Arizona Administrative Code
Title 9 - HEALTH SERVICES
Chapter 7 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES - RADIATION CONTROL
Article 4 - STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST IONIZING RADIATION
Section R9-7-444 - Reports of Exposures, Radiation Levels, and Concentrations of Radioactive Material Exceeding the Limits

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-7-444

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

A. In addition to the notification required by R9-7-445, each licensee or registrant shall submit a written report within 30 days after learning of any of the following:

1. Incidents for which notification is required by R9-7-445;

2. Doses in excess of any of the following:
a. The occupational dose limits for adults in R9-7-408;

b. The occupational dose limits for a minor in R9-7-414;

c. The limits for an embryo or fetus of a declared pregnant woman in R9-7-415;

d. The limits for an individual member of the public in R9-7-416;

e. Any applicable limit in the license or registration; or

f. The ALARA limit on air emissions in R9-7-407;

3. Levels of radiation or concentrations of radioactive material in:
a. A restricted area in excess of applicable limits in the license or registration, or

b. An unrestricted area in excess of 10 times the applicable limit in this Article or in the license or registration, whether or not this involves an exposure of any individual to a dose in excess of the limits in R9-7-416;

4. Radiation levels or concentrations of radioactive material in excess of the standards in 40 CFR 190, 2003 edition, published July 1, 2003, by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. 20408 which is incorporated by reference and on file with the Department, if the licensee is subject to these federal standards, or there is a license condition referencing the 40 CFR 190 standards. This incorporation by reference contains no future editions or amendments.

B. Contents of reports.

1. Each report shall contain a description of each individual's exposure to radiation and radioactive material, including as applicable:
a. Estimates of each individual's dose;

b. The levels of radiation and concentrations of radioactive material involved;

c. The cause of the elevated exposures, dose rates, or concentrations; and

d. Corrective steps taken or planned to ensure against a recurrence, including the schedule for achieving conformance with applicable limits, generally applicable environmental standards, and associated license or registration conditions.

2. Each report filed according to subsection (A) shall include for each occupationally overexposed individual: name, Social Security number, and date of birth. With respect to the limit for an embryo or fetus in R9-7-415, the identifiers in the report should be those of the declared pregnant woman. The report shall be prepared so that information regarding each overexposed individual is stated in a separate and detachable part of the report.

C. All licensees or registrants who make reports according to subsection (A) shall submit the report in writing to the Department.

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