(a)  A general license shall be issued to own, receive, acquire, possess, and use tritium or promethium‑147 contained in luminous safety devices for use in aircraft, provided:

(1)           each device contains not more than ten curies of tritium or 300 millicuries of promethium‑147; and

(2)           each device has been manufactured, assembled or imported in accordance with a specific license issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or each device has been manufactured or assembled in accordance with the specifications contained in a specific license issued by the agency or an agreement state to the manufacturer or assembler of the device pursuant to licensing requirements equivalent to those in Section 32.53 of 10 CFR Part 32 of the regulations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

(b)  Persons who own, receive, acquire, possess, or use luminous safety devices pursuant to the general license in Paragraph (a) of this Rule are exempt from the requirements of Sections .1000 and .1600 of this Chapter except for Rules .1645 and .1646 of this Chapter.

(c)  This general license does not authorize the manufacture, assembly, or repair of luminous safety devices containing tritium or promethium‑147.

(d)  This general license does not authorize the ownership, receipt, acquisition, possession or use of promethium‑147 contained in instrument dials.

(e)  The general license provided in Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Rule are subject to the provisions of Rules .0107 to .0111, .0303(a), .0338, .0343, .0344 and .0346 of this Chapter.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 104E‑7; 104E‑10(b);

Eff. February 1, 1980;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1994;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .0311 Eff. February 1, 2015.