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PDFWAC 246-221-260

Reports of overexposures and excessive levels and concentrations.

(1) In addition to any notification required by WAC 246-221-250, each licensee or registrant shall submit a written report to the department within thirty days after learning of any of the following occurrences:
(a) Incidents for which notification is required by WAC 246-221-250; or
(b) Doses in excess of any of the following:
(i) The occupational dose limits for adults in WAC 246-221-010; or
(ii) The occupational dose limits for a minor in WAC 246-221-050; or
(iii) The limits for an embryo/fetus of a declared pregnant woman in WAC 246-221-055; or
(iv) The limits for an individual member of the public in WAC 246-221-060; or
(v) Any applicable limit in the license; or
(vi) The ALARA constraints for air emissions established under WAC 246-221-005; or
(c) Levels of radiation or concentrations of radioactive material in:
(i) A restricted area in excess of applicable limits in the license; or
(ii) An unrestricted area in excess of ten times the applicable limit set forth in this chapter or in the license or registration, whether or not involving exposure of any individual in excess of the limits in WAC 246-221-060; or
(d) For source materials milling licensees and nuclear power plants subject to the provisions of United States Environmental Protection Agency's generally applicable environmental radiation standards in 40 C.F.R. 190, levels of radiation or releases of radioactive material in excess of those standards, or of license conditions related to those standards.
(2) Each report required by subsection (1) of this section shall describe:
(a) The incident and its exact location, time and date;
(b) The extent of exposure of individuals to radiation or to radioactive material, including estimates of each individual's dose as required by subsection (3) of this section;
(c) Levels of radiation and concentrations of radioactive material involved, including the radionuclides, quantities, and chemical and physical form;
(d) The cause or probable cause of the exposure, levels of radiation or concentrations;
(e) The manufacturer and model number (if applicable) of any equipment that failed or malfunctioned;
(f) The results of any evaluations or assessments; and
(g) Corrective steps taken or planned to assure against a recurrence, including the schedule for achieving conformance with applicable limits, ALARA constraints, generally applicable environmental standards, and associated license conditions.
(3) Each report filed with the department pursuant to this section shall include for each individual exposed the name, Social Security number, and date of birth, and an estimate of the individual's dose. With respect to the limit for the embryo/fetus in WAC 246-221-055, the identifiers should be those of the declared pregnant woman. The report shall be prepared so that this information is stated in a separate and detachable part of the report.
(4) Individuals shall be notified of reports in accordance with the requirements of WAC 246-222-040.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 99-15-105, § 246-221-260, filed 7/21/99, effective 8/21/99; WSR 95-01-108, § 246-221-260, filed 12/21/94, effective 1/21/95; WSR 94-01-073, § 246-221-260, filed 12/9/93, effective 1/9/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.080. WSR 91-15-112 (Order 184), § 246-221-260, filed 7/24/91, effective 8/24/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-221-260, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 81-01-011 (Order 1570), § 402-24-200, filed 12/8/80; Order 1095, § 402-24-200, filed 2/6/76; Order 708, § 402-24-200, filed 8/24/72; Order 1, § 402-24-200, filed 7/2/71; Order 1, § 402-24-200, filed 1/8/69; Rules (part), filed 10/26/66.]
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