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

12VAC5-481-2180. Limitations.

Article 3
Radiation Safety Requirements for Use of Particle Accelerators

A. No registrant shall permit any individual to act as an operator of a particle accelerator until such individual:

1. Has been instructed in radiation safety and shall have demonstrated an understanding thereof;

2. Has received copies of and instruction in this part and the applicable requirements of Parts IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) and X (12VAC5-481-2250 et seq.) of this chapter, pertinent registration conditions and the registrant's operating and emergency procedures, and shall have demonstrated understanding thereof; and

3. Has demonstrated competence to use the particle accelerator, related equipment, and survey instruments that will be employed.

B. The radiation safety committee or the radiation safety officer shall have the authority to terminate the operations at a particle accelerator facility if such action is deemed necessary to minimize danger to public health and safety or property.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006.

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