Subject 391-3-17 RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
|(1)||Scope. Except as otherwise specifically provided, this Chapter, 391-3-17, applies to all persons who manufacture, produce, receive, possess, use, transfer, own, or acquire any source of radiation; provided, however, that nothing in this Chapter shall apply to any person to the extent such person is subject to regulation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nothing in Rule 391-3-17-.03 of this Chapter shall be interpreted as limiting the intentional exposure of patients to radiation for the purpose of diagnosis or therapy.|
|(2)||Definitions. As used in this
Chapter, these terms have the definitions set forth below. Additional
definitions used only in a certain Rule will be found in that Rule.
|(3)||Exemptions from the Regulatory Requirements.
|(4)||Records. Each licensee shall maintain records showing the receipt, transfer, and disposal of all sources of radiation. Additional record requirements are specified elsewhere in this Chapter.|
|(6)||Tests. Each licensee shall
perform upon instructions from the Department, or shall permit the Department
to perform, such reasonable tests as the Department deems appropriate or
necessary, including, but not limited to, tests of:
|(7)||Additional Requirements. The Department, by Rule or Regulation, and the Director by Order, may impose upon any licensee such requirements in addition to those established in this Chapter as it deems appropriate or necessary to minimize danger to public health and safety or property.|
|(9)||Impounding. The Department
shall have the authority in the event of an emergency to impound or order the
impounding of radioactive material in the possession of any person who is not
equipped to observe or fails to observe the provisions of this Chapter or any
Rules issued thereunder.
|(10)||Severability. Should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Chapter be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remainder of this Chapter shall not be affected thereby.|
|(11)||Units of Exposure and Dose.
of Radioactivity. For purposes of this Chapter, activity is expressed in
the SI unit of Becquerel (Bq) or in the special unit of Curie (Ci), or their
multiples, or disintegrations or transformations per unit of time.
communications and reports concerning this Chapter, and applications filed
thereunder should be addressed to the Georgia Department of Natural
Resources/EPD, Radioactive Materials Program, at 4244 International Parkway,
Suite 120, Atlanta, Georgia 30354.
|(1)||Purpose and Scope.
|(3)||Exemptions/Radioactive Material Other Than Source Material.
|(4)||Types of Licenses. Licenses for radioactive materials are of two
types: general and specific.
|(5)||General Licenses - Source
|(6)||General Licenses - Radioactive Materials Other Than Source
Material. Each general license issued under (6) has its own specific
conditions and requirements.
Application for Specific Licenses.
|(8)||General Requirements for
the Issuance of Specific Licenses. A license application will be
approved if the Department determines the following:
|(9)||Special Requirements for
Issuance of Certain Specific Licenses for Radioactive Material.
for Specific Licenses of Broad Scope. These requirements are for the
issuance of non-medical specific licenses of broad scope for radioactive
material ("broad licenses") and contain certain regulations governing holders
of such licenses. (The issuance of medical specific licenses of broad scope is
addressed in (9).)
Nota Bene: See Note, in (3)(c)1.
|(11)||Special Requirements for a Specific License to Manufacture, Assemble,
Repair, or Distribute Commodities, Products, or Devices which Contain
|(13)||Specific Terms and Conditions of
|(14)||Expiration of Licenses. Except as provided in (15)(b), each specific license shall expire at the end of the day, in the month and year stated therein.|
|(15)||Renewal of Licenses.
|(16)||Amendment of Licenses at Request of Licensee. Applications for amendment of a license shall be filed in accordance with (7) and shall specify the respects in which the licensee desires the license to be amended and the grounds for such amendment.|
|(17)||Department Action on Applications to Renew or Amend. In considering an application by a licensee to renew or amend the license, the Department will apply the criteria set forth in (8), (9), (10), or (11), as applicable.|
|(18)||Modification, Revocation, and
Termination of Licenses.
|(19)||Transfer of Material.
LIMITS FOR BROAD LICENSES
The definitions set forth for certain terms under 391-3-17-.01 are applicable to those terms as used in this Rule, unless the term is otherwise defined herein. As used in this Rule:
a 0.30 results from 0.06 for each of five "remainder" organs, excluding the skin and the lens of the eye, that receive the highest doses.
b For the purpose of weighting the external whole body dose, for adding it to the internal dose, a single weighting factor, wT = 1.0, has been specified. The use of other weighting factors for external exposure will be approved on a case-by-case basis until such time as specific guidance is issued.
|(5)||Occupational Dose Limits and Dose
Limits for Individual Members of the Public
|(6)||Testing for Leakage or
Contamination of Sealed Sources
|(7)||Radiological Requirements for License Termination
|(9)||Control Of Exposure From External
Sources In Restricted Areas
|(10)||Respiratory Protection and
Controls to Restrict Internal Exposure in Restricted Areas
|(11)||Storage and Control of Licensed