Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Chapter 246-224 WAC informs registrants on how to apply for an X-ray registration and pay registration and renewal fees through the department of licensing (DOL). Amendments to this chapter are needed for clarity and consistency with chapter 246-254 WAC, Radiation protection -- Fees.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-224-0010, 246-224-0040, 246-224-0050, 246-224-0070, 246-224-0080, and 246-224-0090.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.02.050, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 70.98.050, and 70.98.080.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-04-081 on February 4, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 6, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 16, 2008.
Mary C. Selecky
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-14-050, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02)
WAC 246-224-0010 Definitions. "Agent" means a person, company, or dealer; which assembles, installs, repairs, sells, or leases X-ray machines.
"Application" means, for the purpose of this chapter, the master business application and appropriate addenda used by the master license service of the department of licensing (DOL).
"Department" means the department of health.
"DOL" means the department of licensing.
"Facility" means ((
the location)) all buildings,
structures, and operations on one contiguous site or
identified by one physical location address designation at
which one or more radiation machines are installed,
manufactured, tested, or used (( within one building, vehicle,
or in one physical complex)).
"FDA" means the United States Food and Drug Administration.
"MLS" means the department of licensing's master license service.
"Radiation" means, for the purposes of this chapter, ionizing radiation, including X-ray, electron beam, and other machine produced particulate radiation.
"Radiation machine" means, for purposes of this chapter, a device that, when operated, produces X-ray or electron radiation, in a prescribed manner, with defined characteristics, techniques, or parameters. It does not include devices with radioactive material as the only source of radiation.
"Registrant" means the owner or controller of the radiation machine who is responsible for the safe operation of the radiation machine.
"Registration" means providing required information and continuing contact with the department by any person possessing a radiation machine in accordance with regulations adopted by the department.
"Storage" means the status of a radiation machine that is approved by the department as being unable to produce radiation without substantial effort at set-up, reassembly, or reinstallation. For facilities with a radiation control authority, (e.g., radiation safety office) a locking or disabling procedure may serve to provide this status.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and [70.98.]080. 02-14-050, § 246-224-0010, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02.]
(2) Each facility must designate a contact person.
(3) If machines are routinely moved between or among
separate facilities, ((
indicate this when registering)) notify
DOL prior to the machine being moved, or notify the department
at the time shielding plans are submitted for review.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and [70.98.]080. 02-14-050, § 246-224-0040, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02.]
(2) Facilities requiring shielding plan review must register with DOL and submit plans to the department for review prior to construction or installation of radiation machines according to WAC 246-225-030, General requirements -- Plan review.
(3) Registration is valid for one year from the department approval date, or any other date as may be determined through partnership with MLS.
(3) You must provide, at a minimum, the:
(a) Owner name;
(b) Profession and credential of user/registrant;
(c) Official contact person;
(d) Site address and phone number;
(e) Mailing address and phone number (if different from facility);
(f) Total number and type of radiation machines (tubes) at the facility;
(g) Installation date(s);
(h) Seller/installer name; and
(i) Name of former agent and address of former facility from which the machines were transferred or sold.))
(4) Pay applicable registration fees according to WAC 246-254-053, Radiation machine facility registration fees.
(5) Submit registration information and applicable fees
Department of Health
P.O. Box 1099
Olympia, WA 98507-1099
360-236-3230 or 1-800-299-XRAY)) MLS in accordance with their instructions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and [70.98.]080. 02-14-050, § 246-224-0050, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02.]
(2) Submit registration changes to:
Department of ((
X-Ray Control Section)) Master License Service
P.O. Box ((
Olympia, WA 98504-((
360-236-3230 or 1-800-299-XRAY)) 360-664-1400 or fax
(3) You may notify the department of changes on the
registration renewal notice if timely.))
|For department of licensing information, visit the following web site:|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and [70.98.]080. 02-14-050, § 246-224-0070, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02.]
(2) You must submit renewal information and the
registration)) fees to DOL as specified (( in WAC 246-254-053 at least thirty calendar days prior to your
registration expiration date. The department provides notice
of fees and current registration information ninety days prior
to the registration expiration date, and anytime upon
request)) by MLS.
(3) If ((
registration is overdue, late fees apply
according to WAC 246-254-053, Radiation machine facility
registration fees)) you do not receive a renewal notice,
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and [70.98.]080. 02-14-050, § 246-224-0080, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02.]
(2) If the machine is disposed of or transferred within Washington state, you must provide the department the following:
(a) The name and contact information of the recipient;
(b) The address of the recipient; and
(c) The date of the disposal or transfer.
(3) If the machine is to be placed in storage and retained, contact the department for approval.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and [70.98.]080. 02-14-050, § 246-224-0090, filed 6/27/02, effective 7/28/02.]