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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
11/23/2020

Chapter 481. Virginia Radiation Protection RegulationsRead Chapter

Section 10
Definitions
Section 20
Scope
Section 30
Deliberate misconduct
Section 40
Reserved
Section 50
Reserved
Section 60
Reserved
Section 70
Reserved
Section 80
Reserved
Section 90
Exemptions from regulatory requirements
Section 100
Records
Section 110
Inspections and enforcement
Section 120
[Reserved]
Section 130
Impounding
Section 140
Prohibited uses
Section 150
Communications
Section 160
Effective date
Section 170
Removal of notices posted by agency prohibited
Section 180
Tests
Section 190
Additional regulatory requirements
Section 200
[Repealed]
Section 210
Types of hearings
Section 220
Hearing as a matter of right
Section 230
Appeal
Section 240
Units of exposure and dose
Section 250
Units of radioactivity
Section 260
Purpose and scope
Section 270
Exemptions
Section 280
Shielding plan review
Section 290
Registration of radiation machine facilities
Section 300
Issuance of registration certificate
Section 310
Renewal of registration and approval not implied
Section 320
Expiration of registration certificate
Section 330
Report of changes
Section 340
Private inspector qualifications
Section 350
Assembler or transfer obligation
Section 360
Reciprocal recognition of out-of-state radiation machines
Section 370
Certification of X-ray systems
  • Article 3. LicensesRead all
  • Section 410
    Types of licenses
    Section 420
    General licenses -- source material
    Section 421
    Requirements for license to initially transfer source material for use under the small quantities of source material general license
    Section 430
    General licenses -- radioactive material other than source material
  • Article 4. Specific LicensesRead all
  • Section 440
    Filing application for specific licenses
    Section 450
    General requirements for the issuance of specific licenses
    Section 451
    Physical protection of Category 1 and Category 2 quantities of radioactive material
    Section 460
    [Repealed]
    Section 470
    Special requirements for specific licenses of broad scope
    Section 480
    Special requirements for a specific license to manufacture, assemble, repair, or distribute commodities, products, or devices that contain ...
    Section 490
    Issuance of specific licenses
    Section 500
    Specific terms and conditions of licenses
    Section 510
    Expiration and termination of licenses and decommissioning of sites and separate building or outdoor areas
    Section 520
    Renewal of licenses
    Section 530
    Amendment of licenses at request of licensee
    Section 540
    Agency action on applications to renew or amend
  • Article 5. Licenses Held at the Time of the Effective Date of These RegulationsRead all
  • Section 550
    Persons possessing a license for source, byproduct, or special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass on effective date
    Section 560
    Persons possessing NARM on effective date of these regulations
  • Article 8. Modification and Revocation of LicensesRead all
  • Section 580
    Modification and revocation of licenses
  • Article 4. Radiation Dose Limits for Individual Members of the PublicRead all
  • Section 720
    Dose limits for individual members of the public
    Section 730
    Compliance with dose limits for individual members of the public
  • Article 5. Testing for Leakage or Contamination of Sealed SourcesRead all
  • Section 740
    Testing for leakage or contamination of sealed sources
  • Article 6. Surveys and MonitoringRead all
  • Section 750
    General
    Section 760
    Conditions requiring individual monitoring of external and internal occupational dose
    Section 770
    Location of individual monitoring devices
  • Article 7. Control of Exposure from External Sources in Restricted AreasRead all
  • Section 780
    Control of access to high radiation areas
    Section 790
    Control of access to very high radiation areas
    Section 800
    [Repealed]
  • Article 8. Respiratory Protection and Controls to Restrict Internal Exposure in Restricted AreasRead all
  • Section 810
    Use of process or other engineering controls
    Section 820
    Use of other controls
    Section 830
    Use of individual respiratory protection equipment
  • Article 9. Security and Control of Licensed or Registered Sources of RadiationRead all
  • Section 840
    Security and control of licensed or registered sources of radiation
  • Article 1. General RequirementsRead all
  • Section 1170
    Purpose
    Section 1180
    Scope
    Section 1190
    Exemptions
    Section 1200
    Licensing and registration requirements for industrial radiography operations
    Section 1210
    Performance requirements for industrial radiography equipment
    Section 1220
    Limits on external radiation levels from storage containers and source changers
    Section 1230
    Locking of sources of radiation, storage containers and source changers
    Section 1240
    Radiation survey instruments
    Section 1250
    Leak testing and replacement of sealed sources
    Section 1260
    Quarterly inventory
    Section 1270
    Inspection and maintenance of radiation machines, radiographic exposure devices, transport and storage containers, associated equipment, source ...
    Section 1280
    Permanent radiographic installations
    Section 1290
    Labeling, storage, and transportation
  • Article 3. Recordkeeping RequirementsRead all
  • Section 1390
    Records for industrial radiography
    Section 1400
    Records of receipt and transfer of sources of radiation
    Section 1410
    Records of radiation survey instruments
    Section 1420
    Records of leak testing of sealed sources and devices containing DU
    Section 1430
    Records of quarterly inventory
    Section 1440
    Utilization logs
    Section 1450
    Records of inspection and maintenance of radiation machines, radiographic exposure devices, transport and storage containers, associated equipment,...
    Section 1460
    Records of alarm system and entrance control checks at permanent radiographic installations
    Section 1470
    Records of training and certification
    Section 1480
    Copies of operating and emergency procedures
    Section 1490
    Records of personnel monitoring
    Section 1500
    Records of radiation surveys
    Section 1510
    Form of records
    Section 1520
    Location of documents and records
  • Article 3. General Administrative RequirementsRead all
  • Section 1700
    Authority and responsibilities for the radiation protection programs and changes
    Section 1710
    Supervision
    Section 1720
    Written directives
    Section 1730
    Procedures for administrations requiring a written directive
    Section 1740
    Suppliers for sealed sources or devices for medical use
    Section 1750
    Training for radiation safety officer
    Section 1760
    Training for an authorized medical physicist
    Section 1770
    Training for an authorized nuclear pharmacist
    Section 1780
    Training for experienced radiation safety officer, teletherapy or medical physicist, authorized nuclear pharmacist, and authorized user
    Section 1790
    Recentness of training
  • Article 4. General Technical RequirementsRead all
  • Section 1800
    Possession, use, and calibration of instruments used to measure the activity of unsealed radioactive material
    Section 1810
    [Repealed]
    Section 1820
    Determination of dosages of unsealed radioactive material for medical use
    Section 1830
    Authorization for calibration, transmission, and reference sources
    Section 1840
    Requirements for possession of sealed sources and brachytherapy sources
    Section 1850
    Labeling of vials and syringes
    Section 1860
    Surveys of ambient radiation exposure rate
    Section 1870
    Release of individuals containing unsealed radioactive material or implants containing radioactive material
    Section 1880
    Provision of mobile medical service
    Section 1890
    Decay-in-storage
  • Article 5. Unsealed Byproduct Material – Written Directive Not RequiredRead all
  • Section 1900
    Use of unsealed radioactive material for uptake, dilution, and excretion studies for which a written directive is not required
    Section 1910
    Training for uptake, dilution, and excretion studies
    Section 1920
    Use of unsealed radioactive material for imaging and localization studies for which a written directive is not required
    Section 1930
    Permissible molybdenum-99, strontium-82, and strontium-85 concentrations.
    Section 1940
    Training for imaging and localization studies
  • Article 6. Unsealed Byproduct Material - Written Directive RequiredRead all
  • Section 1950
    Use of unsealed radioactive material for which a written directive is required
    Section 1960
    Safety instruction
    Section 1970
    Safety precautions
    Section 1980
    Training for use of unsealed radioactive material for which a written directive is required
    Section 1990
    Training for the oral administration of sodium iodide (I-131) requiring a written directive in quantities less than or equal to 33 mCi (1.22 GBq)
    Section 2000
    Training for the oral administration of sodium iodide (I-131) requiring a written directive in quantities greater than 33 mCi (1.22 GBq)
    Section 2001
    Training for the parenteral administration of unsealed radioactive material requiring a written directive
  • Article 9. Photon Emitting Remote Afterloader Units, Teletherapy Units, and Stereotactic Radiosurgery UnitsRead all
  • Section 2040
    Training requirements and use of a sealed source in a remote afterloader unit, teletherapy unit, or gamma stereotactic radiosurgery unit
    Section 2041
    Surveys required
    Section 2042
    Installation, maintenance, adjustment, and repair
    Section 2043
    Safety procedures and instructions, and precautions for remote afterloader units, teletherapy units, and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units
    Section 2044
    Dosimetry equipment
    Section 2045
    Full calibration measurements
    Section 2046
    Periodic spot-checks
    Section 2047
    Additional technical requirements for mobile remote afterloader units
    Section 2048
    Five-year inspection for teletherapy and gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units
    Section 2049
    Therapy-related computer systems
  • Article 11. Other Medical Uses of Byproduct Material or Radiation from Byproduct MaterialRead all
  • Section 2060
    Other medical uses of radioactive material or radiation from radioactive materials
  • Article 6. Radiation Surveys and RecordsRead all
  • Section 3340
    Radiation surveys and contamination control
    Section 3350
    Documents and records required at field stations
    Section 3360
    Documents and records required at temporary jobsites
Section 3370
Notification of incidents, abandonment, and lost sources
Section 3380
Purpose and scope
Section 3390
General administrative requirements for facilities using therapeutic radiation machines
Section 3400
General technical requirements for facilities using therapeutic radiation machines
Section 3410
Quality management program
Section 3420
Therapeutic radiation machines of less than 500 kV
Section 3430
Therapeutic radiation machines - photon therapy systems (500 kV and above) and electron therapy systems (500 kV and above)
Section 3440
Calibration of survey instruments
Section 3450
Shielding and safety design requirements
Section 3451
Quality assurance for radiation therapy simulation systems
Section 3452
Electronic brachytherapy
Section 3453
Other use of electronically produced radiation to deliver therapeutic radiation dosage
Section 3460
Purpose
Section 3470
Scope
Section 3480
Exemptions
Section 3490
Standards for radiation protection for TENORM
Section 3500
Protection of Workers During Operations
Section 3510
Release for unrestricted use
Section 3520
Disposal and transfer of waste for disposal
Section 3530
General license
Section 3540
Specific Licenses
Section 3550
Filing application for specific licenses
Section 3560
Requirements for the issuance of specific licenses
Section 3570
Safety Criteria for Products
Section 3580
Table of organ doses
Section 3590
Issuance of Specific Licenses
Section 3600
Conditions of specific licenses issued under 12VAC5-481-3560
Section 3610
Expiration and termination of specific licenses
Section 3620
Renewal of specific licenses
Section 3630
Amendment of specific licenses at request of licensee
Section 3640
Agency action on applications to renew and amend specific licenses
Section 3650
Modification and revocation of specific licenses
Section 3660
Reciprocal recognition of specific licenses
Section 3670
[Repealed]
Section 3680
Assigned protection factors for respirators
Section 3690
[Repealed]
Section 3700
Quantities of licensed materials requiring labeling
Section 3710
Requirements for transfers of low-level radioactive waste intended for disposal at licensed land disposal facilities and manifests
Section 3720
Exempt concentrations schedule
Section 3730
Exempt quantities
Section 3740
Quantities of radioactive materials requiring consideration of the need for an emergency plan for responding to a release
Section 3750
Quantities for use with decommissioning
Section 3760
Limits for broad scopes
Section 3770
Determination of A1 and A2
Section 3780
Nationally tracked source thresholds
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