Arizona Administrative Code
Section R9-7-407 - Radiation Protection Programs

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-7-407

Current through Register Vol. 30, No. 12, March 22, 2024

A. Each licensee or registrant shall develop, document, and implement a radiation protection program sufficient to ensure compliance with the provisions of Article 4.

B. The licensee or registrant shall use, to the extent practical, procedures and engineering controls based upon sound radiation protection principles to achieve occupational doses and public doses that are as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA).

C. The licensee or registrant shall, at intervals not to exceed 12 months, review the radiation protection program content and implementation.

D. To implement the ALARA requirements in subsection (B), and notwithstanding the requirements in R9-7-416, each licensee or registrant governed by 9 A.A.C. 7, Article 3 shall limit air emissions of radioactive material to the environment so that individual members of the public likely to receive the highest dose will not receive a total effective dose equivalent in excess of 0.1mSv (10 mrem) per year from the emissions. If a licensee or registrant subject to this requirement exceeds this limit, the licensee or registrant shall report the incident to the Department, in accordance with R9-7-444, and take prompt corrective action to prevent additional violations.

E. Records.

1. Each licensee or registrant shall maintain records of the radiation protection program, including:
a. The provisions of the program; and

b. Audits and other reviews of program content and implementation.

2. A licensee or registrant shall retain the records required by subsection (E)(1)(a) for three years after the termination of the license or registration. The licensee or registrant shall retain the records required by subsection (E)(1)(b) for three years after the record is made.

3. The following licensees and registrants are exempt from the record requirements contained in this subsection:
a. B6-General Medical,

b. C9-Gas Chromatograph,

c. C10-General Industrial,

d. D15-Possession Only,

e. E2-X-ray Machine class B, and

f. E3-X-ray Machine class C.

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