Part 190 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations
Part 191 Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and Transuranic Radioactive Wastes
Part 192 Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings
Part 194 Criteria for the Certification and Re-Certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s Compliance With the 40 Cfr Part 191 Disposal Regulations
Part 195 Radon Proficiency Programs
Part 197 Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Terms Used In CFR > Title 40 > Chapter I > Subchapter F - Radiation Protection Programs

  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means the Environmental Protection Agency. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annual committed effective dose: means the committed effective dose resulting from one-year intake of radionuclides released plus the annual effective dose caused by direct radiation from facilities or activities subject to subparts B and C of this part. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Barrier: means any material or structure that prevents or substantially delays movement of water or radionuclides toward the accessible environment. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Commission: means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Critical organ: means the most exposed human organ or tissue exclusive of the integumentary system (skin) and the cornea. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Department: means the Department of Energy. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Disposal: means permanent isolation of spent nuclear fuel or radioactive waste from the accessible environment with no intent of recovery, whether or not such isolation permits the recovery of such fuel or waste. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Disposal system: means any combination of engineered and natural barriers that isolate spent nuclear fuel or radioactive waste after disposal. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dose equivalent: means the product of absorbed dose and appropriate factors to account for differences in biological effectiveness due to the quality of radiation and its spatial distribution in the body. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Effective dose: means the sum over specified tissues of the products of the dose equivalent received following an exposure of, or an intake of radionuclides into, specified tissues of the body, multiplied by appropriate weighting factors. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • General environment: means the total terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic environments outside sites within which any activity, operation, or process associated with the management and storage of spent nuclear fuel or radioactive waste is conducted. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Ground water: means water below the land surface in a zone of saturation. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lithosphere: means the solid part of the Earth below the surface, including any ground water contained within it. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Management: means any activity, operation, or process (except for transportation) conducted to prepare spent nuclear fuel or radioactive waste for storage or disposal, or the activities associated with placing such fuel or waste in a disposal system. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Member of the public: means any individual except during the time when that individual is a worker engaged in any activity, operation, or process that is covered by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Performance assessment: means an analysis that: (1) Identifies the processes and events that might affect the disposal system. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Radioactive material: means matter composed of or containing radionuclides, with radiological half-lives greater than 20 years, subject to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • SI unit: means a unit of measure in the International System of Units. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • Site: means an area contained within the boundary of a location under the effective control of persons possessing or using spent nuclear fuel or radioactive waste that are involved in any activity, operation, or process covered by this subpart. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Spent nuclear fuel: means fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor following irradiation, the constituent elements of which have not been separated by reprocessing. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Storage: means retention of spent nuclear fuel or radioactive wastes with the intent and capability to readily retrieve such fuel or waste for subsequent use, processing, or disposal. See 40 CFR 191.02
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Undisturbed performance: means the predicted behavior of a disposal system, including consideration of the uncertainties in predicted behavior, if the disposal system is not disrupted by human intrusion or the occurrence of unlikely natural events. See 40 CFR 191.12
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Waste form: means the materials comprising the radioactive components of waste and any encapsulating or stabilizing matrix. See 40 CFR 191.12