DAR File No. 39017
This rule was published in the April 15, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 8) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Environmental Quality, Radiation Control
Requirements for X?Ray Equipment Used for Non?Medical Applications
Change in Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 39017
Filed: 03/27/2015 11:24:50 AM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
Requirements for X-Ray Equipment Used for Non-Medical Applications- Response to comment to exclude from the shielding and training requirements hand-held units that are manufactured with built-in operator exposure protection.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed change to Subsection R313-35-105(1) is to exclude from the shielding and training requirements hand-held units that are manufactured with built-in operator exposure protection. (DAR NOTE: This change in proposed rule has been filed to make additional changes to a proposed amendment that was published in the January 15, 2015, issue of the Utah State Bulletin, on page 89. Underlining in the rule below indicates text that has been added since the publication of the proposed rule mentioned above; strike-out indicates text that has been deleted. You must view the change in proposed rule and the proposed amendment together to understand all of the changes that will be enforceable should the agency make this rule effective.)
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Subsection 19-3-104(4)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
There is no anticipated cost or savings to the state budget. The proposed change excludes certain portable, hand-held x-ray devices from operator exposure requirements and does not affect the registration process and the associated fees for x-ray devices as as approved by the legislature.
There is no anticipated cost or savings for local government agencies. The proposed change does not add or remove requirements that affect local government agencies. There are no local government agencies registered to use the type of portable, hand-held x-ray devices that are the subject of the proposed change.
A small business that uses the type of x-ray device that is the subject of the proposed change could realize a cost savings equal to the amount of the purchase price of lead equivalent aprons not required for the excluded devices.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
Persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local government entities that use the type of x-ray device that is the subject of the proposed change could realize a cost savings equal to the amount of the purchase price of lead equivalent aprons not required for the excluded devices.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
As noted under costs for small businesses above, a reduction in compliance costs could be realized.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Businesses registered to use hand-held x-ray devices with built-in operator exposure protection could realize a cost savings by not needing to use a lead apron shielding or meet the training requirements.
Amanda Smith, Executive Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Environmental Quality
Radiation ControlRoom Third Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Spencer Wickham at the above address, by phone at 801-536-0082, by FAX at 801-533-4097, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Rusty Lundberg, Director
R313. Environmental Quality, Radiation Control.
R313-35. Requirements for X-Ray Equipment Used for Non-Medical Applications.
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R313-35-105. Portable, Hand-Held, Non-Medical X-ray Systems.
(1) In addition to compliance to the provisions of Rule R313-35 the following sections are specific to portable, hand-held, non-medical x-ray systems:
(a) Protective aprons of at least 0.5 millimeter lead equivalence shall be provided for the operator to protect the operator's torso and gonads from backscatter radiation while operating the x-ray source;
(b) Each operator of hand-held x-ray systems shall complete a training program supplied by the manufacturer prior to using the x-ray system. Records of training shall be maintained on file for examination by an authorized representative of the Director; and
(c) For hand-held x-ray systems, the provision in Subsection R313-35-110(1)(d) of the length of electrical cord for the dead-man switch is optional.
KEY: industry, x-rays, veterinarians, surveys
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 2015
Notice of Continuation: March 2, 2012
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-3-104; 19-3-108
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