Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-120-0020
General Provisions: Radiation Protection Programs


Each licensee or registrant must develop, document, and implement a radiation protection program commensurate with the scope and extent of licensed or registered activities and sufficient to ensure compliance with the provisions of this division. (See OAR 333-120-0610 (Records of Radiation Protection Programs) for record keeping requirements relating to these programs.)


Each licensee or registrant must use, to the extent practicable, procedures and engineering controls based upon sound radiation protection principles to achieve occupational doses and doses to members of the public that are as low as is reasonably achievable (ALARA).


Each licensee or registrant must periodically (at least annually) review the radiation protection program content and implementation.


To implement the ALARA requirements of section (2) of this rule, and notwithstanding the requirements in OAR 333-120-0180 (Radiation Dose Limits: Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public), a constraint on air emissions of radioactive material to the environment, excluding Radon-222 and its daughters, must be established by licensees such that the individual member of the public likely to receive the highest dose will not be expected to receive a total effective dose equivalent in excess of ten mrem (0.1 mSv) per year from these emissions. If a licensee subject to this requirement exceeds this dose constraint, the licensee must report the excess as provided in OAR 333-120-0720 (Reports of Exposures, Radiation Levels, Leak Tests, and Concentrations of Radioactive Material Exceeding the Limits) and promptly take appropriate corrective action to ensure against recurrence.

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