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

12VAC5-481-3530. General license.

A. Subject to the requirements of 12VAC5-481-3490 through 12VAC5-481-3520 and 12VAC5-481-3540, a general license is hereby issued to possess, own, use, transfer, distribute or dispose of TENORM without regard to quantity.

B. This general license does not authorize the manufacturing of products containing TENORM in concentrations greater than those specified in 12VAC5-481-3480 A nor the receipt and disposal of wastes from other persons.

C. The decontamination of equipment, facilities, and land shall be performed only by persons specifically licensed by the agency, NRC or another agreement state to conduct such work. However, employees or contractors under control and supervision of a general licensee can perform routine maintenance on equipment, facilities, and land owned or controlled by the general licensee. Maintenance that provides a different pathway for exposure than is found in daily operations and that increases the potential for additional exposure is not considered routine.

D. Any person subject to the general license issued by this section shall notify the agency. Such notification shall include:

1. Name and address of the licensee;

2. Location and description of the facility or operation; and

3. Description of the TENORM including estimates of the amount and extent of TENORM.

E. Transfer of material or real property.

1. The transfer of TENORM not exempt from these regulations from one general licensee to another general licensee is authorized if:

a. The equipment and facilities contaminated with TENORM are to be used by the recipient for the same purpose; or

b. The transfer of control or ownership of land contaminated with TENORM includes an annotation of the deed records, or notice to owners of surface and mineral rights, to indicate the presence of TENORM.

2. Transfers not made in accordance with subdivision 1 of this subsection require prior approval by the agency.

3. Transfers made under subdivision 1 of this subsection do not relieve the general licensee who makes the transfer from the responsibilities of assessing the extent of TENORM contamination or material present, informing the general licensee receiving the TENORM of these assessments, and maintaining records required by this chapter.

4. A general licensee intending to transfer material or real property for unrestricted use shall document compliance with the requirements of 12VAC5-481-3510.

F. Distribution of TENORM products between general licensees. The distribution of TENORM products not exempt from these regulations from one general licensee to another general licensee is authorized provided the product is accompanied by labels or manifests which identify the type and amount of TENORM.

G. The agency may, by written notice, require any person authorized by a general license to apply for and obtain a specific license. The notice shall state the reason or reasons for requiring a specific license.

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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