DAR File No. 41177

This notice was published in the February 1, 2017, issue (Vol. 2017, No. 3) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Environmental Quality, Waste Management and Radiation Control, Radiation

Rule R313-15

Standards for Protection Against Radiation

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 41177
Filed: 01/17/2017 09:50:13 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule is enacted pursuant to Subsections 19-3-104(4) and 19-3-104(7). Subsection 19-3-104(4) allows the Board to make rules necessary for controlling exposure to sources of radiation that constitute a significant health hazard. Subsection 19-3-104(7) restricts the Board's rulemaking to be no more stringent than federal regulations.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

During the period from the previous five-year review, three modifications to the rule were made. Comments received for each modification were related to the modification only, and no comments were received either expressing support or opposition to the rule.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule needs to be continued to ensure that the state's rules are adequate to protect public health and safety. The requirements are necessary to control the receipt, possession, use, transfer, and disposal of sources of radiation by a licensee or registrant so that the total dose to an individual, including the doses resulting from all sources of radiation other than background radiation, do not exceed established safety standards. The rule is also needed to meet Utah's commitment, as an Agreement State with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in order to maintain regulatory compatibility with the NRC.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Environmental Quality
Waste Management and Radiation Control, RadiationRoom Third Floor
195 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3085

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Rusty Lundberg at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4257, by FAX at 801-536-0222, or by Internet E-mail at rlundberg@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Scott Anderson, Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2017/b20170201.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Rusty Lundberg at the above address, by phone at 801-536-4257, by FAX at 801-536-0222, or by Internet E-mail at rlundberg@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.