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Status of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Implementation of the U.S./IAEA Additional Protocol. Thomas A. Grice U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. 2010 NMMSS Users Meeting Las Vegas, NV May 20, 2010. U.S. Additional Protocol Status.

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2010 nmmss users meeting las vegas nv may 20 2010

Status of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Implementation of theU.S./IAEA Additional Protocol

Thomas A. Grice

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionOffice of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

2010 NMMSS Users Meeting

Las Vegas, NV

May 20, 2010


U s additional protocol status

U.S. Additional Protocol Status

  • Executive Order Directing Implementation – February 4, 2008

  • Regulations (10 CFR Parts 75 and 110) – December 23, 2008

  • Ratification and Entry into Force – January 6, 2009

  • Submission of U.S. Initial AP Declaration – July 3, 2009

  • Submission of U.S. Annual Update – May 15, 2010


The u s additional protocol

The U.S. Additional Protocol

  • Expands U.S. declaration requirements and IAEA rights of access to nuclear-related activities

  • Requires reporting of and access to all aspects of the nuclear fuel-cycle, such as:

    • Mining / ore processing

    • Nuclear-related equipment manufacturing

    • Nuclear-related imports (upon request by IAEA) and exports (quarterly) of equipment and materials

    • Research and development not involving nuclear material(both publicly and privately funded)

  • Expands access to nuclear fuel cycle facilities, activities, and related locations (complementary access)


Additional protocol reportable activities

Additional Protocol Reportable Activities

  • Article 2.a (i) - Fuel cycle-related R&D (Govt. Related)

  • Article 2.a (iii) - Activities at nuclear facilities†

  • Article 2.a (iv) - Certain fuel cycle-related manufacturing

  • Article 2.a (v) – Uranium hard rock mines and concentration plants and mills

  • Article 2.a (vi) - Import, export, or possession of source materials preceding starting point of IAEA safeguards

  • Article 2.a (ix) - Export of nuclear fuel cycle-related equipment and non-nuclear material

  • Article 2.b. (i) – Fuel cycle-related R&D (Private)

† Nuclear facilities previously selected for IAEA Safeguards.


Impact on industry

Impact on Industry

  • Low verification burden

    • Minimal reporting requirements

    • User-friendly report forms

    • No systematic complementary access(only a few visits anticipated annually, starting in 2010)

    • Complementary access to R&D and manufacturing locations to verify absence of undeclared nuclear materials

  • Possible co-located DOC and NRC-regulated activities

    • For complementary access at locations where co-located activities exist, the agency responsible for regulating the specific activity of interest will serve as the Lead Agency.


Corresponding nrc regulations

Corresponding NRC Regulations

  • NRC Regulations

    • (10 CFR Parts 75 and 110)

    • Published as a direct final rule (December 23, 2008)

    • Incorporates the reporting requirements of the U.S. Additional Protocol treaty

    • Includes all NRC and Agreement State licensees versus only NRC licensed facilities

    • Self-identification and reporting


Guidance document development

Guidance Document Development

  • Website with applicable references and documents www.AP.gov or www.bis.doc.gov/ap/

  • Joint DOC/NRC Additional Protocol Reporting Handbooks

    • Reporting guidance

    • Forms

    • Step by step instructions


Information collection process

Information Collection Process

  • Annual reports

    • Submitted to DOC by January 31st of each year

  • Export reports

    • Submitted to DOC 15 days after each quarter

    • April 15th, July 15th, October 15th, and January 15th

  • NRC and DOC use a joint information collection process

    • Paper-based forms

    • All AP reporting forms will be sent to the DOC/BIS


Reported activities cy08 cy09

Reported Activities (CY08 / CY09)

  • Article 2.a (i) – Fuel-cycle related R&D (Govt. Related)

    • NRC – 4 / 1 entries

    • Total US – 128 / 178 entries

  • Article 2.a (iii) – Buildings at Nuclear Facilities

    • NRC – 8 / 8 “Sites”, 118 / 2 Buildings

    • Total US – 11 / 11 “Sites”, 121 / 5 Buildings

  • Article 2.a (iv) – Fuel-cycle related manufacturing

    • NRC – 3 /3 entries

    • Total US – 19 / 15 entries


Reported activities cy08 cy091

Reported Activities (CY08 / CY09)

  • Article 2.a (v) – Uranium hard rock mines, concentration plants and mills

    • NRC – 12 / 5 entries

    • Total US – 33 / 21 entries

  • Article 2.a (vi) – Import, export, or possession of source materials preceding starting point of IAEA safeguards

    • NRC – 1 / 2 location(s)

    • Total US – 1 / 2 location(s)


Reported export activities

Reported Export Activities

Article 2.a (ix) – Exports of nuclear related equipment

  • NRC – 47 entries for 2nd quarter 2009

  • NRC – 48 entries for 3rd quarter 2009

  • NRC – 47 entries for 4th quarter 2009

  • NRC – 42 entries for 1st quarter 2010


Contact information

Contact information

Tom Grice

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NMSS/FCSS/FFLD/MCAB

Mail Stop: EBB2 - E40M

[email protected]

301-492-3131 (phone)

301-492-3359 (fax)

Steve Ward

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NMSS/FCSS/FFLD/MCAB

Mail Stop: EBB2 - E40M

[email protected]

301-492-3426 (phone)

301-492-3359 (fax)


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