|Information for Licensees who must implement the IC requirements|
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).
The objective of the Increased Security Requirements is to protect radioactive material quantities of concern so that the risk of theft, sabotage, or unauthorized use is minimized. This enhancement of requirements is intended to supplement existing regulations that address security and control of radioactive material by the licensee. More details about this national program can be found at NRC's Website.
The increased controls are a matter of compatibility with NRC and must be implemented in a time frame desired by the NRC and with essentially identical content to those being used by NRC for its licensees.
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. Descriptions of the Increased Security Requirements for qualifying licensees can by clicking here
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: 06 September 2011|