La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-724 - Surveys for Contamination and Ambient Radiation Dose Rate

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

A. A licensee shall survey with a radiation detection survey instrument at the end of each day of use all areas where radiopharmaceuticals are routinely prepared for use or administered.
B. A licensee shall survey with a radiation detection survey instrument at least once each week all areas where radiopharmaceuticals or radioactive wastes are stored.
C. A licensee shall conduct the surveys required by LAC 33:XV.724.A and B so as to be able to measure rates as low as 0.1 milliroentgens (1 [MICRO]Sv) per hour.
D. A licensee shall establish dose rate action levels for the surveys required by LAC 33:XV.724.A and B and shall require that the individual performing the survey immediately notify the radiation safety officer if a rate exceeds an action level.
E. A licensee shall survey for removable contamination each week of use all areas where radiopharmaceuticals are routinely prepared for use or administered and each week where radioactive materials are stored.
F. A licensee shall conduct the surveys required by LAC 33:XV.724.E so as to be able to detect contamination on each wipe sample of 2,000 disintegrations per minute (33.3 Bq).
G. A licensee shall establish removable contamination action levels for the surveys required by LAC 33:XV.724.E and shall require that the individual performing the survey immediately notify the radiation safety officer if contamination exceeds action levels.
H. A licensee shall retain a record of each survey required by LAC 33:XV.724.A, B, and E for two years. The record must include the date of the survey, a sketch of each area surveyed, action levels established for each area, the measured dose rate at several points in each area expressed in milliroentgens per hour or the removable contamination in each area expressed in disintegrations per minute (becquerels) per 100 square centimeters, the serial number and the model number of the instrument used to make the survey or analyze the samples, and the initials of the individual who performed the survey.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-724
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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