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Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance About Service Provider Licenses

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).


Notice of Availability and Request for Comments.


The NRC is announcing the availability of, and requesting comments on, draft NUREG-1556, Volume 18, “Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Service Provider Licenses,” dated May 2000.

The NRC is using Business Process Redesign techniques to redesign its materials licensing process, as described in NUREG-1539, “Methodology and Findings of the NRC's Materials Licensing Process Redesign.” A critical element of the new process is consolidating and updating numerous guidance documents into a NUREG-series of reports. This draft NUREG report is the 18th guidance document developed to support an improved materials licensing process.

This guidance is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and the NRC staff, and will also be available to Agreement States. This document combines and updates the guidance found in the following draft regulatory guides: “Guide for the Application for a License for the Use of Radioactive Materials for Calibrating Radiation Survey and Monitoring Instruments,” “Guide for the Application for the Use of Radioactive Materials in Leak-Testing Services,” and “Guide for the Applications for the Use of Radioactive Materials in Servicing Preregistered Gauges, Measuring Devices, and Sealed Sources Used in Such Devices.” Additionally, NRC staff included information contained in the corresponding Standard Review Plans for these three draft regulatory guides. This draft report takes a more risk-informed, performance-based approach to licensing service providers, and reduces the information (amount and level of detail) needed to support an application for these activities. This document is strictly for public comment and is not for use in preparing or reviewing service provider licenses until it is published in final form. It is being distributed for comment to encourage public participation in its development.


The comment period ends August 11, 2000. Comments received after that time will be considered if practicable.


Submit written comments to: Chief, Rules and Directives Branch, Division of Administrative Services, Office of Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001. Hand-deliver comments to 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, between 7:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Federal workdays. Comments may also be submitted Start Printed Page 36847through the Internet by addressing electronic mail to

Those considering public comment may request a free single copy of draft NUREG-1556, Volume 18, by writing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, ATTN: Mrs. Carrie Brown, Mail Stop TWFN 9-C-24, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001. Alternatively, submit requests through the Internet by addressing electronic mail to A copy of draft NUREG-1556, Volume 18, is also available for inspection and/or copying for a fee in the NRC Public Document Room, 2120 L Street, NW. (Lower Level), Washington, D.C. 20555-0001.

The Presidential Memorandum dated June 1, 1998, entitled, “Plain Language in Government Writing,” directed that the Federal government's writing be in plain language. The NRC requests comments on this licensing guidance NUREG specifically with respect to the clarity and effectiveness of the language used. Comments should be sent to the address listed above.

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Mrs. Carrie Brown, TWFN 9-F-24, Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555, telephone (301) 415-8092; electronic mail address:

Electronic Access

Draft NUREG-1556, Vol. 18 is available electronically by visiting the NRC's Home Page (​nrc/​nucmat.html).

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For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 6th day of June, 2000.

Catherine Haney,

Acting Chief, Rulemaking and Guidance Branch, Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety, NMSS.

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[FR Doc. 00-14758 Filed 6-9-00; 8:45 am]