Society News Archive

2 April 2012
New Regulation: 10 CFR 37, Physical Protection of Byproduct Material

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the final rule for 10 CFR 37, "Physical Protection of Byproduct Material" and conforming changes to other parts of Title 10. This rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. Once the OMB approves, it will be sent to the Federal Register.

The final rule amends the regulations to establish security requirements for the use of certain categories and quantities of radioactive byproduct material (categories 1 and 2) and for the transportation of small quantities of irradiated fuel.