reports are available electronically in the USNRC system from about 2000 to the present. Prior to that, reports are available only in microfiche.

For a waterborne exposure pathway a sampling and analysis program shown in Table H.1 is recommended.

The Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications (RETS) require that the licensee submit:

  1. An annual radiological environmental monitoring report which is designed to assess the impact of radiological effluent releases into the environment; and
  2. A Special Report within 30 days of discovery of the event if predetermined levels of radioactivity are exceeded.

The USNRC also requires that the licensee participate in an Interlaboratory Comparison Program to ensure the accuracy and precision of the licensee’s data.

The REMP has allowed licensees significant flexibility to make changes to their programs without prior USNRC approval.1 The historical trend has been to reduce the scope of the program as a result of continued nondetection of radioactivity.

1 However, licensees must notify the USNRC of any changes, and the USNRC has regulatory recourse if the changes are not in accord with regulations.

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