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Audit of NRC's Oversight of Master Materials Licensees

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Joint Report
Agency Wide
No (location specific)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Define regional and headquarters MML project managers’ roles in responding to requests for guidance and assistance from MML licensee staff.

Develop and implement a consistent and timely process for notifying MML licensee staff of NRC-hosted training courses.

Develop and implement a consistent process for registering MML licensee staff for NRC-hosted training courses.

Modify guidance to include a risk-informed methodology with requirements on sample size, selection criteria, and inspection frequency for selecting MML permittees for NRC independent inspection.

Clearly define all MML licensee staff and master radiation safety committee regulatory oversight responsibilities (e.g., requirements and roles and accountabilities) in NRC regulations, the MMLs, the LOUs, or some combination thereof.