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

12VAC5-481-2330. Purpose and scope.

Article 1
Purpose and Scope

A. The regulations in this part establish procedures, criteria, and terms and conditions upon which the agency issues licenses for the land disposal of wastes received from other persons. The requirements of this part are in addition to, and not in substitution for, other applicable requirements of these regulations.

B. The regulations in this part do not apply to disposal of byproduct material as defined in the definition of "byproduct material" in these regulations in quantities greater than 10,000 kilograms containing more than 185 MBq (5 mCi) of radium-226 or disposal of radioactive material as provided for in Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter.

C. This part establishes procedural requirements and performance objectives applicable to any method of land disposal. It establishes specific technical requirements for near-surface disposal of radioactive waste that involves disposal in the uppermost portion of the earth.

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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