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Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC after November 1, 1999, are available electronically at the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at
The NRC maintains the current Enforcement Policy on its Web site at
The Commission's Enforcement Policy primarily addresses violations by licensees and certain non-licensed persons, including certificate holders, as discussed further in footnote 3 to Section I, Introduction and Purpose, and in Section X, Enforcement Action Against Non-licensees. In 10 CFR Part 71, the NRC's regulations address licensing requirements for packaging and transport of radioactive material. For several years, the Commission has observed problems with the performance of some certificate holders and their contractors and subcontractors in the packaging and transport of radioactive material. The Commission has concluded that additional enforcement sanctions (
An NOV is a written notice that sets forth one or more violations of a legally binding requirement. The NOV effectively conveys to both the person violating the requirement and the public that a violation of a legally binding requirement has occurred and permits use of graduated severity levels to convey more clearly the safety significance of the violation. Therefore, in addition to the changes to 10 CFR Part 71, the Commission is amending Part X of the Enforcement Policy, Enforcement Action Against Non-Licensees, to make clear that non-licensees who are subject to specific regulatory requirements (
This policy statement does not contain a new or amended information collection requirement subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501
The NRC may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
In accordance with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, the NRC has determined that this action is not a major rule and has verified this
Accordingly, the NRC Enforcement Policy amended by revising the last paragraph of section X to read as follows:
When inspections determine that violations of NRC requirements have occurred, or that contractors have failed to fulfill contractual commitments (
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