WSR 03-13-122

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 18, 2003, 10:06 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: June 18, 2003.

Purpose: To ensure that the cost of the X-ray program within environmental health (registration and inspection of all 5,500 X-ray facilities in Washington) is covered so that the public is protected from excessive radiation exposure.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-254-053.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Other Authority: RCW 43.70.110.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-08-034 on March 27, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-6270.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-07-085, filed 3/19/02, effective 4/19/02)

WAC 246-254-053   Radiation machine facility registration fees.   (1) Radiation machine facility fees apply to each person or facility owning, leasing and using radiation-producing machines.


FEE TYPE FEE
(a) Annual Base Registration Fee (($48)) $49
(b) Late registration or re-registration (($48)) $49
(c) Tube Fees See Table 1


TABLE 1

Radiation Tube Fees

Group First Tube Each Additional Tube
(i) Group A:

Dental, Podiatric, Veterinary uses

(($49)) $50 (($25)) $25.50
(ii) Group B:

Hospital, Medical, Chiropractic uses

(($135)) $138 (($70))

$72

(iii) Group C:

Industrial, research, and other uses

(($75)) $77 (($25)) $25.50
(iv) Group D:

Electron Microscopes, Mammographic X-ray Machines

NA NA

(2) X-ray shielding fees.

(a) Facilities regulated under the shielding plan requirements of WAC 246-225-030 or 246-227-150 are subject to a (($90)) $92 X-ray shielding review fee for each X-ray room plan submitted.

(b) If a facility regulated under WAC 246-225-030 or 246-227-150 operates without submittal of X-ray shielding calculations and a floor plan it will be subject to a shielding design follow-up fee of (($48)) $49.

(3) Radiation safety fee. If a facility or group of facilities under one administrative control employs two or more full-time individuals whose positions are entirely devoted to in-house radiation safety, the facility shall pay a flat, annual fee of (($3,100)) $3,200.

(4) Consolidation of registration. Facilities may consolidate X-ray machine registrations into a single registration after notifying the department in writing and documenting that a single business license applies.

(5) Inspection fees.

(a) The cost of routine, periodic inspections, including the initial inspection, are covered under the base fee and tube registration fees as described in subsection (1) of this section.

(b) Facilities requiring follow-up inspections due to uncorrected noncompliances must pay an inspection follow-up fee of $90.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 220. 02-07-085, 246-254-053, filed 3/19/02, effective 4/19/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. 01-14-048, 246-254-053, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01; 99-13-085, 246-254-053, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99; 98-11-066, 246-254-053, filed 5/19/98, effective 7/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. 98-01-047, 246-254-053, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 96-11-043, 246-254-053, filed 5/8/96, effective 6/28/96; 95-12-004, 246-254-053, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; 94-11-010, 246-254-053, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; 93-13-019 (Order 372), 246-254-053, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. 91-22-027 (Order 208), 246-254-053, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-254-053, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.110. 89-16-064 (Order 2839), 440-44-050, filed 7/31/89, effective 8/31/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. 86-08-054 (Order 2359), 440-44-050, filed 3/28/86. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.98 RCW and 1985 c 383. 85-20-021 (Order 2283), 440-44-050, filed 9/23/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. 85-13-007 (Order 2238), 440-44-050, filed 6/7/85; 83-12-058 (Order 1965), 440-44-050, filed 6/1/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 201. 82-13-011 (Order 1825), 440-44-050, filed 6/4/82.]

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