§ 30256. Vacating Installations: Records and Notice.
17 CA ADC § 30256BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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Title 17. Public Health
Division 1. State Department of Health Services
Chapter 5. Sanitation (Environmental)
Subchapter 4. Radiation
Group 3. Standards for Protection Against Radiation
Article 2. Notices, Instructions, and Reports to Workers; Inspections and Investigations (Refs & Annos)
17 CCR § 30256
§ 30256. Vacating Installations: Records and Notice.
(a) Each person granted a specific license pursuant to Group 2 of this Subchapter shall keep records of information important to the decommissioning of a facility in an identified location until the site is released for unrestricted use by the Department. Before licensed activities are transferred or assigned in accordance with 30194(c), licensees shall transfer all records described in this section to the new licensee. In this case, the new licensee shall be responsible for maintaining these records until the license is terminated. If records important to the decommissioning of a facility are kept for other purposes, reference to these records and their locations may be used. The records shall include the following information important to decommissioning:
(1) Records of spills or other unusual occurrences involving the spread of contamination in and around the facility, equipment, or site. These records shall include but not be limited to a description of any instances when contamination remains after any cleanup procedures or when there is reasonable likelihood that contaminants may have spread to inaccessible areas, as for example, possible seepage into porous materials such as concrete. These records shall include any known information on identification of involved nuclides, quantities, forms, and concentrations.
(2) As-built drawings and modification drawings of structures and equipment in restricted areas where radioactive materials are used or stored, and of locations of possible inaccessible contamination such as buried pipes which may be subject to contamination. If required drawings are referenced, each relevant document need not be indexed individually. If drawings are not available, the licensee shall substitute appropriate records of available information concerning these areas and locations.
(3) Except for areas containing only sealed sources (provided the sources have not leaked or no contamination remains after any leak) or any radioactive materials having only half-lives of less than 65 days, a list contained in a single document and updated every 2 years, of the following:
(A) All areas designated and formerly designated restricted areas as defined in Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 20.1003 incorporated by reference pursuant to Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 30253;
(B) All areas outside restricted areas that require documentation under (a)(1);
(C) All areas outside of restricted areas where current and previous wastes have been buried as documented under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 20.2108 incorporated by reference pursuant to Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 30253; and
(D) All areas outside of restricted areas which contain material such that, if the license expired, the licensee would be required to either decontaminate the area to unrestricted release levels or apply for approval for disposal under Title 10, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 20.2002 incorporated by reference pursuant to Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 30253.
(4) Records of the cost estimate performed for the decommissioning funding plan or of the amount certified for decommissioning, and records of the funding method used for assuring funds if either a funding plan or certification is used pursuant to Section 30195.1.
(b) Each person granted a specific license pursuant to Group 2 of this Subchapter shall, no less than 30 days before vacating any installation which may have been contaminated with radioactive material as a result of the licensee's activities, notify the department in writing of intent to vacate. This notice shall be submitted on form CDPH 5314 (06/09), entitled “Certificate of Disposition of Materials,” which is incorporated by reference herein, and shall address all requirements specified in subsection (c).
(c) If a licensee does not submit an application for license renewal under section 30194, the licensee shall on or before the expiration date specified in the license:
(1) Terminate use of radioactive material;
(2) Remove radioactive contamination to the extent practicable except for those procedures covered by Subsection (d) of this section;
(3) Dispose of radioactive material in accordance with applicable regulations;
(4) Submit a completed form CDPH 5314 (06/09), which certifies information concerning the disposition of materials; and
(5) Conduct a radiation survey of the premises where the licensed activities were carried out and submit a report of the results of this survey, unless the licensee demonstrates that the premises are suitable for release for unrestricted use in some other manner. The licensee shall, as appropriate:
(A) Report levels of radiation in units of microrads per hour of beta and gamma radiation at one centimeter and gamma radiation at one meter from surfaces, and report levels of radioactivity, including alpha, in units of disintegrations per minute (or microcuries) per 100 square centimeters removable and fixed for surfaces, microcuries per milliliter for water, and picocuries per gram for solids such as soils or concrete; and
(B) Specify the survey instrument(s) used and certify that each instrument is properly calibrated and tested.
(d) In addition to the information required under Subsections (c)(4) and (5), the licensee shall submit a plan for completion of decommissioning if the procedures necessary to carry out decommissioning have not been previously approved by the Department and could increase potential health and safety impacts to workers or to the public such as in any of the following cases:
(1) Procedures would involve techniques not applied routinely during cleanup or maintenance operations; or
(2) Workers would be entering areas not normally occupied where surface contamination and radiation levels are significantly higher than routinely encountered during operation; or
(3) Procedures could result in significantly greater airborne concentrations of radioactive materials than are present during operation; or
(4) Procedures could result in significantly greater releases of radioactive material to the environment than those associated with operation.
(e) Procedures with potential health and safety impacts shall not be carried out prior to approval of the decommissioning plan.
(f) The proposed decommissioning plan, if required by Subsection (d) of this section or by license condition, shall include:
(1) Description of planned decommissioning activities;
(2) Description of methods used to assure protection of workers and the environment against radiation hazards during decommissioning;
(3) A description of the planned final radiation survey;
(4) The information required in (a) (3) and any other information required by (a) that is considered necessary to support the adequacy of the decommissioning plan for approval; and
(5) An updated detailed cost estimate for decommissioning, comparison of that estimate with present funds set aside for decommissioning, and plan for assuring the availability of adequate funds for completion of decommissioning.
(g) The proposed decommissioning plan will be approved by the Department if the Department determines that the decommissioning will be completed as soon as is reasonable and that the health and safety of workers and the public will be adequately protected.
(h) Upon approval of the decommissioning plan by the Department, the licensee shall complete decommissioning in accordance with the approved plan. As a final step in decommissioning, the licensee shall again submit the information required in subsection (c)(5) and shall certify the disposition of accumulated wastes from decommissioning by completing form CDPH 5314 (06/09).
(i) If the information submitted under subsection (c)(5) or (h) does not adequately demonstrate that the premises are suitable for release for unrestricted use, the Department shall inform the licensee of the appropriate further actions required for termination of license.
(j) Each specific license continues in effect, beyond the expiration date if necessary, with respect to possession of residual radioactive material present as contamination until the Department notifies the licensee in writing that the license is terminated. During this time, the licensee shall:
(1) Limit actions involving radioactive material to those related to decommissioning; and
(2) Continue to control entry to restricted areas until they are suitable for release for unrestricted use and the Department notifies the licensee in writing that the license is terminated.
(k) Specific licenses shall be terminated by written notice to the licensee when the Department determines that:
(1) Radioactive material has been properly disposed;
(2) Reasonable effort has been made to eliminate residual radioactive contamination, if present; and
(3) A radiation survey has been performed which demonstrates that the premises are suitable for release for unrestricted use; or other information submitted by the licensee is sufficient to demonstrate that the premises are suitable for release for unrestricted use.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 114975, 115000, 131051, 131052, 131055 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 114965, 114970, 115060, 115230 and 115235, Health and Safety Code.
1. Renumbering of former section 30298 to section 30256 filed 3-3-94 as an emergency; operative 3-3-94 (Register 94, No. 9). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-1-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-3-94 order transmitted to OAL 6-7-94 and filed 7-14-94 (Register 94, No. 28).
3. Amendment of section heading and section filed 10-16-95 as an emergency; operative 10-16-95 (Register 95, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-13-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-16-95 order, including amendment of subsections (a), (c)(4) and (f)(3), new (f)(4) and subsection renumbering, and amendment of subsection (h) and Note, transmitted to OAL 2-9-96 and filed 3-25-96 (Register 96, No. 13).
5. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 9-9-97; operative 10-9-97 (Register 97, No. 37).
6. Amendment of subsections (b), (c)(4) and (h) and amendment of Note filed 11-9-2010; operative 12-9-2010 (Register 2010, No. 46).
This database is current through 9/3/21 Register 2021, No. 36
17 CCR § 30256, 17 CA ADC § 30256
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