(a)  In addition to the reporting requirements specified in other rules of this Chapter, each licensee or registrant shall provide a written report to the agency at the address specified in Rule .0111 of this Chapter within 30 days of the occurrence of any of the following incidents involving radiographic equipment:

(1)           unintentional disconnection of the source assembly from the control cable;

(2)           inability to retract the source assembly to its fully shielded position and secure it in this position; or

(3)           failure of any component critical to safe operation of the device to properly perform its intended function.

(b)  The licensee or registrant shall include the following information in each report required by Paragraph (a) of this Rule, and in each report of overexposure submitted pursuant to Section .1600 which involves failure of safety components of radiography equipment:

(1)           a description of the equipment problem;

(2)           cause of each incident, if known;

(3)           manufacturer and model number of equipment involved in the incident;

(4)           place, time and date of the incident;

(5)           actions taken to establish normal operations;

(6)           corrective actions taken or planned to prevent recurrence; and

(7)           qualifications of personnel involved in the incident.

(c)  Any licensee or registrant conducting radiographic operations or storing radioactive material at any location not listed on the license for a period in excess of 180 days in a calendar year, shall notify the agency prior to exceeding the 180 days.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 104E-7;

Temporary Adoption Eff. August 20, 1994, for a period of 180 days or until the permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Eff. May 1, 1995;

Amended Eff. April 1, 1999;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .0522 Eff. February 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 22, 2019.