Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-105-0075
Licensing and Registration Requirements for Industrial Radiography Operations

The Authority will approve an application for a specific license for the use of licensed material if the applicant meets the following requirements:


The applicant satisfies the general requirements specified in 333-102-0200 (General Licenses — Radioactive Material Other than Source Material: General Requirements for the Issuance of Specific Licenses) for radioactive material and any special requirements contained in this division;


The applicant submits an adequate program for training radiographers and radiographer’s assistants that meets the requirements of 333-105-0530 (Radiation Safety Requirements: Training):


After July 1, 2003, the applicant need not describe the initial training and examination program for radiographers in the subjects outlined in 333-105-0530 (Radiation Safety Requirements: Training)(7).


From December 1, 2002 to July 1, 2003, the applicant may affirm that all individuals acting as industrial radiographers will be certified in radiation safety by a certifying entity before commencing duty as radiographers. This affirmation substitutes for a description of its initial training and examination program for radiographers in the subjects outlined in 333-105-0530 (Radiation Safety Requirements: Training)(7).


The applicant submits procedures for verifying and documenting the certification status of radiographers and for ensuring that the certification of individuals acting as radiographers remains valid;


The applicant submits written operating and emergency procedures as described in 333-105-0540 (Radiation Safety Requirements: Operating and Emergency Procedures);


The applicant submits a description of a program for inspections of the job performance of each radiographer and radiographer’s assistant at intervals not to exceed 6 months as described in 333-105-0530 (Radiation Safety Requirements: Training)(5);


The applicant submits a description of the applicant’s overall organizational structure as it applies to the radiation safety responsibilities in industrial radiography, including specified delegation of authority and responsibility;


The applicant submits the qualifications of the individual(s) designated as the radiation safety officer as described in 333-105-0520 (Radiation Safety Requirements: Radiation Safety Officer)(1);


If an applicant intends to perform leak testing of sealed sources or exposure devices containing depleted uranium (DU) shielding, the applicant must describe the procedures for performing the test. The description must include the:


Methods of collecting the samples;


Qualifications of the individual who analyzes the samples;


Instruments to be used; and


Methods of analyzing the samples.


If the applicant intends to perform calibrations of survey instruments and alarming ratemeters, the applicant must describe methods to be used and the experience of the person(s) who will perform the calibrations. All calibrations must be performed according to the procedures described and at the intervals prescribed in 333-105-0450 (Equipment Control: Radiation Survey Instruments) and 333-105-0560 (Radiation Safety Requirements: Personnel Monitoring)(7)(d);


The applicant identifies and describes the location(s) of all field stations and permanent radiographic installations;


The applicant identifies the location(s) where all records required by this and other divisions of these rules will be maintained;


If a license application includes underwater radiography, a description of:


Radiation safety procedures and radiographer responsibilities unique to the performance of underwater radiography;


Radiographic equipment and radiation safety equipment unique to underwater radiography; and


Methods for gas-tight encapsulation of equipment; and


If an application includes offshore platform and/or lay-barge radiography, a description of:


Transport procedures for radioactive material to be used in industrial radiographic operations;


Storage facilities for radioactive material; and


Methods for restricting access to radiation areas.


A license will be issued if sections (1) through (13) of this rule, as applicable, are met.

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