plant specific discharge streams, as well as the local setting of the plant. Compliance with 10 CFR 50.36a and Appendix I of 10 CFR 50 is established in a Licensee’s radiological effluent release technical specifications, as based on dose calculations to a hypothetical maximally exposed member of the public living near the nuclear power plant.

Regulations promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency place additional requirements on releases from all fuel-cycle facilities. The regulations in 40 CFR 190 (Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations), Subpart 10 (Standards for Normal Operations) place annual limits of 0.025 rem (0.25 mSv) to the whole body, 0.075 rem (0.75 mSv) to the thyroid, and 0.025 rem (0.25 mSv) to any other organ of any member of the public as the result of planned discharges of radioactive materials, excluding radon and its progeny, to the general environment from uranium fuel-cycle operations and of exposures to radiation from these operations.

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