10A NCAC 15 .1601         PURPOSE AND SCOPE

(a)  The rules in this Section establish standards for protection against ionizing radiation resulting from activities conducted under licenses and registrations issued by the agency pursuant to the rules in this Chapter.

(b)  It is the purpose of the rules in this Section to control the receipt, possession, use, transfer, and disposal of sources of radiation by any licensee or registrant in such a manner that the total dose to an individual, including doses resulting from all sources of radiation other than background radiation, does not exceed the standards for protection against radiation prescribed in the rules in this Section.  However, nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting actions that may be necessary to protect health and safety.

(c)  The rules in this Section apply to persons licensed or registered by the agency to receive, possess, use, transfer, or dispose of radioactive material or other sources of radiation.  The limits in this Section do not apply to doses due to background radiation, to exposure of patients to radiation for the purpose of medical diagnosis or therapy, to voluntary participation in medical research programs, or to exposure from individuals administered radioactive material and released in accordance with Rule .0358 of this Chapter.

(d)  Nothing in this Section shall relieve a licensee engaged in operation of a radioactive waste disposal facility, as defined in Rule .0104 of this Chapter, from responsibility for complying with the requirements in Section .1200 of this Chapter.

(e)  Effective January 1, 1994 all licensees and registrants shall comply with the rules in this Section and cease to comply with the requirements in Section .0400 of this Chapter, except as provided otherwise in Rule .1602 of this Section.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 104E-7(a)(2);

Eff. January 1, 1994;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1998;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .1601 Eff. February 1, 2015.