Domestic Customer Information

U.S. NRC DEFINITION OF EXEMPT QUANTITIES

Consumer products containing byproduct material that are used by the general public are exempted from licensing requirements only if the Commission determines that the products or types of uses do not constitute an unreasonable risk to the common defense or security or to public health and safety and the environment.

The Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material (10 CFR Part 30) exempts members of the public from the requirements for an NRC license when they receive, possess, use, transfer, own, or acquire byproduct material in products such as our sources.

U.S. NRC EXEMPT QUANTITY LIMITS

Small amounts of some byproduct material may be purchased without a specific license per the U.S. NRC §30.18 Exempt quantities and §30.71 Schedule B or the equivalent Agreement State regulations.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (c) through (e) of this section, any person is exempt from the requirements for a license set forth in section 81 of the Act and from the regulations in parts 30 through 34, 36, and 39 of this chapter to the extent that such person receives, possesses, uses, transfers, owns, or acquires byproduct material in individual quantities, each of which does not exceed the applicable quantity set forth in §30.71, Schedule B.

DISTRIBUTION OF U.S. NRC EXEMPT QUANTITY RADIOACTIVE SOURCES

Distribution of byproduct material (Spectrum Techniques’ sources) to persons exempt from regulatory authority (the general public) can only be made by persons/companies who possess a specific license from the U.S. NRC authorizing the distribution of their products to persons exempt from the requirements for an U.S. NRC license.

Manufacturers and distributors of these products must be licensed in order to initially transfer or distribute them to persons exempt from licensing. The licensed distributor is required to satisfy the U.S. NRC that all products are manufactured, tested, and distributed in accordance with the regulations and specifications provided in its license application.

These specific licenses are issued by the U.S. NRC and are referred to as “exempt distribution” or “E” licenses.

DISPOSING OF U.S. NRC EXEMPT QUANTITY RADIOACTIVE SOURCES IN THE U.S.

The appropriate disposal method for U.S. NRC Exempt Quantity radioactive sources within the United States will be dependent on whether or not you possess a Specific License issued by the U.S. NRC or the Agreement State in which you reside.

If you possess a Specific License:

Spectrum Techniques’ solid, sealed sources and liquid sources must be disposed of as radioactive waste through an appropriate radioactive waste processor.

If you do NOT possess a Specific License:

Spectrum Techniques’ solid, sealed sources may be disposed of in the regular waste providing all radiation symbols have been removed or defaced. Any liquid sources may be disposed of by release into the sanitary sewer system (making sure to dilute the material with large volumes of water).