DAR File No. 39276

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


Environmental Quality, Radiation Control

Section R313-36-3

Clarifications or Exceptions

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 39276
Filed: 04/14/2015 03:43:54 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

This filing changes the requirements for industrial radiographic operations.

Summary of the rule or change:

The proposed changes to Section R313-36-3 would: update the incorporation of the outdated 2011 version of Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 34, with the current 2015 version of 10 CFR 34.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • 10 CFR 34
  • Section 19-3-108
  • Section 19-3-104

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.

R313-36. Special Requirements for Industrial Radiographic Operations.

R313-36-3. Clarifications or Exceptions.

For purposes of R313-36, 10 CFR 34.3; 34.13; 34.20(a)(1); 34.20(b) through 34.41(b); 34.42(a) through 34.42(c); 34.43(a)(1); 34.43(b) through 34.45(a)(8); 34.45(a)(10) through 34.101 (20[11]15), are incorporated by reference with the following clarifications or exceptions:

(1) The exclusion of the following:

(a) In 10 CFR 34.3, exclude definitions for "Lay-barge radiography," "Offshore platform radiography," and "Underwater radiography";

(b) In 10 CFR 34.27(d), exclude "A copy of the report must be sent to the Administrator of the appropriate Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regional Office listed in appendix D of 10 CFR part 20 of this chapter "Standards for Protection Against Radiation."; and

(c) In 10 CFR 34.27(e), exclude "Licensees will have until June 27, 1998, to comply with the DU leak-testing requirements of this paragraph."

(2) The substitution of the following wording:

(a) "radioactive materials" for references to "byproduct materials";

(b) "Utah Radiation Control Rules" for references to:

(i) "Commission's regulations";

(ii) "Federal regulations";

(iii) "NRC regulations"; and

(iv) "Commission regulations.";

(c) "Director" for references to:

(i) "Commission";

(ii) "appropriate NRC regional office listed in Section 30.6(a)(2)";

(iii) "Director, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs" except as used in 10 CFR 34.43(a)(1); and

(iv) "NRC's Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs";

(d) "Director, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or an Agreement State" for references to:

(i) "NRC or an Agreement State"; and

(ii) "Commission or an Agreement State";

(e) "Director, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or by an Agreement State" for references to "Commission or by an Agreement State";

(f) "License(s)" for references to "NRC license(s)";

(g) "NRC or Agreement State License" for references to "Agreement State license"; and

(h) "the Utah Radiation Control Rules" for references to "this chapter, such as Section 21.21."

(3) The substitution of the following rule references:

(a) In 10 CFR 34.51, "R313-12" for references to "10 CFR part 20 of this chapter";

(b) "R313-15" for references to "10 CFR part 20" and "10 CFR part 20 of this chapter" except as found in 10 CFR 34.51;

(c) "R313-15-601(1)(a)" for references to "Section 20.1601(a)(1) of this chapter";

(d) "R313-15-902(1) and (2)" for references to "10 CFR 20.1902(a) and (b) of this chapter";

(e) "R313-15-903" for references to "Section 20.1903 of this chapter";

(f) "R313-15-1203" for references to "10 CFR 20.2203" and "Section 20.2203 of this chapter";

(g) "R313-12-110" for references to "Section 30.6(a) of this chapter" except as used in 10 CFR 34.43(a)(1);

(h) "R313-19-30" for references to "Section 150.20 of this chapter";

(i) "R313-19-50" for references to "Section 30.50";

(j) "R313-19-100" for references to "10 CFR part 71", and "49 CFR parts 171 - 173";

(k) "R313-22-33" for references to "Section 30.33 of this chapter";

(l) "R313-36" for references to "NRC regulations contained in this part";

(m) "R313-19-100(5)" for references to "Section 71.5 of this chapter"

(n) "R313-19-5" for references to "Sections 30.7, 30.9, and 30.10 of this chapter."

 

KEY: industry, radioactive material, licensing, surveys

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [January 16, 2012]2015

Notice of Continuation: September 23, 2011

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

 


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