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Advance notification of intent to send radioactive material to SLAC/SSRL

Many of you have requested the ability to save information on required notices about shipments of radioactive material to SSRL. We have implemented an Excel spread sheet that can be saved to your desktop, providing you the flexibility to save data that can be used to update 30, 7 and 1 day notices or provide the basis for new experiments.

The downloadable MS Excel spreadsheet should represent the most complete and accurate isotopic characterization of all radioactive material anticipated to be sent to SLAC for your experiments. Please ensure that it is completed and submitted to SLAC at a minimum 30 days and 7 days prior to start of your proposed experimental run. Instructions for shipping radioactive materials to SSRL/SLAC are available at: Shipping radioactive materials

If you have any questions regarding the completion of this process please contact Matt Padilla (, 1-650-926-3861 or Radiation Protection Field Operations at 1-650-926-3023).

Do you have questions or want to learn more about the new safety notices interface? Read our FAQ.

Step 1: Download the Excel spreadsheet

Download and save the Excel spreadsheet to your computer. You can enter data about your planned shipment of radioactive materials to SLAC. The Excel file is in Excel 2007 spreadsheet format (.xls).
Download Excel

When you see a security warning, click the "options" button and enable the macros.

Step 2: Fill out the Excel spreadsheet

Complete Cells B2 to B19 with general experiment data.

Important: Cells B5 and B6 refer to the address where you would like the radioactive materials returned (not necessarily your office address).

Excel example Excel example
Click on images to see sample screen shots.

Complete rows beginning with row 24 with your radionuclide data. Context sensitive help is available in cells located in row 23.

Step 3: Upload the Excel spreadsheet.

Save your completed worksheet to your local drive and then upload it using the supplied tool below. Click one of the 3 options before clicking "Submit". When completing your next notice (7, or 1 day notice), the spreadsheet can be edited from the prior notice, then uploaded again using the same submission process in this step.

Please ensure that the file your are uploading only includes the following characters:
a-z, A-Z, 0-9, "-", and/or "_".
All other characters will break the web accessible link to the file. The file will still be accessible locally if needed.

* Enter your name:

* Enter your email:

* Locate your file.

* What ype of notice is this?

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