WSR 07-17-028

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 7, 2007, 10:02 a.m. , effective September 7, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The rule adopts a federal rule change which Washington state is required to adopt for compatibility with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations. Portable gauges contain radioactive material which, if compromised, could be hazardous to public health. Adopting national standards for security of portable gauges will reduce the potential for theft or unauthorized use of radioactive material.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-221-150.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.98.050.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-11-121 on May 21, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 6, 2007.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 94-01-073, filed 12/9/93, effective 1/9/94)

WAC 246-221-150   Security and control of ((stored)) radioactive material and radiation machines.   (1) Licensed radioactive materials and registered radiation machines shall be secured from, or controlled in such a manner so as to prevent, unauthorized access or removal from the place of storage.

(2) Each portable gauge licensee shall use a minimum of two independent physical controls that form tangible barriers to secure portable gauges from unauthorized removal, whenever portable gauges are not under the control and constant surveillance of the licensee.

(3) Licensed radioactive materials in an unrestricted area and not in storage shall be tended under the constant surveillance and immediate control of the licensee.

(((3))) (4) Registered radiation machines in an unrestricted area and not in storage shall be under the control of the registrant.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. 94-01-073, 246-221-150, filed 12/9/93, effective 1/9/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-221-150, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. 83-19-050 (Order 2026), 402-24-120, filed 9/16/83; Order 1095, 402-24-120, filed 2/6/76; Order 1, 402-24-120, filed 1/8/69; Rules (part), filed 10/26/66.]

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