R313. Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Radiation.
R313-16. General Requirements Applicable to the Installation, Registration, Inspection, and Use of Radiation Machines.
R313-16-200. Purpose and Authority.
(1) The purpose of this rule is to prescribe requirements governing the installation, registration, inspection, and use of sources of electronically produced ionizing radiation. This rule provides for the registration of individuals providing inspection services to a facility where one or more radiation machines are installed or located.
(2) The rules set forth herein are adopted pursuant to the provisions of Subsections 19-3-104(4) and 19-3-104(9).
"Qualified expert" means an individual having the knowledge and training to measure regulatory parameters on radiation machines, to evaluate radiation safety programs, to evaluate radiation levels, and to give advice on radiation protection needs while conducting inspections of radiation machine facilities registered with the Division. Qualified experts are not considered employees or representatives of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control or the State.
"Sorting Center" means a facility in which radiation machines are in storage until they are shipped out of state.
"Storage" means a condition in which a radiation machine is not being used for an extended period of time, and has been made inoperable.
(1) Electronic equipment that produces radiation incidental to its operation for other purposes is exempt from the registration and notification requirements of Rule R313-16, providing the dose equivalent rate averaged over an area of ten square centimeters does not exceed 0.5 mrem (5.0 uSv) per hour at five centimeters from accessible surfaces of the equipment.
(2) Radiation machines while in transit are exempt from the requirements of Section R313-16-230. See Section R313-16-250 for other applicable requirements.
(3) Television receivers are exempt from the requirements of Rule R313-16.
(4) Radiation machines while in the possession of a manufacturer, assembler, or a sorting center are exempt from the requirements of Section R313-16-230.
(5) Radiation machines owned by an agency of the Federal Government are exempt from the requirements of Rule R313-16.
R313-16-225. Responsibility for Radiation Safety Program.
(1) The registrant shall be ultimately responsible for radiation safety, but may designate another person to implement the radiation safety program. When, in the Director's opinion, neither the registrant nor the registrant's designee is sufficiently qualified to insure safe use of the machine; the Director may order the registrant to designate another individual who has adequate qualifications.
(2) The registrant or the registrant's designee shall:
(a) develop a detailed program of radiation safety that assures compliance with the applicable requirements of these rules, including Section R313-15-101;
(b) have instructions given concerning radiation hazards and radiation safety practices to individuals who may be occupationally exposed;
(c) have surveys made and other procedures carried out as required by these rules; and
(d) keep a copy of all reports, records, and written policies and procedures required by these rules.
R313-16-230. Registration of Radiation Machines.
(1) Ionizing radiation producing machines not exempted by Section R313-16-220 shall be registered with the Director.
(2) Registration shall be required annually in accordance with a schedule established by the Director.
(3) Registration for the facility is achieved when the Director receives the following:
(a) a current and complete application form DWMRC-10 for registration of radiation machines; and
(b) annual registration fees.
(4) Registration for the current fiscal year shall be acknowledged by the Director through receipts for the remittance of the registration fee.
R313-16-231. Additional Requirements for the Issuance of a Registration for Particle Accelerators Excluding Therapeutic Radiation Machines (See Rule R313-30).
(1) In addition to the requirements of Section R313-16-230, a registrant who proposes to use a particle accelerator shall submit an application to the Director containing the following:
(a) information demonstrating that the applicant, by reason of training and experience, is qualified to use the accelerator in question for the purpose requested in a manner that will minimize danger to public health and safety or the environment;
(b) a discussion which demonstrates that the applicant's equipment, facilities, and operating and emergency procedures are adequate to protect health and minimize danger to public health and safety or the environment;
(c) the name and qualifications of the individual, appointed by the applicant, to serve as radiation safety officer pursuant to Section R313-35-140;
(d) a description of the applicant's or the staff's experience in the use of particle accelerators and radiation safety training; and