Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
7/2/2022

Chapter 490. Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations: Fee Schedule

12VAC5-490-10. Registration fees.

A. All operators or owners of diagnostic x-ray machines used in the healing arts and capable of producing radiation shall pay the following registration fee:

1. $100 for each machine and additional tubes that have a required annual inspection, collected annually; and

2. $100 for each machine and additional tubes that have a required inspection every three years, collected every three years.

B. All operators or owners of therapeutic x-ray, particle accelerators, and teletherapy machines used in the healing arts capable of producing radiation shall pay the following annual registration fee:

1. $100 for each machine with a maximum beam energy of less than 500 KVp;

2. $100 for each machine with a maximum beam energy of 500 KVp or greater.

C. All operators or owners of baggage, cabinet or analytical, or industrial x-ray machines capable of producing radiation shall pay the following annual registration fee:

1. $40 for each machine used for baggage inspection;

2. $50 for each machine identified as cabinet or analytical; and

3. $100 for each machine used for industrial radiography.

D. Where the operator or owner of the aforementioned machines is a state agency or local government, that agency is exempt from the payment of the registration fee.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355‑20‑02 § 1, eff. January 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009; Volume 33, Issue 21, eff. July 12, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 10, eff. February 7, 2019.

12VAC5-490-20. Inspection fees and inspection frequencies for x-ray machines.

The following table lists the fees that shall be charged for surveys requested by the registrant and performed by a Department of Health inspector, as well as the required inspection frequencies for each type of x-ray machine:

Type

Cost Per Tube

Inspection Frequency

General Radiographic (includes: Chiropractic and Special Purpose X-ray Systems)

$250

Annually

Fluoroscopic, C-arm Fluoroscopic

$250

Annually

Combination (General Purpose-Fluoroscopic)

$500

Annually

Dental Intraoral and Panographic

$100

Every 3 years

Veterinary

$175

Every 3 years

Podiatric

$125

Every 3 years

Cephalometric

$130

Every 3 years

Bone Densitometry

$100

Every 3 years

Combination (Dental Panographic and Cephalometric)

$230

Every 3 years

Shielding Review for Dental Facilities

$300

Initial/Prior to use

Shielding Review for Radiographic, Chiropractic, Veterinary, Fluoroscopic, or Podiatric Facilities

$500

Initial/Prior to use

Baggage X-ray Unit

$100

Every 5 years

Cabinet or Analytical X-ray Unit

$150

Every 3 years

Industrial Radiography X-ray Unit

$200

Annually

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-20-02 § 2, eff. January 1, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009; Volume 33, Issue 21, eff. July 12, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 10, eff. February 7, 2019.

12VAC5-490-30. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 3, eff. November 22, 2012.

12VAC5-490-40. Application and licensing fees for radioactive materials licenses.

The application fee for a radioactive materials license and annual fees for persons issued a radioactive materials license pursuant to 12VAC5-481 are listed in the following table:

Category

Specific License Type

Application & Annual Fee

1

Special Nuclear Material (SNM)

A.

Possession and use of SNM in sealed sources contained in devices used in measuring systems

$1,700

B.

SNM to be used as calibration and reference sources

$900

C.

SNM - all other, except license authorizing SNM in unsealed form that would constitute a critical mass (fee waived if facility holds additional license category)

$3,400

2

Source Material

A.

Source material processing and distribution

$5,100

B.

Source material in shielding (fee waived if facility holds additional license category)

$300

C.

Source material - all other, excluding depleted uranium used as shielding or counterweights

$3,400

3

Byproduct, NARM

A.

Broad scope for processing or manufacturing of items for commercial distribution

$17,000

B.

Processing or manufacturing and commercial distribution of radiopharmaceuticals, generators, reagent kits and sources or devices

$9,000

C.

Commercial distribution or redistribution of radiopharmaceuticals, generators, reagent kits and sources or devices

$6,800

D.

Processing or manufacturing of items for commercial distribution

$3,400

E.

Industrial radiography operations performed only in a shielded radiography installation

$5,100

F.

Industrial radiography performed only at the address indicated on the license and at temporary job sites

$6,000

G.

Possession and use of less than 370 TBq (10,000 curies) of radioactive material in sealed sources for irradiation of materials where the source is not removed from the shield (fee waived if facility holds additional irradiator license category)

$3,400

H.

Possession and use of less than 370 TBq (10,000 curies) of radioactive material in sealed sources for irradiation of materials where the source is exposed for irradiation purposes. The category also includes underwater irradiators for irradiation of materials in which the source is not exposed for irradiation

$5,100

I.

Possession and use of at least 370 TBq (10,000 curies) and less than 3.7 PBq (100,000 curies) of radioactive material in sealed sources for irradiation of materials

$5,100

J.

Possession and use of 3.7 PBq (100,000 curies) or more of radioactive material in sealed sources for irradiation of materials

$8,500

K.

Distribute items containing radioactive materials to persons under a general license

$1,700

L.

Possess radioactive materials intended for distribution to persons exempt from licensing

$1,700

M.

Broad scope for research and development that does not authorize commercial distribution

$10,200

N.

Research and development that does not authorize commercial distribution

$1,700

O.

Installation, repair, maintenance or other service of devices or items containing radioactive material, excluding waste transportation or broker services

$1,700

P.

Portable gauges

$1,300

Q.

Portable x-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF), dewpointer or gas chromatograph

$400

R.

Leak testing services

$900

S.

Instrument calibration services

$1,700

T.

Fixed gauges

$1,300

U.

All other radioactive material licenses, except as otherwise noted

$2,600

4

Waste Processing

A.

Commercial waste treatment facilities, including incineration

$170,000

B.

All other commercial facilities involving waste compaction, repackaging, storage or transfer

$12,800

C.

Waste processing - all other, including decontamination service

$8,500

5

Well Logging

A.

Well logging using sealed sources or subsurface tracer studies

$5,100

B.

Well logging using sealed sources and subsurface tracer studies

$5,100

6

Nuclear Laundry

A.

Commercial collection and laundry of items contaminated with radioactive material

$17,000

7

Medical or veterinary

A.

Human use of sealed sources contained in teletherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery devices, including mobile therapy

$10,200

B.

Broad scope for human use in medical diagnosis, treatment, research and development (excluding teletherapy or stereotactic radiosurgery devices)

$20,400

C.

Mobile nuclear medicine

$3,400

D.

Medical institutions providing imaging, diagnostic or radionuclide therapy

$4,000

E.

Medical institutions using a High Dose Remote Afterloader (HDR) or emerging technologies

$6,400

F.

Veterinary use of radioactive materials

$1,700

G.

In-vitro

$1,700

8

Academic

A.

Educational use or academic research and development that does not authorize commercial distribution, excluding broad scope or human use licenses

$1,300

9

Accelerator

A.

Production of radioisotopes with commercial distribution

$3,400

B.

Production - all other (fee waived if facility holds medical broad scope license with no commercial distribution)

$3,400

10

Reciprocity

A.

Reciprocity recognition of an out-of-state specific license

50% of annual fee of applicable category

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 11, eff. March 4, 2009; amended, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 3, eff. November 22, 2012; Volume 35, Issue 10, eff. February 7, 2019.

12VAC5-490-50. Private inspector registration fees.

A. Individuals included on the Commonwealth's list of qualified inspectors of x-ray machines pursuant to § 32.1-229.1 D 5 of the Code of Virginia as of November 1, 2016, shall pay annually a registration renewal fee of $150 to remain on the list as a qualified inspector of x-ray machines pursuant to 12VAC5-481-340.

B. Individuals requesting to be placed on the Commonwealth's list of qualified inspectors of x-ray machines pursuant to § 32.1-229.1 D 5 of the Code of Virginia shall:

1. Request approval by the Office of Radiological Health to become a qualified inspector of x-ray machines pursuant to 12VAC5-481-340;

2. Pay an initial registration fee of $150, once approved; and

3. Pursuant to subsection A of this section, pay annually a registration renewal fee of $150 to remain on the list as a qualified inspector of x-ray machines pursuant to 12VAC5-481-340.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-229.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 8, eff. January 11, 2018.

FORMS (12VAC5-490).

Application to be Listed as a Private Inspector of X-ray Machines, RH-F-27 (eff. 9/2014)

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