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

12VAC5-481-20. Scope.

Except as otherwise specifically provided, these regulations apply to all persons who receive, possess, use, transfer, own, or acquire any source of radiation; provided, however, that nothing in these regulations shall apply to any person to the extent such person is subject to regulation by the NRC. Attention is directed to the fact that regulation by the state of source material, byproduct material, and special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass is subject to the provisions of the agreement between the state and the NRC and to 10 CFR Part 150 of the commission's regulations.

To reconcile differences between this chapter and the incorporated sections of federal regulations and to effectuate their joint enforcement, the following words and phrases shall be substituted for the language of the federal regulations:

1. A reference to "NRC" or "Commission" means agency.

2. A reference to "NRC or agreement state" means agency, NRC or another agreement state.

3. The definition of "sealed source" includes NARM.

4. A reference to "byproduct material" includes NARM.

5. Notifications, reports and correspondence referenced in the incorporated parts of 10 CFR shall be directed to the agency and, for NRC licenses, to the NRC until agreement state status is in effect.

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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