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Materials and Plant Protection (Division 5): Regulatory Guides 5.1 - 5.20

This page lists the number, title, publication date, and revisions for each regulatory guide in Division 5, "Materials and Plant Protection," with references to draft guides and related documents (where applicable).

See also Draft Regulatory Guides for Division 5.

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Guide
Number
Title Revision Date Issue Date Current Status
5.1 Serial Numbering of Fuel Assembles for Light-Water-Cooled Nuclear Power Reactors
(Withdrawn -- See 63 FR 2426, 01/15/1998)
W 01/1998  
0 12/1972  
5.2 Classification of Unirradiated Plutonium and Uranium Scrap
(Withdrawn -- See 44 FR 57542, 10/05/1979)
W 10/1979  
0 12/1972  
5.3 Statistical Terminology and Notation for Special Nuclear Materials Control and Accountability
(Withdrawn -- See 81 FR 78670, 11/08/2016)
W 11/2016  
0 02/1973
5.4 Standard Analytical Methods for the Measurement of Uranium Tetrafluoride (UF4) and Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) 0 02/1973 Reviewed in 2016 – Issues identified for future consideration
5.5 Standard Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Uranium Dioxide Powders and Pellets 0 02/1973 Reviewed in 2016 – Issues identified for future consideration
5.6 Standard Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, and Spectrochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Plutonium Dioxide Powerders and Pellets and Nuclear-Grade Mixed Oxides
(Withdrawn -- See 50 FR 25364, 06/18/1985)
W 06/1985  
0 05/1973  
5.7 Entry/Exit Control for Protected Areas, Vital Areas, and Material Access Areas 1 05/1980 Reviewed in 2015 – No issues identified
0 06/1973  
5.8 Design Considerations for Minimizing Residual Holdup of Special Nuclear Material in Drying and Fluidized Bed Operations 1 05/1974 Reviewed in 2016 – Issues identified for future consideration
0 06/1973  
5.9

Guidelines for Germanium Spectroscopy Systems for Measurement of Special Nuclear Material

2 12/1983 Reviewed in 2016 – Issues identified for future consideration
1 05/1974  
0 06/1973  
5.10 Selection and Use of Pressure-Sensitive Seals on Containers for Onsite Storage of Special Nuclear Material
(Withdrawn -- See  75 FR 79049, 12/17/2010)
W 12/2010  
0 07/1973  
5.11 Nondestructive Assay of Special Nuclear Material Contained in Scrap and Waste 1 04/1984 Reviewed in 2016 – Issues identified for future consideration
0 10/1973  
5.12 General Use of Locks in the Protection and Control of Facilities and Special Nuclear Materials, Classified Matter, and Safeguards Information 1 10/2016  
0 11/1973  
5.13 Conduct of Nuclear Material Physical Inventories
(Withdrawn -- See 82 FR 45630, 09/29/2017)
W 09/2017  
0 11/1973  
5.14 Use of Observation (Visual Surveillance) Techniques in Material Access Areas
(Withdrawn -- See 63 FR 2426, 01/15/1998)
W 01/1998  
1 05/1980  
5.15 Tamper-Indicating Seals for the Protection and Control of Special Nuclear Material
(Withdrawn -- See  75 FR 79049, 12/17/2010)
W 12/2010  
1 03/1997  
0 01/1974  
5.16 Standard Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical Nuclear and Radiochemical Analysis of Nuclear-Grade Plutonium Nitrate Solutions and Plutonium Metal
(Withdrawn -- See 50 FR 25364, 06/18/1985)
W 06/1985  
1 05/1975  
5.17 Truck Identification Markings
(Withdrawn -- See 75 FR 43208, 07/23/2010)

W

07/2010  
0 01/1974  
5.18 Limit of Error Concepts and Principles of Calculation in Nuclear Materials Control
(Withdrawn -- See 82 FR 12142, 02/28/2017)
W 02/2017  
0 01/1974  
5.19 Methods for the Accountability of Plutonium Nitrate Solutions
(Withdrawn -- See 50 FR 25364, 06/18/1985)
W 06/1985  
0 01/1974  
5.20 Training, Equipping, and Qualifying of Guards and Watchmen 0 01/1974 Reviewed in 2018 – Issues identified for future consideration

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