Berkeley Lab Pilot on External Regulation of DOE National Laboratories by the U.S. NRC


G. H. Zeman


In November 1997, DOE and NRC entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to pursue external regulation of radiation safety at DOE national laboratories through a Pilot Program of simulated regulation at 6-10 sites over a two-year period. The Earnest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the oldest of the DOE national laboratories, volunteered and was selected as the first pilot site. This paper summarizes key results of the pilot at Berkeley Lab carried out from 1997 through spring 1998.


This abstract was presented at the 32nd Annual Midyear Meeting, "Creation and Future Legacy of Stockpile Stewardship Isotope Production, Applications, and Consumption", External Regulation of DOE Facilities Session, 1/24/1999 - 1/27/1999, held in Albuquerque, NM.

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