NRC Issues Direct Final Rule to Replace SGI-M Designation for Certain Materials Licensees
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The NRC is issuing a direct final rule and a proposed rule to remove the Safeguards Information–Modified Handling (SGI-M) designation for the protection of information related to category 1 and category 2 quantities of radioactive material. This rule affects large irradiators, manufacturers and distributors, and licensees transporting category 1 quantities of radioactive material or irradiated reactor fuel weighing 100 grams or less. This security-related information will instead be protected under the information protection requirements in 10 CFR Part 37, “Physical Protection of Category 1 and Category 2 Quantities of Radioactive Material.” As a result of this rule, the NRC’s NUREG-255, “Implementation Guidance for 10 CFR Part 37,” will be updated to remove references to SGI-M. Comments are due on the proposed rule by October 30, 2014, but the rule will go into effect on January 28, 2015 unless the NRC receives significant adverse comments.
To access the Federal Register notice, click here.