DAR File No. 39275

This rule was published in the May 1, 2015, issue (Vol. 2015, No. 9) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Environmental Quality, Radiation Control

Section R313-24-4

Clarifications or Exceptions

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 39275
Filed: 04/14/2015 03:42:58 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

This filing changes the uranium mills and source material mill tailings disposal facility requirements.

Summary of the rule or change:

The proposed changes to Section R313-24-4 would: update the incorporation of the outdated 2002 version of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40, with the current 2015 version of 10 CFR 40.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 19-3-104
  • Section 19-3-108
  • 10 CFR 40

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to the state budget. The proposed changes do not add or remove significant requirements that affect radiation. The proposed rule changes are adopting required federal regulations to maintain compatibility as an agreement state. These changes do not add new requirements that would cause the state budget to incur any changes in compliance costs beyond those identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

local governments:

There is no anticipated cost or savings to the local government. The proposed changes do not add or remove significant requirements that affect radiation. The proposed rule changes are adopting required federal regulations to maintain compatibility as an agreement state. These changes do not add new requirements that would cause local government to incur any changes in compliance costs beyond those identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

small businesses:

Small businesses may hold a radioactive material license, but there is no anticipated cost or savings for small businesses. The proposed rule changes are adopting required federal regulations to maintain compatibility as an agreement state. These changes do not add new requirements that would cause small businesses to incur any changes in compliance costs beyond those identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

Small businesses and persons other than businesses may hold a radioactive material license, but there is no anticipated cost or savings for small businesses and persons other than businesses. The proposed rule changes are adopting required federal regulations to maintain compatibility as an agreement state. These changes do not add new requirements that would cause local government to incur any changes in compliance costs beyond those identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

There are no anticipated costs for affected persons since the proposed rule changes are adopting required federal regulations to maintain compatibility as an agreement state. These changes do not add new requirements that would cause affected persons to incur any changes in compliance costs beyond those identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

The proposed changes to the rule are necessary for the Utah Radiation Control Rules to be compatible with NRC requirements, and to ensure that the Division's program activities are adequate to protect the public health and safety. The Division is not aware of any business that would be impacted fiscally due to the proposed rule changes.

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 [email protected]

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:

06/01/2015

This rule may become effective on:

06/16/2015

Authorized by:

Rusty Lundberg, Director

RULE TEXT

R313. Environmental Quality, Radiation Control.

R313-24. Uranium Mills and Source Material Mill Tailings Disposal Facility Requirements.

R313-24-4. Clarifications or Exceptions.

For the purposes of Rule R313-24, 10 CFR 40.2a through 40.4; 40.12; 40.20(a); 40.21; 40.26(a) through (c); 40.31(h); 40.41(c); the introduction to 40.42(k) and 40.42(k)(3)(i); 40.61(a) and (b); 40.65; and Appendix A to Part 40 (20[02]15) are incorporated by reference with the following clarifications or exceptions:

(1) The exclusion and substitution of the following:

(a) Exclude 10 CFR 40.26(c)(1) and replace with "(1) The provisions of Sections R313-12-51, R313-12-52, R313-12-53, R313-19-34, R313-19-50, R313-19-61, R313-24-1, Rules R313-14, R313-15, R313-18, and R313-24 (incorporating 10 CFR 40.2a, 40.3, 40.4, and 40.26 by reference)";

(b) In Appendix A to 10 CFR 40, exclude Criterion 5B(1) through 5H, Criterion 7A, Criterion 13, and replace the excluded Criterion with "Utah Administrative Code, R317-6, Ground Water Quality Protection"; and

(c) In Appendix A to 10 CFR 40, exclude Criterion 11A through 11F and Criterion 12;

(2) The substitution of the following:

(a) "10 CFR 40" for reference to "this part" as found throughout the incorporated text;

(b) "Director" for reference to "Commission" in the first and fourth references contained in 10 CFR 40.2a, in 10 CFR 40.3, 40.20(a), 40.26, 40.41(c), 40.61, and 40.65;

(c) "Rules R313-19, R313-21, or R313-22" for "Section 62 of the Act" as found in 10 CFR 40.12(a);

(d) "Rules R313-21 or R313-22" for reference to "the regulations in this part" in 10 CFR 40.41(c);

(e) "Section R313-19-100" for reference to "part 71 of this chapter" as found in 10 CFR 40.41(c);

(f) In 10 CFR 40.42(k)(3)(i), "R313-15-401 through R313-15-406" for reference to "10 CFR part 20, subpart E";

(g) "source material milling" for reference to "uranium milling, in production of uranium hexafluoride, or in a uranium enrichment facility" as found in 10 CFR 40.65(a);

(h) "Director" for reference to "appropriate NRC Regional Office shown in Appendix D to 10 CFR part 20 of this chapter, with copies to the Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555," as stated in 10 CFR 65(a)(1);

(i) "require the licensee to" for reference to "require to" in 10 CFR 40.65(a)(1); and

(j) In Appendix A to 10 CFR part 40, the following substitutions:

(i) "R313-12-3" for reference to "Sec. 20.1003 of this chapter" as found in the first paragraph of the introduction to Appendix A;

(ii) "Utah Administrative Code, Rule R317-6, Ground Water Quality Protection" for ground water standards in "Environmental Protection Agency in 40 CFR part 192, subparts D and E" as found in the Introduction, paragraph 4; or "Environmental Protection Agency in 40 CFR part 192, subparts D and E (48 FR 45926; October 7, 1983)" as found in Criterion 5;

(iii) "Director as defined in Subsection 19-5-102(6)" for reference to "Commission" in the definition of "compliance period," in paragraph five of the introduction and in Criterion 5A(3);

(iv) "Director" for reference to "Commission" in the definition of "closure plan", in paragraph five of the introduction, and in Criterions 6(2), 6(4), 6(6), 6A(2), 6A(3), 9, and 10 of Appendix A;

(v) "license issued by the Director" for reference to "Commission license" in the definition of "licensed site," in the introduction to Appendix A;

(vi) "Director" for reference to "NRC" in Criterion 4D;

(vii) "representatives of the Director" for reference to "NRC staff" in Criterion 6(6);

(viii) "Director-approved" for reference to "Commission-approved" in Criterion 6A(1) and Criterion 9;

(ix) "Director" for reference to "appropriate NRC regional office as indicated in Criterion 8A" as found, Criterion 8, paragraph 2 or for reference to "appropriate NRC regional office as indicated in Appendix D to 10 CFR part 20 of this chapter, or the Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555," as stated in Criterion 8A; and

(x) "Director" for reference to "the Commission or the State regulatory agency" in Criterion 9, paragraph 2.

 

KEY: environmental analysis, uranium mills, tailings, byproduct material

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [March 19, 2013]2015

Notice of Continuation: May 24, 2012

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 19-3-104; 19-3-108

 

 


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