(1) The department may, upon application or upon its own initiative, grant such exemptions or exceptions from the requirements of these rules as it determines are authorized by law and will not result in undue hazard to public health and safety or property.
(2) Any U.S. Department of Energy contractor or subcontractor and any NRC contractor or subcontractor of the following categories operating within this state is exempt from these rules to the extent that such contractor or subcontractor under the applicable contract receives, possesses, uses, transfers or acquires sources of radiation:
(a) Prime contractors performing work for the Department of Energy at U.S. government-owned or controlled sites, including the transportation of sources of radiation to or from such sites and the performance of contract services during temporary interruptions of such transportation;
(b) Prime contractors of the Department of Energy performing research in, or development, manufacture, storage, testing or transportation of, atomic weapons or components thereof;
(c) Prime contractors of the Department of Energy using or operating nuclear reactors or other nuclear devices in a United States government-owned vehicle or vessel; and
(d) Any other prime contractor or subcontractor of the Department of Energy or the NRC when the state and the NRC jointly determine (i) that the exemption of the prime contractor or subcontractor is authorized by law, and (ii) that under the terms of the contract or subcontract, there is adequate assurance that the work thereunder can be accomplished without undue risk to the public health and safety.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050
. WSR 14-01-077, § 246-220-050, filed 12/16/13, effective 1/16/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050
. WSR 91-15-112 (Order 184), § 246-220-050, filed 7/24/91, effective 8/24/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040
. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-220-050, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050
. WSR 81-01-011 (Order 1570), § 402-12-125, filed 12/8/80; Order 1095, § 402-12-125, filed 2/6/76.]