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PDFWAC 246-237-077

Advance notification of shipment of Category 1 quantities of radioactive material.

As specified in subsections (1) and (2) of this section, each licensee shall provide advance notification to the department and the governor of a state, or the governor's designee, of the shipment of licensed material in a Category 1 quantity, through or across the boundary of the state, before transport, or delivery to a carrier for transport, of the licensed material outside the confines of the licensee's facility or other place of use or storage.
(1) Procedures for submitting advance notification.
(a) The notification must be made to the department and to the office of each appropriate governor or governor's designee. The contact information, including telephone and mailing addresses, of governors and governors' designees, is available on the NRC's website at A list of the contact information is also available upon request from the Director, Division of Material Safety, Security, State, and Tribal Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 20555-0001. Notifications to the department must be made to the attention of the Director, Office of Radiation Protection.
(b) A notification delivered by mail must be postmarked at least seven days before transport of the shipment commences at the shipping facility.
(c) A notification delivered by any means other than mail must reach the department at least four days before transport of the shipment commences and must reach the office of the governor or the governor's designee at least four days before transport of a shipment within or through the state.
(2) Information to be furnished in advance notification of shipment. Each advance notification of shipment of Category 1 quantities of radioactive material must contain the following information, if available at the time of notification:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the shipper, carrier, and receiver of the Category 1 radioactive material;
(b) The license numbers of the shipper and receiver;
(c) A description of the radioactive material contained in the shipment, including the radionuclides and quantities;
(d) The point of origin of the shipment and the estimated time and date when shipment will commence;
(e) The estimated time and date the shipment is expected to enter each state along the route;
(f) The estimated time and date of arrival of the shipment at the destination; and
(g) A point of contact, with a telephone number, for current shipment information.
(3) Revision notice.
(a) The licensee shall provide any information not previously available at the time of the initial notification, as soon as the information becomes available but not later than commencement of the shipment, to the governor of the state or the governor's designee and to the department.
(b) A licensee shall promptly notify the governor of the state or the governor's designee of any changes to the information provided in accordance with subsections (2) and (3)(a) of this section. The licensee shall also immediately notify the department of any such changes.
(4) Cancellation notice. Each licensee who cancels a shipment for which advance notification has been sent shall send a cancellation notice to the department and to the governor of each state or to the governor's designee previously notified. The licensee shall send the cancellation notice before the shipment would have commenced or as soon thereafter as possible. The licensee shall state in the notice that it is a cancellation and identify the advance notification which is being canceled.
(5) Records. The licensee shall retain a copy of the advance notification and any revision and cancellation notices as a record for three years.
(6) Protection of information. State officials, state employees, and other individuals, whether or not licensees of the department, NRC, or an agreement state who receive schedule information of the kind specified in subsection (2) of this section shall protect that information against unauthorized disclosure as specified in WAC 246-237-043(4).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70A.388.040 and 70A.388.110. WSR 22-11-063, § 246-237-077, filed 5/16/22, effective 6/16/22. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.110. WSR 17-01-034, § 246-237-077, filed 12/12/16, effective 1/12/17; WSR 16-13-079, § 246-237-077, filed 6/14/16, effective 7/15/16.]
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