Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-05-.40 - RADIATION PROTECTION PROGRAMS

(1) Each licensee and registrant shall develop, document and implement a radiation protection program for a licensee's or registrant's activities that ensures compliance with these standards. See Rule 0400-20-05-.131 for recordkeeping requirements relating to these programs.
(2) The licensee's or registrant's procedures and engineering controls shall be based on sound radiation protection principles and shall achieve occupational doses and doses to members of the public that are ALARA.
(3) The licensee or registrant shall periodically (at least annually) review radiation protection program content and implementation.
(4) To implement the ALARA requirements of paragraph (2) of this rule and notwithstanding the requirements in Rule 0400-20-05-.70, licensees shall establish a constraint on air emissions of radioactive material to the environment, excluding radon-222 and its daughters. The constraint shall ensure that the individual member of the public likely to receive the highest dose shall not be expected to receive a total effective dose equivalent in excess of 10 millirems (0.1 millisievert) per year from these emissions. If a licensee exceeds this dose constraint, the licensee shall report the occurrence as provided in Rule 0400-20-05-.143 and take prompt, appropriate corrective action to ensure against recurrence.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0400-20-05-.40
Original rule filed February 22, 2012; effective May 22, 2012.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 68-202-201 et seq., and 4-5-201 et seq.

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