Arizona Administrative Code
Title 9 - HEALTH SERVICES
Chapter 7 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES - RADIATION CONTROL
Article 4 - STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST IONIZING RADIATION
Section R9-7-448 - Additional Reporting

Universal Citation: AZ Admin Code R 9-7-448

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

A. Each licensee shall notify the Department , according to subsection (C), as soon as possible, but not later than four hours after the discovery of an event, and take immediate protective actions necessary to avoid exposures to radiation or radioactive materials that could exceed the limits specified in this Chapter or releases of licensed material that could exceed the limits specified in this Chapter. For purposes of this Section, event means a radiation accident involving a fire, explosion, gas release, or similar occurrence.

B. Each licensee shall notify the Department, according to subsection (C), within 24 hours after discovering any of the following events involving licensed material:

1. A contamination event that:
a. Requires that anyone having access to the contaminated area be restricted for more than 24 hours by the imposition of additional radiological controls to prohibit entry into the area;

b. Involves a quantity of radioactive material greater than five times the lowest annual limit on intake specified in Appendix B of this Article; and

c. Results in access to the contaminated area being restricted for a reason other than to allow radionuclides with a half-life of less than 24 hours to decay prior to decontamination.

2. An event in which equipment is disabled or fails to function as designed when:
a. The equipment is part of a system designed to prevent releases exceeding the limits specified in this Chapter, to prevent exposures to radiation and radioactive materials exceeding limits specified in this Chapter, or to mitigate the consequences of an accident;

b. The equipment performs a safety function; and

c. No redundant equipment is available and operable to perform the required safety function.

3. An event that requires urgent medical treatment of an individual with radioactive contamination on the individual's clothing or body.

4. A fire or explosion damaging any licensed material or any device, container, or equipment containing licensed material when:
a. The quantity of material involved is greater than five times the lowest annual limit on intake specified in Appendix B of this Article, and

b. The damage affects the integrity of the licensed material or its container.

C. Each licensee shall make reports by telephone to the Department at 480-202-4982 and, to the extent that the information is available at the time of notification, include the following information:

1. The caller's name, official title, and call back telephone number;

2. A description of the event, including date and time;

3. The exact location of the event;

4. The isotopes, quantities, and chemical and physical form of the licensed material involved; and

5. Any personnel radiation exposure data available.

D. Each licensee who makes a report required by subsection (A) or (B) shall submit to the Department a written follow-up report within 30 days of the initial report. Written reports prepared as required by other rules may be submitted to fulfill this requirement if the reports contain all of the required information in this subsection. The report shall include the following:

1. A description of the event, including the probable cause and the manufacturer and model number (if applicable) of any equipment that failed or malfunctioned;

2. The exact location of the event;

3. The isotopes, quantities, and chemical and physical form of the licensed material involved;

4. Date and time of the event;

5. Corrective actions taken or planned and the results of any evaluations or assessments; and

6. The extent of personnel exposure to radiation or to radioactive materials without identification of each exposed individual by name.

E. Each licensee that makes a report required by subsection (A) or (B) shall submit a written follow-up report to the Department within 30 days after the initial report.

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