(a)  Any worker or representative of workers who believes that a violation of the Act, provisions of this Chapter or license conditions exists or has occurred in work under a license or registration with regard to radiological working conditions in which the worker is engaged, may request an inspection by giving notice of the alleged violation to the Director of the Division of Radiation Protection, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, North Carolina  27611‑7687.  Any such notice shall be in writing, shall set forth the specified grounds for the notice, and shall be signed by the worker or representative of the workers.  A copy shall be provided to the licensee or registrant by the Director of the Division of Radiation Protection no later than at the time of inspection except that, upon request of the worker giving such notice, his name and the name of individuals referred to therein shall not appear in such copy or on any record published, released, or made available by the agency, except for good cause shown.

(b)  If, upon receipt of such notice, the Director of the Division of Radiation Protection determines that the complaint meets the requirements set forth in Paragraph (a) of this Rule and that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the alleged violation exists or has occurred, he shall cause an inspection to be made as soon as practicable, to determine if  such alleged violation exists or has occurred.  Inspections pursuant to this Rule need not be limited to matters referred to in the complaint.

(c)  No licensee or registrant shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against any worker because such worker has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under this Chapter or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding or because of the exercise by such worker on behalf of himself or others of any option afforded by this Section.


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

Eff. February 1, 1980;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1992; November 1, 1989;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .1007 Eff. February 1, 2015.