459.224 - General licenses: Calibration and reference sources

459.224. General licenses: Calibration and reference sources

1. A general license is hereby issued to those persons listed to own, receive, acquire, possess, use and transfer, in accordance with the provisions of subsections 4 and 5, americium-241 in the form of calibration or reference sources:

(a) Any person who holds a specific license issued by the Division which authorizes him or her to receive, possess, use and transfer radioactive material; and

(b) Any person who holds a specific license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which authorizes him or her to receive, possess, use and transfer special nuclear material.

2. A general license is hereby issued to own, receive, possess, use and transfer plutonium in the form of calibration or reference sources in accordance with the provisions of subsections 4 and 5 to any person who holds a specific license issued by the Division which authorizes him or her to receive, possess, use and transfer radioactive material.

3. A general license is hereby issued to own, receive, possess, use and transfer radium-226 in the form of calibration or reference sources in accordance with the provisions of subsections 4 and 5 to any person who holds a specific license issued by the Division which authorizes him or her to receive, possess, use and transfer radioactive material.

4. The general licenses in paragraphs (a), (b) and (d) of subsection 5 apply only to calibration or reference sources which have been manufactured or initially transferred in accordance with the specifications contained in a specific license issued to the manufacturer or importer of the sources by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission pursuant to 10 C.F.R. § 32.57 or § 70.39 or which have been manufactured in accordance with specifications contained in a specific license issued to the manufacturer by the Division or any agreement state pursuant to licensing requirements equivalent to those contained in 10 C.F.R. § 32.57 or § 70.39 of the regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

5. The general licenses provided in subsections 1, 2 and 3 are subject to the provisions of NAC 459.124 to 459.134, inclusive, 459.198, 459.208, 459.312, 459.320 to 459.374, inclusive, and 459.780 to 459.794, inclusive. In addition, persons who own, receive, acquire, possess, use or transfer one or more calibration or reference sources pursuant to NAC 459.180 to 459.313, inclusive:

(a) Shall not possess at any one time or at any one location of storage or use more than 5 microcuries of americium-241, 5 microcuries of plutonium and 5 microcuries of radium-226 in those sources;

(b) Shall not receive, possess, use or transfer such a source unless the source or its storage container bears a label which includes the following statement or a substantially similar statement:

The receipt, possession, use and transfer of this source, Model ................, Serial No. ................, are subject to a general license and the regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or of a state with which the Commission has entered into an agreement for the exercise of regulatory authority. Do not remove this label.

CAUTION - RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL - THIS SOURCE CONTAINS (AMERICIUM-241) (PLUTONIUM) (RADIUM-226). DO NOT TOUCH RADIOACTIVE PORTION OF THIS SOURCE.

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Name of manufacturer or importer

(c) Shall ensure that the label required by paragraph (b) shows only the name of the appropriate material;

(d) Shall not transfer, abandon or dispose of such source except by transfer to a person authorized by a license from the Division, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or an agreement state to receive the source;

(e) Shall store such source, except when the source is being used, in a closed container adequately designed and constructed to contain americium-241, plutonium or radium-226 which might otherwise escape during storage; and

(f) Shall not use such source for any purpose other than the calibration of radiation detectors or the standardization of other sources.

6. These general licenses do not authorize the manufacture of calibration or reference sources containing americium-241, plutonium or radium-226.

Bd. of Health, Radiation Control Reg. §§ 3.4.2.5-3.4.2.5.6, eff. 2-28-80-NAC A 1-18-94; R084-98, 1-26-99; R149-07, 1-30-2008; R185-08, 5-7-2010

NRS 459.201

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