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

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
- Accidents
- Severe weather conditions
- Vehicle breakdown
- Communications problems
- Radioactive “spills”
- Use of special equipment (flares, emergency lighting, etc.)
Response to Threats
- Reporting
- 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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