings as a Neutron Absorber in Solutions of Fissile Material
(Withdrawn -- See 63 FR 47046, 09/03/1998)
W 09/1998  
2 09/1987  
1 01/1982  
3.2 Efficiency Testing of Air-Cleaning Systems Containing Devices for Removal of Particles
(Withdrawn -- See 63 FR 2426, 01/15/1998)
W 01/1998  
0 01/1973  
3.3 Quality Assurance Program Requirements for Fuel Reprocessing Plants and for Plutonium Processing and Fuel Fabrication Plants 1 03/1974 Reviewed in 2013 – No issues identified
0 01/1973  
3.4 Nuclear Criticality Safety in Operations with Fissionable Materials at Fuels and Materials Facilities
(Withdrawn  -- See 63 FR 47046, 09/03/1998)
W 09/1998  
2 03/1986  
3.5 Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Uranium Mills (for Comment) 1 11/1977 Reviewed in 2017 – Issues identified for future consideration
0 02/1973  
3.6 Content of Technical Specifications for Fuel Reprocessing Plants 0 04/1973 Reviewed in 2013 – No issues identified
3.7 Monitoring of Combustible Gases and Vapors in Plutonium Processing and Fuel Fabrication Plants 0 03/1973 Reviewed in 2013 – No issues identified
3.8 Preparation of Environmental Reports for Uranium Mills 2 10/1982 Reviewed in 2016 – Issues identified for future consideration
1 09/1978  
0 04/1973  
3.9 Concrete Radiation Shields
(Withdrawn -- See 63 FR 2426, 01/15/1998)
W 01/1998  
0 06/1973  
3.10 Liquid Waste Treatment System Design Guide for Plutonium Processing and Fuel Fabrication Plants 0 06/1973 Reviewed in 2013 – No issues identified
3.11 Design, Construction, and Inspection of Embankment Retention Systems at Uranium Recovery Facilities 3 11/2008 Reviewed in 2018 – Issues identified for future consideration
2 12/1977  
1 03/1977  
0 06/1973  
3.11.1 Operational Inspection and Surveillance of Embankment Retention Systems for Uranium Mill Tailings
(Withdrawn -- See 73 FR 66686, 11/10/2008)
W 11/2008  
1 10/1980  
0 04/1979  
3.12 General Design Guide for Ventilation Systems of Plutonium Processing and Fuel Fabrication Plants 1 12/2010 Reviewed in 2015 – Issues identified for future consideration
0 08/1973  
3.13 Design, Construction, and Inspection of Embankment Retention Systems at Fuel Cycle Facilities 1 07/2010 Reviewed in 2015 – No issues identified
0 10/1973  
3.14 Seismic Design Classification for Plutonium Processing and Fuel Fabrication Plants 0 10/1973 Reviewed in 2013 – No issues identified
3.15 Standard Format and Content of License Applications for Storage Only of Unirradiated Power Reactor Fuel and Associated Radioactive Material 1 04/1983 Reviewed in 2014 – Revise
0 10/1973  
3.16 General Fire Protection Guide for Plutonium Processing and Fuel Fabrication Plants 1 04/2009 Reviewed in 2014 – No issues identified
0 01/1974  
3.17 Earthquake Instrumentation for Fuel Reprocessing Plants 0 02/1974 Reviewed in 2014 – No issues identified
3.18 Confinement Barriers and Systems for Fuel Reprocessing Plants 0 02/1974 Reviewed in 2014 – No issues identified
3.19 Reporting of Operating Information for Fuel Reprocessing Plants 0 02/1974 Reviewed in 2014 – No issues identified
3.20 Process Offgas Systems for Fuel Reprocessing Plants 0 02/1974 Reviewed in 2014 – No issues identified

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