Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NRC Amends Regulations on Imports and Exports of Nuclear Equipment and Material

(World Trade Interactive)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a final rule that, effective Aug. 27, will make various amendments to its regulations that govern the export and import of nuclear equipment, material and radioactive waste.

One of the primary changes in this final rule is to allow International Atomic Energy Agency Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources Category 1 and 2 quantities of radioactive materials to be imported under a general license instead of a specific license. The NRC is taking this action in light of the many security enhancements it has made to its domestic regulatory framework in recent years. Read more here.