Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.1508 - Inspection of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Shipments
(a) All persons licensed by the Department to use, manufacture, produce, transfer, transport, receive, acquire, own, process or possess radioactive materials, as well as nuclear power plants licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and who desire to ship radioactive waste, including radioactive waste requiring advance notification as specified in Rule 64E-5.1506, F.A.C., to a low-level radioactive waste treatment, storage or disposal facility, shall notify the Department no less than 48 hours prior to departure of the shipment. The notification shall be made in writing or by telephone.
(b) Each notification must contain the following information:
1. The name, address and telephone number of the generator;
2. The name and telephone number of the contact person, designated by the generator, with whom the Department may make arrangements for the inspection;
3. The name and telephone number of the carrier;
4. The location of departure, if different from the address of the generator;
5. The scheduled date and time of departure; and
6. The proposed route to the low-level radioactive waste facility.
(2) Upon notification from a licensee or nuclear power plant licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Department shall dispatch an authorized representative to the licensee's facility to inspect the shipment of radioactive waste destined for a low-level radioactive waste treatment, storage or disposal facility. The inspection shall include:
(a) Surveys of the external radiation levels of the vehicle;
(b) Inspection of package integrity, bracing and blocking, if accessible;
(c) Verification of required package marking and labeling, if accessible;
(d) Verification of required vehicle placarding; and
(e) Examination of the shipping papers for compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
(3) Licensees or nuclear power plants licensed by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall also provide the Department's representative the following information or material during the course of inspection of the low-level radioactive waste shipment:
(a) Time of departure of shipment;
(b) Proposed route of the shipment to the low-level radioactive waste facility;
(c) Estimated time of arrival of the shipment at the low-level radioactive waste facility;
(d) The carrier's name;
(e) A complete and legible copy of the bill of lading; and
(f) A complete and legible copy of the radioactive shipment manifest.
(4) If the shipment of low-level radioactive waste is found to be in compliance with the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Department's representative shall affix his initials on the bill of lading and the shipment may then proceed to the low-level radioactive waste facility. If the shipment of low-level radioactive waste is found to be in violation of the regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation by the Department's representative, the licensee shall not allow the shipment to leave the boundaries of his facility until the violation is corrected and the Department's representative affixes his initials on the bill of lading signifying the shipment is in compliance.
(5) Licensees or nuclear power plant licensees of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission shall, within 72 hours of receiving notice of the arrival of their shipment at its destination for unloading, notify the Department of such arrival. The licensee shall also forward to the Department within 2 weeks of receiving notice of the arrival of the shipment at a destination for unloading, records of receipt and any other records indicating that a shipment was found in violation of the low-level radioactive waste treatment, storage or disposal facility's or host state's rules or regulations.
(6) Each generator of radioactive waste whose shipment is inspected by the department's representative will be billed quarterly by the department a fee of $1.95 per cubic foot (0.02832 cubic meter) of waste shipped or $150.00 per shipment inspected, whichever is greater. This quarterly billing will be paid to the Department within 30 days of receipt of the bill.
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