La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-705 - ALARA Program

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

A. Each licensee shall develop and implement a written program to maintain radiation doses and releases of radioactive material in effluents to unrestricted areas as low as reasonably achievable in accordance with LAC 33:XV.401.B.
B. To satisfy the requirement of LAC 33:XV.705.A:
1. the management, radiation safety officer, and all authorized users shall participate in the establishment, implementation, and operation of the program as required by these regulations or the radiation safety committee; or
2. for licensees that are not medical institutions, management and all authorized users shall participate in the program as required by the radiation safety officer.
C. The ALARA program shall include an annual review by the radiation safety committee for licensees that are medical institutions, or by management and the radiation safety officer for licensees that are not medical institutions, of summaries of the types and amounts of radioactive material used, occupational dose reports, and continuing education and training for all personnel who work with or in the vicinity of radioactive material. The purpose of the review is to ensure that individuals make every reasonable effort to maintain occupational doses, doses to the general public, and releases of radioactive material as low as reasonably achievable, taking into account the state of technology and the cost of improvements in relation to benefits.
D. The licensee shall retain a current written description of the ALARA program for the duration of the license. The written description shall include:
1. a commitment by management to keep occupational doses as low as reasonably achievable;
2. a requirement that the radiation safety officer brief management once each year on the radiation safety program;
3. personnel exposure investigational levels as established in accordance with LAC 33:XV.707.A.2.h that, when exceeded, will initiate an investigation by the radiation safety officer of the cause of the exposure; and
4. personnel exposure investigational levels that, when exceeded, will initiate a prompt investigation by the radiation safety officer of the cause of the exposure and a consideration of actions that might be taken to reduce or eliminate the probability of recurrence.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-705
Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Division, LR 18:34 (January 1992).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2001 et seq.

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