Radioactive Materials

Environmental Health
Public Health
Through the Radiation Control Act and our Agreement State status with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) the Office of Radiological Health regulates the use of by-product and naturally occurring or accelerator produced radioactive material (NARM) in Nebraska.

What would you like to do?

Apply for a Radioactive Materials License

Applications, Attestations, Notices, & Reports

​​​​​What you need to know

Rules & Regulations

180 NAC Nebraska "Control of Radiation", Statutes, & Revision Notices

Regulatory Guides

Regulatory Guidance for 180 NAC


Applications, Attestations, Certificates, Notices, & Reports

Notices & Summaries

NRC issued Information Notices & Issue Summaries

General Licenses

Generally licensed (GL) devices contain radioactive material and are typically used to detect, measure, or control the density, level or chemical composition of various items.  Examples of such devices are: gas chromatography (detector cells), density gauges, fill-level gauges, and static elimination devices.  One of the more widely used devices is self-illuminating signs. For more information:

Industrial Radiography

Nebraska requires radioactive material industrial radiographers to be certified.   Licensing and registration requirements for industrial radiography operations are found in 180 NAC 5-004

Nebraska recognizes Industrial Radiographer Certification examinations from states recognized by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD).