Wash. Admin. Code § 246-220-007 - Statement of philosophy

Current through Register Vol. 22-07, April 1, 2022

In accordance with the recommendations of the Environmental Protection Agency, formerly the Federal Radiation Council, approved by the president of the United States of America, persons engaged in activities under licenses issued by the Washington state department of health pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, shall, in addition to complying with the requirements set forth in chapter 246-221 WAC, make every reasonable effort to maintain radiation exposures, and releases of radioactive materials in effluents to unrestricted areas, as low as is reasonably achievable. Such persons should make particular efforts to keep the radiation exposure of an embryo or fetus as low as is reasonably achievable during the entire gestation period as recommended by the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. The term "as low as is reasonably achievable" has the same meaning as defined in WAC 246-220-010(10).


Wash. Admin. Code § 246-220-007
Amended by WSR 16-13-054, Filed 6/10/2016, effective 7/11/2016

Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. 00-08-013, § 246-220-007, filed 3/24/00, effective 4/24/00; 94-01-073, § 246-220-007, filed 12/9/93, effective 1/9/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.080. 91-15-112 (Order 184), § 246-220-007, filed 7/24/91, effective 8/24/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-220-007, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. 81-01-011 (Order 1570), § 402-10-010, filed 12/8/80; Order 1095, § 402-10-010, filed 2/6/76.

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