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25 October 2017
Public Comment Sought for Regulatory Guide Revision on Reporting Occupational Radiation Dose Data

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing for public comment draft regulatory guide (DG), DG–8056, "Instructions for Recording and Reporting Occupational Radiation Dose Data," 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 long-standing 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."

More information can be found in the Federal Register notice.

Comments should be submitted by 15 December 2017. Go to and search for Docket ID NRC–2017–0205.