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Radioactive Materials Branch
BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR A LICENSE...
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   The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and North Carolina have implemented increased controls for licensees that possess certain radioactive materials in quantities of concern. The NRC has determined that these additional requirements are necessary to supplement existing regulatory requirements in 10 CFR 20.1801 - .1802 (rules similar to North Carolina's 15A NCAC 11 .1622).

Prior to submitting license application packages for either NEW LICENSES or RENEWAL OF EXISTING LICENSES, licensees should evaluate their requested types and quantities of radioactive material for possible qualification as quantities of concern under the Increased Security Requirements.

NRC Part 37 http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part037/

FIRST STEP:
Please review the QUANTITIES OF CONCERN TABLE

SECOND STEP:
IF the radioactive material being requested DOES qualifies as a "quantity of concern" – the applicant should contact the designated Radioactive Materials Branch representative for individual guidance BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH AN APPLICATION.

If the radioactive material to be requested DOES NOT qualify as quantities of concern – the applicant should follow the standard (health & safety) licensing guidanceClick Here
 

THIRD STEP:
As facilitated by the Branch representative, the process for a license application that is identified to include quantities of concern will undergo BOTH the standard (health & safety) licensing process and a concurrent, but separate, Increased Security application assessment (i.e. two separate application packages will be required). Prior to license issuance, verification of compliance with the Increased Security Requirements will be made. 

  The Agency has developed an "IC TOOLBOX" that contains information on the Increased Security Requirements for qualifying licensees.

   By the nature of the Increased Security program and associated control enhancements required by all stakeholders, this application process will typically entail an extended completion timeline. Accordingly, license applicants should time their actions to allow for the possibility of this extended completion timeline.

 

Last Modified:  22 May 2013
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