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NRC Issues Revision of Guidelines on Use of Firearms by Security Personnel

The NRC is issuing, with the approval of the U.S. Attorney General, revised guidelines on the use of weapons by the security personnel of licensees and certificate holders whose official duties include the protection of a facility, certain radioactive material, or other property owned or operated by an NRC licensee or certificate holder, or of radioactive material or other property that is being transported to or from a facility owned or operated by such a licensee or certificate holder. The revised guidelines are entitled, ‘‘Guidelines on the Use of Firearms by Security Personnel in Protecting U.S. NRC-Regulated Facilities, Radioactive Material, and Other Property, Revision 1’’ (Revised Firearms Guidelines), and will take effect on June 25, 2014.

To access the Federal Register notice, click here.

To access the Revised Firearms Guidelines, click here.