On July 02, 2020 (85 FR 39936), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a notice in the federal register about issuing Revision 3 to NUREG/BR-0204, , “Instructions for Completing NRC’s Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest.” This document provides instructions to prepare NRC Form 540 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest “Shipping Paper”), NRC Form 541 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest “Container and Waste Description”), and NRC Form 542 (Uniform Low-Level Radioactive Waste Manifest “Manifest Index and Regional Compact Tabulation”), which have also been revised. The changes between Revision 2 and Revision 3 include: (1) Updated instructions to reflect changes to the Uniform Manifest Forms; (2) Updated references to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations to reflect the current DOT regulations; (3) Additional discussion on the reporting of inventories based on lower limit of detection values, the potential use of indirect methods to determine these inventories, and the use of indirect methods in waste classification calculations; (4) Added clarification of the intent of the certification statement on Form 540; and (5) Made overall improvements to the clarity of the document. NUREG/BR-0204, Revision 3 and its forms became effective on July 2, 2020. Revision 3 can be downloaded from the NRC Document Collection website and the updated forms can be found on here. Use of the NUREG/BR-0204, Revision 2 and its forms should be discontinued on or before September 30, 2020.
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