The NRC has published an Advance Notice of Public Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit comments on impacts to licensees due to proposed changes in Radiation Protection Regulations as described in 10 CFR 20. Link to the ANPR here >>
Dade Moeller has reviewed the proposed changes and provided this summary (“Technical Update”) as information to our clients for their use in responding to the NRC regarding potential impacts.
The impacts would vary depending on the type of license possessed. Licensees are encouraged to review the ANPR and the questions the NRC is posing to ensure they understand the full impact of the proposed changes.
Note: The original response date of November 24, 2014, has been extended by 4 months. Comments now are due March 24, 2015. Link to the extension notice here >>
Change 1: Update 10 CFR Part 20 to Align with ICRP Publication 103 Methodology and Terminology
The changes are largely changes in weighting factors and terminology. There are also a larger number of age groups defined. The primary impacts will be the change in terminology. For example, the use of “total effective dose equivalent” will be replaced by “total effective dose.” The calculation is similar, so the impact is largely on the dosimetry and record keeping groups with regards to changing terminology and forms.