WAC 246-235-091: Manufacture and distribution of industrial products containing depleted uranium under general license

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=246-235-091
Published: 2015

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Manufacture and distribution of industrial products containing depleted uranium under general license.









(1) An application for a specific license to manufacture industrial products and devices containing depleted uranium for use pursuant to WAC 246-233-010(4) or equivalent regulations of the NRC or an agreement state will be approved if: (a) The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in WAC 246-235-020; (b) The applicant submits sufficient information relating to the design, manufacture, prototype testing, quality control procedures, labeling or marking, proposed uses and potential hazards of the industrial product or device to provide reasonable assurance that possession, use or transfer of the depleted uranium in the product or device is not likely to cause any individual to receive in one year a radiation dose in excess of ten percent of the limits specified in WAC 246-221-010(1); and (c) The applicant submits sufficient information regarding the industrial product or device and the presence of depleted uranium for a mass-volume application in the product or device to provide reasonable assurance that unique benefits will accrue to the public because of the usefulness of the product or device. (2) In the case of an industrial product or device whose unique benefits are questionable, the department will approve an application for a specific license under this section only if the product or device is found to combine a high degree of utility and low probability of uncontrolled disposal and dispersal of significant quantities of depleted uranium into the environment. (3) The department may deny any application for a specific license under this section if the end use(s) of the industrial product or device cannot be reasonably foreseen. (4) Each person licensed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall: (a) Maintain the level of quality control required by the license in the manufacture of the industrial product or device, and in the installation of the depleted uranium into the product or device; (b) Label or mark each unit to: (i) Identify the manufacturer of the product or device and the number of the license under which the product or device was manufactured, the fact that the product or device contains depleted uranium, and the quantity of depleted uranium in each product or device; and (ii) State that the receipt, possession, use and transfer of the product or device are subject to a general license or the equivalent and the regulations of the NRC or of an agreement state; (c) Assure that the depleted uranium before being installed in each product or device has been impressed with the following legend clearly legible through any plating or other covering: "Depleted uranium"; (d) Furnish to each person to whom depleted uranium in a product or device is transferred for use pursuant to the general license contained in WAC 246-233-010(4) or its equivalent: (i) A copy of the general license contained in WAC 246-233-010(4) and a copy of department Form RHF-20; or (ii) A copy of the general license contained in the NRC's or agreement state's regulation equivalent to WAC 246-233-010(4) and a copy of the NRC's or agreement state's certificate, or alternatively, furnish a copy of the general license contained in WAC 246-233-010(4) and a copy of department Form RHF-20 with a note explaining that use of the product or device is regulated by the NRC or an agreement state under requirements substantially the same as those in WAC 246-233-010(4). (e) Report to the department all transfers of industrial products or devices to persons for use under the general license in WAC 246-233-010(4). Such report must identify each general licensee by name and address, an individual by name or position who may constitute a point of contact between the department and the general licensee, the type and model number of device transferred, and the quantity of depleted uranium contained in the product or device. The report must be submitted within thirty days after the end of each calendar quarter in which such a product or device is transferred to the generally licensed person. If no transfers have been made to persons generally licensed under chapter 246-233 WAC during the reporting period, the report must so indicate; (f) Provide certain other reports as follows: (i) Report to the NRC all transfers of industrial products or devices to persons for use under the NRC general license in Section 40.25 of 10 C.F.R. Part 40; (ii) Report to the responsible department all transfers of devices manufactured and distributed pursuant to this section for use under a general license in that state's regulations equivalent to WAC 246-233-010(4); (iii) Such report must identify each general licensee by name and address, an individual by name or position who may constitute a point of contact between the department and the general licensee, the type and model number of the device transferred, and the quantity of depleted uranium contained in the product or device. The report must be submitted within thirty days after the end of each calendar quarter in which such product or device is transferred to the generally licensed person; (iv) If no transfers have been made to NRC licensees during the reporting period, this information must be reported to the NRC; (v) If no transfers have been made to general licensees within a particular agreement state during the reporting period, this information must be reported to the responsible department; and (g) Keep records showing the name, address and point of contact for each general licensee to whom the person transfers depleted uranium in industrial products or devices for use pursuant to the general license provided in WAC 246-233-010(4) or equivalent regulations of the NRC or of an agreement state. The records must be maintained for a period of two years and must show the date of each transfer, the quantity of depleted uranium in each product or device transferred, and compliance with the report requirements of this section. [Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 15-06-015, § 246-235-091, filed 2/23/15, effective 3/26/15; WSR 13-24-025, § 246-235-091, filed 11/22/13, effective 12/23/13; WSR 98-13-037, § 246-235-091, filed 6/8/98, effective 7/9/98.]