Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Occupational Dose Records, Labeling Containers, and the Total Effective Dose Equivalent
GAO-08-332R: Dec 17, 2007
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) new rule on occupational dose records, labeling containers, and the total effective dose equivalent. GAO found that (1) the final rule amends the definition of Total Effective Dose Equivalent by limiting the routine reporting of annual doses to those workers whose annual dose exceeds a specific dose threshold or who request a report, modifies the labeling requirements for certain containers holding licensed material, and removes the requirement that licensees attempt to obtain cumulative exposure records for workers unless those workers are being authorized to receive planned special exposure; and (2) with the exception of the required delay in the effective date, NRC complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.