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Chapter 246-254 WAC

Last Update: 8/12/13

RADIATION PROTECTIONFEES

WAC Sections

Purpose and scope.
Definitions.
Payment of fees.
Small business discount provision and optional fee payment schedule applicable to radioactive materials licensees.
Denial, revocation, suspension, and reinstatement.
Method of payment.
Radiation machine facility registration fees.
Fees for specialized radioactive material licenses.
Fees for medical and veterinary radioactive material use.
Fees for industrial radioactive material licenses.
Fees for laboratory radioactive material licenses.
Fees for reciprocity.
Fees for licensing and compliance actions.
Radioactive waste disposal site surveillance fee.
Fees for uranium, thorium and other mineral processors.
Fees for perpetual care and maintenance.
Fees for airborne emissions of radioactive materials.
Low-level radioactive waste site use permit fees for generator or broker.
Failure by applicant or licensee to pay prescribed fees.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS CHAPTER
246-254-057
License fees for radioactive materials. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-057, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 87-21-016 (Order 2545), § 440-44-057, filed 10/9/87; WSR 86-08-054 (Order 2359), § 440-44-057, filed 3/28/86; WSR 85-13-007 (Order 2238), § 440-44-057, filed 6/7/85; WSR 85-06-024 (Order 2209), § 440-44-057, filed 2/27/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 83-24-014 (Order 2050), § 440-44-057, filed 11/30/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 83-12-058 (Order 1965), § 440-44-057, filed 6/1/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 201. WSR 82-17-021 (Order 1860), § 440-44-057, filed 8/9/82.] Repealed by WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110.
246-254-058
Fees for additional service. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-058, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 85-13-007 (Order 2238), § 440-44-058, filed 6/7/85.] Repealed by WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110.
246-254-999
Site use permit fee. [Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-999, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.98 RCW and 1985 c 383. WSR 85-20-021 (Order 2283), § 440-44-060, filed 9/23/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 83-12-058 (Order 1965), § 440-44-060, filed 6/1/83.] Repealed by WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110.


246-254-001
Purpose and scope.

This chapter establishes fees charged for licensing, permitting, registration, and inspection services rendered by the office of radiation protection as authorized under chapters 43.70, 70.98, and 70.121 RCW. These fees apply to owners and operators of radiation generating machines, users of radioactive material, operators of low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities, owners and operators of facilities emitting airborne radioactivity, and owners and operators of certain mineral processing and uranium or thorium milling operations and their associated tailings or waste.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.02.050, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 70.98.080. WSR 07-14-130, § 246-254-001, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-001, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-001, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 87-01-031 (Order 2450), § 402-70-010, filed 12/11/86; WSR 79-12-073 (Order 1459), § 402-70-010, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



246-254-010
Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Application" means a completed RHF-1 or equivalent with supporting documentation requesting the department to grant authority to receive, possess, use, transfer, own or acquire radioactive material. For radiation machine facility registrations, "application" means the master business application and appropriate addenda used by the master license service of the department of licensing.
(2) "Compliance inspection" means a routinely scheduled visit to the licensee's facility and/or temporary job site(s) for the purpose of determining compliance with the radioactive material license and applicable regulations. This service is covered by the annual fee for the radioactive material license.
(3) "Department" means the department of health which has been designated as the state radiation control agency.
(4) "Direct staff time" means all work time directly applicable to or associated with a specific radioactive material licensee and includes license file review, inspection preparation, on-site visits, report writing, review and acknowledgement of correspondence, review of license applications, renewals and amendment requests, telephone contacts, and staff or management conferences specifically related to the license. Travel time is not considered direct staff time.
(5) "Emission unit" means the point of release of airborne emissions of radioactive material.
(6) "Environmental cleanup monitoring" means an on-site visit by the department to a licensee's facility or site of operation to determine the status of corrective actions to remove environmental radiation contamination resulting from the licensee's operation. Such a monitoring visit may include, but is not limited to, the review of the licensee's records pertaining to the environmental cleanup, observation of the licensee's cleanup work, sampling by the department for analysis, associated laboratory work, and the analysis of the information collected by the department.
(7) "Facility" means all buildings, structures and operations on one contiguous site using or identified by one physical location address designation.
(8) "Follow-up inspection" means an on-site visit to a licensee's facility to verify that prompt action was taken to correct significant items of noncompliance found by the department in a previous inspection. The first follow-up inspection is covered by the annual fee for the radioactive material license.
(9) "Inspection" means an official examination or observation by the department including but not limited to tests, surveys and monitoring to determine compliance with rules, regulations, orders, requirements and conditions of the department.
(10) "Investigation" means an on-site visit to a licensee's facility or site of operation when, in the department's judgment, it is required for the purpose of reviewing specific conditions, allegations, or other information regarding unusual conditions, operations, or practices. This service is covered by the annual fee for the radioactive material license.
(11) "License" means a license issued by the department in accordance with the regulations adopted by the department.
(12) "New license application" means a request to use radioactive material from a person not currently a licensee or from a current licensee requesting authorization to use radioactive material in a new way such that a change of fee category is required.
(13) "Perpetual care and maintenance" means further maintenance, surveillance or other care of milling or tailings impoundment sites after termination of the site operator's decommissioning responsibilities and license.
(14) "Registration" means registration with the department by any person possessing a source of ionizing radiation in accordance with regulations adopted by the department.
(15) "Sealed source and device evaluation" means a radiological safety evaluation performed by the department on the design, manufacture, and test data of any single sealed source and/or device model for the purpose of registering the sealed source or device with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.02.050, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 70.98.080. WSR 07-14-130, § 246-254-010, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-010, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-010, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 87-01-031 (Order 2450), § 402-70-020, filed 12/11/86; WSR 79-12-073 (Order 1459), § 402-70-020, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



246-254-020
Payment of fees.

(1) Applicants, licensees, permittees, and registrants requesting or receiving licenses, permits, registrations, and actions or services by the department shall pay the applicable fee or fees for the license, permit, registration, and action or service provided by the department.
(2) The department shall charge a fee for each:
(a) Radiation machine facility registration, and radiation machine at the facility, if applicable;
(b) Radioactive material license;
(c) Service or action with respect to a radioactive material licensee not otherwise covered by fees;
(d) Cubic foot of low-level radioactive waste volume received at a commercial disposal site;
(e) Kilogram of uranium or thorium milled from ore; and
(f) Air emission permit.
(3) The department shall charge a fee for each radioactive material license based on the single highest fee category describing activities subject to the conditions of the license.
(4) The department shall charge the applicable license fee for each category when multiple licenses are required.
(5) The department may require multiple radioactive material licenses based upon:
(a) Physical separation of operations;
(b) Organizational separations within a licensee's operation;
(c) Complexity of uses of radioactive material such that two or more fee categories would apply to the operation.
(6) Each licensee, permittee, or registrant shall:
(b) Consider the annual anniversary to be the month and day of the expiration date of the existing radioactive material license, or other date as may be determined through partnership with the master license service of the department of licensing.
(7) The department shall refund one-half of the fee if an application is withdrawn prior to issuance of a radioactive material license.
(8) If there is a change by the applicant, licensee, permittee or registrant resulting in a higher fee category, the applicant, licensee, permittee, or registrant shall pay a prorated fee for the remainder of the fee interval.
(9) Each licensee, permittee, or registrant shall remit the full amount of any quarterly billing or individual billing for licensing or compliance actions within thirty days of receipt of the bill.
(10) Fees due on or after the effective date of these regulations shall be at the rate prescribed in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.02.050, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 70.98.080. WSR 07-14-130, § 246-254-020, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-020, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-020, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 87-01-031 (Order 2450), § 402-70-030, filed 12/11/86; WSR 79-12-073 (Order 1459), § 402-70-030, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



246-254-030
Small business discount provision and optional fee payment schedule applicable to radioactive materials licensees.

(2) To qualify for the discount, the business shall:
(a) Be a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other legal entity formed for the purpose of making a profit;
(b) Be independently owned and operated from all other businesses (i.e., not a subsidiary of a parent company); and
(c) Have fifty or fewer employees.
(3) To receive the discount, the license applicant at the time of initial license request, or the licensee at the time of annual billing shall:
(a) Certify, on the business' letterhead or appropriate departmental form, the business meets the conditions in subsection (2) of this section;
(b) Sign the certification as the chief executive officer of the business or as an official designee;
(c) Have the certification notarized;
(d) Enclose the payment with the certification; and
(e) Submit the certification and payment in accordance with instructions provided by the department.
(4) The department may verify certifications and will suspend any radioactive materials license if the applicant/licensee:
(a) Failed to pay the required fee; or
(b) Made an invalid or false certification.
(5) Upon request of any radioactive materials licensee or license applicant, the department may accept semiannual or quarterly payments in lieu of the required annual license fee, provided:
(a) A written payment schedule setting specific due dates and payment amounts is submitted; and
(b) The total payments per the schedule equal the fee in effect at the time such fee payment schedule is accepted by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-030, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-030, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 86-12-039 (Order 2382), § 440-44-059, filed 5/30/86.]



246-254-040
Denial, revocation, suspension, and reinstatement.

The department shall:
(1) Deny an application if the appropriate fee is not received;
(2) Suspend or revoke a license, permit, or registration if a required fee is not received;
(3) Refund no fees if a license, permit or registration is denied, revoked, or suspended;
(4) Require reapplication for a license, permit, or registration after denial or revocation including fees as required under this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-040, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91.]



246-254-050
Method of payment.

(1) For radiation machine facility registration application and renewal fees, applicants and registrants shall submit payment to the master license service of the department of licensing.
(2) For all other fees and charges including shielding plan review and follow-up inspection fees, licensees, permittees and registrants shall:
(a) Submit fee payments by check, draft or money order made payable to the department of health; and
(b) Include fee payment with the application for license or submit the fee by mail, in person, or by courier to the address provided in the bill or bill correspondence.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.02.050, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 70.98.080. WSR 07-14-130, § 246-254-050, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-050, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-050, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 87-01-031 (Order 2450), § 402-70-050, filed 12/11/86; WSR 79-12-073 (Order 1459), § 402-70-050, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



246-254-053
Radiation machine facility registration fees.

(1) Radiation machine facility fees apply to each person or facility owning, leasing or using radiation-producing machines. The annual facility fee consists of the base registration fee and a per tube charge, where applicable.
(a) Radiation Machine Facility Fees
Type of Facility
Facility Base Fee
Added Fee per Tube
(i)
Dental, podiatric, veterinary uses
$107
See following table
(ii)
Hospital, medical, chiropractic uses
$207
See following table
(iii)
Industrial, research, educational, security, or other facilities
$107
See following table
(iv)
Mammography only
$89
N/A
(v)
Bone densitometry only
$89
N/A
(vi)
Electron microscopes only
$89
N/A
(vii)
Bomb squad only
$89
N/A
(viii)
Radiation safety program as specified in subsection (3) of this section
$5,827
N/A
(b) Radiation Machine Tube Fees
Type of Tube
Added Fee per Tube
(i)
Dental (intraoral, panoramic, cephalometric, dental radiographic, and dental CT)
$27
(ii)
Veterinary (radiographic, fluoroscopic, portable, mobile)
$46
(iii)
Podiatric uses (radiographic, fluoroscopic)
$46
(iv)
Mammography
N/A
(v)
Bone densitometry
N/A
(vi)
Electron microscope
N/A
(vii)
Bomb squad
N/A
(viii)
Medical radiographic (includes R/F combinations, fixed, portable, mobile)
$131
(ix)
Medical fluoroscopic (includes R/F combinations, C-arm, Simulator, fixed, portable, mobile)
$131
(x)
Therapy (Grenz Ray, Orthovoltage, nonaccelerator)
$131
(xi)
Accelerators (therapy, other medical uses)
$131
(xii)
Computer tomography (CT, CAT scanner)
$131
(xiii)
Stereotactic (mammography)
$107
(xiv)
Industrial radiographic
$46
(xv)
Analytical, X-ray fluorescence
$46
(xvi)
Industrial accelerators
$46
(xvii)
Airport baggage
$27
(xviii)
Cabinet (industrial, security, mail, other)
$27
(xiv)
Other industrial uses (includes industrial fluoroscopic uses)
$27
(2) X-ray shielding fees.
(a) Facilities regulated under the shielding plan requirements of WAC 246-225-030 or 246-227-150 are subject to a $344 X-ray shielding review fee for each X-ray room plan submitted; or
(b) A registrant may request an expedited plan review for $1000 for each X-ray room plan. Expedited plan means the department will complete the plan review within two business days of receiving all required information from the registrant.
(c) If a facility regulated under WAC 246-225-030 or 246-227-150 operates without submittal and departmental review of X-ray shielding calculations and a floor plan it will be subject to a shielding design follow-up fee of $656.
(3) Radiation safety fee. If a facility or group of facilities under one administrative control employs two or more full-time individuals whose positions are entirely devoted to in-house radiation safety, the facility shall pay a flat, annual fee as specified in subsection (1)(a)(viii) of this section.
(4) Consolidation of registration. Facilities may consolidate X-ray machine registrations into a single registration after notifying the department in writing and documenting that a single business license applies to all buildings, structures and operations on one contiguous site using or identified by one physical address location designation.
(5) Inspection fees.
(a) The cost of routine, periodic inspections, including the initial inspection, are covered under the base fee and tube registration fees as described in subsection (1) of this section.
(b) Facilities requiring follow-up inspections due to uncorrected noncompliances must pay an inspection follow-up fee of $118 for each reinspection required.
(6) A facility's annual registration fee is valid for a specific geographical location and person only. It is not transferable to another geographical location or owner or user.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.20B.020, 70.98.080, and 43.70.110. WSR 11-02-012, § 246-254-053, filed 12/28/10, effective 1/31/11; WSR 08-14-118, § 246-254-053, filed 6/30/08, effective 7/31/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.02.050, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 70.98.080. WSR 07-14-130, § 246-254-053, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, and 43.70.250. WSR 05-24-108, § 246-254-053, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 04-12-125, § 246-254-053, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.110. WSR 03-13-122, § 246-254-053, filed 6/18/03, effective 7/19/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 § 220. WSR 02-07-085, § 246-254-053, filed 3/19/02, effective 4/19/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 01-14-048, § 246-254-053, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01; WSR 99-13-085, § 246-254-053, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99; WSR 98-11-066, § 246-254-053, filed 5/19/98, effective 7/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. WSR 98-01-047, § 246-254-053, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; WSR 96-11-043, § 246-254-053, filed 5/8/96, effective 6/28/96; WSR 95-12-004, § 246-254-053, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; WSR 94-11-010, § 246-254-053, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; WSR 93-13-019 (Order 372), § 246-254-053, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-053, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-053, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.110. WSR 89-16-064 (Order 2839), § 440-44-050, filed 7/31/89, effective 8/31/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 86-08-054 (Order 2359), § 440-44-050, filed 3/28/86. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.98 RCW and 1985 c 383. WSR 85-20-021 (Order 2283), § 440-44-050, filed 9/23/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. WSR 85-13-007 (Order 2238), § 440-44-050, filed 6/7/85; WSR 83-12-058 (Order 1965), § 440-44-050, filed 6/1/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 201. WSR 82-13-011 (Order 1825), § 440-44-050, filed 6/4/82.]



246-254-070
Fees for specialized radioactive material licenses.

(1) Persons licensed or authorized to possess or use radioactive material in the following special categories shall forward annual fees to the department as follows:
(a) $9,164 for operation of a single nuclear pharmacy.
(b) $15,628 for operation of a single nuclear laundry.
(c) $15,628 for a license authorizing a single facility to use more than one curie of unsealed radioactive material in the manufacture and distribution of radioactive products or devices containing radioactive material.
(d) $5,476 for a license authorizing a single facility to use less than or equal to one curie of unsealed radioactive material or any quantity of previously sealed sources in the manufacture and distribution of products or devices containing radioactive material.
(e) $1,408 for a license authorizing the receipt and redistribution from a single facility of manufactured products or devices containing radioactive material.
(f) $10,484 for a license authorizing decontamination services operating from a single facility.
(g) $4,956 for a license authorizing waste brokerage including the possession, temporary storage at a single facility, and over-packing only of radioactive waste.
(h) $2,208 for a license authorizing health physics services, leak testing, calibration services, equipment servicing, or possession of sealed sources for purpose of sales demonstration only.
(i) $2,592 for a civil defense license.
(j) $780 for a license authorizing possession of special nuclear material as pacemakers or depleted uranium as shielding.
(2) Persons licensed or authorized to possess and use radioactive material in the following broad scope categories shall forward annual fees to the department as follows:
(a) $31,016 for a license authorizing possession of atomic numbers three through eighty-three with maximum authorized possession of any single isotope greater than one curie.
(b) $14,336 for a license authorizing possession of atomic numbers three through eighty-three with maximum authorized possession of any single isotope greater than 0.1 curie but less than or equal to one curie.
(c) $11,520 for a license authorizing possession of atomic numbers three through eighty-three with maximum authorized possession less than or equal to 0.1 curie.
(a) An initial application fee of one thousand dollars;
(b) Billing at the rate of $162 for each hour of direct staff time associated with issuing and maintaining the license and for the inspection of the license; and
(c) Any fees for additional services as described in WAC 246-254-120.
(d) The initial application fee will be considered a credit against billings for direct staff charges but is otherwise nonrefundable.
(4) Persons licensed or authorized to possess or use radioactive material in a facility for radioactive waste processing, including resource recovery, volume reduction, decontamination activities, or other waste treatment, but not permitting commercial on-site disposal, shall pay fees as follows:
(a) A nonrefundable initial application fee for a new license of sixteen thousand dollars which shall be credited to the applicant's quarterly billing described in (b) of this subsection; and
(b) Quarterly billings for actual direct and indirect costs incurred by the department including, but not limited to, license renewal, license amendments, compliance inspections, a resident inspector for time spent on the licensee's premises as deemed necessary by the department, laboratory and other support services, and travel costs associated with staff involved in the foregoing.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250. WSR 08-14-075, § 246-254-070, filed 6/26/08, effective 7/27/08; WSR 05-24-109, § 246-254-070, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 04-12-124, § 246-254-070, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.70.250 and [43.70.]110. WSR 03-14-034, § 246-254-070, filed 6/23/03, effective 7/24/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.270.040, and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 § 220. WSR 02-04-025, § 246-254-070, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 01-14-046, § 246-254-070, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 00-02-016, § 246-254-070, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; WSR 99-12-022, § 246-254-070, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 98-11-067, § 246-254-070, filed 5/19/98, effective 6/19/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, [43.70.]250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. WSR 96-11-043, § 246-254-070, filed 5/8/96, effective 6/28/96; WSR 95-12-004, § 246-254-070, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; WSR 94-11-011 § 246-254-070, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; WSR 93-13-019 (Order 372), § 246-254-070, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-070, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91.]



246-254-080
Fees for medical and veterinary radioactive material use.

(1) Licensees authorized possession or use of radioactive material in the following medical or veterinary categories shall forward annual fees to the department as follows:
(a) $7,748 for operation of a mobile nuclear medicine program from a single base of operation;
(c) $4,892 for the use of unsealed radioactive material for which a written directive is required as defined in WAC 246-240-201 at a single facility (radiopharmaceutical therapy);
(d) $7,800 for the use of unsealed radioactive material for imaging and localization studies for which a written directive is not required as defined in WAC 246-240-157, the use of unsealed radioactive material for which a written directive is required as defined in WAC 246-240-201, and/or the use of sealed sources for manual brachytherapy as defined in WAC 246-240-251 at a single facility (combination diagnostic nuclear medicine and/or radiopharmaceutical therapy), and/or sealed source (manual or machine) therapy;
(e) $4,192 for the use of sealed sources for manual brachytherapy as defined in WAC 246-240-251 at a single facility (manual brachytherapy);
(f) $2,592 for the use of sealed sources in a remote afterloader unit, teletherapy unit, or gamma stereotactic radiosurgery unit, as defined in WAC 246-240-351, at a single facility (machine brachytherapy);
(g) $3,936 for a license authorizing medical or veterinary possession of greater than two hundred millicuries total possession of radioactive material at a single facility;
(h) $3,132 for a license authorizing medical or veterinary possession of greater than thirty millicuries but less than or equal to two hundred millicuries total possession of radioactive material at a single facility;
(i) $2,292 for a license authorizing medical or veterinary possession of less than or equal to thirty millicuries total possession of radioactive material at a single facility;
(j) $2,020 for the use of unsealed radioactive material for uptake, dilution and/or excretion studies for which a written directive is not required, as defined in WAC 246-240-151, at a single facility (diagnostic uptake, dilution, and excretion nuclear medicine);
(k) $1,260 for a license authorizing medical or veterinary possession of a sealed source for diagnostic use at a single facility.
(2) The fee for a license authorizing multiple locations shall be increased by fifty percent of the annual fee for each additional location.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250. WSR 08-14-075, § 246-254-080, filed 6/26/08, effective 7/27/08; WSR 05-24-109, § 246-254-080, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 04-12-124, § 246-254-080, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.70.250 and [43.70.]110. WSR 03-14-034, § 246-254-080, filed 6/23/03, effective 7/24/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.270.040, and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 § 220. WSR 02-04-025, § 246-254-080, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 01-14-046, § 246-254-080, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 00-02-016, § 246-254-080, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; WSR 99-12-022, § 246-254-080, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 98-11-067, § 246-254-080, filed 5/19/98, effective 6/19/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, [43.70.]250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. WSR 96-11-043, § 246-254-080, filed 5/8/96, effective 6/28/96; WSR 95-12-004, § 246-254-080, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; WSR 94-11-011 § 246-254-080, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; WSR 93-13-019 (Order 372), § 246-254-080, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-080, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91.]



246-254-090
Fees for industrial radioactive material licenses.

(1) Persons licensed or authorized to possess or use radioactive material in the following industrial categories shall forward annual fees to the department as follows:
(a) $9,124 for a license authorizing the use of radiographic exposure devices in one or more permanent radiographic vaults in a single facility.
(b) $12,232 for a license authorizing the use of radiographic exposure devices at temporary job sites but operating from a single storage facility.
(c) $5,992 for a license authorizing well-logging activities including the use of radioactive tracers operating from a single storage facility.
(d) $1,292 for a license authorizing possession of portable sealed sources including moisture/density gauges and excluding radiographic exposure devices operating from a single storage facility.
(e) $1,408 for a license authorizing possession of any nonportable sealed source, including special nuclear material and excluding radioactive material used in a gas chromatograph at a single facility.
(f) $888 for a license authorizing possession of gas chromatograph units containing radioactive material at a single facility.
(g) $2,460 for a license authorizing possession of any self-shielded or pool type irradiator with sealed source total quantity greater than one hundred curies at a single facility.
(h) $13,076 for a license authorizing possession of sealed sources for a walk-in type irradiator at a single facility.
(i) $11,388 for a license authorizing possession of greater than one gram of unsealed special nuclear material or greater than five hundred kilograms of source material at a single facility.
(j) $3,644 for a license authorizing possession of less than or equal to one gram of unsealed special nuclear material or five hundred kilograms of source material at a single facility.
(k) $576 for a license authorizing possession of static elimination devices not covered by a general license.
(2) Persons with licenses authorizing multiple locations of permanent storage shall increase the annual fee by fifty percent for each additional location.
(3) Depleted uranium registrants required to file Form RHF-20 shall forward an annual fee of $116 to the department.
(4) General licensees required to register in accordance with WAC 246-233-020 (3)(k) shall forward an annual fee of $344 to the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250. WSR 08-14-075, § 246-254-090, filed 6/26/08, effective 7/27/08; WSR 05-24-109, § 246-254-090, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 04-12-124, § 246-254-090, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 04-04-055, § 246-254-090, filed 1/30/04, effective 3/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.70.250 and [43.70.]110. WSR 03-14-034, § 246-254-090, filed 6/23/03, effective 7/24/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.270.040, and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 § 220. WSR 02-04-025, § 246-254-090, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 01-14-046, § 246-254-090, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 00-02-016, § 246-254-090, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; WSR 99-12-022, § 246-254-090, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 98-11-067, § 246-254-090, filed 5/19/98, effective 6/19/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, [43.70.]250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. WSR 96-11-043, § 246-254-090, filed 5/8/96, effective 6/28/96; WSR 95-12-004, § 246-254-090, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; WSR 94-11-011 § 246-254-090, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; WSR 93-13-019 (Order 372), § 246-254-090, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-090, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91.]



246-254-100
Fees for laboratory radioactive material licenses.

(1) Persons licensed or authorized to possess or use unsealed radioactive material in the following laboratory categories shall forward annual fees to the department as follows:
(a) $6,240 for a license authorizing possession at a single facility of unsealed sources in amounts greater than:
(i) One millicurie of I-125 or I-131; or
(ii) One hundred millicuries of H-3 or C-14; or
(iii) Ten millicuries of any single isotope.
(b) $3,080 for a license authorizing possession at a single facility of unsealed sources in amounts:
(i) Greater than 0.1 millicurie and less than or equal to one millicurie of I-125 or I-131; or
(ii) Greater than ten millicuries and less than or equal to one hundred millicuries of H-3 or C-14; or
(iii) Greater than one millicurie and less than or equal to ten millicuries of any single isotope.
(c) $2,592 for a license authorizing possession at a single facility of unsealed sources in amounts:
(i) Greater than 0.01 millicurie and less than or equal to 0.1 millicurie of I-125 or I-131; or
(ii) Greater than one millicurie and less than or equal to ten millicuries of H-3 or C-14; or
(iii) Greater than 0.1 millicurie and less than or equal to one millicurie of any other single isotope.
(d) $888 for a license authorizing possession at a single facility of unsealed or sealed sources in amounts:
(i) Less than or equal to 0.01 millicurie of I-125 or I-131; or
(ii) Less than or equal to one millicurie of H-3 or C-14; or
(iii) Less than or equal to 0.1 millicurie of any other single isotope.
(e) $1,196 for a license authorizing possession at a single facility of large quantities of naturally occurring radioactive material in total concentration not exceeding 0.002 microcurie per gram.
(2) Persons with licenses authorizing multiple locations of use shall increase the annual fee by fifty percent for each additional location.
(3) Persons registered to perform in vitro testing pursuant to Form RHF-15 shall forward an annual fee of $116 to the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250. WSR 08-14-075, § 246-254-100, filed 6/26/08, effective 7/27/08; WSR 05-24-109, § 246-254-100, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 04-12-124, § 246-254-100, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.70.250 and [43.70.]110. WSR 03-14-034, § 246-254-100, filed 6/23/03, effective 7/24/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.270.040, and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 § 220. WSR 02-04-025, § 246-254-100, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 01-14-046, § 246-254-100, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 00-02-016, § 246-254-100, filed 12/27/99, effective 1/27/00; WSR 99-12-022, § 246-254-100, filed 5/24/99, effective 6/24/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 98-11-067, § 246-254-100, filed 5/19/98, effective 6/19/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, [43.70.]250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. WSR 96-11-043, § 246-254-100, filed 5/8/96, effective 6/28/96; WSR 95-12-004, § 246-254-100, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; WSR 94-11-011 § 246-254-100, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; WSR 93-13-019 (Order 372), § 246-254-100, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-100, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91.]



246-254-110
Fees for reciprocity.

(1) The department shall charge fees for reciprocal recognition of other agreement state, licensing state or United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses based upon the actual amount of radioactive material or type of devices being transported into Washington state or the type of service to be performed involving radioactive material.
(3) The department shall permit the reciprocally recognized licensee to possess and use radioactive material in the state of Washington up to one hundred eighty days during the twelve-month period following payment of each fee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-110, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91.]



246-254-120
Fees for licensing and compliance actions.

(1) In addition to the fee for each radioactive material license as described under WAC 246-254-070, 246-254-080, 246-254-090, and 246-254-100, a licensee shall pay a service fee for each additional licensing and compliance action as follows:
(a) For a second follow-up inspection, and each follow-up inspection thereafter, a fee of $162 per hour of direct staff time associated with the follow-up inspection, not to exceed $1,625 per follow-up inspection. Hours are calculated in half-hour increments.
(b) For each environmental cleanup monitoring visit, a fee of $162 per hour of direct staff time associated with the environmental cleanup monitoring visit, not to exceed $4,063 per visit. Hours are calculated in half-hour increments.
(c) For each new license application, the fee of $260 in addition to the required annual fee.
(d) For each sealed source and device evaluation, a fee of $162 per hour of direct staff time associated with each sealed source and device evaluation, not to exceed $4,875 per evaluation.
(e) For review of air emission and environmental programs and data collection and analysis of samples, and review of decommissioning activities by qualified staff in those work units, a fee of $162 per hour of direct staff time associated with the review. The fee does not apply to reviews conducted by the radioactive materials section staff and does not apply unless the review time would result in a special service charge exceeding ten percent of the licensee's annual fee.
(f) For expedited licensing review, a fee of $162 per hour of direct staff time associated with the review. This fee only applies when, by the mutual consent of licensee and affected staff, a licensing request is taken out of date order and processed by staff during nonwork hours and for which staff is paid overtime.
(2) The licensee or applicant shall pay any additional service fees at the time of application for a new license or within thirty days of the date of the billing for all other licensing and compliance actions.
(3) The department shall process an application only upon receipt of the new application fee and the annual fee.
(4) The department may take action to modify, suspend, or terminate the license or sealed source and device registration if the licensee fails to pay the fee for additional licensing and compliance actions billed by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250. WSR 08-14-075, § 246-254-120, filed 6/26/08, effective 7/27/08; WSR 05-24-109, § 246-254-120, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. WSR 04-12-124, § 246-254-120, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.270.040, and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 § 220. WSR 02-04-025, § 246-254-120, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 01-14-046, § 246-254-120, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. WSR 95-12-004, § 246-254-120, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; WSR 94-11-011, § 246-254-120, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; WSR 93-13-019 (Order 372), § 246-254-120, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-120, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-120, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 87-01-031 (Order 2450), § 402-70-070, filed 12/11/86; WSR 79-12-073 (Order 1459), § 402-70-070, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]



246-254-130
Radioactive waste disposal site surveillance fee.

(1) The department shall charge a radioactive waste site surveillance fee of twenty-six dollars per cubic foot to generators and brokers of LLRW (low-level radioactive waste) and NARM (naturally occurring and accelerator produced radioactive material).
(2) The fee shall be an added charge on each cubic foot of LLRW and NARM disposed at the disposal site.
(3) The department shall authorize by contract the operator of a low-level radioactive waste disposal site to collect the fee from waste generators and brokers.
(4) The department shall provide for reimbursement to the site operator for collection costs.
(6) The site operator shall remit the fee to the department as follows:
(a) Quarterly for the first seven quarters of each biennium.
(b) By July 15 for the final quarter of the biennium.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.085, 70.98.050, 70.98.110, and 2011 1st sp.s. c 50. WSR 12-14-025, § 246-254-130, filed 6/25/12, effective 8/1/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-130, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.085. WSR 90-11-126 (Order 050), § 402-70-073, filed 5/23/90, effective 6/23/90.]



246-254-140
Fees for uranium, thorium and other mineral processors.

(1) Persons licensed or authorized to receive, possess, or use natural uranium and its decay daughters for the extraction of uranium or thorium compounds or for the reclamation and disposal of the associated tailings or waste shall pay:
(a) Initial application fee of thirty-five thousand dollars; and
(b) Quarterly billings for actual costs to the department.
(2) The department shall bill the uranium or thorium milling licensee quarterly for the department's actual cost of:
(a) Reviewing and issuing a license in excess of the initial application fee;
(b) Determining the licensee's compliance with terms and conditions of the license;
(c) Reviewing license amendment requests;
(d) Maintaining a uranium mill program which is compatible with the requirements of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission;
(f) Reviewing and processing an application for renewal.
(3) The department shall delineate in the quarterly billing the staff, laboratory, and support service costs.
(4) The department:
(a) Shall process any initial application only upon receipt of the full fee specified; and
(b) May return an application to an applicant if no payment is received.
(5) The department shall credit the initial application fee to the applicants' quarterly billing.
(6) Mineral processors requiring licenses for naturally occurring radioactive material in excess of exempt concentrations shall pay:
(a) Initial application fee of twenty-seven thousand dollars; and
(b) Quarterly billings not to exceed forty thousand dollars.
(7) The department shall bill mineral processor licensees quarterly for the department's actual cost of:
(a) Processing and issuing a license in excess of the initial application fee;
(b) Determining the licensee's compliance with terms and conditions of the license;
(c) Reviewing and processing amendment and renewal requests; and
(d) Determining and assuring compliance with chapter 173-11 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-140, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91.]



246-254-150
Fees for perpetual care and maintenance.

(1) Persons with licenses specifically authorizing the receipt, possession, or use of natural uranium and its decay daughters for the extraction of uranium or thorium compounds or for the reclamation and disposal of the associated tailings or waste shall:
(a) Make quarterly payments of twenty cents per kilogram of uranium or thorium compound milled out of the raw ore;
(b) Remit this payment within thirty days after the end of each calendar quarter; and
(c) Pay to the department a minimum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars (1978 dollars) to cover the costs of long-term surveillance prior to the termination of a uranium or thorium mill license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 00-08-013, § 246-254-150, filed 3/24/00, effective 4/24/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-150, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-150, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 87-01-031 (Order 2450), § 402-70-080, filed 12/11/86.]



246-254-160
Fees for airborne emissions of radioactive materials.

(1) The department shall waive the fee of one thousand dollars for each air emission permit application for those facilities who pay the fees specified in WAC 246-254-070, 246-254-080, 246-254-090, and 246-254-100; however, those facilities shall pay costs associated with direct staff time of the air emissions program in accordance with WAC 246-254-120 (1)(e).
(2) For emission units at all other facilities:
(a) Application. The applicant shall submit a fee of one thousand dollars for each air emission license to the department with each application.
(i) The department shall process only those applications accompanied by the fee prescribed in (a) of this subsection. The department shall return any application submitted without the prescribed fee to the applicant.
(ii) The applicant shall pay any additional actual costs involved with processing the application upon receipt of a bill from the department on a calendar quarter basis.
(iii) The department shall credit the initial application fee to the applicant's quarterly billings.
(b) Operations. The department shall charge each emission unit operator the actual expenses incurred by the department in determining compliance with the provisions of established regulations and conditions of the air emission license; and:
(i) Bill the operator each calendar quarter until the air emission license is terminated by the department.
(ii) Specify in the quarterly bill the staff, laboratory, and support service costs associated with the regulatory activities conducted by the department.
(c) Amendment. The department shall add and include the actual costs incurred by the department in reviewing and processing an amendment to an air emission license in the department's calendar quarter charge for regulatory activities.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.98 and 70.94 RCW and chapter 173-480 WAC. WSR 94-07-010, § 246-254-160, filed 3/4/94, effective 4/4/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-160, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-160, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.98 RCW. WSR 88-17-061 (Order 2670), § 440-44-062, filed 8/17/88.]



246-254-165
Low-level radioactive waste site use permit fees for generator or broker.

(a) A generator with an active site use permit, other than a nuclear utility, shall pay an annual site use permit fee based on the total annual volume (cubic feet) of waste disposed during the previous calendar year. The fees by volume of waste are in Table 1 of this section.
(b) A new generator, other than a nuclear utility, shall pay an annual site use permit fee based on the estimated volume (cubic feet) of waste requiring disposal during the first calendar year. The fees by volume of waste are in Table 1 of this section.
(i) If a new generator's waste deposits exceed the generator's estimated volume, the department shall suspend the site use permit until the generator pays the additional fee amount corresponding to the actual volume of waste disposed.
(ii) If a new generator's waste deposits are less than the generator's estimated volume, consistent with WAC 246-08-560, the department shall refund the fee amount paid in excess of the required fee amount.
(c) A nuclear utility shall pay an annual site use permit fee of forty-two thousand four hundred dollars.
(d) A generator, other than a nuclear utility, who fails to renew an annual site use permit shall pay an annual site use permit fee based on the volume of waste disposed during the most recent calendar year in which waste was disposed and shall pay a reinstatement fee of one thousand dollars.
(e) A nuclear utility that fails to maintain annual renewal of the site use permit shall pay an annual site use permit fee of forty-two thousand four hundred dollars and shall pay a reinstatement fee of one thousand dollars.
Table 1: Fees by Volume of Waste
Classification
Fee
< 50 cubic feet
$424
 
≥ 50 < 500 cubic feet
$848
 
≥ 500 < 1000 cubic feet
$2,120
 
≥ 1000 < 2500 cubic feet
$4,240
 
≥ 2500 cubic feet
$14,840
 
(2) The following fees apply to a broker as defined in WAC 246-249-010:
(a) A broker shall pay an annual site use permit fee of one thousand dollars.
(b) A broker who fails to maintain annual renewal of the site use permit shall pay an annual site use permit fee of one thousand dollars and shall pay a reinstatement fee of one thousand dollars.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.085 and 70.98.050. WSR 13-17-036, § 246-254-165, filed 8/12/13, effective 9/12/13.]



246-254-170
Failure by applicant or licensee to pay prescribed fees.

In any case where the department finds that an applicant, a permittee, a registrant, or a licensee failed to pay a prescribed fee or actual costs incurred during a calendar quarter, the department: (1) Shall not process any application and (2) may suspend or revoke any license, permit, registration, or approval involved; or (3) may issue an order with respect to licensed, permitted, or registered activities as the department determines appropriate or necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. WSR 91-22-027 (Order 208), § 246-254-170, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-254-170, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 87-01-031 (Order 2450), § 402-70-090, filed 12/11/86; WSR 79-12-073 (Order 1459), § 402-70-090, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80.]