Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-05-.140 - REPORTS OF THEFT OR LOSS OF LICENSED MATERIAL
(1) Telephone reports.
(a) Each licensee shall report:
1. Immediately after learning of any lost, stolen or missing radioactive material:
(i) In an aggregate quantity equal to or greater than 1,000 times the quantity specified in Schedule RHS 8-31; and
(ii) Under such circumstances that it appears to the licensee that an exposure could result to persons in unrestricted areas; or
2. Within 30 days after learning of any lost, stolen or missing radioactive material:
(i) In a quantity greater than 10 times the quantity specified in Schedule RHS 8-31; and
(ii) That is still missing at this time.
(b) Reports shall be made to the Division, telephone (615) 532-0364, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. Central Time to 4:30 p.m. Central Time except weekends and holidays. At all other times, reports can be made through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (615) 741-0001.
(2) Written reports
(a) Each licensee required to make a report under paragraph (1) of this rule shall, within 30 days after making the telephone report, make a written report setting forth the following information:
1. A description of the radioactive material involved, including kind, quantity and chemical and physical form;
2. A description of the circumstances under which the loss, theft or misplacement occurred;
3. A statement of disposition, or probable disposition, of the radioactive material involved;
4. Exposures of individuals to radiation and the circumstances under which the exposures occurred;
5. The possible total effective dose equivalent to persons in unrestricted areas;
6. Actions that have been taken, or will be taken, to recover the material; and
7. Procedures or measures that have been, or will be, adopted to ensure against a recurrence of the loss, theft or misplacement of radioactive material.
(b) Reports shall be made to the Division of Radiological Health at the address given in Rule 0400-20-04-.07.
(3) If after filing the written report, the licensee learns of additional substantive information the licensee shall report such additional information within 30 days.
(4) Each report filed with the Division shall list for each individual exposed: the name, Social Security account number, and date of birth. The report shall be prepared so that this information is stated in a separate and detachable part.
Authority: T.C.A. §§ 68-202-201 et seq., and 4-5-201 et seq.
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