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

12VAC5-481-2880. Inspection and maintenance.

A. Licensees shall perform inspection and maintenance checks that include, as a minimum, each of the following at the frequency specified in the license or license application:

1. Operability of each aspect of the access control system required by 12VAC5-481-2730;

2. Functioning of the source position indicator required by 12VAC5-481-2770 B;

3. Operability of the radiation monitor for radioactive contamination in pool water required by 12VAC5-481-2870 B using a radiation check source, if applicable;

4. Operability of the over-pool radiation monitor at underwater irradiators as required by 12VAC5-481-2760 B;

5. Operability of the product exit monitor required by 12VAC5-481-2760 A;

6. Operability of the emergency source return control required by 12VAC5-481-2770 C;

7. Leak-tightness of systems through which pool water circulates (visual inspection);

8. Operability of the heat and smoke detectors and extinguisher system required by 12VAC5-481-2750 (but without turning extinguishers on);

9. Operability of the means of pool water replenishment required by 12VAC5-481-2780 C;

10. Operability of the indicators of high and low pool water levels required by 12VAC5-481-2780 D;

11. Operability of the intrusion alarm required by 12VAC5-481-2730 I, if applicable;

12. Functioning and wear of the system, mechanisms, and cables used to raise and lower sources;

13. Condition of the barrier to prevent products from hitting the sources or source mechanism as required by 12VAC5-481-2790;

14. Amount of water added to the pool to determine if the pool is leaking;

15. Electrical wiring on required safety systems for radiation damage; and

16. Pool water conductivity measurements and analysis as required by 12VAC5-481-2890 B.

B. Malfunctions and defects found during inspection and maintenance checks shall be repaired without undue delay.

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; Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. August 25, 2016.

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