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Title: Review of Exemptions and General Licenses for Fissile Material in 10 CFR 71

Abstract

Title 10 of the United States (US) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 71, Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material, includes requirements for the transport of fissile material in packages. These regulations provide requirements for packages that are certified by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to transport fissile material. 10 CFR 71 also includes provisions for exemptions from classification as fissile material (10 CFR 71.15) and permits general licenses for limited quantities of fissile material and plutonium-beryllium special form sources (10 CFR 71.22 and 10 CFR 71.23, respectively). These provisions were extensively revised by the NRC as part of a broad rule-making effort in 2004. The exemption and general license provisions are used frequently for a wide-variety of fissile material shipping operations, and consignors must interpret the regulations for particular shipping situations. The purpose of this document is to provide explanatory information on the background, intent, and anticipated use of the provisions in an effort to assist fissile material licensees in their interpretation and application of the provisions such that criticality safety is ensured during transportation activities. A variety of examples are presented and discussed to illustrate how the regulations should be applied.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USNRC Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS)
OSTI Identifier:
1427676
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2015/778
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; J5728
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Bowen, Douglas G., and Parks, Cecil V. Review of Exemptions and General Licenses for Fissile Material in 10 CFR 71. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1427676.
Bowen, Douglas G., & Parks, Cecil V. Review of Exemptions and General Licenses for Fissile Material in 10 CFR 71. United States. doi:10.2172/1427676.
Bowen, Douglas G., and Parks, Cecil V. Thu . "Review of Exemptions and General Licenses for Fissile Material in 10 CFR 71". United States. doi:10.2172/1427676. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1427676.
@article{osti_1427676,
title = {Review of Exemptions and General Licenses for Fissile Material in 10 CFR 71},
author = {Bowen, Douglas G. and Parks, Cecil V.},
abstractNote = {Title 10 of the United States (US) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 71, Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material, includes requirements for the transport of fissile material in packages. These regulations provide requirements for packages that are certified by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to transport fissile material. 10 CFR 71 also includes provisions for exemptions from classification as fissile material (10 CFR 71.15) and permits general licenses for limited quantities of fissile material and plutonium-beryllium special form sources (10 CFR 71.22 and 10 CFR 71.23, respectively). These provisions were extensively revised by the NRC as part of a broad rule-making effort in 2004. The exemption and general license provisions are used frequently for a wide-variety of fissile material shipping operations, and consignors must interpret the regulations for particular shipping situations. The purpose of this document is to provide explanatory information on the background, intent, and anticipated use of the provisions in an effort to assist fissile material licensees in their interpretation and application of the provisions such that criticality safety is ensured during transportation activities. A variety of examples are presented and discussed to illustrate how the regulations should be applied.},
doi = {10.2172/1427676},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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