§ 60.1 Purpose and scope
§ 60.2 Definitions
§ 60.3 License required
§ 60.4 Communications and records
§ 60.5 Interpretations
§ 60.6 Exemptions
§ 60.7 License not required for certain preliminary activities
§ 60.8 Information collection requirements: Approval
§ 60.9 Employee protection
§ 60.10 Completeness and accuracy of information
§ 60.11 Deliberate misconduct

Terms Used In CFR > Title 10 > Chapter I > Part 60 > Subpart A - General Provisions

  • Barrier: means any material or structure that prevents or substantially delays movement of water or radionuclides. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Commission: means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or its duly authorized representatives. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled area: means a surface location, to be marked by suitable monuments, extending horizontally no more than 10 kilometers in any direction from the outer boundary of the underground facility, and the underlying subsurface, which area has been committed to use as a geologic repository and from which incompatible activities would be restricted following permanent closure. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Director: means the Director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Disposal: means the isolation of radioactive wastes from the accessible environment. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • DOE: means the U. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Geologic repository: means a system which is intended to be used for, or may be used for, the disposal of radioactive wastes in excavated geologic media. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Geologic repository operations area: means a high-level radioactive waste facility that is part of a geologic repository, including both surface and subsurface areas, where waste handling activities are conducted. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Geologic setting: means the geologic, hydrologic, and geochemical systems of the region in which a geologic repository operations area is or may be located. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Groundwater: means all water which occurs below the land surface. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Isolation: means inhibiting the transport of radioactive material so that amounts and concentrations of this material entering the accessible environment will be kept within prescribed limits. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • NRC Public Document Room: means the facility at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room 0-1F23, Rockville, Maryland 20852, where certain public records of the NRC that were made available for public inspection in paper or microfiche prior to the implementation of the NRC Agency wide Documents Access and Management System, commonly referred to as ADAMS, will remain available for public inspection. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Permanent closure: means final backfilling of the underground facility and the sealing of shafts and boreholes. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Postclosure controlled area: means a surface location, to be marked by suitable monuments, extending horizontally no more than 10 kilometers in any direction from the outer boundary of the underground facility, and the underlying subsurface, which area has been committed to use as a geologic repository and from which incompatible activities would be restricted following permanent closure. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Preclosure controlled area: means that surface area surrounding the geologic repository operations area for which the licensee exercises authority over its use, in accordance with the provisions of this part, until permanent closure has been completed. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Restricted area: means an area, access to which is limited by the licensee for the purpose of protecting individuals against undue risks from exposure to radiation and radioactive materials. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Site: means the location of the preclosure controlled area, or of the postclosure controlled area, or both. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Site characterization: means the program of exploration and research, both in the laboratory and in the field, undertaken to establish the geologic conditions and the ranges of those parameters of a particular site relevant to the procedures under this part. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Unanticipated processes and events: means those processes and events affecting the geologic setting that are judged not to be reasonably likely to occur during the period the intended performance objective must be achieved, but which are nevertheless sufficiently credible to warrant consideration. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Underground facility: means the underground structure, including openings and backfill materials, but excluding shafts, boreholes, and their seals. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • waste: means HLW and other radioactive materials other than HLW that are received for emplacement in a geologic repository. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Waste form: means the radioactive waste materials and any encapsulating or stabilizing matrix. See 10 CFR 60.2
  • Water table: means that surface in a groundwater body at which the water pressure is atmospheric. See 10 CFR 60.2