Oregon Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Rule Rule 333-120-0720
Reports of Exposures, Radiation Levels, Leak Tests, and Concentrations of Radioactive Material Exceeding the Limits


(1)

Reportable events: In addition to the notification required by OAR 333-120-0710 (Reports: Notification of Incidents), each licensee must submit a written report within 30 days after learning of any of the following occurrences:

(a)

Any incident for which notification is required by OAR 333-120-0710 (Reports: Notification of Incidents); or

(b)

Doses in excess of any of the following:

(A)

The occupational dose limits for adults in OAR 333-120-0100 (Radiation Dose Limits: Occupational Dose Limits For Adults); or

(B)

The occupational dose limits for a minor in OAR 333-120-0160 (Radiation Dose Limits: Occupational Dose Limits for Minors); or

(C)

The limits for an embryo/fetus of a declared pregnant woman (as defined in OAR 333-100-0005 (Definitions)) in 333-120-0170 (Radiation Dose Limits: Dose to an Embryo/Fetus); or

(D)

The limits for an individual member of the public in OAR 333-120-0180 (Radiation Dose Limits: Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public); or

(E)

Any applicable limit in the license; or

(F)

The ALARA constraints for air emissions established under 333-120-0020 (General Provisions: Radiation Protection Programs)(4); or

(c)

Levels of radiation or concentrations of radioactive material in:

(A)

A restricted area in excess of any applicable limit in the license; or

(B)

An unrestricted area in excess of ten times any applicable limit set forth in this division or in the license (whether or not involving exposure of any individual in excess of the limits in OAR 333-120-0180 (Radiation Dose Limits: Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public)); or

(d)

For licensee subject to the provisions of EPA’s generally applicable environmental radiation standards in 40 CFR Part 190, levels of radiation or releases of radioactive material in excess of those standards, or of license conditions related to those standards.

(e)

Leaking or contaminated sealed sources in excess of limits in OAR 333-120-0460 (Precautionary Procedures: Testing for Leakage or Contamination of Sealed Sources), must be reported within five days to the Authority describing the equipment involved, the test results and the corrective action taken.

(f)

Erroneous overexposure dosimetry reports that resulted from non-personnel exposures;

(2)

Contents of reports: Each report required by section (1) of this rule must describe the extent of exposure of individuals to radiation and radioactive material, including, as appropriate:

(a)

Estimates of each individual’s dose; and

(b)

The levels of radiation and concentrations of radioactive material involved; and

(c)

The cause of the elevated exposures, dose rates, or concentrations; and

(d)

Corrective steps taken or planned to ensure against a recurrence, including the schedule for achieving conformance with applicable limits, generally applicable environmental standards, and associated license conditions; and

(e)

For each individual exposed: the name, Social Security account number, and date of birth. The report must be prepared so that this information is stated in a separate and detachable part of the report.
NOTE: With respect to the limit for the embryo/fetus (OAR 333-120-0170 (Radiation Dose Limits: Dose to an Embryo/Fetus)) the identifiers should be those of the declared pregnant woman, as defined in OAR 333-100-0005 (Definitions).

(3)

All licensees who make reports under section (1) this rule must submit the report in writing to the Authority.

(4)

The Authority must prohibit the removal or expungement of any permanent dosimetry report submitted to the licensee or registrant. Evaluated erroneous personnel dose record changes to licensee or registrant records must be recorded only on Form 5 and retained by the licensee or registrant.
[ED. NOTE: Forms referenced are available from the agency.]
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