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

12VAC5-481-3610. Expiration and termination of specific licenses.

A. Except as provided in subdivision D 6 of this section and 12VAC5-481-3620 B, each specific license shall expire at the end of the specified day in the month and year stated therein.

B. Each licensee shall notify the agency in writing and request termination of the license when the licensee decides to terminate all activities involving TENORM authorized under the license. This notification and request for termination of the license must include the reports and information specified in subdivision D 4 of this section. The licensee is subject to the provisions of subsections D and E of this section, as applicable.

C. No less than 30 days before the expiration date specified in a specific license, the licensee shall either:

1. Submit an application for license renewal under 12VAC5-481-3620; or

2. Notify the agency in writing, under subsection B of this section, if the licensee decides to discontinue all activities involving TENORM.

D. If a licensee does not submit an application for license renewal under 12VAC5-481-3620, the licensee shall, on or before the expiration date specified in the license:

1. Terminate use of TENORM;

2. Remove TENORM contamination consistent with the requirements of 12VAC5-481-3510.

3. Properly dispose of TENORM; and

4. Submit a report of disposal of TENORM and radiation surveys to confirm the absence of TENORM or to establish the levels of residual TENORM contamination. The licensee shall, as appropriate:

a. Report levels of radiation in units of microroentgens per hour of beta and gamma radiation at one centimeter and gamma radiation at one meter from surfaces and report levels of radioactivity in units of disintegrations per minute (or microcuries) per 100 square centimeters removable and fixed on surfaces, microcuries or Becquerel per milliliter in water, and picocuries or becquerels per gram in contaminated solids such as soils or concrete; and

b. Specify the instruments used and certify that each instrument is properly calibrated and tested.

5. If levels of residual activity are less than those established in 12VAC5-481-3510, the licensee shall so certify. If the agency determines that this certification and the information submitted under subdivision 4 of this subsection is adequate and surveys confirm the findings, the agency will notify the licensee in writing that the license is terminated.

6. If levels of residual TENORM are not in conformance with criteria established in 12VAC5-481-3510, the license continues in effect beyond the expiration date, if necessary, with respect to possession of residual TENORM until the agency notifies the licensee in writing that the license is terminated. During this time, the licensee is subject to the provisions of subsection E of this section. In addition to the information submitted under subdivision 4 of this subsection, the licensee shall submit a plan, if appropriate, for decontaminating the location(s) and disposing of this subsection of the residual TENORM.

E. Each licensee who possesses residual TENORM under subdivision D 6 of this section, following the expiration date specified in the license, shall:

1. Be limited to actions involving TENORM related to preparing the locations for release for unrestricted use; and

2. Continue to control entry to restricted areas until the locations are suitable for release for unrestricted use and the agency notifies the licensee in writing that the license is terminated.

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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