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PDFWAC 246-232-006

Exemption of certain source material.

(1) A person is exempt from the requirements for a license and from this chapter and chapters 246-233 and 246-235 WAC to the extent that the person receives, possesses, uses, transfers, or delivers, source material in any chemical mixture, compound, solution or alloy in which the source material is by weight less than 1/20 of one percent (0.05 percent) of the mixture, compound, solution, or alloy.
(2) A person is exempt from the requirements for a license and from this chapter and chapters 246-233 and 246-235 WAC to the extent that the person receives, possesses, uses or transfers unrefined and unprocessed ore containing source material, provided such person shall not refine or process such ore unless authorized to do so in a specific license.
(3) A person is exempt from the requirements for a license and from this chapter and chapters 246-221, 246-246, 246-222, 246-233, and 246-235 WAC to the extent that the person receives, possesses, uses or transfers:
(a) Any quantities of thorium contained in:
(i) Incandescent gas mantles;
(ii) Vacuum tubes;
(iii) Welding rods;
(iv) Electric lamps for illuminating purposes if each lamp contains fifty milligrams or less of thorium;
(v) Germicidal lamps, sunlamps and lamps for outdoor or industrial lighting if each lamp contains two grams or less of thorium;
(vi) Rare earth metals and compounds, mixtures, and products containing 0.25 percent or less by weight thorium, uranium, or any combination of these; or
(vii) Personnel neutron dosimeters if each dosimeter contains 1.85 gigabecquerels (50 milligrams) or less of thorium.
(b) Source material contained in the following products:
(i) Glazed ceramic tableware manufactured before August 27, 2013, if the glaze contains twenty percent or less by weight source material;
(ii) Piezoelectric ceramic containing two percent or less by weight source material; and
(iii) Glassware containing not more than two percent by weight source material or, for glassware manufactured before August 27, 2013, ten percent by weight source material; but not including commercially manufactured glass brick, pane glass, ceramic tile, or other glass or ceramic used in construction.
(c) Photographic film, negatives and prints containing uranium or thorium;
(d) Any finished product or part fabricated of, or containing, tungsten-thorium or magnesium-thorium alloys if the thorium content of the alloy is four percent or less by weight. The exemption contained in this subparagraph shall not be deemed to authorize the chemical, physical or metallurgical treatment or processing of any such product or part;
(e) Thorium or uranium contained in or on finished optical lenses and mirrors, provided that each lens or mirror does not contain more than ten percent by weight of thorium or uranium or, for lenses manufactured before August 27, 2013, thirty percent by weight of thorium. The exemption contained in this subparagraph shall not be deemed to authorize either:
(i) The shaping, grinding or polishing of such lens or mirror or manufacturing processes other than the assembly of such lens or mirror into optical systems and devices without alteration of the lens or mirror; or
(ii) The receipt, possession, use or transfer of thorium or uranium contained in contact lenses, or in spectacles, or in eyepieces in binoculars or other optical instruments.
(f) Uranium contained in detector heads for use in fire detection units if each detector head contains 185 becquerels (0.005 microcuries) or less of uranium; or
(g) Thorium contained in any finished aircraft engine part containing nickel-thoria alloy if:
(i) The thorium is dispersed in the nickel-thoria alloy in the form of finely divided thoria (thorium dioxide); and
(ii) The thorium content in the nickel-thoria alloy is four percent or less by weight.
(4) The exemptions in subsection (3) of this section do not authorize the manufacture of any of the products described.
(5) No person may initially transfer for sale or distribution a product containing source material to persons exempt under this section, or equivalent regulations of an agreement state or the NRC, unless authorized by a license issued under 10 C.F.R. 40.52 to initially transfer such products for sale or distribution.
(a) Persons initially distributing source material in products covered by the exemptions in this section before August 27, 2013, without specific authorization may continue such distribution for one year beyond this date. Initial distribution may also be continued until NRC takes final action on a pending application for license or license amendment to specifically authorize distribution submitted no later than one year beyond this date.
(b) Persons authorized by an agreement state to manufacture, process, or produce these materials or products containing source material, and persons who import finished products or parts for sale or distribution must be authorized by a license issued under 10 C.F.R. 40.52 for distribution only and are exempt from the requirements of chapters 246-221 and 246-222 WAC, and WAC 246-235-020 (1) and (2).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.110. WSR 17-01-034, § 246-232-006, filed 12/12/16, effective 1/12/17; WSR 16-13-054, § 246-232-006, filed 6/10/16, effective 7/11/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 13-24-025, § 246-232-006, filed 11/22/13, effective 12/23/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.080. WSR 09-06-003, § 246-232-006, filed 2/18/09, effective 3/21/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 01-02-068, § 246-232-006, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01.]
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