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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 481. Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations

12VAC5-481-1200. Licensing and registration requirements for industrial radiography operations.

A. The agency will approve an application for a specific license for the use of licensed material or a registration for use of radiation machines if the applicant meets the following requirements:

1. The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in Part II (12VAC5-481-260 et seq.) for radiation machine facilities or Part III (12VAC5-481-380 et seq.) for radioactive material, as applicable, and any special requirements contained in this part;

2. The applicant submits an adequate program for training radiographers and radiographer's assistants that meets the requirements of 12VAC5-481-1320;

3. The applicant submits procedures for verifying and documenting the certification status of radiographers and for ensuring that the certification of individuals acting as radiographers remains valid;

4. The applicant submits written operating and emergency procedures as described in 12VAC5-481-1330;

5. The applicant submits a description of a program for inspections of the job performance of each radiographer and radiographer's assistant at intervals not to exceed six months as described in 12VAC5-481-1320 E;

6. The applicant submits a description of the applicant's overall organizational structure as it applies to the radiation safety responsibilities in industrial radiography, including specified delegation of authority and responsibility;

7. The applicant submits the qualifications of the individual(s) designated as the radiation safety officer as described in 12VAC5-481-1310 A 1;

8. If an applicant intends to perform leak testing of sealed sources or exposure devices containing depleted uranium (DU) shielding, the applicant must describe the procedures for performing the test. The description must include the:

a. Methods of collecting the samples;

b. Qualifications of the individual who analyzes the samples;

c. Instruments to be used; and

d. Methods of analyzing the samples;

9. If the applicant intends to perform calibrations of survey instruments and alarming ratemeters, the applicant must describe methods to be used and the experience of the person(s) who will perform the calibrations. All calibrations must be performed according to the procedures described and at the intervals prescribed in 12VAC5-481-1240 and 12VAC5-481-1350 G 4;

10. The applicant identifies and describes the location(s) of all field stations and permanent radiographic installations;

11. The applicant identifies the location(s) where all records required by this and other parts of these regulations will be maintained;

12. If a license application includes underwater radiography, a description of:

a. Radiation safety procedures and radiographer responsibilities unique to the performance of underwater radiography;

b. Radiographic equipment and radiation safety equipment unique to underwater radiography; and

c. Methods for gas-tight encapsulation of equipment; and

13. If an application includes offshore platform and/or lay-barge radiography, a description of:

a. Transport procedures for radioactive material to be used in industrial radiographic operations;

b. Storage facilities for radioactive material; and

c. Methods for restricting access to radiation areas.

B. A license or registration will be issued if the requirements of subsection A of this section, as applicable, are met.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 18, eff. June 12, 2008.

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