La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-728 - Decay-in-Storage

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

A. A licensee shall hold radioactive material with a physical half-life of less than 120 days for decay-in-storage before disposal in ordinary trash and is exempt from the requirements of LAC 33:XV.460 of these regulations if the licensee:
1. holds radioactive material for decay a minimum of 10 half-lives;
2. monitors radioactive material at the container surface before disposal as ordinary trash and determines that its radioactivity cannot be distinguished from the background radiation level with an appropriate radiation detection survey instrument set on its most sensitive scale and with no interposed shielding;
3. removes or obliterates all radiation labels, except for radiation labels on materials that are within containers and that will be managed as biomedical waste after they have been released from the licensee; and
4. separates and monitors each generator column individually with all radiation shielding removed to ensure that its contents have decayed to background radiation level before disposal.
B. For radioactive material disposed in accordance with Subsection A of this Section, the licensee shall retain a record of each disposal for two years. The record must include the date of the disposal, the date on which the radioactive material was placed in storage, the radionuclides disposed, the model and serial number of the survey instrument used, the background dose rate, the radiation dose rate measured at the surface of each waste container, and the name of the individual who performed the disposal.

Notes

La. Admin. Code tit. 33, § XV-728
Promulgated by the Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Division, LR 18:34 (January 1992), amended by the Office of Environmental Assessment, Environmental Planning Division, LR 27:1238 (August 2001), LR 30:1177 (June 2004), amended by the Office of the Secretary, Legal Affairs Division, LR 32:813 (May 2006).
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 30:2001 et seq.

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