NETL Access & Procedures
It is important to note that, with a few exceptions identified in the Code of Federal regulations 10CFR73, visitors 18 and older are required to be cleared via background check. The signed background check form for each individual who will be visiting the facility is required to initiate the check. This process typically takes a couple of days, but can require as long as 2 weeks to complete in certain circumstances. The completed and signed request for a background check should be faxed to the NETL at 512-471-4589 (not to the number on the form) well in advance of the scheduled tour date. Please be sure handwritten forms are legible.
If you have not received notification that a tour can be arranged, or if you do not have a background check that indicates you are not a security risk, you will not be permitted to tour the NETL.
A Request for Operation is required for each experiment performed at the NETL. Experiments are categorized as Class A, B or C to determine the level and type of review, and personnel requirements. Class A experiments are conducted under supervision of a Senior Reactor Operator, and include modification or calibration of the ICS, non-routine reactivity changes, changes to radiation shielding & beam port experiments, and special projects such as the Texas Cold Neutron Source. Class B experiments include routine operations for training and demonstrations, neutron activation, isotope production, and other reactor core exposures. Class C experiments are non reactor experiments such as use of the sub critical assembly or neutron generator.
NETL Conference Room 2.106 Request (under construction)
NETL Conference Room 2.106 Schedule (under construction)
If you need access to the following items posted with restricted access, contact NETL Staff.
- Pocket Dosimeter Log (under construction)
- Facility Operating License
- Safety Analysis Report
- Technical Specifications
- Emergency Plan