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DHS 157.90(1)(b) (b) A violation may be classified at severity level one if any of the following exist:
DHS 157.90(1)(b)1. 1. Actual damage or injury to occupational or public health or to the environment are caused by the violation.
DHS 157.90(1)(b)2. 2. The violation is characterized by any of the following:
DHS 157.90(1)(b)2.a. a. Willful action.
DHS 157.90(1)(b)2.b. b. Multiple occurrence between inspections.
DHS 157.90(1)(b)2.c. c. Contribution to one or more additional violations.
DHS 157.90(1)(c) (c) A violation may be classified at severity level 2 if both of the following exist:
DHS 157.90(1)(c)1. 1. The violation results in a circumstance that creates a significant potential for injury or costs to occupational or public health or to the environment.
DHS 157.90(1)(c)2. 2. Any of the factors listed in par. (b) 2. are present.
DHS 157.90(1)(d) (d) A violation may be classified at severity level 3 if any of the following exist:
DHS 157.90(1)(d)1. 1. The potential for danger to the environment or occupational or public health is significant.
DHS 157.90(1)(d)2. 2. Any of the factors listed in par. (b) 2. b. and c. are present.
DHS 157.90(1)(e) (e) A violation may be classified at severity level 4 if both of the following exist:
DHS 157.90(1)(e)1. 1. The violation threatens the environment or occupational or public health.
DHS 157.90(1)(e)2. 2. The potential for danger to the environment or occupational or public health is probable.
DHS 157.90(1)(f) (f) A violation may be classified at severity level 5 if it is unlikely to cause actual costs or injury to the environment or to occupational or public health.
DHS 157.90 Note Note: See Appendix R for examples of severity levels one through 5 violations.
DHS 157.90(2) (2)Assessment of forfeitures.
DHS 157.90(2)(a)(a) The department may assess a direct forfeiture for each violation. If the department assesses a forfeiture, the amount of the forfeiture shall be derived from Tables DHS 157.90A and 157.90B.
DHS 157.90(2)(b) (b) A forfeiture assessment may not be less than $100 nor more than $100,000 for each violation.
Table DHS 157.90A
Base Forfeitures - See PDF for table PDF
Table DHS 157.90B
Percentage of Base Amounts Based on Severity
Level of Violation - See PDF for table PDF
DHS 157.90(2)(c) (c) Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate offense.
DHS 157.90(2)(d) (d) The department shall send written notice of a forfeiture assessment to the person against whom the forfeiture is assessed. The notice shall specify all of the following:
DHS 157.90(2)(d)1. 1. The forfeiture amount.
DHS 157.90(2)(d)2. 2. The violation and severity level of the violation on which the forfeiture is based.
DHS 157.90(2)(d)3. 3. The statute or rule alleged to have been violated.
DHS 157.90(2)(d)4. 4. Notice that the person may contest the department's assessment of a forfeiture by requesting a hearing before the division of hearings and appeals. The notice shall describe the appeal process under s. DHS 157.91 (4).
DHS 157.90(2)(e) (e) The department may, at any time, negotiate a settlement related to a violation.
DHS 157.90(3) (3)Forfeiture payment.
DHS 157.90(3)(a)(a) A person against whom the department has assessed a forfeiture shall pay the forfeiture to the department within 10 days of the receipt of the notice under sub. (2) (d).
DHS 157.90(3)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (c), if a person contests a forfeiture under s. DHS 157.91 (4), and the division of hearings and appeals upholds the forfeiture assessment, the person shall pay the forfeiture within 10 days after receipt of the final decision after exhaustion of administrative review.
DHS 157.90(3)(c) (c) If a person petitions for judicial review under ch. 227, Stats., and the court upholds the forfeiture assessment, the person shall pay the forfeiture within 10 days after receipt of the final judicial decision.
DHS 157.90 Note Note: Send forfeiture payments to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659. Certified mail may be sent to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, 1 West Wilson St., Room 150, Madison, WI 53702-0007.
DHS 157.90(3)(d) (d) The department shall remit all forfeitures paid to the state treasurer for deposit in the school fund.
DHS 157.90 History History: CR 01-108: cr. Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02.
DHS 157.91 DHS 157.91 Notices, orders, reviews and appeals.
DHS 157.91(1)(1) Notice of violation and order of abatement.
DHS 157.91(1)(a)(a) If the department finds that a source of radiation as constructed, operated or maintained results in a violation of ss. 254.31 to 254.45, Stats., or of this chapter, the department shall notify in writing, the person in control that is causing, allowing or permitting the violation as to the nature of the violation. The notification shall do all of the following:
DHS 157.91(1)(a)1. 1. Specify each statute, rule or condition of a license or registration alleged to have been violated and the severity level of each violation.
DHS 157.91(1)(a)2. 2. Order, that prior to a specified time, the person in control shall cease and abate causing, allowing or permitting the violation and take such action as may be necessary to have the source of radiation constructed, operated, or maintained in compliance with ch. 254, Stats., or this chapter.
DHS 157.91(1)(a)3. 3. Give notice of any forfeiture assessment.
DHS 157.91(1)(a)4. 4. Give notice that an order issued under this paragraph is subject to review by the department.
DHS 157.91(1)(b) (b) If the department finds that a condition exists that constitutes an immediate threat, the department shall include in a notice of violation and order issued under par. (a), the recitation of the existence of the threat and the findings pertaining to the threat. The department may summarily cause the abatement of the violation.
DHS 157.91(1)(c) (c) Upon receipt of a notice of violation and order under this subsection the person in control shall do all of the following:
DHS 157.91(1)(c)1. 1. Cease and abate the violation and take action as necessary to comply with ss. 254.31 to 254.45, Stats., or this chapter, before the time specified in the order.
DHS 157.91(1)(c)2. 2. Send to the department a written plan of correction for each violation, within 10 days after receipt of the notice of violation and order, that describes the action taken to comply with the order and the date within which the violation was corrected.
DHS 157.91(1)(d) (d) The department shall, within a reasonable period after receipt of the plan of correction, inspect the source of radiation to ensure that the violation that is the subject of an order under this subsection is in compliance with ss. 254.31 to 254.45, Stats., and this chapter.
DHS 157.91(1)(e) (e) The department may extend the period specified in par. (c) 2., for submission by the person in control of a plan of correction.
DHS 157.91 Note Note: A plan of correction should be sent to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659. Certified mail may be sent to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, 1 West Wilson St., Room 150, Madison, WI 53702-0007.
DHS 157.91(2) (2)Petition for review.
DHS 157.91(2)(a)(a) A person to whom an order is issued under sub. (1) may petition the department for review of the order by submitting within 10 days after receipt of the department's order, to the administrator of the division of public health, a written petition for review. A petition for review shall include all of the following:
DHS 157.91(2)(a)1. 1. Name and address of the person filing the petition.
DHS 157.91(2)(a)2. 2. License number.
DHS 157.91(2)(a)3. 3. Reason for requesting the review.
DHS 157.91(2)(a)4. 4. Alternative solution.
DHS 157.91(2)(a)5. 5. Relief sought.
DHS 157.91(2)(a)6. 6. A copy of the notice of violation and order subject to review.
DHS 157.91(2)(a)7. 7. Written documentation in support of the petition for review.
DHS 157.91 Note Note: A petition for review should be sent to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659. Certified mail may be sent to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, 1 West Wilson St, Room 150, Madison, WI 53702-0007.
DHS 157.91(2)(b) (b) Failure to petition the department for review as required under par. (a) may result in a denial of the review.
DHS 157.91(3) (3)Emergency orders.
DHS 157.91(3)(a)(a) If the department finds that an emergency exists concerning a matter subject to regulation under ss. 254.31 to 254.45, Stats., or this chapter, that requires immediate action to protect the public health or safety, the department may issue an emergency order without hearing or notice. The order shall recite the existence of the emergency and state such action the department deems necessary to mitigate the emergency.
DHS 157.91(3)(b) (b) An emergency order shall be issued within 24 hours of finding the emergency and shall be effective upon issuance. An emergency order shall remain in effect for up to 90 days after issuance, unless revoked or modified by the results of a hearing held under sub. (4). Any person to whom an emergency order is issued shall immediately comply with the order.
DHS 157.91(3)(c) (c) A person to whom an emergency order is issued may contest the action by filing with the division of hearings and appeals, within 10 days after receipt of the emergency order, a written request for hearing under sub. (4).
DHS 157.91(4) (4)Hearing.
DHS 157.91(4)(a)(a) Any person against whom the department takes an action under sub. (3) or s. DHS 157.90 (2), may contest the action by sending to the division of hearings and appeals, within 10 days after receipt of the action, a written request for hearing under s. 227.44, Stats. The hearing request shall contain all of the following:
DHS 157.91(4)(a)1. 1. Name and address of the person filing the request.
DHS 157.91(4)(a)2. 2. The license number.
DHS 157.91(4)(a)3. 3. Reason for the hearing request.
DHS 157.91(4)(a)4. 4. Relief sought.
DHS 157.91(4)(a)5. 5. A copy of any notice issued by the department that is the subject of the action.
DHS 157.91(4)(b) (b) Materials mailed to the division of hearings and appeals shall be considered filed with the division on the date of the postmark. Materials submitted by personal service or by inter-departmental mail shall be considered filed on the date the materials are received by the division. Materials transmitted by facsimile shall be considered filed on the date the materials are received by the division as recorded on the division facsimile machine.
DHS 157.91 Note Note: The mailing address of the Division of Hearings and Appeals is: 5005 University Avenue, Suite 201, Madison, WI 53705-5400. The facsimile transmission number is 608-267-2744.
DHS 157.91(4)(c) (c) On the date a hearing request is sent to the division of hearings and appeals under par. (a), the petitioner shall send a copy of the hearing request to the department.
DHS 157.91 Note Note: A copy of the hearing request should be sent to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, P.O. Box 2659, Madison, WI 53701-2659. Certified mail may be sent to: Department of Health Services, Radiation Protection Section, 1 West Wilson St, Room 150, Madison, WI 53702-0007.
DHS 157.91(4)(d) (d) The division of hearings and appeals shall commence a hearing within 30 days of receipt of a request for hearing and issue a final decision within 15 days after the close of the hearing. Proceedings before the division shall be governed by ch. 227, Stats.
DHS 157.91 History History: CR 01-108: cr. Register July 2002 No. 559, eff. 8-1-02.
subch. XIII of ch. DHS 157 Subchapter XIII — Transportation
DHS 157.92 DHS 157.92 General regulatory provisions.
DHS 157.92(1)(1) Requirement for license. No person may transport radioactive material or deliver radioactive material to a carrier for transport except as authorized in a general or specific license issued by the department under s. 254.365, Stats., or unless exempt under sub. (2).
DHS 157.92(2) (2)Exemptions.
DHS 157.92(2)(a)(a) Common and contract carriers, freight forwarders and warehouse workers who are subject to the requirements of 49 CFR 170 to 189 or the U.S. postal service regulations in the U.S. postal service domestic mail manual (DMM), Section C-023.9.0, and the U.S. postal service are exempt from the requirements of this section to the extent that they transport or store radioactive material in the regular course of their carriage for others or storage incident thereto. Common and contract carriers who are not subject to the requirements of the U.S. department of transportation or U.S. postal service are subject to sub. (1).
DHS 157.92(2)(b) (b) A licensee is exempt from the requirements of this subchapter with respect to shipment or carriage of any of the following materials:
DHS 157.92(2)(b)1. 1. Naturally occurring radioactive material and ores that are either in their natural state or have only been processed for purposes other than the extraction of the radionuclides, and that are not intended to be processed for use of these radionuclides, provided the activity concentration of the material does not exceed 10 times the values specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix O, Table VII or Table VIII.
DHS 157.92(2)(b)2. 2. Materials for which the activity concentration is not greater than the activity concentration values specified in ch. DHS 157 Appendix O, Table VII or Table VIII, or for which the consignment activity is not greater than the limit for an exempt consignment found in ch. DHS 157 Appendix O, Table VII or Table VIII.
DHS 157.92(2)(b)3. 3. Non-radioactive solid objects with radioactive substances present on any surfaces in quantities not in excess of the levels in the definition of contamination.
DHS 157.92(2)(c) (c) Fissile materials meeting one of the following requirements are exempt from classification as fissile material and from the fissile material package standards of 10 CFR 71.55 and 10 CFR 71.59, but are subject to all other requirements of 10 CFR 71, except as noted:
DHS 157.92(2)(c)1. 1. Individual package containing 2 grams or less of fissile material.
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