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§ 7110.103. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: July 13, 2007

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 39A. Radiation Protection Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 13, 2007
35 P.S. § 7110.103
§ 7110.103. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Abatement.” Any action deemed necessary by the department to protect public health, safety or welfare, or public or private property, resulting from the use of a radiation source.
“Agency.” The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
“Away-from-reactor spent nuclear fuel storage facility.” A spent nuclear fuel storage facility located outside the site boundaries or property lines of a nuclear power reactor licensed under 10 CFR Pt. 50 (relating to domestic licensing of production and utilization facilities).
“Council.” The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council.
“Department.” The Department of Environmental Protection and its authorized representatives.
“Director.” The Director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
“Electronic product radiation.” Any radiation emitted by products subject to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-602, 82 Stat. 1173).1
“High-level waste.”
(1) Irradiated reactor fuel;
(2) highly radioactive material resulting from the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, including liquid waste produced directly in reprocessing and any solid material derived from such liquid waste that contains fission products in sufficient concentrations; or
(3) other highly radioactive material that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, consistent with existing Federal law, determines by rule requires permanent isolation.
“Large quantity of radioactive material.” A single package or multiple packages in a single shipment of radioactive material which exceed any of the following limits:
(1) 1,000 terabecquerels (TBq) (27,000 curies (Ci);
(2) 3,000 times the A sub1 or A sub2 limits for a radionuclide listed in Appendix A of 10 CFR Pt. 71 (relating to packaging and transportation of radioactive material);
(3) a radioactive material quantity of concern as defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; or
(4) any radioactive material shipment where State notification is mandated by Federal law, regulation, order or other Federal requirement.
“NRC.” The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any predecessor or successor thereto.
“Person.” An individual, corporation, firm, association, public utility, trust, estate, public or private institution, group, agency, political subdivision of the Commonwealth, any other state or political subdivision or agency thereof and any legal successor, representative, agent or agency of the foregoing, other than the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any successor thereto. In any provision of this act prescribing a fine, imprisonment or penalty, or any combination of the foregoing, the term “person” shall include the officers and directors of any corporation or other legal entity having officers and directors.
“Radiation.” Any ionizing radiation or electronic product radiation.
“Radiation source.” An apparatus or material, other than a nuclear power reactor and nuclear fuel located on a plant site, emitting or capable of emitting radiation.
“Radiation source user.” A person who owns or is responsible for a radiation source.
“Reactor fuel fabrication facility.” A facility in which onsite operations include preparation of reactor fuel material with fissionable material such as uranium or plutonium, reactor fuel material research and development, formation of fuel material shapes, application of cladding, recovery of reactor fuel material or any other reactor fuel material manufacturing operation.
“Secretary.” The Secretary of Environmental Protection or his or her authorized representative.
“Spent nuclear fuel.” Fuel that has been withdrawn from a nuclear reactor following irradiation, the constituent elements of which have not been separated by reprocessing.
“Transuranic waste.” Radioactive waste containing more than 3.7 kilobecquerels (KBq) (100 nanocuries) of alpha-emitting transuranic isotopes per gram of waste with half-lives greater than 20 years, except for high-level waste.


1984, July 10, P.L. 688, No. 147, § 103, effective in 15 days. Amended 2007, July 13, P.L. 95, No. 31, § 1, imd. effective.


21 U.S.C.A. § 360hh et seq.
35 P.S. § 7110.103, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7110.103
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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