Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations

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Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations is one of fifty titles comprising the United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), containing the principal set of rules and regulations issued by federal agencies regarding nuclear energy. It is available in digital and printed form, and can be referenced online using the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR).


The table of contents, as reflected in the e-CFR updated June 19, 2014, is as follows:[1]

Volume Chapter Parts Regulatory Entity
1 I 0-50 Nuclear Regulatory Commission
2 51-199
3 II 200-499 Department of Energy
4 500-699
III 700-999 Department of Energy
X 1000-1099 Department of Energy (General Provisions)
XIII 1300-1399 Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
XVII 1700-1799 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
XVIII 1800-1899 Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission

Parts 0 to 199 are the requirements (and reserved for the requirements) prescribed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and binding on all persons and organizations who receive a license from NRC to use nuclear materials or operate nuclear facilities. Licensing is required for the design, manufacture, construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear reactors. These facilities can be commercial, research or test reactors. The authority is broad covering the licensing of individual facilitatory operators to the entities which operate these facilities.


  1. ^ [1], Retrieved 20 June 2014.