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NRC Issues Draft Regulatory Guidance to Update Requirements for Bioassay Programs for Uranium

The NRC is issuing draft regulatory guide DG-8054, “Applications of Bioassay for Uranium.”  DG-8054 is a proposed revision to regulatory guide RG 8.11, which provides guidance on the development and implementation of a bioassay program to monitor the intake and retention of uranium isotopes by occupational workers.  The updates in DG-8054 reflect changes to NRC regulations and relevant health standards.  If finalized, DG-8054 will apply to current and future holders of special nuclear material licenses under 10 CFR Part 70, and certificates of compliance or approvals of a compliance plan for gaseous diffusion plants under 10 CFR Part 76, if they are also special nuclear materials licensees or applicants.  Comments are due by December 5, 2014. 

To access the Federal Register notice, click here.

To access DG-8054, click here.