La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-1701 - Purpose and Scope

Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 3, March 20, 2022

A. This Chapter contains requirements for the issuance of a license authorizing the use of sealed sources containing radioactive material in irradiators used to irradiate objects or materials using gamma radiation. This Chapter also contains radiation safety requirements for operating irradiators. The requirements of this Chapter are in addition to other requirements of these regulations. In particular, the provisions of LAC 33:XV.Chapters 1, 3, 4, and 10 apply to applications and licenses subject to this Chapter. Nothing in this Chapter relieves the licensee from complying with other applicable federal, state, and local regulations governing the siting, zoning, land use, and building code requirements for industrial facilities.
B. The regulations in this Chapter apply to panoramic irradiators that have either dry or wet storage of the radioactive sealed sources and to underwater irradiators in which both the source and the product being irradiated are under water. Irradiators whose dose rates exceed 5 grays (500 rads) per hour at one meter from the radioactive sealed sources in air or in water, as applicable for the irradiator type, are covered by this Chapter.
C. The regulations in this Chapter do not apply to self-contained dry-source-storage irradiators in which both the source and the area subject to irradiation are contained within a device and are not accessible by personnel, medical radiology or teletherapy, radiography for the irradiation of materials for nondestructive testing purposes, gauging, or open-field, agricultural, irradiations.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-1701
Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Division, LR 24:2112 (November 1998).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2001 et seq.

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