902 Kar 100:052. Broad Scope Licenses

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/902/100/052.htm
Published: 2015

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      902 KAR 100:052.

Broad scope licenses.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

211.842-211.852, 211.990(4)

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS 194.050, 211.090, 211.844

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: The Cabinet for Human Resources is authorized by KRS

211.844 to provide by administrative regulation for the registration and

licensing of the possession or use of sources of ionizing or electronic product

radiation and the handling and disposal of radioactive waste. This

administrative regulation prescribes requirements for the issuance of specific

licenses of broad scope for radioactive material.

 

      Section 1.

Applicability. This administrative regulation establishes requirements for

specific licensees to possess, use or transfer radioactive material for

licenses of broad scope.

 

      Section 2. Types

of Specific Licenses of Broad Scope. (1) A "Type A specific license of

broad scope" is a specific license authorizing receipt, acquisition,

ownership, possession, use and transfer of a chemical or physical form of the

radioactive material specified in the license, but not exceeding quantities

specified in the license, for any authorized purpose. The quantities specified

are usually in the multicurie range.

      (2) A "Type

B specific license of broad scope" is a specific license authorizing

receipt, acquisition, ownership, possession, use and transfer of a chemical or

physical form of radioactive material specified in 902 KAR 100:090, relating to

broad license quantities, for any authorized purpose. The possession limit for

a Type B broad license, if only one (1) radionuclide is possessed, is the

quantity specified for that radionuclide in Column I of the table in Section 2

of 902 KAR 100:090. If two (2) or more radionuclides are possessed, the

possession limit for each is determined as follows: for each radionuclide,

determine the ratio of the quantity possessed to the applicable quantity

specified in Column I of the table in Section 2 of 902 KAR 100:090 for that

radionuclide. The sum of the ratios for all radionuclides possessed under the

license shall not exceed unity.

      (3) A "Type

C specific license of broad scope" is a specific license authorizing

receipt, acquisition, ownership, possession, use and transfer of a chemical or

physical form of radioactive material specified in 902 KAR 100:090, relating to

broad licensed quantities, for any authorized purpose. The possession limit for

a Type C broad license, if only one (1) radionuclide is possessed, is the

quantity specified for that radionuclide in Column II of the table in Section 2

of 902 KAR 100:090. If two (2) or more radionuclides are possessed, the

possession limit is determined for each as follows: for each radionuclide

determine the ratio of the quantity possessed to the applicable quantity

specified in Column II of the table in Section 2 of 902 KAR 100:090 for that

radionuclide. The sum of the ratios for all radionuclides possessed under the

license shall not exceed unity.

 

      Section 3.

Requirements for the Issuance of a Type A Specific License of Broad Scope. An

application for a Type A specific license of broad scope will be approved if:

      (1) The

applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in 902 KAR 100:040;

      (2) The

applicant has engaged in a reasonable number of activities involving the use of

radioactive material; and

      (3) The

applicant has established administrative controls and requirements relating to

organization, management, procedures, recordkeeping, material control and

accounting, and management review that are necessary to assure safe operations,

including:

      (a) The establishment

of a radiation safety committee composed of persons, such as a radiation safety

officer, a representative of management, and persons trained and experienced in

the safe use of radioactive materials;

      (b) The

appointment of a radiation safety officer who is qualified by training and

experienced in radiation protection, who is available for advice and assistance

on radiological safety matters; and

      (c) The

establishment of appropriate administrative procedures to assure control of

procurement and use of radioactive material; completion of safety evaluation of

proposed uses of radioactive material which take into consideration matters,

such as the adequacy of facilities and equipment, training and experience of

the user, and the operating or handling procedures; and review, approval, and

recording by the radiation safety committee of safety evaluations of proposed

uses prepared in accordance with this subsection prior to use of the

radioactive material.

 

      Section 4.

Requirements for the Issuance of a Type B Specific License of Broad Scope. An

application for a Type B specific license of broad scope will be approved if:

      (1) The

applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in 902 KAR 100:040; and

      (2) The

applicant has established administrative controls and provisions relating to

organization, management, procedures, recordkeeping, material control and

accounting, and management review that are necessary to assure safe operations,

including:

      (a) The

appointment of a radiation safety officer who is qualified by training and

experience in radiation protection, who is available for advice and assistance

on radiological safety matters; and

      (b) The

establishment of appropriate administrative procedures to assure control of

procurement and use of radioactive material; completion of safety evaluations

or proposed uses of radioactive materials which take into consideration such

matters as the adequacy of facilities and equipment, training and experience of

the user, the operating or handling procedures; and review, approval and

recording by the radiation safety officer of safety evaluations of proposed

uses prepared in accordance with this subsection prior to use of the

radioactive material.

 

      Section 5.

Requirements for the Issuance of a Type C Specific License of Broad Scope. An

application for a Type C specific license of broad scope shall be approved if:

      (1) The

applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in 902 KAR 100:040;

      (2) The

applicant submits a statement that radioactive material will be used only by,

or under the direct supervision of, individuals who have received:

      (a) A college

degree at the bachelor level, or equivalent training and experience, in the

physical or biological sciences or in engineering;

      (b) At least

forty (40) hours of training and experience in the safe handling of radioactive

materials, characteristics of ionizing radiation, units of radiation dose and

quantities, radiation detection instrumentation, biological hazards of exposure

to radiation appropriate to the type and forms of radioactive material to be

used; and

      (3) The

applicant has established administrative controls and provisions relating to

procurement of radioactive material, procedures, recordkeeping, material

control and accounting, and management review necessary to assure safe

operations.

 

      Section 6.

Prohibited Acts and Conditions for Specific Licenses of Broad Scope. (1) Unless

otherwise specifically authorized by these administrative regulations, persons

licensed under this administrative regulation shall not:

      (a) Conduct

tracer studies in the environment involving direct release of radioactive

material;

      (b) Receive,

acquire, own, possess, use, or transfer, devices containing 100,000 curies or

more of radioactive material in sealed sources used for irradiation of

materials;

      (c) Conduct

activities for which a specific license issued by the cabinet under 902 KAR

100:051 or 902 KAR 100:058 is required; or

      (d) Add or cause

the addition of radioactive material to a food, beverage, cosmetic, drug, or

other product designed for ingestion or inhalation by, or application to, a

human being.

      (2) Each Type A

specific license of broad scope issued under this administrative regulation

shall be subject to the condition that radioactive material possessed under the

license may only be used by, or under the direct supervision of, individuals

approved by the licensee's radiation safety committee.

      (3) Each Type B

specific license of broad scope issued under this administrative regulation

shall be subject to the condition that radioactive material possessed under the

license may only be used by, or under the direct supervision of, individuals

approved by the licensee's radiation safety officer.

      (4) Each Type C

specific license of broad scope issued under this administrative regulation

shall be subject to the condition that radioactive material possessed under

this license may only be used by, or under the direct supervision of,

individuals who satisfy the requirements of Section 5 of this administrative

regulation. (6 Ky.R. 219; eff. 12-5-79; Am. 12 Ky.R. 1033; eff. 1-3-86; 18

Ky.R. 1513; eff. 1-10-92.)