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DOE N 234.1, Reporting of Radioactive Sealed Sources -Status-. Melanie P. May U.S. Department of Energy 2009 NMMSS Annual Users Meeting May 21, 2009. DOE Notice 234.1 Objectives. To establish U.S. DOE requirements for inventory reporting in support of :
Melanie P. May
U.S. Department of Energy
2009 NMMSS Annual Users Meeting
May 21, 2009
Transactions: Category 1 or 2 radioactive sealed sources as identified in Attachment 1 (DOE N 234.1) that are:
Between DOE Reporting Identification Symbols (RIS) or
Between a DOE RIS and an NRC licensee or Agreement State licensee, or
exported from or imported to a DOE RIS;
IAEA Code of Conduct
NRC Final Rule 10 CFR 110,
Export and Import of Radioactive Materials: Security Policies
NRC Final Rule 10 CFR Parts 20 and 32,
National Source Tracking of Sealed Sources
Energy Policy Act of 2005
10 CFR 835
Radioactive Sealed Source: A radioactive material that is permanently sealed in a capsule or closely bonded to an non-radioactive substrate designed to prevent leakage or escape of the radioactive material. It is a solid form that is not exempt from regulatory control and may be subject to transaction reporting, depending upon the activity level of the source. For the purpose of the this Notice, the term radioactive sealed source includes radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTG’s) but does not include material encapsulated solely for disposal; or nuclear material contained in a nuclear weapon; or in any nuclear reactor fuel assembly, subassembly, fuel rod, or fuel pellet.
Accountable Sealed Radioactive Source: A sealed radioactive source having a half-life equal to or greater than 30 days and an isotopic activity equal to or greater than the corresponding value provided in Appendix E of 10 CFR 835 (also referred to as an accountable radioactive sealed source).
#11. Every State should establish a National Register of radioactive sources. This Register should, as a minimum, include Category 1 and 2 radioactive sources as described in Annex 1 to this Code…
#22. Every State should ensure that its regulatory body:
(c) Maintains appropriate records of persons with authorizations in respect of radioactive sources, with a clear indication of the type(s) of radioactive sources that they are authorized to use, and appropriate records of the transfer and disposal of the radioactive sources on termination of the authorizations.
(g) Establishes systems for ensuring that, where practicable, radioactive sources are identifiable and traceable, or where this is not practicable, ensures that alternative processes for identifying and tracing those sources are in place.
IAEA-TECDOC-1344, Categorization of Radioactive Sources, July 2003 [now RS-G-1.9]
* = “These radionuclides are very unlikely to be used in individual radioactive sources with activity levels that would place them within Categories 1, 2, or 3 and would therefore not be subject to the paragraph relating to national registries (11) or the paragraphs relating to import and export control (23 to 26).” [IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources]
Subtitle D. Nuclear Security.
Section 170H. Radiation Source Protection.
c. Tracking System
“Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Commission shall issue
regulations establishing a mandatory tracking system for radiation sources in the United States.
The tracking system shall:
[~ 94 countries have affirmed (02/23/09)]
NRC Final Rule [RIN 3150-AH44], 10 CFR 110, Export and Import of Radioactive Materials: Security Policies, July 1, 2005.
NRC Final Rule [RIN 3150-AH44], 10 CFR Parts 20 and 32, National Source Tracking of Sealed Sources, November 8, 2006.