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20 December 2011
Comments Wanted on Industrial Radiography Draft NUREG

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is revising the licensing guidance in the NUREG-1556 series. The NRC originally published NUREG-1556, Volume 2—“Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific Guidance about Industrial Radiography Licensees”—in August 1998. The document is intended for use by applicants, licensees, and NRC staff and is also available to the Agreement States. The NRC requests comments on a revision to the document.

NUREG-1556, Volume 2, Revision 1 has been updated by a working group made up of NRC and Agreement State representatives to include safety culture, security of radioactive materials, protection of sensitive information, and an appendix on lay-barges and offshore radiography and to incorporate changes in regulatory policies and practices. The notice announcing the availability of the draft volume for comment was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 72005) on 21 November 2011:

The draft volume can also be found on the NRC’s public website:

The comment period ends on 13 January 2012.