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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 481. Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations
7/12/2020

12VAC5-481-570. Transfer of Material.

Article 6
Transfer of Material

A. No licensee shall transfer radioactive material except as authorized pursuant to this section.

B. Except as otherwise provided in the license and subject to the provisions of subsections C and D of this section, any licensee may transfer radioactive material:

1. To the agency only after receiving prior approval from the agency.

2. To the United States Department of Energy;

3. To any person exempt from these regulations to the extent permitted under such exemption;

4. To any person authorized to receive such material under terms of a general license or its equivalent, or a specific license or equivalent licensing document, issued by the agency, the NRC, or another agreement state, or to any person otherwise authorized to receive such material by the federal government or any agency thereof, the agency, or another agreement state; or

5. As otherwise authorized by the agency in writing.

C. Before transferring radioactive material to a specific licensee of the agency, the NRC, or another agreement state, or to a general licensee who is required to register with the agency, the NRC, or another agreement state prior to receipt of the radioactive material, the licensee transferring the material shall verify that the transferee's license authorizes the receipt of the type, form, and quantity of radioactive material to be transferred.

D. Any of the following methods for the verification required by subsection C of this section is acceptable:

1. The transferor may possess and read a current copy of the transferee's specific license or registration certificate.

2. The transferor may possess a written certification by the transferee that the transferee is authorized by license or registration certificate to receive the type, form, and quantity of radioactive material to be transferred, specifying the license or registration certificate number, issuing agency, and expiration date.

3. For emergency shipments, the transferor may accept oral certification by the transferee that the transferee is authorized by license or registration certificate to receive the type, form, and quantity of radioactive material to be transferred, specifying the license or registration certificate number, issuing agency, and expiration date; provided that the oral certification is confirmed in writing within 10 days.

4. The transferor may obtain other information compiled by a reporting service from official records of the agency, the NRC, or another agreement state, regarding the identity of licensees and the scope and expiration dates of licenses and registration.

5. When none of the methods of verification described in subdivisions 1 through 4 of this subsection are readily available or when a transferor desires to verify that information received by one of such methods is correct or up to date, the transferor may obtain and record confirmation from the agency, the NRC, or another agreement state, that the transferee is licensed to receive the radioactive material.

E. Shipment and transport of radioactive material shall be in accordance with the provisions of Part XIII (12VAC5-481-2950 et seq.) of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 22, Issue 25, eff. September 20, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 18, eff. June 12, 2008.

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