WSR 14-09-017
PERMANENT RULES
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
[Filed April 7, 2014, 11:57 a.m., effective May 8, 2014]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Chapter 246-231 WAC, Packaging and transportation of radioactive material and chapter 246-240 WAC, Radiation protectionMedical use of radioactive material. The rules require licensees to provide advance notification to participating federally recognized tribal governments for shipments of irradiated reactor fuel and certain nuclear wastes that pass within or across their reservations, and corrects an internal cross-reference in WAC 246-240-210.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-231-080; and amending WAC 246-231-001, 246-231-005, 246-231-010, 246-231-030, 246-231-040, 246-231-050, 246-231-060, 246-231-090, 246-231-094, 246-231-096, 246-231-098, 246-231-106, 246-231-110, 246-231-120, 246-231-133, 246-231-136, 246-231-140, 246-231-150, 246-231-170, 246-231-186, 246-231-200, and 246-240-210 Training for use of unsealed radioactive material for which a written directive is required.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.98.050.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 14-02-068 on December 27, 2013.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 22, Repealed 1; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 22, Repealed 1.
Date Adopted: April 7, 2014.
Jessica Todorovich
for John Weisman, DrPH, MPH
Secretary
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-001 Purpose and scope.
(1) This chapter establishes requirements for packaging, preparation for shipment, and transportation of radioactive material.
(2) Licensees shall also comply with applicable requirements of ((the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT))) NRC, DOT, the United States Postal Service1 (((USPS))), and other requirements of Title 246 WAC.
(3) The regulations in this chapter apply to any licensee authorized by specific or general license issued by the department, ((USNRC)) NRC or an agreement state, to receive, possess, use, or transfer licensed material, if the licensee delivers that material to a carrier for transport, transports the material outside the site of usage as specified in the license, or transports that material on public highways. No provision of this chapter authorizes possession of licensed material.
1
Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, 39 C.F.R. 111.1.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-005 Requirement for license.
No licensee shall deliver radioactive material to a carrier for transport, or transport radioactive material, except as authorized in a general or specific license issued by the department, ((USNRC)) NRC or an agreement state, or as exempted in this chapter.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-010 Definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms.
The ((following terms are as defined here for the purpose of this chapter)) definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms in this section and in WAC 246-220-010 apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. To ensure compatibility with international transportation standards, all limits in this chapter are given in terms of dual units: The International System of Units (SI) followed or preceded by U.S. standard or customary units. The U.S. customary units are not exact equivalents, but are rounded to a convenient value, providing a functionally equivalent unit. For the purpose of this chapter, either unit may be used.
(1) "A1" means the maximum activity of special form radioactive material permitted in a Type A package. This value is either listed in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-1 or may be derived in accordance with the procedures prescribed in WAC 246-231-200.
(2) "A2" means the maximum activity of radioactive material, other than special form material, LSA and SCO material, permitted in a Type A package. This value is either listed in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-1, or may be derived in accordance with the procedure prescribed in WAC 246-231-200.
(3) (("Agreement state" means any state with which the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has entered into an effective agreement under section 274 b. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (73 Stat. 689).
(4))) "Carrier" means a person engaged in the transportation of passengers or property by land or water as a common, contract, or private carrier, or by civil aircraft.
(((5))) (4) "Certificate holder" means a person who has been issued a certificate of compliance or other package approval by ((the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC))) NRC.
(((6))) (5) "Certificate of compliance (((CoC)))" means the certificate issued by ((the USNRC)) NRC under 10 C.F.R. 71 Subpart D which approves the design of a package for the transportation of radioactive material.
(((7))) (6) "Close reflection by water" means immediate contact by water of sufficient thickness for maximum reflection of neutrons.
(((8))) (7) "Consignment" means each shipment of a package or groups of packages or load of radioactive material offered by a shipper for transport.
(((9))) (8) "Containment system" means the assembly of components of the packaging intended to retain the radioactive material during transport.
(((10))) (9) "Conveyance" means:
(a) For transport by public highway or rail any transport vehicle or large freight container;
(b) For transport by water any vessel, or any hold, compartment, or defined deck area of a vessel including any transport vehicle on board the vessel; and
(c) For transport by any aircraft.
(((11))) (10) "Criticality safety index (CSI)" means the dimensionless number (rounded up to the next tenth) assigned to and placed on the label of a fissile material package, to designate the degree of control of accumulation of packages containing fissile material during transportation. Determination of the criticality safety index is described in WAC 246-231-094, 246-231-096, and 10 C.F.R. 71.59.
(((12) "Department" means the Washington state department of health, which has been designated as the state radiation control agency under chapter 70.98 RCW.
(13))) (11) "Deuterium" means, for the purposes of WAC 246-231-040 and 246-231-094, deuterium and any deuterium compounds, including heavy water, in which the ratio of deuterium atoms to hydrogen atoms exceeds 1:5000.
(((14))) (12) "DOT" ((and "USDOT")) means the United States Department of Transportation. ((USDOT)) DOT regulations are found in Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 Transportation.
(((15))) (13) "Exclusive use" means the sole use by a single consignor of a conveyance for which all initial, intermediate, and final loading and unloading are carried out in accordance with the direction of the consignor or consignee. The consignor and the carrier must ensure that any loading or unloading is performed by personnel having radiological training and resources appropriate for safe handling of the consignment. The consignor must issue specific instructions, in writing, for maintenance of exclusive use shipment controls, and include them with the shipping paper information provided to the carrier by the consignor.
(((16))) (14) "Fissile material" means the radionuclides uranium-233, uranium-235, plutonium-239, and plutonium-241, or any combination of these radionuclides. Fissile material means the fissile nuclides themselves, not material containing fissile nuclides. Unirradiated natural uranium and depleted uranium, and natural uranium or depleted uranium that has been irradiated in thermal reactors only are not included in this definition. Certain exclusions from fissile material controls are provided in WAC 246-231-040.
(((17))) (15) "Graphite" means graphite with a boron equivalent content less than 5 parts per million and density greater than 1.5 grams per cubic centimeter.
(((18) "License" means a license issued by the department.
(19) "Licensed material" means radioactive, by-product, source, or special nuclear material received, possessed, used, or transferred under a general or specific license issued by the department pursuant to the regulations in this chapter, or issued by the USNRC or an agreement state pursuant to equivalent regulations.
(20) "Licensee" means any person who is licensed by the department under these rules and the act.
(21))) (16) "Indian tribe" means an Indian or Alaskan native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe pursuant to the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994, 25 U.S.C. 479a. A current listing of officially recognized Indian tribes may be found at: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/mywcsp/documents/text/idc-020733.pdf.
(17) "Low specific activity (LSA) material" means radioactive material with limited specific activity which is nonfissile or is excepted under WAC 246-231-040 satisfies the descriptions and limits set forth below. Shielding materials surrounding the LSA material may not be considered in determining the estimated average specific activity of the package contents. LSA material must be in one of three groups:
(a) LSA-I.
(i) Uranium and thorium ores, concentrates of uranium and thorium ores, and other ores containing naturally occurring radioactive radionuclides which are not intended to be processed for the use of these radionuclides; or
(ii) Solid unirradiated natural uranium or depleted uranium or natural thorium or their solid or liquid compounds or mixtures; or
(iii) Radioactive material for which the A2 value is unlimited; or
(iv) Other radioactive material in which the activity is distributed throughout and the estimated average specific activity does not exceed 30 times the value for exempt material activity concentration determined in accordance with Appendix A.
(b) LSA-II.
(i) Water with tritium concentration up to 0.8 TBq/liter (20.0 Ci/liter); or
(ii) Other material in which the activity is distributed throughout, and the average specific activity does not exceed 1E-4 A2/g for solids and gases, and 1E-5 A2/g for liquids.
(c) LSA-III. Solids (e.g., consolidated wastes, activated materials), excluding powders, that satisfy the requirements of the 10 C.F.R. 71.77, in which:
(i) The radioactive material is distributed throughout a solid or a collection of solid objects, or is essentially uniformly distributed in a solid compact binding agent (such as concrete, bitumen, ceramic, etc.); and
(ii) The radioactive material is relatively insoluble, or it is intrinsically contained in a relatively insoluble material, so that, even under loss of packaging, the loss of radioactive material per package by leaching, when placed in water for seven days, would not exceed 0.1 A2; and
(iii) The estimated average specific activity of the solid does not exceed 2E-3 A2/g.
(((22))) (18) "Low toxicity alpha emitters" means natural uranium, depleted uranium, natural thorium; uranium-235, uranium-238, thorium-232, thorium-228 or thorium-230 when contained in ores or physical or chemical concentrates or tailings; or alpha emitters with a half-life of less than ten days.
(((23))) (19) "Maximum normal operating pressure" means the maximum gauge pressure that would develop in the containment system in a period of one year under the heat condition specified in ((USNRC)) NRC regulations 10 C.F.R. 71.71 (c)(1), in the absence of venting, external cooling by an ancillary system, or operational controls during transport.
(((24))) (20) "Natural thorium" means thorium with the naturally occurring distribution of thorium isotopes (essentially 100 weight percent thorium-232).
(((25))) (21) "Normal form radioactive material" means radioactive material that has not been demonstrated to qualify as "special form radioactive material."
(((26))) (22) "Nuclear waste" as used in WAC 246-231-140 means any quantity of radioactive material (not including radiography sources being returned to the manufacturer) required to be in Type B packaging while transported to, through, or across state boundaries to a disposal site, or to a collection point for transport to a disposal site. Nuclear waste, as used in these regulations, is a special classification of radioactive waste.
(((27))) (23) "Optimum interspersed hydrogenous moderation" means the presence of hydrogenous material between packages to such an extent that the maximum nuclear reactivity results.
(((28))) (24) "Package" means the packaging together with its radioactive contents as presented for transport.
(a) "Fissile material package" or Type AF package, Type BF package, Type B(U)F package or Type B(M)F package means a fissile material packaging together with its fissile material contents.
(b) "Type A package" means a Type A packaging together with its radioactive contents. A Type A package is defined and must comply with the ((USDOT)) DOT regulations in 49 C.F.R. 173.
(c) "Type B package" means a Type B packaging together with its radioactive contents. ((On)) Upon approval by ((the USNRC)) NRC, a Type B package design is designated by ((the USNRC)) NRC as B(U) unless the package has a maximum normal operating pressure of more than 700 kPa (100 lbs/in2) gauge or a pressure relief device that would allow the release of radioactive material to the environment under the tests specified in ((USNRC)) NRC regulations 10 C.F.R. 71.73 (hypothetical accident conditions), in which case it will receive a designation B(M). B(U) refers to the need for unilateral approval of international shipments; B(M) refers to the need for multilateral approval of international shipments. There is no distinction made in how packages with these designations may be used in domestic transportation. To determine their distinction for international transportation, see ((USDOT)) DOT regulations in 49 C.F.R. 173. A Type B package approved before September 6, 1983, was designated only as Type B. Limitations on its use are specified in 10 C.F.R. 71.19.
(((29))) (25) "Packaging" means the assembly of components necessary to ensure compliance with the packaging requirements of this chapter. It may consist of one or more receptacles, absorbent materials, spacing structures, thermal insulation, radiation shielding, and devices for cooling or absorbing mechanical shocks. The vehicle, tie-down system, and auxiliary equipment may be designated as part of the packaging.
(((30))) (26) "Special form radioactive material" means radioactive material that satisfies the following conditions:
(a) It is either a single solid piece or is contained in a sealed capsule that can be opened only by destroying the capsule;
(b) The piece or capsule has at least one dimension not less than 5 mm (0.2 in); and
(c) It satisfies the requirements of 10 C.F.R. 71.75. A special form encapsulation designed in accordance with ((the USNRC)) NRC requirements 10 C.F.R. 71.4 in effect on June 30, 1983, (see 10 C.F.R. 71, revised as of January 1, 1983), and constructed before July 1, 1985, and a special form encapsulation designed in accordance with the requirements of ((the USNRC)) NRC requirements in 10 C.F.R. 71.4 in effect on March 31, 1996 (see 10 C.F.R. 71, revised as of January 1, 1983), and constructed before April 1, 1998, may continue to be used. Any other special form encapsulation must meet the specifications of this definition.
(((31))) (27) "Specific activity of a radionuclide" means the radioactivity of the radionuclide per unit mass of that nuclide. The specific activity of a material in which the radionuclide is essentially uniformly distributed is the radioactivity per unit mass of the material.
(((32))) (28) "Spent nuclear fuel" or "spent fuel" means fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor following irradiation, has undergone at least one year's decay since being used as a source of energy in a power reactor, and has not been chemically separated into its constituent elements by reprocessing. Spent fuel includes the special nuclear material, by-product material, source material, and other radioactive materials associated with fuel assemblies.
(((33))) (29) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
(((34))) (30) "Surface contaminated object (SCO)" means a solid object that is not itself classed as radioactive material, but which has radioactive material distributed on any of its surfaces. SCO must be in one of two groups with surface activity not exceeding the following limits:
(a) SCO-I: A solid object on which:
(i) The nonfixed contamination on the accessible surface averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2) does not exceed 4 Bq/cm2 (1E-4 microcurie/cm2) for beta and gamma and low toxicity alpha emitters, or 0.4 Bq/cm2 (1E-5 microcurie/cm2) for all other alpha emitters;
(ii) The fixed contamination on the accessible surface averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2) does not exceed 4E+4 Bq/cm2 (1.0 microcurie/cm2) for beta and gamma and low toxicity alpha emitters, or 4E+3 Bq/cm2 (0.1 microcurie/cm2) for all other alpha emitters; and
(iii) The nonfixed contamination plus the fixed contamination on the inaccessible surface averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2) does not exceed 4E+4 Bq/cm2 (1 microcurie/cm2) for beta and gamma and low toxicity alpha emitters, or 4E+3 Bq/cm2 (0.1 microcurie/cm2) for all other alpha emitters.
(b) SCO-II: A solid object on which the limits for SCO-I are exceeded and on which:
(i) The nonfixed contamination on the accessible surface averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2) does not exceed 400 Bq/cm2 (1E-2 microcurie/cm2) for beta and gamma and low toxicity alpha emitters or 40 Bq/cm2 (1E-3 microcurie/cm2) for all other alpha emitters;
(ii) The fixed contamination on the accessible surface averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2) does not exceed 8E+5 Bq/cm2 (20 microcuries/cm2) for beta and gamma and low toxicity alpha emitters, or 8E+4 Bq/cm2 (2 microcuries/cm2) for all other alpha emitters; and
(iii) The nonfixed contamination plus the fixed contamination on the inaccessible surface averaged over 300 cm2 (or the area of the surface if less than 300 cm2) does not exceed 8E+5 Bq/cm2 (20 microcuries/cm2) for beta and gamma and low toxicity alpha emitters, or 8E+4 Bq/cm2 (2 microcuries/cm2) for all other alpha emitters.
(((35))) (31) "Transport index (TI)" means the dimensionless number (rounded up to the next tenth) placed on the label of a package, to designate the degree of control to be exercised by the carrier during transportation. The transport index is the number determined by multiplying the maximum radiation level in millisievert (mSv) per hour at 1 meter (3.3 ft) from the external surface of the package by 100 (equivalent to the maximum radiation level in millirem per hour at 1 meter (3.3 ft)).
(((36))) (32) "Tribal official" means the highest ranking individual who represents tribal leadership, such as the chief, president, or tribal council leadership.
(33) "Type A quantity" means a quantity of radioactive material, the aggregate radioactivity of which does not exceed A1 for special form radioactive material, or A2 for normal form radioactive material, where A1 and A2 are given in Table A-1 of WAC 246-231-200, or may be determined by procedures described in WAC 246-231-200.
(((37))) (34) "Type B quantity" means a quantity of radioactive material greater than a Type A quantity.
(((38))) (35) "Unirradiated uranium" means uranium containing not more than 2E+3 Bq of plutonium per gram of uranium-235, not more than 9E+6 Bq of fission products per gram of uranium-235, and not more than 5E-3 g of uranium-236 per gram of uranium-235.
(((39))) (36) Uranium—Natural, depleted, enriched.
(a) "Natural uranium" means uranium with the naturally occurring distribution of uranium isotopes (approximately 0.711 weight percent uranium-235, and the remainder by weight essentially uranium-238).
(b) "Depleted uranium" means uranium containing less uranium-235 than the naturally occurring distribution of uranium isotopes.
(c) "Enriched uranium" means uranium containing more uranium-235 than the naturally occurring distribution of uranium isotopes.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-030 Transportation of licensed material.
(1) Each licensee who transports licensed material outside the site of usage, as specified in the license issued by the department, ((USNRC)) NRC or an agreement state, or where transport is on public highways, or who delivers licensed material to a carrier for transport, shall comply with the applicable requirements of the ((USDOT)) DOT regulations in 49 C.F.R. 107, 171 through 180, and 390 through 397, appropriate to the mode of transport.
(a) The licensee shall particularly note ((USDOT)) DOT regulations in the following areas:
(i) Packaging—49 C.F.R. 173: Subparts A, B, and I.
(ii) Marking and labeling—49 C.F.R. 172: Subpart D, 172.400 through 172.407; and Subpart E, 172.436 through 172.441.
(iii) Placarding—49 C.F.R. 172: Subpart F, especially 172.500 through 172.519 and 172.556, and appendices B and C.
(iv) Accident reporting—49 C.F.R. 171.15 and 171.16.
(v) Shipping papers and emergency information—49 C.F.R. 172: Subparts C and G.
(vi) Hazardous material employee training—49 C.F.R. 172: Subpart H.
(vii) Security plans—49 C.F.R. 172: Subpart I.
(viii) Hazardous material shipper/carrier registration—49 C.F.R. 107: Subpart G.
(b) The licensee shall also note ((USDOT)) DOT regulations pertaining to the following modes of transportation:
(i) Rail—49 C.F.R. 174: Subparts A through D and K.
(ii) Air—49 C.F.R. 175.
(iii) Vessel—49 C.F.R. 176: Subparts A through F and M.
(iv) Public Highway—49 C.F.R. 177 and 390 through 397.
(2) If ((USDOT)) DOT regulations are not applicable to a shipment of licensed material, the licensee shall conform to the standards and requirements of the ((USDOT)) DOT specified in ((paragraph)) subsection (1) of this section to the same extent as if the shipment or transportation were subject to ((USDOT)) DOT regulations. A request for modification, waiver, or exemption from those requirements, and any notification referred to in those requirements, must be filed with, or made to, the Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, ((U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)) NRC, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-040 Exemptions.
(1) Common and contract carriers, freight forwarders, and warehouse workers who are subject to the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (49 C.F.R. 170 through 189) or the United States Postal Service (Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual, 39 C.F.R. 111.1) are exempt from this chapter to the extent that they transport or store radioactive material in the regular course of their carriage for another or storage incident thereto. Common and contract carriers who are not subject to the rules and regulations of the ((United States Department of Transportation)) DOT or United States Postal Service are subject to WAC 246-231-005 and other applicable sections of these regulations.
(2) Any licensee who delivers radioactive material to a carrier for transport, where such transport is subject to the regulations of the United States Postal Service, is exempt from the provisions of WAC 246-231-005.
(3) Exemption of physicians. Any physician as defined in WAC 246-220-010 who is licensed by the department, ((the USNRC)) NRC or an agreement state, to dispense drugs in the practice of medicine, is exempt from WAC 246-220-030 with respect to transport by the physician of licensed material for use in the practice of medicine. However, any physician operating under this exemption must be licensed under chapter 246-240 WAC, 10 C.F.R. 35, or the equivalent agreement state regulations.
(4) Exemption for low-level materials. A licensee is exempt from all requirements of this chapter with respect to shipment or carriage of the following low-level materials:
(a) Natural material and ores containing naturally occurring radionuclides that are not intended to be processed for use of these radionuclides, provided the activity concentration of the material does not exceed ten times the values specified in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-2.
(b) Materials for which the activity concentration is not greater than the activity concentration values specified in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-2, or for which the consignment activity is not greater than the limit for an exempt consignment found in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-2.
(5) Exemption from classification as fissile material. Fissile material meeting at least one of the requirements in (a) through (f) of this subsection is exempt from classification as fissile material and from the fissile material package standards of 10 C.F.R. 71.55 and 71.59, but are subject to all other requirements of this chapter, except as noted.
(a) Individual package containing 2 grams or less fissile material.
(b) Individual or bulk packaging containing 15 grams or less of fissile material provided the package has at least 200 grams of solid nonfissile material for every gram of fissile material. Lead, beryllium, graphite, and hydrogenous material enriched in deuterium may be present in the package but must not be included in determining the required mass for solid nonfissile material.
(c)(i) Low concentrations of solid fissile material commingled with solid nonfissile material, provided that:
(A) There ((is)) are at least 2000 grams of solid nonfissile material for every gram of fissile material; and
(B) There ((is)) are no more than 180 grams of fissile material distributed within 360 kg of contiguous nonfissile material.
(ii) Lead, beryllium, graphite, and hydrogenous material enriched in deuterium may be present in the package but must not be included in determining the required mass of solid nonfissile material.
(d) Uranium enriched in uranium-235 to a maximum of 1 percent by weight, and with total plutonium and uranium-233 content of up to 1 percent of the mass of uranium-235, provided that the mass of any beryllium, graphite, and hydrogenous material enriched in deuterium constitutes less than 5 percent of the uranium mass.
(e) Liquid solutions of uranyl nitrate enriched in uranium-235 to a maximum of 2 percent by mass, with a total plutonium and uranium-233 content not exceeding 0.002 percent of the mass of uranium, and with a minimum nitrogen to uranium atomic ratio (N/U) of 2. The material must be contained in at least a ((USDOT)) DOT Type A package.
(f) Packages containing, individually, a total plutonium mass of not more than 1000 grams, of which not more than 20 percent by mass may consist of plutonium-239, plutonium-241, or any combination of these radionuclides.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 99-15-105, filed 7/21/99, effective 8/21/99)
WAC 246-231-050 General licenses for carriers.
(1) A general license is hereby issued to any common or contract carrier not exempted under WAC 246-231-040 to receive, possess, transport and store radioactive material in the regular course of their carriage for another or storage incident thereto, provided the transportation and storage is in accordance with the applicable requirements of the regulations, appropriate to the mode of transport, of the United States Department of Transportation.
(2) A general license is hereby issued to any private carrier to transport radioactive material, provided the transportation is in accordance with the applicable requirements of the regulations, appropriate to the mode of transport, of the United States Department of Transportation insofar as such regulations relate to the loading and storage of packages, placarding of the transporting vehicle, shipping papers, and incident reporting. Any notification of incidents referred to in those requirements shall be filed with, or made to, the department.
(3) Persons who transport radioactive material pursuant to the general licenses of subsection (1) or (2) of this section are exempt from the requirements of chapters 246-221 and 246-222 WAC to the extent that they transport radioactive material.
(4) A general license is hereby issued to deliver radioactive material to a carrier1 for transport provided that:
(a) The licensee complies with the applicable requirements of the regulations, appropriate to the mode of transport, of the United States Department of Transportation insofar as such regulations relate to the packaging of radioactive material, to shipping papers, and to the monitoring, marking and labeling of those packages.
(b) The licensee has established procedures for opening and closing packages in which radioactive material is transported to provide safety and to assure that, prior to the delivery to a carrier for transport, each package is properly closed for transport.
(c) Prior to delivery of a package to a carrier for transport, the licensee shall assure that any special instructions needed to safely open the package are sent to or have been made available to the consignee.
(d) In addition to the requirements of the United States Department of Transportation, each package of Type A or B quantity radioactive material prepared for shipment must have the innermost container labeled as to the isotope, chemical form, number of ((bequerels)) becquerels or subunits thereof, and date of determination of activity and each innermost container shall be tested to assure that the container is properly sealed and that contamination which would cause undue hazard to public health and safety or property is not present prior to transportation. This requirement does not apply to properly packaged shipments of radioactive waste consigned to a commercial low level radioactive waste disposal facility.
((Note 1-)) 1
For the purpose of this regulation, licensees who transport their own licensed material as a private carrier are considered to have delivered such material to a carrier for transport.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-060 General license—((USNRC-approved)) NRC-approved package.
(1) A general license is hereby issued to any licensee of the department, ((USNRC)) NRC, or an agreement state, to transport, or to deliver to a carrier for transport, licensed material in a package for which a license, certificate of compliance, or other approval has been issued by ((the USNRC)) NRC.
(2) This general license applies only to a licensee who has a quality assurance program approved by ((the USNRC)) NRC as satisfying the provisions of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subpart H.
(3) This general license applies only to a licensee who:
(a) Has a copy of the certificate of compliance, or other approval of the package, and has the drawings and other documents referenced in the approval relating to the use and maintenance of the packaging and to the actions to be taken before shipment;
(b) Complies with the terms and conditions of the license, certificate, or other approval, as applicable, and the applicable requirements of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subparts A, G, and H; and
(c) Before the licensee's first use of the package, submits in writing to: ATTN: Document Control Desk, Director, Spent Fuel Project Office, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, using an appropriate method listed in 10 C.F.R. 71.1(a), the licensee's name and license number and the package identification number specified in the package approval.
(4) This general license applies only when the package approval authorizes use of the package under this general license.
(5) For a Type B or fissile material package, the design of which was approved by ((the USNRC)) NRC before April 1, 1996, the general license is subject to the additional restrictions of 10 C.F.R. 71.19.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-090 General license—Use of foreign approved package.
(1) A general license is issued to any licensee of the department, ((USNRC)) NRC, or an agreement state, to transport, or to deliver to a carrier for transport, licensed material in a package the design of which has been approved in a foreign national competent authority certificate that has been revalidated by ((USDOT)) DOT as meeting the applicable requirements of 49 C.F.R. 171.12.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the general license applies only to a licensee who has a quality assurance program approved by ((the USNRC)) NRC as satisfying the applicable provisions of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subpart H.
(3) This general license applies only to shipments made to or from locations outside the United States.
(4) This general license applies only to a licensee who:
(a) Has a copy of the applicable certificate, the revalidation, and the drawings and other documents referenced in the certificate, relating to the use and maintenance of the packaging and to the actions to be taken before shipment; and
(b) Complies with the terms and conditions of the certificate and revalidation, and with the applicable requirements of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subparts A, G, and H. With respect to the quality assurance provisions of Subpart H of 10 C.F.R. 71, the licensee is exempt from design, construction, and fabrication considerations.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-094 General license—Fissile material.
(1) A general license is issued to any licensee of the department, ((USNRC)) NRC, or an agreement state, to transport fissile material, or to deliver fissile material to a carrier for transport, if the material is shipped in accordance with this section. The fissile material need not be contained in a package which meets the standards of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subparts E and F; however, the material must be contained in a Type A package. The Type A package must also meet the ((USDOT)) DOT requirements of 49 C.F.R. 173.417(a).
(2) The general license applies only to a licensee who has a quality assurance program approved by ((the USNRC)) NRC as satisfying the provisions of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subpart H.
(3) The general license applies only when a package's contents:
(a) Contain no more than a Type A quantity of radioactive material; and
(b) Contain less than 500 total grams of beryllium, graphite, or hydrogenous material enriched in deuterium.
(4) The general license applies only to packages containing fissile material that are labeled with a CSI which:
(a) Has been determined in accordance with subsection (5) of this section;
(b) Has a value less than or equal to 10; and
(c) For a shipment of multiple packages containing fissile material, the sum of the CSIs must be less than or equal to 50 (for shipment on a nonexclusive use conveyance) and less than or equal to 100 (for shipment on an exclusive use conveyance).
(5)(a) The value for the CSI must be greater than or equal to the number calculated by the following equation:
 
(b) The calculated CSI must be rounded up to the first decimal place;
(c) The values of X, Y, and Z used in the CSI equation must be taken from WAC 246-231-200 Table-1 or Table-2, as appropriate;
(d) If Table-2 is used to obtain the value of X, then the values for the terms in the equation for uranium-233 and plutonium must be assumed to be zero; and
(e) Values from Table-1 for X, Y, and Z must be used to determine the CSI if:
(i) Uranium-233 is present in the package;
(ii) The mass of plutonium exceeds 1 percent of the mass of uranium-235;
(iii) The uranium is of unknown uranium-235 enrichment or greater than 24 weight percent enrichment; or
(iv) Substances having a moderating effectiveness (i.e., an average hydrogen density greater than H2O) (e.g., certain hydrocarbon oils or plastics) are present in any form, except as polyethylene used for packing or wrapping.
Table-1.
Mass Limits for General License Packages Containing Mixed Quantities of Fissile Material or Uranium-235 of Unknown Enrichment per WAC 246-231-094(5)
Fissile
material
Fissile material mass mixed with
moderating
substances having an average
hydrogen density less than or equal to H2O (grams)
Fissile material mass mixed with
moderating
substances having an average
hydrogen density greater than H2Oa (grams)
235U (X)
60
38
233U (Y)
43
27
239Pu or 241Pu (Z)
37
24
a
When mixtures of moderating substances are present, the lower mass limits shall be used if more than 15 percent of the moderating substance has an average hydrogen density greater than H2O.
Table-2.
Mass Limits for General License Packages Containing Uranium-235 of Known Enrichment per WAC 246-231-094(5)
Uranium enrichment in weight percent of 235U not exceeding
Fissile material mass of 235U (X) (grams)
 
24
60
 
 
20
63
 
 
15
67
 
 
11
72
 
 
10
76
 
 
9.5
78
 
 
9
81
 
 
8.5
82
 
 
8
85
 
 
7.5
88
 
 
7
90
 
 
6.5
93
 
 
6
97
 
 
5.5
102
 
 
5
108
 
 
4.5
114
 
 
4
120
 
 
3.5
132
 
 
3
150
 
 
2.5
180
 
 
2
246
 
 
1.5
408
 
 
1.35
480
 
 
1
1,020
 
 
0.92
1,800
 
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-096 General license—Plutonium-beryllium special form material.
(1) A general license is issued to any licensee of the department, ((USNRC)) NRC, or an agreement state, to transport fissile material in the form of plutonium-beryllium (Pu-Be) special form sealed sources, or to deliver Pu-Be sealed sources to a carrier for transport, if the material is shipped in accordance with this section. This material must be contained in a Type A package. The Type A package must also meet the ((USDOT)) DOT requirements of 49 C.F.R. 173.417(a).
(2) The general license applies only to a licensee who has a quality assurance program approved by ((the USNRC)) NRC as satisfying the provisions of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subpart H.
(3) The general license applies only when a package's contents:
(a) Contain no more than a Type A quantity of radioactive material; and
(b) Contain less than 1000 g of plutonium, provided that: Plutonium-239, plutonium-241, or any combination of these radionuclides, constitutes less than 240 g of the total quantity of plutonium in the package.
(4) The general license applies only to packages labeled with a CSI which:
(a) Has been determined in accordance with subsection (5) of this section;
(b) Has a value less than or equal to 100; and
(c) For a shipment of multiple packages containing Pu-Be sealed sources, the sum of the CSIs must be less than or equal to 50 (for shipment on a nonexclusive use conveyance) and less than or equal to 100 (for shipment on an exclusive use conveyance).
(5)(a) The value for the CSI must be greater than or equal to the number calculated by the following equation:
 
(b) The calculated CSI must be rounded up to the first decimal place.
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency.
Reviser's note: The brackets and enclosed material in the text of the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appear in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-098 External radiation standards for all packages.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, each package of radioactive materials offered for transportation must be designed and prepared for shipment so that under conditions normally incident to transportation the radiation level does not exceed 2 mSv/((h)) hour (200 mrem/((h)) hour) at any point on the external surface of the package, and the transport index does not exceed 10.
(2) A package that exceeds the radiation level limits specified in subsection (1) of this section must be transported by exclusive use shipment only, and the radiation levels for such shipment must not exceed the following during transportation:
(a) 2 mSv/((h)) hour (200 mrem/((h)) hour) on the external surface of the package, unless the following conditions are met, in which case the limit is 10 mSv/((h)) hour (1000 mrem/((h)) hour):
(i) The shipment is made in a closed transport vehicle;
(ii) The package is secured within the vehicle so that its position remains fixed during transportation; and
(iii) There are no loading or unloading operations between the beginning and end of the transportation;
(b) 2 mSv/((h)) hour (200 mrem/((h)) hour) at any point on the outer surface of the vehicle, including the top and underside of the vehicle; or in the case of a flat-bed style vehicle, at any point on the vertical planes projected from the outer edges of the vehicle, on the upper surface of the load or enclosure, if used, and on the lower external surface of the vehicle; and
(c) 0.1 mSv/((h)) hour (10 mrem/((h)) hour) at any point 2 meters (80 in) from the outer lateral surfaces of the vehicle (excluding the top and underside of the vehicle); or in the case of a flat-bed style vehicle, at any point 2 meters (6.6 feet) from the vertical planes projected by the outer edges of the vehicle (excluding the top and underside of the vehicle); and
(d) 0.02 mSv/((h)) hour (2 mrem/((h)) hour) in any normally occupied space, except that this provision does not apply to private carriers, if exposed personnel under their control wear radiation dosimetry devices in conformance with WAC 246-221-090 and 246-221-100.
(3) For shipments made under the provisions of subsection (2) of this section, the shipper shall provide specific written instructions to the carrier for maintenance of the exclusive use shipment controls. The instructions must be included with the shipping paper information.
(4) The written instructions required for exclusive use shipments must be sufficient so that, when followed, they will cause the carrier to avoid actions that will unnecessarily delay delivery or unnecessarily result in increased radiation levels or radiation exposures to transport workers or members of the general public.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-106 Preliminary determinations.
Before the first use of any packaging for the shipment of licensed material:
(1) The licensee shall ascertain that there are no cracks, pinholes, uncontrolled voids, or other defects that could significantly reduce the effectiveness of the packaging;
(2) Where the maximum normal operating pressure will exceed 35 kPa (5 lbs/in2) gauge, the licensee shall test the containment system at an internal pressure at least fifty percent higher than the maximum normal operating pressure, to verify the capability of that system to maintain its structural integrity at that pressure; and
(3) The licensee shall conspicuously and durably mark the packaging with its model number, serial number, gross weight, and a package identification number assigned by ((the USNRC)) NRC. Before applying the model number, the licensee shall determine that the packaging has been fabricated in accordance with the design approved by ((the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)) NRC.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-110 Routine determinations.
Before each shipment of licensed material, the licensee shall ensure that the package with its contents satisfies the applicable requirements of this chapter and of the license. The licensee shall determine that:
(1) The package is proper for the contents to be shipped;
(2) The package is in unimpaired physical condition except for superficial defects such as marks or dents;
(3) Each closure device of the packaging, including any required gasket, is properly installed and secured and free of defects;
(4) Any system for containing liquid is adequately sealed and has adequate space or other specified provision for expansion of the liquid;
(5) Any pressure relief device is operable and set in accordance with written procedures;
(6) The package has been loaded and closed in accordance with written procedures;
(7) For fissile material, any moderator or neutron absorber, if required, is present and in proper condition;
(8) Any structural part of the package that could be used to lift or tie down the package during transport is rendered inoperable for that purpose, unless it satisfies the design requirements of 10 C.F.R. 71.45;
(9) The level of nonfixed (removable) radioactive contamination on the external surfaces of each package offered for shipment is as low as reasonably achievable, and within the limits specified in ((USDOT)) DOT regulations in 49 C.F.R. 173.443;
(10) External radiation levels around the package and around the vehicle, if applicable, will not exceed the limits specified in WAC 246-231-098 at any time during transportation; and
(11) Accessible package surface temperatures will not exceed the limits specified in 10 C.F.R. 71.43(g) at any time during transportation.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-120 Air transport of plutonium.
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general licenses and notwithstanding any exemptions stated directly in this chapter or included indirectly by citation of 49 C.F.R. chapter I, as may be applicable, the licensee shall assure that plutonium in any form, whether for import, export, or domestic shipment, is not transported by air or delivered to a carrier for air transport unless:
(a) The plutonium is contained in a medical device designed for individual human application; or
(b) The plutonium is contained in a material in which the specific activity is less than or equal to the activity concentration values for plutonium specified in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-2, and in which the radioactivity is essentially uniformly distributed; or
(c) The plutonium is shipped in a single package containing no more than an A2 quantity of plutonium in any isotope or form, and is shipped in accordance with WAC 246-231-030; or
(d) The plutonium is shipped in a package specifically authorized for the shipment of plutonium by air in the Certificate of Compliance for that package issued by ((the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)) NRC.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section is to be interpreted as removing or diminishing the requirements of ((USNRC)) NRC regulations 10 C.F.R. 73.24.
(3) For a shipment of plutonium by air which is subject to subsection (1)(d) of this section, the licensee shall, through special arrangement with the carrier, require compliance with 49 C.F.R. 175.704 ((USDOT)) DOT regulations applicable to the air transport of plutonium.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-133 Public inspection of application.
Applications for approval of a package design under this chapter, which are submitted to ((the USNRC)) NRC, may be made available for public inspection, in accordance with provisions of 10 C.F.R. 2 and 9. This includes an application to amend or revise an existing package design, any associated documents and drawings submitted with the application, and any responses to ((USNRC)) NRC requests for additional information.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-136 Records.
(1) Each licensee shall maintain, for a period of three years after shipment, a record of each shipment of licensed material not exempt under WAC 246-231-040(4), showing where applicable:
(a) Identification of the packaging by model number and serial number;
(b) Verification that there are no significant defects in the packaging, as shipped;
(c) Volume and identification of coolant;
(d) Type and quantity of licensed material in each package, and the total quantity of each shipment;
(e) For each item of irradiated fissile material:
(i) Identification by model number and serial number;
(ii) Irradiation and decay history to the extent appropriate to demonstrate that its nuclear and thermal characteristics comply with license conditions; and
(iii) Any abnormal or unusual condition relevant to radiation safety;
(f) Date of the shipment;
(g) For fissile packages and for Type B packages, any special controls exercised;
(h) Name and address of the transferee;
(i) Address to which the shipment was made; and
(j) Results of the determinations required by WAC 246-231-110 and by the conditions of the package approval.
(2) Each certificate holder shall maintain, for a period of three years after the life of the packaging to which they apply, records identifying the packaging by model number, serial number, and date of manufacture.
(3) The licensee, certificate holder, and an applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance, shall make available to ((the USNRC)) NRC for inspection, upon reasonable notice, all records required by 10 C.F.R. 71.91. Records are only valid if stamped, initialed, or signed and dated by authorized personnel, or otherwise authenticated.
(4) The licensee, certificate holder, and an applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall maintain sufficient written records to furnish evidence of the quality of packaging. The records to be maintained include results of the determinations required by WAC 246-231-106; design, fabrication, and assembly records; results of reviews, inspections, tests, and audits; results of monitoring work performance and materials analyses; and results of maintenance, modification, and repair activities. Inspection, test, and audit records must identify the inspector or data recorder, the type of observation, the results, the acceptability, and the action taken in connection with any deficiencies noted. These records must be retained for three years after the life of the packaging to which they apply.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-140 Advance notification of shipment of irradiated reactor fuel and nuclear waste.
(1)(a) As specified in subsections (2), (3), and (4) of this section, each licensee shall provide advance notification to the governor of a state, or the governor's designee, of the shipment of licensed material, ((through,)) within or across the boundary of the state, before the transport, or delivery to a carrier, for transport, of licensed material outside the confines of the licensee's plant or other place of use or storage.
(b) As specified in subsections (2), (3), and (4) of this section, after June 11, 2013, each licensee shall provide advance notification to the tribal official of participating tribes referenced in subsection (3)(c)(iii) of this section, or the official's designee, of the shipment of licensed material within or across the boundary of the tribe's reservation before the transport, or delivery to a carrier for transport, of licensed material outside the confines of the licensee's plant or other place of use or storage.
(2) Advance notification is required under this section for shipments of irradiated reactor fuel in quantities less than that subject to advance notification requirements of ((USNRC)) NRC regulations 10 C.F.R. 73.37(f). Advance notification is also required under this section for shipment of licensed material, other than irradiated fuel, meeting the following three conditions:
(a) The licensed material is required by this section to be in Type B packaging for transportation;
(b) The licensed material is being transported to or across a state boundary en route to a disposal facility or to a collection point for transport to a disposal facility; and
(c) The quantity of licensed material in a single package exceeds the least of the following:
(i) 3000 times the A1 value of the radionuclides as specified in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-1 for special form radioactive material;
(ii) 3000 times the A2 value of the radionuclides as specified in WAC 246-231-200, Table A-1 for normal form radioactive material; or
(iii) 1000 TBq (27,000 Ci).
(3) Procedures for submitting advance notification.
(a) The notification must be made in writing to the office of each appropriate governor or governor's designee, to the office of each appropriate tribal official or tribal official's designee, and to the Director, Division of ((Nuclear)) Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.
(b) A notification delivered by mail must be postmarked at least seven days before the beginning of the seven-day period during which departure of the shipment is estimated to occur.
(c) A notification delivered by any other means than mail must reach the office of the governor or ((of)) the governor's designee, or of the tribal official or the tribal official's designee, at least four days before the beginning of the seven-day period during which departure of the shipment is estimated to occur.
(i) A list of the names and mailing addresses of the governors' designees receiving advance notification of transportation of nuclear waste was published in the Federal Register on June 30, 1995, (60 FR 34306).
(ii) The list of governors' designees and tribal officials' designees of participating tribes will be published annually in the Federal Register on or about June 30 to reflect any changes in information.
(iii) A list of the names and mailing addresses of the governors' designees and tribal officials' designees of participating tribes is available on request from the Director, Division of Intergovernmental Liaison and Rulemaking, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, ((U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission)) NRC, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001.
(d) The licensee shall retain a copy of the notification as a record for three years.
(4) Information to be furnished in advance notification of shipment. Each advance notification of shipment of irradiated reactor fuel or nuclear waste must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the shipper, carrier, and receiver of the irradiated reactor fuel or nuclear waste shipment;
(b) A description of the irradiated reactor fuel or nuclear waste contained in the shipment, as specified in the regulations of ((USDOT)) DOT in 49 C.F.R. 172.202 and 172.203(d);
(c) The point of origin of the shipment and the seven-day period during which departure of the shipment is estimated to occur;
(d) The seven-day period during which arrival of the shipment at state boundaries or tribal reservation boundaries is estimated to occur;
(e) The destination of the shipment, and the seven-day period during which arrival of the shipment is estimated to occur; and
(f) A point of contact, with a telephone number, for current shipment information.
(5) Revision notice. A licensee who finds that schedule information previously furnished to a governor or governor's designee, or a tribal official or tribal official's designee, in accordance with this section, will not be met, shall telephone a responsible individual in the office of the governor of the state or of the governor's designee or the tribal official or the tribal official's designee, and inform that individual of the extent of the delay beyond the schedule originally reported. The licensee shall maintain a record of the name of the individual contacted for three years.
(6) Cancellation notice.
(a) Each licensee who cancels an irradiated reactor fuel or nuclear waste shipment for which advance notification has been sent shall send a cancellation notice to the governor of each state or to the governor's designee previously notified, to each tribal official or to the tribal official's designee previously notified, and to the Director, Division of ((Nuclear)) Security Policy, Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.
(b) The licensee shall state in the notice that it is a cancellation and identify the advance notification that is being canceled. The licensee shall retain a copy of the notice as a record for three years.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-150 Quality assurance requirements.
(1) Purpose. Quality assurance requirements apply to design, purchase, fabrication, handling, shipping, storing, cleaning, assembly, inspection, testing, operation, maintenance, repair, and modification of components of packaging that are important to safety. As used in this chapter, "quality assurance" comprises all those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a system or component will perform satisfactorily in service. Quality assurance includes quality control, which comprises those quality assurance actions related to control of the physical characteristics and quality of the material or component to predetermined requirements. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance are responsible for the quality assurance requirements as they apply to design, fabrication, testing, and modification of packaging. Each licensee is responsible for the quality assurance provision which applies to its use of packaging for the shipment of licensed material subject to this chapter.
(2) Establishment of program. Each licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall establish, maintain, and execute a quality assurance program satisfying each of the applicable criteria in 10 C.F.R. 71.101 through 71.137 and satisfying any specific provisions that are applicable to the licensee's activities including procurement of packaging. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall execute the applicable criteria in a graded approach to an extent that is commensurate with the quality assurance requirement's importance to safety.
(3) Approval of program. Before the use of any package for the shipment of licensed material subject to this chapter, each licensee shall obtain ((USNRC)) NRC approval of its quality assurance program. Using an appropriate method listed in 10 C.F.R. 71.1(a), each licensee shall file a description of its quality assurance program, including a discussion of which requirements of 10 C.F.R. 71 Subpart H are applicable and how they will be satisfied, by submitting the description to: ATTN: Document Control Desk, Director, Spent Fuel Project Office, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
(4) Radiography containers. A program for transport container inspection and maintenance limited to radiographic exposure devices, source changers, or packages transporting these devices and meeting the requirements of WAC 246-243-120(2), is deemed to satisfy the requirements of WAC 246-231-060(2) and 246-231-150(2).
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-170 Quality assurance program.
(1) The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall establish, at the earliest practicable time consistent with the schedule for accomplishing the activities, a quality assurance program that complies with the requirements of 10 C.F.R. 71.101 through 71.137. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall document the quality assurance program by written procedures or instructions and shall carry out the program in accordance with those procedures throughout the period during which the packaging is used. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall identify the material and components to be covered by the quality assurance program, the major organizations participating in the program, and the designated functions of these organizations.
(2) The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance, through its quality assurance program, shall provide control over activities affecting the quality of the identified materials and components to an extent consistent with their importance to safety, and as necessary to assure conformance to the approved design of each individual package used for the shipment of radioactive material. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall assure that activities affecting quality are accomplished under suitably controlled conditions. Controlled conditions include the use of appropriate equipment; suitable environmental conditions for accomplishing the activity, such as adequate cleanliness; and assurance that all prerequisites for the given activity have been satisfied. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall take into account the need for special controls, processes, test equipment, tools, and skills to attain the required quality, and the need for verification of quality by inspection and test.
(3) The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall base the requirements and procedures of its quality assurance program on the following considerations concerning the complexity and proposed use of the package and its components:
(a) The impact of malfunction or failure of the item to safety;
(b) The design and fabrication complexity or uniqueness of the item;
(c) The need for special controls and surveillance over processes and equipment;
(d) The degree to which functional compliance can be demonstrated by inspection or test; and
(e) The quality history and degree of standardization of the item.
(4) The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall provide for indoctrination and training of personnel performing activities affecting quality, as necessary to assure that suitable proficiency is achieved and maintained. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall review the status and adequacy of the quality assurance program at established intervals. Management of other organizations participating in the quality assurance program shall review regularly the status and adequacy of that part of the quality assurance program they are executing.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-09-093, filed 4/18/08, effective 5/19/08)
WAC 246-231-186 Quality assurance records.
The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall maintain sufficient written records to describe the activities affecting quality. The records must include the instructions, procedures, and drawings required by 10 C.F.R. 71.111 to prescribe quality assurance activities and must include closely related specifications such as required qualifications of personnel, procedures, and equipment. The records must include the instructions or procedures which establish a records retention program that is consistent with applicable regulations and designates factors such as duration, location, and assigned responsibility. The licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall retain these records for three years beyond the date when the licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance last engaged in the activity for which the quality assurance program was developed. If any portion of the written procedures or instructions is superseded, the licensee, certificate holder, and applicant for a ((CoC)) certificate of compliance shall retain the superseded material for three years after it is superseded.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 11-03-068, filed 1/18/11, effective 2/18/11)
WAC 246-231-200 Appendix A—Determination of A1 and A2.
(1) Values of A1 and A2 for individual radionuclides, which are the basis for many activity limits elsewhere in these regulations, are given in this section, Table A-1. The curie (Ci) values specified are obtained by converting from the Terabecquerel (TBq) value. The Terabecquerel values are the regulatory standard. The curie values are for information only and are not intended to be the regulatory standard. Where values of A1 or A2 are unlimited, it is for radiation control purposes only. For nuclear criticality safety, some materials are subject to controls placed on fissile material.
(2)(a) For individual radionuclides whose identities are known, but which are not listed in this section, Table A-1, the A1 and A2 values contained in this section, Table A-3 may be used. Otherwise, the licensee shall obtain prior ((USNRC)) NRC approval of the A1 and A2 values for radionuclides not listed in this section, Table A-1, before shipping the material.
(b) For individual radionuclides whose identities are known, but which are not listed in this section, Table A-2, the exempt material activity concentration and exempt consignment activity values contained in this section, Table A-3 may be used. Otherwise, the licensee shall obtain prior ((USNRC)) NRC approval of the exempt material activity concentration and exempt consignment activity values for radionuclides not listed in this section, Table A-2, before shipping the material.
(c) The licensee shall submit requests for prior approval, described under (a) and (b) of this subsection, to ((the USNRC)) NRC in accordance with 10 C.F.R. 71.1.
(3) In the calculations of A1 and A2 for a radionuclide not in this section, Table A-1, a single radioactive decay chain, in which radionuclides are present in their naturally occurring proportions, and in which no daughter radionuclide has a half-life either longer than ten days, or longer than that of the parent radionuclide, shall be considered as a single radionuclide, and the activity to be taken into account, and the A1 or A2 value to be applied shall be those corresponding to the parent radionuclide of that chain. In the case of radioactive decay chains in which any daughter radionuclide has a half-life either longer than ten days, or greater than that of the parent radionuclide, the parent and those daughter radionuclides shall be considered as mixtures of different radionuclides.
(4) For mixtures of radionuclides whose identities and respective activities are known, the following conditions apply:
(a) For special form radioactive material, the maximum quantity transported in a Type A package:
 
Where B(i) is the activity of radionuclide I, and A1(i) is the A1 value for radionuclide I.
(b) For normal form radioactive material, the maximum quantity transported in a Type A package:
 
Where B(i) is the activity of radionuclide I and A2(i) is the A2 value for radionuclide I.
(c) Alternatively, the A1 value for mixtures of special form material may be determined as follows:
 
Where f(i) is the fraction of activity for radionuclide I in the mixture and A1(i) is the appropriate A1 value for radionuclide I.
(d) Alternatively, the A2 value for mixtures of normal form material may be determined as follows:
 
Where f(i) is the fraction of activity for radionuclide I in the mixture and A2(i) is the appropriate A2 value for radionuclide I.
(e) The exempt activity concentration for mixtures of nuclides may be determined as follows:
 
Where f(i) is the fraction of activity concentration of radionuclide I in the mixture, and A is the activity concentration f material containing radionuclide I.
(f) The activity limit for an exempt consignment for mixtures of radionuclides may be determined as follows:
 
Where f(i) is the fraction of activity of radionuclide I in the mixture, and A is the activity limit for exempt consignments for radionuclide I.
(5) When the identity of each radionuclide is known, but the individual activities of some of the radionuclides are not known, the radionuclides may be grouped and the lowest A1 or A2 value, as appropriate, for the radionuclides in each group may be used in applying the formulas in subsection (4) of this section. Groups may be based on the total alpha activity and the total beta/gamma activity when these are known, using the lowest A1 or A2 values for the alpha emitters and beta/gamma emitters.
Table A-1.—A1 and A2 Values for Radionuclides
Symbol of radionuclide
Element and atomic number
A1 (TBq)
A1 (Ci)b
A2 (TBq)
A2 (Ci)b
Specific activity
(TBq/g)
(Ci/g)
Ac-225 (a)
Actinium (89)
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
6.0X10-3
1.6X10-1
2.1X103
5.8X104
Ac-227 (a)
 
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
9.0X10-5
2.4X10-3
2.7
7.2X101
Ac-228
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
8.4X104
2.2X106
Ag-105
Silver (47)
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
1.1X103
3.0X104
Ag-108m (a)
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
9.7X10-1
2.6X101
Ag-110m (a)
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
1.8X102
4.7X103
Ag-111
 
2.0
5.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
5.8X103
1.6X105
Al-26
Aluminum (13)
1.0X10-1
2.7
1.0X10-1
2.7
7.0X10-4
1.9X10-2
Am-241
Americium (95)
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
1.3X10-1
3.4
Am-242m (a)
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
3.6X10-1
1.0X101
Am-243 (a)
 
5.0
1.4X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
7.4X10-3
2.0X10-1
Ar-37
Argon (18)
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.7X103
9.9X104
Ar-39
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0X101
5.4X102
1.3
3.4X101
Ar-41
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
1.5X106
4.2X107
As-72
Arsenic (33)
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
6.2X104
1.7X106
As-73
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
8.2X102
2.2X104
As-74
 
1.0
2.7X101
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
3.7X103
9.9X104
As-76
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
5.8X104
1.6X106
As-77
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
3.9X104
1.0X106
At-211 (a)
Astatine (85)
2.0X101
5.4X102
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
7.6X104
2.1X106
Au-193
Gold (79)
7.0
1.9X102
2.0
5.4X101
3.4X104
9.2X105
Au-194
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
1.5X104
4.1X105
Au-195
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
6.0
1.6X102
1.4X102
3.7X103
Au-198
 
1.0
2.7X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
9.0X103
2.4X105
Au-199
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
7.7X103
2.1X105
Ba-131 (a)
Barium (56)
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
3.1X103
8.4X104
Ba-133
 
3.0
8.1X101
3.0
8.1X101
9.4
2.6X102
Ba-133m
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.2X104
6.1X105
Ba-140 (a)
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
3.0X10-1
8.1
2.7X103
7.3X104
Be-7
Beryllium (4)
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X101
5.4X102
1.3X104
3.5X105
Be-10
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
8.3X10-4
2.2X10-2
Bi-205
Bismuth (83)
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
1.5X103
4.2X104
Bi-206
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.8X103
1.0X105
Bi-207
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
1.9
5.2X101
Bi-210
 
1.0
2.7X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
4.6X103
1.2X105
Bi-210m (a)
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.0X10-2
5.4X10-1
2.1X10-5
5.7X10-4
Bi-212 (a)
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
5.4X105
1.5X107
Bk-247
Berkelium (97)
8.0
2.2X102
8.0X10-4
2.2X10-2
3.8X10-2
1.0
Bk-249 (a)
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.0X10-1
8.1
6.1X101
1.6X103
Br-76
Bromine (35)
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
9.4X104
2.5X106
Br-77
 
3.0
8.1X101
3.0
8.1X101
2.6X104
7.1X105
Br-82
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X104
1.1X106
C-11
Carbon (6)
1.0
2.7X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.1X107
8.4X108
C-14
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.0
8.1X101
1.6X10-1
4.5
Ca-41
Calcium (20)
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
3.1X10-3
8.5X10-2
Ca-45
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.0
2.7X101
6.6X102
1.8X104
Ca-47 (a)
 
3.0
8.1X101
3.0X10-1
8.1
2.3X104
6.1X105
Cd-109
Cadmium (48)
3.0X101
8.1X102
2.0
5.4X101
9.6X101
2.6X103
Cd-113m
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
8.3
2.2X102
Cd-115 (a)
 
3.0
8.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
1.9X104
5.1X105
Cd-115m
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
9.4X102
2.5X104
Ce-139
Cerium (58)
7.0
1.9X102
2.0
5.4X101
2.5X102
6.8X103
Ce-141
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.1X103
2.8X104
Ce-143
 
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.5X104
6.6X105
Ce-144 (a)
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.0X10-1
5.4
1.2X102
3.2X103
Cf-248
Californium (98)
4.0X101
1.1X103
6.0X10-3
1.6X10-1
5.8X101
1.6X103
Cf-249
 
3.0
8.1X101
8.0X10-4
2.2X10-2
1.5X10-1
4.1
Cf-250
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X10-3
5.4X10-2
4.0
1.1X102
Cf-251
 
7.0
1.9X102
7.0X10-4
1.9X10-2
5.9X10-2
1.6
Cf-252 (h)
 
5.0X10-2
1.4
3.0X10-3
8.1X10-2
2.0X101
5.4X102
Cf-253 (a)
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X10-2
1.1
1.1X103
2.9X104
Cf-254
 
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
3.1X102
8.5X103
Cl-36
Chlorine (17)
1.0X101
2.7X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.2X10-3
3.3X10-2
Cl-38
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.0X10-1
5.4
4.9X106
1.3X108
Cm-240
Curium (96)
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0X10-2
5.4X10-1
7.5X102
2.0X104
Cm-241
 
2.0
5.4X101
1.0
2.7X101
6.1X102
1.7X104
Cm-242
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.0X10-2
2.7X10-1
1.2X102
3.3X103
Cm-243
 
9.0
2.4X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
1.9X10-3
5.2X101
Cm-244
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X10-3
5.4X10-2
3.0
8.1X101
Cm-245
 
9.0
2.4X102
9.0X10-4
2.4X10-2
6.4X10-3
1.7X10-1
Cm-246
 
9.0
2.4X102
9.0X10-4
2.4X10-2
1.1X10-2
3.1X10-1
Cm-247 (a)
 
3.0
8.1X101
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
3.4X10-6
9.3X10-5
Cm-248
 
2.0X10-2
5.4X10-1
3.0X10-4
8.1X10-3
1.6X10-4
4.2X10-3
Co-55
Cobalt (27)
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
1.1X105
3.1X106
Co-56
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
1.1X103
3.0X104
Co-57
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X101
2.7X102
3.1X102
8.4X103
Co-58
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
1.2X103
3.2X104
Co-58m
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.2X105
5.9X106
Co-60
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.2X101
1.1X103
Cr-51
Chromium (24)
3.0X101
8.1X102
3.0X101
8.1X102
3.4X103
9.2X104
Cs-129
Cesium (55)
4.0
1.1X102
4.0
1.1X102
2.8X104
7.6X105
Cs-131
 
3.0X101
8.1X102
3.0X101
8.1X102
3.8X103
1.0X105
Cs-132
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
5.7X103
1.5X105
Cs-134
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
4.8X101
1.3X103
Cs-134m
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.0X105
8.0X106
Cs-135
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.0
2.7X101
4.3X10-5
1.2X10-3
Cs-136
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
2.7X103
7.3X104
Cs-137 (a)
 
2.0
5.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.2
8.7X101
Cu-64
Copper (29)
6.0
1.6X102
1.0
2.7X101
1.4X105
3.9X106
Cu-67
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
2.8X104
7.6X105
Dy-159
Dysprosium (66)
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.1X102
5.7X103
Dy-165
 
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.0X105
8.2X106
Dy-166 (a)
 
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
3.0X10-1
8.1
8.6X103
2.3X105
Er-169
Erbium (68)
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.0
2.7X101
3.1X103
8.3X104
Er-171
 
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
9.0X104
2.4X106
Eu-147
Europium (63)
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
1.4X103
3.7X104
Eu-148
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
6.0X102
1.6X104
Eu-149
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X101
5.4X102
3.5X102
9.4X103
Eu-150 (short lived)
 
2.0
5.4X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
6.1X104
1.6X106
Eu-150 (long lived)
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
6.1X104
1.6X106
Eu-152
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
6.5
1.8X102
Eu-152m
 
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
8.2X104
2.2X106
Eu-154
 
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
9.8
2.6X102
Eu-155
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
3.0
8.1X101
1.8X101
4.9X102
Eu-156
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
2.0X103
5.5X104
F-18
Fluorine (9)
1.0
2.7X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.5X106
9.5X107
Fe-52 (a)
Iron (26)
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
2.7X105
7.3X106
Fe-55
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
8.8X101
2.4X103
Fe-59
 
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
1.8X103
5.0X104
Fe-60 (a)
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0X10-1
5.4
7.4X10-4
2.0X10-2
Ga-67
Gallium (31)
7.0
1.9X102
3.0
8.1X101
2.2X104
6.0X105
Ga-68
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
1.5X106
4.1X107
Ga-72
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
1.1X105
3.1X106
Gd-146 (a)
Gadolinium (64)
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
6.9X102
1.9X104
Gd-148
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X10-3
5.4X10-2
1.2
3.2X101
Gd-153
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
9.0
2.4X102
1.3X102
3.5X103
Gd-159
 
3.0
8.1X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.9X104
1.1X106
Ge-68 (a)
Germanium (32)
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
2.6X102
7.1X103
Ge-71
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
5.8X103
1.6X105
Ge-77
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
1.3X105
3.6X106
Hf-172 (a)
Hafnium (72)
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
4.1X101
1.1X103
Hf-175
 
3.0
8.1X101
3.0
8.1X101
3.9X102
1.1X104
Hf-181
 
2.0
5.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
6.3X102
1.7X104
Hf-182
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
8.1X10-6
2.2X10-4
Hg-194 (a)
Mercury (80)
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
1.3X10-1
3.5
Hg-195m (a)
 
3.0
8.1X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
1.5X104
4.0X105
Hg-197
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
1.0X101
2.7X102
9.2X103
2.5X105
Hg-197m
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
2.5X104
6.7X105
Hg-203
 
5.0
1.4X102
1.0
2.7X101
5.1X102
1.4X104
Ho-166
Holmium (67)
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
2.6X104
7.0X105
Ho-166m
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
6.6X10-2
1.8
I-123
Iodine (53)
6.0
1.6X102
3.0
8.1X101
7.1X104
1.9X106
I-124
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
9.3X103
2.5X105
I-125
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
3.0
8.1X101
6.4X102
1.7X104
I-126
 
2.0
5.4X101
1.0
2.7X101
2.9X103
8.0X104
I-129
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
6.5X10-6
1.8X10-4
I-131
 
3.0
8.1X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
4.6X103
1.2X105
I-132
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
3.8X105
1.0X107
I-133
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
4.2X104
1.1X106
I-134
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
9.9X105
2.7X107
I-135 (a)
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.3X105
3.5X106
In-111
Indium (49)
3.0
8.1X101
3.0
8.1X101
1.5X104
4.2X105
In-113m
 
4.0
1.1X102
2.0
5.4X101
6.2X105
1.7X107
In-114m (a)
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
8.6X102
2.3X104
In-115m
 
7.0
1.9X102
1.0
2.7X101
2.2X105
6.1X106
Ir-189 (a)
Iridium (77)
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.9X103
5.2X104
Ir-190
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
2.3X103
6.2X104
Ir-192 (c)
 
1.0
2.7X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.4X102
9.2X103
Ir-194
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.1X104
8.4X105
K-40
Potassium (19)
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
2.4X10-7
6.4X10-6
K-42
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.2X105
6.0X106
K-43
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.2X105
3.3X106
Kr-81
Krypton (36)
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
7.8X10-4
2.1X10-2
Kr-85
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.5X101
3.9X102
Kr-85m
 
8.0
2.2X102
3.0
8.1X101
3.0X105
8.2X106
Kr-87
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.0X10-1
5.4
1.0X106
2.8X107
La-137
Lanthanum (57)
3.0X101
8.1X102
6.0
1.6X102
1.6X10-3
4.4X10-2
La-140
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
2.1X104
5.6X105
Lu-172
Lutetium (71)
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
4.2X103
1.1X105
Lu-173
 
8.0
2.2X102
8.0
2.2X102
5.6X101
1.5X103
Lu-174
 
9.0
2.4X102
9.0
2.4X102
2.3X101
6.2X102
Lu-174m
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
1.0X101
2.7X102
2.0X102
5.3X103
Lu-177
 
3.0X101
8.1X102
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
4.1X103
1.1X105
Mg-28 (a)
Magnesium (12)
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
2.0X105
5.4X106
Mn-52
Manganese (25)
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
1.6X104
4.4X105
Mn-53
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
6.8X10-5
1.8X10-3
Mn-54
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
2.9X102
7.7X103
Mn-56
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
8.0X105
2.2X107
Mo-93
Molybdenum (42)
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0X101
5.4X102
4.1X10-2
1.1
Mo-99 (a) (i)
 
1.0
2.7X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.8X104
4.8X105
N-13
Nitrogen (7)
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
5.4X107
1.5X109
Na-22
Sodium (11)
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
2.3X102
6.3X103
Na-24
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.0X10-1
5.4
3.2X105
8.7X106
Nb-93m
Niobium (41)
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.0X101
8.1X102
8.8
2.4X102
Nb-94
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
6.9X10-3
1.9X10-1
Nb-95
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
1.5X103
3.9X104
Nb-97
 
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
9.9X105
2.7X107
Nd-147
Neodymium (60)
6.0
1.6X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.0X103
8.1X104
Nd-149
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
4.5X105
1.2X107
Ni-59
Nickel (28)
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
3.0X10-3
8.0X10-2
Ni-63
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.0X101
8.1X102
2.1
5.7X101
Ni-65
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
7.1X105
1.9X107
Np-235
Neptunium (93)
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
5.2X101
1.4X103
Np-236 (short-lived)
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0
5.4X101
4.7X10-4
1.3X10-2
Np-236 (long-lived)
 
9.0X100
2.4X102
2.0X10-2
5.4X10-1
4.7X10-4
1.3X10-2
Np-237
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X10-3
5.4X10-2
2.6X10-5
7.1X10-4
Np-239
 
7.0
1.9X102
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
8.6X103
2.3X105
Os-185
Osmium (76)
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
2.8X102
7.5X103
Os-191
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
2.0
5.4X101
1.6X103
4.4X104
Os-191m
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.0X101
8.1X102
4.6X104
1.3X106
Os-193
 
2.0
5.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
b2.0X104
5.3X105
Os-194 (a)
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
1.1X101
3.1X102
P-32
Phosphorus (15)
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
1.1X104
2.9X105
P-33
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.0
2.7X101
5.8X103
1.6X105
Pa-230 (a)
Protactinium (91)
2.0
5.4X101
7.0X10-2
1.9
1.2X103
3.3X104
Pa-231
 
4.0
1.1X102
4.0X10-4
1.1X10-2
1.7X10-3
4.7X10-2
Pa-233
 
5.0
1.4X102
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.7X102
2.1X104
Pb-201
Lead (82)
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
6.2X104
1.7X106
Pb-202
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0X101
5.4X102
1.2X10-4
3.4X10-3
Pb-203
 
4.0
1.1X102
3.0
8.1X101
1.1X104
3.0X105
Pb-205
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
4.5X10-6
1.2X10-4
Pb-210 (a)
 
1.0
2.7X101
5.0X10-2
1.4
2.8
7.6X101
Pb-212 (a)
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
2.0X10-1
5.4
5.1X104
1.4X106
Pd-103 (a)
Palladium (46)
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.8X103
7.5X104
Pd-107
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
1.9X10-5
5.1X10-4
Pd-109
 
2.0
5.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
7.9X104
2.1X106
Pm-143
Promethium (61)
3.0
8.1X101
3.0
8.1X101
1.3X102
3.4X103
Pm-144
 
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
9.2X101
2.5X103
Pm-145
 
3.0X101
8.1X102
1.0X101
2.7X102
5.2
1.4X102
Pm-147
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0
5.4X101
3.4X101
9.3X102
Pm-148m (a)
 
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
7.9X102
2.1X104
Pm-149
 
2.0
5.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.5X104
4.0X105
Pm-151
 
2.0
5.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.7X104
7.3X105
Po-210
Polonium (84)
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0X10-2
5.4X10-1
1.7X102
4.5X103
Pr-142
Praseodymium (59)
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.3X104
1.2X106
Pr-143
 
3.0
8.1X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.5X103
6.7X104
Pt-188 (a)
Platinum (78)
1.0
2.7X101
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
2.5X103
6.8X104
Pt-191
 
4.0
1.1X102
3.0
8.1X101
8.7X103
2.4X105
Pt-193
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.4
3.7X101
Pt-193m
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.8X103
1.6X105
Pt-195m
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
6.2X103
1.7X105
Pt-197
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.2X104
8.7X105
Pt-197m
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.7X105
1.0X107
Pu-236
Plutonium (94)
3.0X101
8.1X102
3.0X10-3
8.1X10-2
2.0X101
5.3X102
Pu-237
 
2.0X101
5.4X102
2.0X101
5.4X102
4.5X102
1.2X104
Pu-238
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
6.3X10-1
1.7X101
Pu-239
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
2.3X10-3
6.2X10-2
Pu-240
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
8.4X10-3
2.3X10-1
Pu-241 (a)
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
6.0X10-2
1.6
3.8
1.0X102
Pu-242
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
1.5X10-4
3.9X10-3
Pu-244 (a)
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
1.0X10-3
2.7X10-2
6.7X10-7
1.8X10-5
Ra-223 (a)
Radium (88)
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
7.0X10-3
1.9X10-1
1.9X103
5.1X104
Ra-224 (a)
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
2.0X10-2
5.4X10-1
5.9X103
1.6X105
Ra-225 (a)
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
4.0X10-3
1.1X10-1
1.5X103
3.9X104
Ra-226 (a)
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
3.0X10-3
8.1X10-2
3.7X10-2
1.0
Ra-228 (a)
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.0X10-2
5.4X10-1
1.0X101
2.7X102
Rb-81
Rubidium (37)
2.0
5.4X101
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
3.1X105
8.4X106
Rb-83 (a)
 
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
6.8X102
1.8X104
Rb-84
 
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
1.8X103
4.7X104
Rb-86
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
3.0X103
8.1X104
Rb-87
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
3.2X10-9
8.6X10-8
Rb (nat)
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
6.7X106
1.8X108
Re-184
Rhenium (75)
1.0
2.7X101
1.0
2.7X101
6.9X102
1.9X104
Re-184m
 
3.0
8.1X101
1.0
2.7X101
1.6X102
4.3X103
Re-186
 
2.0
5.4X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
6.9X103
1.9X105
Re-187
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
1.4X10-9
3.8X10-8
Re-188
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
3.6X104
9.8X105
Re-189 (a)
 
3.0
8.1X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.5X104
6.8X105
Re (nat)
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
0.0
2.4X10-8
Rh-99
Rhodium (45)
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
3.0X103
8.2X104
Rh-101
 
4.0
1.1X102
3.0
8.1X101
4.1X101
1.1X103
Rh-102
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
4.5X101
1.2X103
Rh-102m
 
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
2.3X102
6.2X103
Rh-103m
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.2X106
3.3X107
Rh-105
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
3.1X104
8.4X105
Rn-222 (a)
Radon (86)
3.0X10-1
8.1
4.0X10-3
1.1X10-1
5.7X103
1.5X105
Ru-97
Ruthenium (44)
5.0
1.4X102
5.0
1.4X102
1.7X104
4.6X105
Ru-103 (a)
 
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
1.2X103
3.2X104
Ru-105
 
1.0
2.7X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
2.5X105
6.7X106
Ru-106 (a)
 
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.0X10-1
5.4
1.2X102
3.3X103
S-35
Sulphur (16)
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.0
8.1X101
1.6X103
4.3X104
Sb-122
Antimony (51)
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
1.5X104
4.0X105
Sb-124
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
6.5X102
1.7X104
Sb-125
 
2.0
5.4X101
1.0
2.7X101
3.9X101
1.0X103
Sb-126
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
3.1X103
8.4X104
Sc-44
Scandium (21)
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
6.7X105
1.8X107
Sc-46
 
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
1.3X103
3.4X104
Sc-47
 
1.0X101
2.7X102
7.0X10-1
1.9X101
3.1X104
8.3X105
Sc-48
 
3.0X10-1
8.1
3.0X10-1
8.1
5.5X104
1.5X106
Se-75
Selenium (34)
3.0
8.1X101
3.0
8.1X101
5.4X102
1.5X104
Se-79
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
2.0
5.4X101
2.6X10-3
7.0X10-2
Si-31
Silicon (14)
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.4X106
3.9X107
Si-32
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
5.0X10-1
1.4X101
3.9
1.1X102
Sm-145
Samarium (62)
1.0X101
2.7X102
1.0X101
2.7X102
9.8X101
2.6X103
Sm-147
 
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
8.5X10-1
2.3X10-8
Sm-151
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
1.0X101
2.7X102
9.7X10-1
2.6X101
Sm-153
 
9.0
2.4X102
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
1.6X104
4.4X105
Sn-113 (a)
Tin (50)
4.0
1.1X102
2.0
5.4X101
3.7X102
1.0X104
Sn-117m
 
7.0
1.9X102
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
3.0X103
8.2X104
Sn-119m
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
3.0X101
8.1X102
1.4X102
3.7X103
Sn-121m (a)
 
4.0X101
1.1X103
9.0X10-1
2.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
Sn-123
 
8.0X10-1
2.2X101
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
3.0X102
8.2X103
Sn-125
 
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
4.0X103
1.1X105
Sn-126 (a)
 
6.0X10-1
1.6X101
4.0X10-1
1.1X101
1.0X10-3
2.8X10-2
Sr-82 (a)
Strontium (38)
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.0X10-1
5.4
2.3X103
6.2X104
Sr-85
 
2.0
5.4X101
2.0
5.4X101
8.8X102
2.4X104
Sr-85m
 
5.0
1.4X102
5.0
1.4X102
1.2X106
3.3X107
Sr-87m
 
3.0
8.1X101
3.0
8.1X101
4.8X105
1.3X107
Sr-89
 
6.0X10-1