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Radiation protection programs.
(1) Each specific licensee shall develop, document, and implement a radiation protection program sufficient to ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
(2) The licensee shall use, to the extent practical, 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).
(3) The licensee shall review the radiation protection program content and implementation at the frequency specified in the license.
(4) To implement the ALARA requirements of subsection (2) of this section, and notwithstanding the requirements of WAC 246-221-060
, a constraint on air emission of radioactive material to the environment, excluding radon-220, radon-222 and their daughters, shall 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 0.1 mSv (10 mrem) per year from these emissions. This dose constraint does not apply to sealed sources or to accelerators less than 200MeV. If a licensee subject to this requirement exceeds this dose constraint, the licensee shall report the exceedance as provided in WAC 246-221-260
and promptly take appropriate corrective action to ensure against recurrence.
(5) Each licensee shall maintain records of the radiation protection program, including:
(a) The provisions of the program; and
(b) Audits, where required, and other reviews of program content and implementation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050
. WSR 01-05-110, § 246-221-005, filed 2/21/01, effective 3/24/01; WSR 99-15-105, § 246-221-005, filed 7/21/99, effective 8/21/99; WSR 94-01-073, § 246-221-005, filed 12/9/93, effective 1/9/94.]