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Title 10Chapter IPart 73 → Appendix

Title 10: Energy

Appendix D to Part 73—Physical Protection of Irradiated Reactor Fuel in Transit, Training Program Subject Schedule

Pursuant to the provision of §73.37 of 10 CFR part 73, each licensee who transports or delivers to a carrier for transport irradiated reactor fuel is required to assure that individuals used as shipment escorts have completed a training program. The subjects that are to be included in this training program are as follows:

Security Enroute

—Route planning and selection

—Vehicle operation

—Procedures at stops

—Detours and use of alternate routes


—Equipment operation

—Status reporting

—Contacts with law enforcement units

—Communications discipline

—Procedures for reporting incidents

Radiological Considerations

—Description of the radioactive cargo

—Function and characteristics of the shipping casks

—Radiation hazards

—Federal, State and local ordinances relative to the shipment of radioactive materials

—Responsible agencies

Response to Contingencies


—Severe weather conditions

—Vehicle breakdown

—Communications problems

—Radioactive “spills”

—Use of special equipment (flares, emergency lighting, etc.)

Response to Threats


—Calling for assistance

—Use of immobilization features

—Hostage situations

—Avoiding suspicious situations

The licensee is also required to assure that armed individuals serving as shipment escorts, other than members of local law enforcement agencies, have completed a weapons training and qualifications program equivalent to that required of guards, as described in III and IV of appendix B of this part, to assure that each such individual is fully qualified to use weapons assigned him.

[44 FR 34468, June 15, 1979, as amended at 45 FR 34710, June 3, 1980]

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