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

12VAC5-481-3520. Disposal and transfer of waste for disposal.

A. Each person subject to a license under this part shall manage and dispose of wastes containing TENORM:

1. By transfer of the wastes for disposal to a facility licensed under requirements for uranium or thorium byproduct materials in either 40 CFR Part 192 or 10 CFR Part 40 Appendix R;

2. By transfer of the wastes for disposal to a disposal facility licensed by the NRC, or another agreement state; or

3. In accordance with alternate methods authorized by the agency upon application or upon the agency's initiative, consistent with 12VAC5-481-3490 and where applicable the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act and other requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency for disposal of such wastes.

B. Equipment contaminated with TENORM in excess of levels specified in Table 6 of this part, which is to be disposed of as waste, shall be disposed of:

1. So as to prevent any reintroduction into commerce or unrestricted use; and

2. Within disposal areas specifically designed to meet the criteria of subsection A of this section.

C. Transfers of waste containing TENORM for disposal shall be made only to a person specifically authorized by the NRC, or another agreement state, to receive such waste.

D. Records of disposal, including manifests, shall be maintained pursuant to the provisions of Part IV (12VAC5-481-600 et seq.) of this chapter.

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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