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November 7, 2017-Radiation Exposure Guidance

On November 13th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered what the American Dental Association and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommend concerning dental radiographic examinations?

If so, guidance is provided at The American Dental Association: DENTAL RADIOGRAPHIC EXAMINATIONS: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENT SELECTION AND LIMITING RADIATION EXPOSURE

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The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period for 30 calendar days to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments concerning a Petition for Rulemaking (PRM) received from Matthew McKinley on behalf of the Organization of Agreement States (OAS). The public comment period was scheduled to close on November 6, 2017. The new due date for comments is December 6, 2017. More information on this may be found at <https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-06/pdf/2017-24122.pdf>

On June 27, 2017, West Virginia proposed a new rule, 64-23A, TENORM. The requirements of this rule series are designed to control the receipt, possession, use, transfer, and disposal of sources of radiation by a registrant so the total dose to an individual, including doses resulting from all sources of radiation other than background radiation, does not exceed the standards for protection against radiation prescribed by W.Va. Code R. § 64-23-6. This rule applies to any person who receives, possesses, uses, processes, transfers, distributes, or disposes of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM). This rule series establishes radiation protection standards for TENORM. On Sept 11, 2017, they withdrew the proposed rulemaking. See the details on their webpage – West Virginia Secretary of State Administrative Law.

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November 7, 2017 NRC Guidance Documents

On November 13th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced the availability of a draft guidance document concerning Yttrium-90 Microsphere Brachytherapy Sources and Devices TheraSphere® and SIR-Spheres®. NRC is requesting submittal of comments on this document by January 8, 2018. The document revises guidance for licenses authorizing the use of Yttrium-90 (Y–90) Microsphere Brachytherapy Sources and Devices TheraSphere® and SIRSpheres®. The NRC is requesting public comment on the draft revision of the licensing guidance (Rev. 10). The document has been revised to significantly update the criteria for training and experience, medical event reporting, inventory requirement specifications, and waste disposal issues. The revised guidance document also provides new information regarding cremation and autopsy. This guidance is intended for use by NRC applicants, NRC licensees, and the NRC staff. More information on this may be found at Government Printing Office: Federal Register / Vol 82, NO. 214

 

The NRC issued for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–8056, ‘‘Instructions for Recording and Reporting Occupational Radiation Dose Data.’’

This DG is a proposed Revision 4 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 8.7 of the same name.

The DG addresses issues that were identified after Revision 3 was issued in December 2016. The DG reinstates the longstanding staff position concerning a licensee’s consideration of prior occupational dose when making prospective occupational dose monitoring determinations. The DG retains the guidance from Revision 3 on completing NRC Form 4, ‘‘Cumulative Occupational Dose History,’’

and NRC Form 5, ‘‘Occupational Dose Record for a Monitoring Period.’’ Submit comments by December 15, 2017. More information on this may be found at Federal Register /Vol. 82, No. 198

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August 10, 2016 – Regulatory Action

On August 10th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized

August 10, 2016 – 81 FR 52910-52912 – NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION – Wolf Creek Generating Station; Use of Optimized ZIRLOTM Fuel Rod Cladding Material – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an exemption in response to a January 27, 2016, request, as supplemented on May 19, 2016, from Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation (WCNOC or the licensee) in order to use Optimized ZIRLOTM fuel rod cladding material at Wolf Creek Generating Station (WCGS). DATES: The exemption was issued on August 2, 2016.

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May 2, 2016 – Regulatory Action

On May 2nd, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized

May 2, 2016 – No relevant citations.

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