459.2927 - Specific licenses: Holder of license issued pursuant to NAC 459.2923 to perform dry wipe test before transferring source

459.2927. Specific licenses: Holder of license issued pursuant to NAC 459.2923 to perform dry wipe test before transferring source

1. Before transferring a source containing more than 0.1 microcurie (3.7 kilobecquerels) of americium-241 or radium-226 to a person who holds a general license issued pursuant to NAC 459.224, a person who holds a specific license issued pursuant to NAC 459.2923 shall perform a dry wipe test on the source. The test must be performed by wiping with moderate pressure the entire radioactive surface of the source with a filter paper.

2. The radioactivity of the filter paper after the dry wipe test must be measured by a radiation detection instrument which is capable of detecting 0.005 microcurie (185 becquerels) of americium-241 or radium-226.

3. If the test discloses more than 0.005 microcurie (185 becquerels) of radioactive material, the source shall be deemed to be leaking americium-241 or radium-226 and the source must be rejected and must not be transferred to a general licensee pursuant to NAC 459.224, 10 C.F.R. ยง 31.8 or an equivalent regulation of an agreement state.

Added to NAC by Bd. of Health by R185-08, eff. 5-7-2010; A by R144-13A, eff. 10-13-2016

NRS 459.201

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