Enforcement Policy

The Enforcement Policy is applicable to enforcement matters involving the radiological health and safety of the public, including employee health and safety, the common defense and security, and the environment. However, the medical event reporting interim enforcement policy applies only to medical events occurring under an NRC licensee's permanent implant brachytherapy program.

The current revision of the Enforcement Policy, dated January 13, 2023 is available in ADAMS at ML22336A179.

Date Change SRM FRN SECY Policy
01/13/23 Adjusted Civil Monetary Penalties for 2023   87 FR 2187   PDF Icon
01/14/22 Adjusted Civil Monetary Penalties for 2022   87 FR 2309   PDF Icon
01/15/20 Adjusted Civil Monetary Penalties for 2020   85 FR 2445   PDF Icon
05/28/19 Revising Section 4.1, "Considerations in Determining Enforcement Actions Involving Individuals," of the Policy to indicate that the NRC typically will not consider Fitness-for-Duty (FFD) Drug and Alcohol (D&A) related violations for enforcement unless the licensee's FFD program has apparent deficiencies. PDF Icon FRN 84 24363 HTML Icon PDF Icon
05/15/18 Adjusted Civil Monetary Penalties for 2018   83 FR 22535   PDF Icon
11/01/16 Risk inform Section 6.13, "Information Security;" implement the Construction Reactor Oversight Process; and miscellaneous modifications to: (1) Section 7.0, "Glossary," (2) Section 6.0, "Violation Examples," and (3) Section 2.3.4, "Civil Penalty." HTML Icon 81 FR 78022 HTML Icon PDF Icon
07/01/16 Adjusted the maximum civil penalty   81 FR 47689 PDF Icon PDF Icon

For previous revisions of the Enforcement Policy, see History of Enforcement Policy.