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So is it a Marssim or Marsame survey?

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Reading through different sites around it has made me doubt myself. I haven't performed one in 2 years. So which is it? Is it a Marssim survey or a Marsame survey?

Either or, they're 2 different things,...

The Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) provides guidance to federal agencies, states, site owners, contractors, and other private entities on how to demonstrate that their site is in compliance with a radiation dose or risk-based regulation, otherwise known as a release criterion.
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment manual (MARSAME) is a supplement to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM). Like MARSSIM, MARSAME is a joint effort by the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Basically, MARSSIM is for SITE surveys, MARSAME is for Materials and Equipment surveys.

You didn't even ask about the Multi-Agency Radiological Laboratory Analytical Protocols Manual (MARLAP).

Okay, that clears things up a bit. So all the labs that I surveyed would have fallen under Marssim. They both sound the same coming from a Tennesseean. As for Marlap, I don't think I have come across those at any point. Good info. Thanks. I'm green, what can I say?

It would be so much easier to go back to 5849!


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