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DHS 157.30(1)(b)4. 4. Disposal at a land disposal facility authorized to receive radioactive waste.
DHS 157.30(1)(b)5. 5. Storage until transferred to a storage or disposal facility authorized to receive the waste.
DHS 157.30(2) (2)Method for obtaining approval of proposed disposal procedures. A licensee or registrant or applicant for a license or registration may apply to the department for approval of proposed procedures, not otherwise authorized in this chapter, to dispose of licensed or registered material generated in the licensee's or registrant's operations. Each application shall be in writing and shall include all of the following:
DHS 157.30(2)(a) (a) A description of the waste containing licensed or registered material to be disposed of, including the physical and chemical properties that have an effect on risk evaluation and the proposed manner and conditions of waste disposal.
DHS 157.30(2)(b) (b) An analysis and evaluation of information on the nature of the environment.
DHS 157.30(2)(c) (c) The nature and location of other potentially affected facilities.
DHS 157.30(2)(d) (d) Analyses and procedures to ensure that doses are maintained ALARA and within the dose limits in this chapter.
DHS 157.30(3) (3)Disposal by release into sanitary sewerage.
DHS 157.30(3)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant may discharge licensed or registered material into sanitary sewerage if each of the following conditions is satisfied:
DHS 157.30(3)(a)1. 1. The material is readily soluble, or is readily dispersible biological material, in water.
DHS 157.30(3)(a)2. 2. The quantity of licensed or registered radioactive material that the licensee or registrant releases into the sewer in one month divided by the average monthly volume of water released into the sewer by the licensee or registrant does not exceed the concentration listed in Table III of ch. DHS 157 Appendix E.
DHS 157.30(3)(a)3. 3. If more than one radionuclide is released, all the following conditions shall also be satisfied:
DHS 157.30(3)(a)3.a. a. A licensee or registrant shall determine the fraction of the limit in Table III of ch. DHS 157 Appendix E represented by discharges into sanitary sewerage by dividing the actual monthly average concentration of each radionuclide released by the licensee or registrant into the sewer by the concentration of that radionuclide listed in Table III of ch. DHS 157 Appendix E.
DHS 157.30(3)(a)3.b. b. The sum of the fractions for each radionuclide required by subd. 3. a. does not exceed unity.
DHS 157.30(3)(a)3.c. c. The total quantity of licensed or registered radioactive material that the licensee or registrant releases into the sanitary sewerage in a year does not exceed 185 GBq (5 Ci) of hydrogen-3, 37 GBq (1 Ci) of carbon-14 and 37 GBq (1 Ci) of all other radioactive materials combined.
DHS 157.30(3)(b) (b) Excreta from individuals undergoing medical diagnosis or therapy with radioactive material are not subject to the limitations contained in par. (a).
DHS 157.30(4) (4)Treatment or disposal by incineration. A licensee or registrant may treat or dispose of licensed or registered material by incineration only in the form and concentration specified in sub. (5) or as specifically approved by the department under sub. (2).
DHS 157.30(5) (5)Disposal of specific wastes.
DHS 157.30(5)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant may dispose of all of the following licensed or registered material as if the material were not radioactive:
DHS 157.30(5)(a)1. 1. 1.85 kBq (0.05 mCi) or less of hydrogen-3, iodine-125 or carbon-14 per gram of medium used for liquid scintillation counting.
DHS 157.30(5)(a)2. 2. 1.85 kBq (0.05 mCi) or less of hydrogen-3, iodine-125 or carbon-14 per gram of animal tissue, averaged over the weight of the entire animal.
DHS 157.30(5)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant may not dispose of tissue under par. (a) 2. in a manner that would permit its use either as food for humans or as animal feed.
DHS 157.30(5)(c) (c) A licensee or registrant shall maintain records under s. DHS 157.31 (9).
DHS 157.30(6) (6)Transfer for disposal and manifests.
DHS 157.30(6)(a)(a) The requirements of this subsection and Appendix G are designed to control transfers of low-level radioactive waste by any waste generator, waste collector or waste processor licensee who ships low level waste either directly, or indirectly through a waste collector or waste processor, to a licensed low level waste land disposal facility; establish a shipping manifest tracking system and supplement existing requirements concerning transfers and record keeping for those wastes.
DHS 157.30(6)(b) (b) Any licensee shipping radioactive waste or byproduct material as defined in s. DHS 157.03 (50) (c) to (e) intended for ultimate disposal at a licensed land disposal facility shall document the information required in ch. DHS 157 Appendix G, Section I and transfer this recorded information to the intended consignee in accordance with the requirements of ch. DHS 157 Appendix G.
DHS 157.30(6)(c) (c) Each shipment manifest shall include a certification by the waste generator as specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix G, Section II.
DHS 157.30(6)(d) (d) Each person involved in the transfer of waste for disposal or in the disposal of waste, including the waste generator, waste collector, waste processor and disposal facility operator, shall comply with the requirements specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix G, Section III.
DHS 157.30(7) (7)Compliance with environmental and health protection regulations. Nothing in subs. (1) to (6) relieves a licensee or registrant from complying with other applicable federal, state and local regulations governing any other toxic or hazardous properties of materials that may be disposed of according to subs. (1) to (6).
DHS 157.30(8) (8)Disposal of certain byproduct material.
DHS 157.30(8)(a)(a) Licensed byproduct material as defined in s. DHS 157.03 (50) (c) to (e) may be disposed of under 10 CFR 61 or equivalent agreement state regulations, even though it is not defined as low level radioactive waste. Any licensed byproduct material being disposed of at a facility, or transferred for ultimate disposal at a facility licensed by the NRC under 10 CFR 61 or an agreement state with equivalent regulations shall meet the requirements of sub. (6).
DHS 157.30(8)(b) (b) A licensee may dispose of byproduct material as defined in s. DHS 157.03 (50) (c) to (e) at a disposal facility authorized to dispose of such material under federal or state solid or hazardous waste law, including the Solid Waste Disposal Act, as authorized under 42 USC 2014 (e).
DHS 157.30 History History: CR 01-108: cr. Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02; CR 09-062: am. (1) (a) 4. and (6) (b), cr. (8) Register April 2010 No. 652, eff. 5-1-10; correction in (3) (a) 2., (5) (a) 3. a., (6) (b) to (d) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register January 2018 No. 745.
DHS 157.31 DHS 157.31 Records.
DHS 157.31(1)(1) General provisions.
DHS 157.31(1)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant shall use the SI units becquerel, gray, sievert and coulomb per kilogram followed by the special units curie, rad, rem and roentgen, or the special units curie, rad, rem and roentgen, including multiples and subdivisions, and shall clearly indicate the units of all quantities on records required by this subchapter.
DHS 157.31(1)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall make a clear distinction among the quantities entered on the records required by this subchapter, such as total effective dose equivalent, shallow dose equivalent, lens dose equivalent, deep dose equivalent or committed effective dose equivalent.
DHS 157.31(2) (2)Records of radiation protection programs.
DHS 157.31(2)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant shall maintain records of the radiation protection program, including all of the following:
DHS 157.31(2)(a)1. 1. The provisions of the program.
DHS 157.31(2)(a)2. 2. Audits and other reviews of program content and implementation.
DHS 157.31(2)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall retain the records required by par. (a) 1. until the department terminates each pertinent license or registration requiring the record. A licensee or registrant shall retain the records required by par. (a) 2. for 3 years after the record is made.
DHS 157.31(3) (3)Records of surveys.
DHS 157.31(3)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant shall maintain records showing the results of surveys and calibrations required by ss. DHS 157.25 (1) and 157.29 (6). A licensee or registrant shall retain these records for 3 years after the record is made.
DHS 157.31(3)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall retain each of the following records until the department terminates each pertinent license or registration requiring the record:
DHS 157.31(3)(b)1. 1. Records of the results of surveys to determine the dose from external sources of radiation used, in the absence of or in combination with individual monitoring data, in the assessment of individual dose equivalents.
DHS 157.31(3)(b)2. 2. Records of the results of measurements and calculations used to determine individual intakes of radioactive material and used in the assessment of internal dose.
DHS 157.31(3)(b)3. 3. Records showing the results of air sampling, surveys and bioassays required under s. DHS 157.27 (3) (a) 3. a. and b.
DHS 157.31(3)(b)4. 4. Records of the results of measurements and calculations used to evaluate the release of radioactive effluents to the environment.
DHS 157.31(4) (4)Records of tests for leakage or contamination of sealed sources. Records of tests for leakage or contamination of sealed sources required by s. DHS 157.24 shall be kept in units of becquerel or microcurie and maintained for inspection by the department for 5 years after the records are created.
DHS 157.31(5) (5)Records of prior occupational dose. A licensee or registrant shall retain the records of prior occupational dose and exposure history as specified in s. DHS 157.22 (5) on the department's occupational radiation exposure form or equivalent until the department terminates each pertinent license or registration requiring this record. A licensee or registrant shall retain records used in preparing the occupational radiation exposure form or equivalent for 3 years after the record is created.
DHS 157.31(6) (6)Records of planned special exposures.
DHS 157.31(6)(a)(a) For each use of the provisions of s. DHS 157.22 (6) for planned special exposures, a licensee or registrant shall maintain records that describe all of the following:
DHS 157.31(6)(a)1. 1. The exceptional circumstances requiring the use of a planned special exposure.
DHS 157.31(6)(a)2. 2. The name of the management official who authorized the planned special exposure and a copy of the signed authorization.
DHS 157.31(6)(a)3. 3. What actions were necessary.
DHS 157.31(6)(a)4. 4. Why the actions were necessary.
DHS 157.31(6)(a)5. 5. What precautions were taken to assure that doses were maintained ALARA.
DHS 157.31(6)(a)6. 6. What individual and collective doses were expected to result.
DHS 157.31(6)(a)7. 7. The doses actually received in the planned special exposure.
DHS 157.31(6)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall retain the records until the department terminates each pertinent license or registration requiring these records.
DHS 157.31(7) (7)Records of Individual monitoring results.
DHS 157.31(7)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant shall maintain records of doses received by all individuals for whom monitoring is required under s. DHS 157.25 (2) and records of doses received during planned special exposures, accidents and emergency conditions. Assessments of dose equivalent and records made using units in effect before August 1, 2002, need not be changed. These records shall include all of the following, when applicable:
DHS 157.31(7)(a)1. 1. The deep dose equivalent to the whole body, lens dose equivalent, shallow dose equivalent to the skin and shallow dose equivalent to the extremities.
DHS 157.31(7)(a)2. 2. The estimated intake of radionuclides.
DHS 157.31 Note Note: See DHS 157.22 (2) for occupational exposure limits.
DHS 157.31(7)(a)3. 3. The committed effective dose equivalent assigned to the intake of radionuclides.
DHS 157.31(7)(a)4. 4. The specific information used to calculate the committed effective dose equivalent under s. DHS 157.22 (4) (c).
DHS 157.31(7)(a)5. 5. The total effective dose equivalent when required by s. DHS 157.22 (2).
DHS 157.31(7)(a)6. 6. The total of the deep dose equivalent and the committed dose to the organ receiving the highest total dose.
DHS 157.31(7)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall make entries of the records specified in par. (a) at intervals not to exceed one year.
DHS 157.31(7)(c) (c) A licensee or registrant shall maintain the records specified in par. (a) on the department's record of individual monitoring results form, under the instructions for the form, or in clear and legible records containing all the information required by the department's record of individual monitoring results form.
DHS 157.31 Note Note: The form may be obtained by writing the Department at: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, P.O. Box 2659, Madison WI 53701-2659; or by downloading from the Department website at: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/radiation/Index.htm.
DHS 157.31(7)(d) (d) A licensee or registrant shall maintain the records of dose to an embryo or fetus with the records of dose to the declared pregnant woman. The declaration of pregnancy, including the estimated date of conception, shall also be kept on file, but may be maintained separately from the dose records.
DHS 157.31(7)(e) (e) A licensee or registrant shall retain each required form or record under this subsection until the department terminates the pertinent license or registration requiring the record.
DHS 157.31(7)(f) (f) Upon termination of the license or registration, a licensee or registrant shall permanently store individual monitoring records on the department's occupational radiation exposure form or equivalent.
DHS 157.31(7)(g) (g) Individual exposure records required under this subsection shall be protected from public disclosure subject to the requirements of s. 153.50, Stats.
DHS 157.31(8) (8)Records of dose received by individual members of the public.
DHS 157.31(8)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant shall maintain records sufficient to demonstrate compliance with the dose limit under s. DHS 157.23 (1) for individual members of the public.
DHS 157.31(8)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall retain the records required by par. (a) until the department terminates each pertinent license or registration requiring the record.
DHS 157.31(9) (9)Records of waste disposal.
DHS 157.31(9)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant shall maintain records of the disposal of licensed or registered materials, including disposal authorized before August 1, 2002.
DHS 157.31(9)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall retain the records required by par. (a) until the department terminates the pertinent license or registration requiring the record.
DHS 157.31(10) (10)Records of testing entry control devices for very high radiation areas.
DHS 157.31(10)(a)(a) A licensee or registrant shall maintain records of tests on entry control devices for very high radiation areas. These records shall include the date, time and results of each test of function.
DHS 157.31(10)(b) (b) A licensee or registrant shall retain the records required by par. (a) for 3 years after the record is made.
DHS 157.31(11) (11)Form of records.
DHS 157.31(11)(a)(a) Each record required by this section shall be legible throughout the specified retention period. Records, such as letters, drawings and specifications, shall include all pertinent information, such as stamps, initials and signatures. A licensee shall maintain adequate safeguards against tampering with and loss of records.
DHS 157.31(11)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (c), the record shall be the original or a reproduced copy or a microform, provided the copy or microform is authenticated by authorized personnel and the microform is capable of producing a clear copy throughout the required retention period.
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