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PDFWAC 246-235-084

Special requirements for issuance of specific licenses for industrial radiography.

In addition to the requirements set forth in WAC 246-235-020, a specific license for use of sealed sources in industrial radiography will be issued if:
(1) The applicant submits an adequate program for training radiographers and radiographer's assistants that meets the requirements of WAC 246-243-050 and 246-243-130.
(a) After June 30, 2000, a license applicant need not describe its initial training and examination program for radiographers in the subjects outlined in WAC 246-243-230.
(b) From June 30, 2000, to January 1, 2001, a license applicant may affirm that all individuals acting as industrial radiographers will be certified in radiation safety by a certifying entity before beginning duty as radiographers. This affirmation substitutes for a description of its initial training and examination program for radiographers in the subjects outlined in WAC 246-243-230.
(2) 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.
(3) The applicant submits written operating and emergency procedures as described in WAC 246-243-140.
(4) The applicant submits a description of a program for inspections of the job performance of each radiographer and radiographers' assistant at intervals not to exceed six months as described in WAC 246-243-050.
(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.
(6) The applicant identifies and lists the qualifications of the individual(s) designated as the RSO (WAC 246-243-047) and potential designees responsible for ensuring that the licensee's radiation safety program is implemented in accordance with approved procedures.
(7) If an applicant intends to perform leak testing of sealed sources or of exposure devices containing depleted uranium shielding, the applicant shall describe the procedures for performing and the qualifications of the person(s) authorized to do the leak testing. If the applicant intends to analyze its own wipe samples, the application must include a description of the procedures to be followed. The description must include the:
(a) Instruments to be used;
(b) Methods of performing the analysis; and
(c) Pertinent experience of the person who will analyze the wipe samples.
(8) If the applicant intends to perform "in-house" calibrations of survey instruments, the applicant must describe methods to be used and the relevant experience of the person(s) who will perform the calibrations. All calibrations must be performed according to these procedures and the intervals prescribed in WAC 246-243-080.
(9) The applicant identifies and describes the location(s) of all field stations and permanent radiographic installations.
(10) The applicant identifies the location where all records required by this section and other sections of these regulations will be maintained.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 15-06-015, § 246-235-084, filed 2/23/15, effective 3/26/15; WSR 00-08-013, § 246-235-084, filed 3/24/00, effective 4/24/00.]
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