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RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PERMIT PROGRAM
NMCPHC manages the Naval Radioactive Material Permit (NRMP) program for medical facilities, serving as the Technical Support Center for the Naval Radiation Safety Committee. The Navy holds a Master Materials License issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to use radioactive materials for industrial and medical purposes. Individual commands are issued permits to use reactor byproduct material, accelerator produced material and naturally occurring radioactive materials. Not covered under the license are radioactive materials associated with naval nuclear propulsion or nuclear weapons program.
In support of the NRMP program, NMCPHC Radiation Health Team members review permit amendment and renewal requests for compliance with current regulations. We inspect most of our twenty (20) medical permittees every three years, including Naval hospitals using radioactive materials for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes as well as research facilities.
We interpret and distribute Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and information bulletins for our permittees to keep them informed of the current requirements for the safe use of radioactive materials.
How to Apply for an NRMP
18 SEP 2012
Permit Application Form – use for new permits, amendments and renewals.
NRMP REVIEW CHECKLIST NUCLEAR MEDICINE
Guidelines for Nuclear Medicine Program (hospitals) – use for new permits & renewals.
MEDICAL PERMIT REVIEW GUIDE FOR RESEARCH PROGRAMS
Guidelines for RESEARCH – use for new permits & renewals
MEDICAL PERMIT REVIEW GUIDE FOR SELF SHIELDED IRRADIATOR PROGRAMS
Guidelines for SELF-SHIELDED IRRADIATOR PERMIT APPLICATION – use for new permits & renewals
Isotopes Table (unsealed under 100, 200, 300 )
Isotopes used under 5 & 6 [Permit Items 6-7-8 Radioactive Materials, Chemical/Physical form, Maximum Quantity Allowed] including beta emitters listed separately such as samarium, also uranium used under a general license.
Use for any addition or change in type or quantity of radioactive materials
Sealed sources & 35.1000
Sealed sources under 35.400, etc . and those greater than 35.65 (aggregate), uranium, SNM, etc.
Use for any addition of sealed sources.
Timeliness of NRMP renewal applications
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 5113 Falls Church, VA 22042-5113
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