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DHS 157.11(2)(h)2. 2. The general license in this paragraph is exempt from the requirements of subchs. III and X with the exception of ss. DHS 157.30 (1) and 157.32 (1) and (2). This exemption does not apply to any person specifically licensed under this chapter.
DHS 157.11(2)(h)3. 3. A person who owns, receives, acquires, possesses, uses or transfers radium-226 under the general license in subd. 1. shall do all of the following:
DHS 157.11(2)(h)3.a. a. Report to the department under s. DHS 157.32 any stolen, lost or missing radioactive material.
DHS 157.11(2)(h)3.b. b. Not abandon the product containing radium-226. The product, and any radioactive material from the product, shall be disposed of according to the requirements of s. DHS 157.30 (8), by transfer to a person authorized under a specific license to receive the radium-226, or as approved by the department.
DHS 157.11(2)(h)3.c. c. Not export products containing radium-226 except under 10 CFR 110.
DHS 157.11(2)(h)3.d. d. Respond to written requests from the department to provide information relating to the general license within 30 calendar days of the date of the request,or other time specified in the request. If the general licensee cannot provide the requested information within the allotted time, it shall, within the same time period, request in writing a longer time period and provide written justification why it cannot comply.
DHS 157.11(2)(h)4. 4. The general license in subd. 1. does not authorize the manufacture, assembly, disassembly, repair, or import of products containing radium-226, except that timepieces may be disassembled and repaired.
DHS 157.11 History History: CR 01-108: cr. Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. — see Note at the start of the chapter; corrections in (1) (c) 3. c. and (2) (g) 1. a. made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register July 2002 No. 559; CR 06-021: am. (2) (b) 5., (c) 4., (e) 2., (f) 3. e. and 6., (g) 1. a., 2. and 4. Register October 2006 No. 610, eff. 11-1-06; CR 09-062: am. (2) (b) 3. b., c., g., h. and 4., cr. (2) (b) 3. j. to m. and (h) Register April 2010 No. 652, eff. 5-1-10; CR 16-078: r. and recr. (1) (a), am. (2) (a) Register January 2018 No. 745, eff. 2-1-18; correction in (1) (a) 4., 6., 7. made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register January 2018 No. 745, eff. 2-1-18.
DHS 157.12 DHS 157.12 Registration of generally licensed devices.
DHS 157.12(1)(1) Registration requirement.
DHS 157.12(1)(a)(a) No person may possess, receive, use, own or transfer a device purchased under a general license that contains at least 370 MBq (10 millicuries) of cesium-137, 3.7 MBq (0.1 millicurie) of strontium-90, 37 MBq (1 millicurie) of cobalt-60, 3.7 MBq (0.1 millicurie) of radium-226 or 37 MBq (1 millicurie) of americium- 241 or any other transuranic unless that person registers annually with the department and pays a fee as prescribed in sub. (6). Each address for a location of use as described in sub. (3) (d) represents a separate general licensee and requires a separate registration.
DHS 157.12(1)(b) (b) A person in possession of devices that meet the criteria for registration under par. (a) shall notify the department of bankruptcy as specified in s. DHS 157.13 (10) (e) and (f).
DHS 157.12(2) (2)Exemptions. A person who possesses, receives, uses, owns or transfers a device purchased under a general license that is included under a new or existing specific license or that contains isotopes different from those listed in sub. (1) is exempt from the requirements of this section.
DHS 157.12(3) (3)Information requirements. A general licensee shall furnish the following information and any other information specifically requested by the department:
DHS 157.12(3)(a) (a) Name and mailing address of the general licensee.
DHS 157.12(3)(b) (b) Information about each device: the manufacturer, model number, serial number, radioisotope and activity as indicated on the label.
DHS 157.12(3)(c) (c) Name and telephone number of the individual designated by management as a representative of the general licensee.
DHS 157.12(3)(d) (d) Address at which the device is used or stored. For a portable device, the address of the primary place of storage.
DHS 157.12(3)(e) (e) Certification by signature from the individual representing the general licensee that the information concerning the device or devices has been verified through a physical inventory and check of label information.
DHS 157.12(3)(f) (f) Certification by signature from the individual designated by management to represent the general licensee that the individual is aware of the requirements of the general license.
DHS 157.12(4) (4)Change of address. A general licensee shall report, in writing, an address change to the department within 30 calendar days after moving the devices. In the case of portable devices, a general licensee shall report the device's primary storage location.
DHS 157.12(6) (6)Fees.
DHS 157.12(6)(a)(a) A general licensee shall pay an annual registration fee of $100 per site and $50 per device specified in sub. (1). The department may not assess an additional fee for recording changes in registration information.
DHS 157.12(6)(b) (b) The annual registration fee for the next year shall be paid by December 31 of the prior year of registration. The department shall issue a notice of registration following receipt of the registration fee. If the annual registration fee for the next year is not received by the department by December 31 of the prior year of registration, a licensee shall pay a penalty fee of $25, in addition to the registration fee and regardless of the number of devices, before the department will issue a new notice of registration.
DHS 157.12(7) (7)Inspection by mail.
DHS 157.12(7)(a)(a) A general licensee shall complete an inspection by mail form, provided by the department with each annual registration renewal, and return it to the department by December 31 of that year. The form shall include information deemed necessary by the department.
DHS 157.12(7)(b) (b) No additional fee may be required for this form.
DHS 157.12(7)(c) (c) A general licensee who fails to complete this form may be subject to a site inspection.
DHS 157.12 History History: CR 01-108: cr. Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. — see Note at the start of the chapter; CR 06-021: am. (3) (intro.), r. (5) Register October 2006 No. 610, eff. 11-1-06; CR 09-062: renum. (1) to be (1) (a) and am., cr. (1) (b) Register April 2010 No. 652, eff. 5-1-10.
DHS 157.13 DHS 157.13 Specific licenses.
DHS 157.13(1)(1) Filing application for specific licenses.
DHS 157.13(1)(a)(a) An application for a specific license shall be filed on a form prescribed by the department.
DHS 157.13 Note Note: A specific license application form may be obtained by writing the Department, including a description of the proposed activity to be licensed. The Department's address is: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, P.O. Box 2659, Madison WI 53701-2659; or by downloading from the Department's website at: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/radiation/radioactivematerials/index.htm.
DHS 157.13(1)(b) (b) The department may at any time after the filing of the original application, and before the expiration of the license, require further statements to enable the department to determine whether the application should be granted or denied or whether a license should be modified, suspended or revoked.
DHS 157.13(1)(c) (c) The applicant, licensee or a person authorized to act on behalf of the applicant or licensee shall sign the application.
DHS 157.13(1)(d) (d) A license application may include a request for a license authorizing one or more activities.
DHS 157.13(1)(e) (e) In the application, the applicant may incorporate by reference information contained in previous applications, statements or reports filed with the department provided such references are clear and specific.
DHS 157.13(1)(f) (f) The department shall make applications and documents submitted to the department available for public inspection under ss. 19.32 to 19.39, Stats.
DHS 157.13(1)(g) (g) Each application to possess radioactive material in unsealed form, on a foil or plated source, or sealed in glass in excess of the quantities in ch. DHS 157 Appendix P, “Quantities of Radioactive Materials Requiring Consideration of the Need for an Emergency Plan for Responding to a Release", shall contain one of the following:
DHS 157.13(1)(g)1. 1. An evaluation showing that the projected dose to a person offsite due to a release of radioactive material would not exceed 0.01 Sievert (1 rem) total effective dose equivalent or 0.05 Sievert (5 rem) to the thyroid.
DHS 157.13(1)(g)2. 2. An emergency plan, reviewed and commented on by offsite response organizations expected to respond in the event of an accident, that contains the information described in ch. DHS 157 Appendix Q for responding to any event in which radioactive material could be released from the site.
DHS 157.13(1)(h) (h) Each application to use radioactive material in the form of a sealed source or in a device that contains a sealed source shall contain one of the following:
DHS 157.13(1)(h)1. 1. Information that identifies the source or device by manufacturer and model number as registered with the NRC under 10 CFR 32.210 or an agreement state, or for a source or device containing radium-226 or accelerator-produced radioactive material, information that identifies the source or device by manufacturer and model number as registered with a state under provisions comparable to 10 CFR 32.210.
DHS 157.13(1)(h)2. 2. The information identified in 10 CFR 32.210(c).
DHS 157.13(1)(h)3. 3. For sources or devices containing naturally occurring or accelerator-produced radioactive material manufactured prior to November 30, 2007 that are not registered with the NRC under 10 CFR 32.210 or with an agreement state, and for which the applicant is unable to provide all categories of information specified in 10 CFR 32.210 (c), the applicant shall provide all available categories of information identified in 10 CFR 32.210 (c) concerning the source, and, if applicable, the device. For any unavailable categories of information specified in 10 CFR 32.210 (c), the applicant shall provide sufficient additional information to demonstrate that there is reasonable assurance that the radiation safety properties of the source or device are adequate to protect health and minimize danger to life and property. Such information shall include a description of the source or device, a description of radiation safety features, the intended use and associated operating experience, and the results of a recent leak test.
DHS 157.13(1)(h)4. 4. For sealed sources and devices allowed to be distributed without registration of safety information in accordance with 10 CFR 32.210(g)(1), the applicant may supply only the manufacturer, model number, and radionuclide and quantity.
DHS 157.13(1)(h)5. 5. If it is not feasible to identify each sealed source and device individually, the applicant may propose constraints on the number and type of sealed sources and devices to be used and the conditions under which they will be used, in lieu of identifying each sealed source and device.
DHS 157.13(1)(i) (i) Each application for a specific license, other than a renewal, shall contain information describing how facility design and procedures for operation will minimize, to the extent practicable, contamination of the facility and the environment, facilitate eventual decommissioning and minimize, to the extent practicable, the generation of radioactive waste. Licensees shall, to the extent practical, conduct operations to minimize the introduction of residual radioactivity into the site, including the subsurface, in accordance with the existing radiation protection requirements in s. DHS 157.21 and the radiological criteria for license termination in s. DHS 157.33.
DHS 157.13(1)(j) (j) Each application to produce Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radioactive drugs for noncommercial transfer to licensees in a consortium authorized for medical use under subch. VI or equivalent NRC or agreement state requirements shall include all the following:
DHS 157.13(1)(j)1. 1. A request for authorization for the production of PET radionuclides or evidence of an existing license issued by the department, NRC or an agreement state under this chapter or equivalent regulations for a PET radionuclide production facility within its consortium from which it receives PET radionuclides.
DHS 157.13(1)(j)2. 2. Evidence that the applicant is qualified to produce radioactive drugs for medical use by meeting one of the criteria in sub. (4) (i).
DHS 157.13(1)(j)3. 3. Identification of any individual authorized to prepare the PET radioactive drugs if the applicant is a pharmacy, and documentation that each individual meets the requirements of an authorized nuclear pharmacist as specified in s. DHS 157.68.
DHS 157.13(1)(j)4. 4. Information identified in sub. (4) (i) 3. on the PET drugs to be noncommercially transferred to members of a consortium.
DHS 157.13(2) (2)General requirements for the issuance of specific licenses. The department shall approve a license application within 180 working days of filing of a complete application if the department determines that all the following apply:
DHS 157.13(2)(a) (a) The applicant is qualified by reason of training and experience to use the material in question for the purpose requested under the requirements of this chapter in a manner that minimizes danger to public health and safety or property.
DHS 157.13(2)(b) (b) The applicant's proposed equipment, facilities and procedures are adequate to minimize danger to public health and safety or property.
DHS 157.13(2)(c)1.1. In the case of an application for a license to receive and possess radioactive material for commercial waste disposal by land burial, or for the conduct of any other activity which the department determines will significantly affect the quality of the environment, the department, before commencement of construction of the plant or facility in which the activity will be conducted, has concluded, after weighing the environmental, economic, technical and other benefits against environmental costs and considering available alternatives, that the action called for is the issuance of the proposed license, with any appropriate conditions to protect environmental values.
DHS 157.13(2)(c)2. 2. Commencement of construction prior to the department's conclusion in subd. 1. shall be grounds for denial of a license to receive and possess radioactive material in such plant or facility. As used in this paragraph the term “commencement of construction" means any clearing of land, excavation, or other substantial action that would adversely affect the environment of a site. The term does not mean site exploration, necessary roads for site exploration, borings to determine foundation conditions, or other pre-construction monitoring or testing to establish background information related to the suitability of the site or the protection of environmental values.
DHS 157.13(2)(d) (d) The applicant satisfies any applicable requirements in subs. (3), (4) and (6), s. DHS 157.15 and subchs. IV, V and VI.
DHS 157.13(2)(e) (e) The applicant pays all applicable fees as specified in s. DHS 157.10.
DHS 157.13(2)(f) (f) In the case of an application for a license to possess and use an x-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) for the detection of lead in paint or portable gauges using sealed sources, the applicant shall verify that the operator training requirements of ch. DHS 157 Appendix S are met prior to the operator using the device.
DHS 157.13(3) (3)Special requirements for specific licenses of broad scope.
DHS 157.13(3)(a)(a) This subsection prescribes requirements for the issuance of specific licenses of broad scope for radioactive material and certain regulations governing holders of the licenses.
DHS 157.13(3)(b) (b) The different types of broad scope licenses are as follows:
DHS 157.13(3)(b)1. 1. A “Type A specific license of broad scope" is a specific license authorizing receipt, acquisition, ownership, possession, use and transfer of any chemical or physical form of the radioactive material specified in the license, but not exceeding quantities specified in the license, for any authorized purpose. The quantities specified are usually in the multicurie range, but may be limited based on types of radioactive materials, proposed use and the training and experience of users.
DHS 157.13(3)(b)2. 2. A “Type B specific license of broad scope" is a specific license authorizing receipt, acquisition, ownership, possession, use and transfer of any chemical or physical form of radioactive material specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix C, for any authorized purpose. The possession limit for a Type B license of broad scope, if only one radionuclide is possessed under the license, is the quantity specified for that radionuclide in ch. DHS 157 Appendix C, Column I. If 2 or more radionuclides are possessed under the license, the possession limit for each is determined as follows: For each radionuclide, determine the ratio of the quantity possessed to the applicable quantity specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix C, Column I, for that radionuclide. The sum of the ratios for all radionuclides possessed under the license may not exceed unity.
DHS 157.13(3)(b)3. 3. A “Type C specific license of broad scope" is a specific license authorizing receipt, acquisition, ownership, possession, use and transfer of any chemical or physical form of radioactive material specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix C, for any authorized purpose. The possession limit for a Type C license of broad scope, if only one radionuclide is possessed thereunder, is the quantity specified for that radionuclide in ch. DHS 157 Appendix C, Column II. If 2 or more radionuclides are possessed thereunder, the possession limit is determined for each as follows: For each radionuclide, determine the ratio of the quantity possessed to the applicable quantity specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix C, Column II, for that radionuclide. The sum of the ratios for all radionuclides possessed under the license may not exceed unity.
DHS 157.13(3)(c) (c) The department shall approve an application for a Type A specific license of broad scope if all the following occurs:
DHS 157.13(3)(c)1. 1. The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in sub. (2).
DHS 157.13(3)(c)2. 2. The applicant has engaged in a reasonable number of activities involving the use of radioactive material.
DHS 157.13(3)(c)3. 3. The applicant has established administrative controls and provisions relating to organization and management, procedures, record keeping, material control, accounting and management review that are necessary to assure safe operations, including all of the following:
DHS 157.13(3)(c)3.a. a. The establishment of a radiation safety committee composed of such persons as a radiation safety officer, a representative of management and persons trained and experienced in the safe use of radioactive material.
DHS 157.13(3)(c)3.b. b. The appointment of a radiation safety officer who is qualified by training and experience in radiation protection and who is available for advice and assistance on radiation safety matters.
DHS 157.13(3)(c)3.c. c. The establishment of appropriate administrative procedures to assure control of procurement and use of radioactive material; completion of safety evaluations of proposed uses of radioactive material which take into consideration such matters as the adequacy of facilities and equipment, training and experience of the user and the operating or handling procedures; and review, approval and recording by the radiation safety committee of safety evaluations of proposed uses prior to use of the radioactive material.
DHS 157.13(3)(d) (d) The department shall approve an application for a Type B specific license of broad scope if all the following occurs:
DHS 157.13(3)(d)1. 1. The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in sub. (2).
DHS 157.13(3)(d)2. 2. The applicant has established administrative controls and provisions relating to organization and management, procedures, record keeping, material control, accounting and management review that are necessary to assure safe operations, including all the following:
DHS 157.13(3)(d)2.a. a. The appointment of a radiation safety officer who is qualified by training and experience in radiation protection and who is available for advice and assistance on radiation safety matters.
DHS 157.13(3)(d)2.b. b. The establishment of appropriate administrative procedures to assure control of procurement and use of radioactive material; completion of safety evaluations of proposed uses of radioactive material which take into consideration such matters as the adequacy of facilities and equipment, training and experience of the user and the operating or handling procedures; and review, approval and recording by the radiation safety officer of safety evaluations of proposed uses prior to use of the radioactive material.
DHS 157.13(3)(e) (e) The department shall approve an application for a Type C specific license of broad scope if all the following occurs:
DHS 157.13(3)(e)1. 1. The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in sub. (2).
DHS 157.13(3)(e)2. 2. The applicant submits a statement that radioactive material will be used only by or under the direct supervision of individuals who have received all the following:
DHS 157.13(3)(e)2.a. a. A college degree at the bachelor level in the physical or biological sciences or in engineering or equivalent training and experience.
DHS 157.13(3)(e)2.b. b. At least 40 hours of training and experience in the safe handling of radioactive material and in the characteristics of ionizing radiation, units of radiation dose and quantities, radiation detection instrumentation and biological hazards of exposure to radiation appropriate to the type and forms of radioactive material to be used.
DHS 157.13(3)(e)3. 3. The applicant has established administrative controls and provisions relating to procurement of radioactive material, procedures, record keeping, material control, accounting and management review necessary to assure safe operations.
DHS 157.13(3)(f) (f) A specific license of broad scope is subject to all of the following conditions:
DHS 157.13(3)(f)1. 1. Unless specifically authorized, a person licensed under sub. (3) may not do any of the following:
DHS 157.13(3)(f)1.a. a. Conduct tracer studies in the environment involving direct release of radioactive material.
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