Type B or Fissile Materials

Protocol for User Registration of
DOE or NRC Certified Type B or Fissile Material Packagings

DOE Order 460.1C Packaging and Transportation Safety, 4.a.(2)(a)2 andCRD Attachment 1, Step 4.a., requires each entity and contractor that offers for transportation or transports radioactivematerial in a Type B or fissile material packaging certified by the DOE Headquarters Certifying Official (HCO) or the U.S. Nuclear RegulatoryCommission (NRC) to register in writing with the HCO prior to use.  Below is the user registration protocol to implement the DOE Order and applicable regulatory requirements per 10 CFR 71.17(c)(3) and 49 CFR 173.471(a).

Before first use of a DOE or NRC Certified Type B or Fissile Material Packagingeach entity and contractor shall submit a registration in writing to:

Dr. James M. Shuler
Manager, DOE Packaging Certification Program
U.S. Department of Energy
c/o L.F. Gelder
Savannah River Research Campus
227 Gateway Drive, Rm 310
Aiken, SC 29803

User registration shall include:

  • the person's name,
  • title,
  • registrant status, i.e., certificate holder or user
  • affiliation,
  • company address,
  • telephone and fax numbers,
  • e-mail address (if available),
  • the package identification number specified in the U S DOE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE for radioactive materials packages.

Background and Analysis

DOE Order 460.1C requires each entity and contractor to register with the HCO prior to use of aType B or Fissile Material package certified by the DOE or NRC.  This DOE requirement is based on the following NRC and DOT regulations:

10 CFR 71.17 General license: NRC-approved package.   Paragraph (c)(3) states:

This general license applies only to a licensee who - before the licensee's first use of the package, submits in writing to ATTN:  Document Control Desk, Director, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, ...the licensee's name and license number and the package identification number specified in the package approval.

49 CFR 173.471 Requirements for U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved packages.  Paragraph (a) states:

The offeror shall be registered with the USNRC as a party to the packaging approval, and make the shipment in compliance with the terms of the packaging approval, ...

The DOE user registration protocol implements the regulations stated above, but entities and contractors are required to register with the DOE Packaging Certification Program (PCP), not the NRC.

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Updated July 16, 2014

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