June 12, 2015: (FR) NRC Publishes Final Rule to Update Regulations for Radioactive Materials

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has published the final rule updating its regulations on packaging and transporting radioactive materials in the United States. The final rule, which was developed in cooperation with DOT, will re-establish restrictions on those materials that would qualify for the fissile material exemption, clarifies requirements, updates administration procedures.
These changes will bring the United States domestic rules in line with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s 2009 standards for international transport.

Revisions to Transportation Safety Requirements and Harmonization with International Atomic Energy Agency Transportation Requirements