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Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health Systems - K.A.R. Article 35 Radiation Regulations

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Date Added: 8/29/2017
Public Hearing Date and Time: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Public Hearing Location: Azure Conference Room, 4th Floor, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson, Topeka

K.A.R. 28-35-135a, 28-35-135c, 28-35-135i, 28-35-135s, 28-35-135u, 28-35-140, 28-35-177a, 28-35-178i, 28-35-179a, 28-35-180a, 28-35-180b, 28-35-181h, 28-35-181i, 28-35-181k, 28-35-181m, 28-35-181o, 28-35-184a, 28-35-192a, 28-35-192c, 28-35-192g, 28-35-205b, 28-35-217b, 28-35-221a, 28-35-221b, 28-35-264, 28-35-288, 28-35-343, 28-35-344, 28-35-347, 28-35-362, and 28-35-504, 28-35-181t, 28-35-192h, 28-35-197b, 28-35-700, 28-35-197a, 28-35-230d

K.A.R. 28-35-135a. Definitions.  Amended to meet Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) compatibility requirements by removing the definition of “becquerel” and “curie,” defined in 28-35-135b and 28-35-135c respectively, under the term “activity.”

K.A.R. 28-35-135c. Definitions. Adds the definition of “consortium” for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-135i. Definitions. Adds the definitions of “Indian tribe” and “Indian tribal official” for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-135s. Definitions.  Clarifies the definition of “survey” for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-135u. Definitions. Adds a description of “processing” to the definition of “unrefined or unprocessed ore” for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-140. Exemptions.  Specifies exemptions for carriers for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-177a. General licenses; source material. Adopts the wording of the federal requirements for a general license for uranium and thorium in certain forms and quantities for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-178i. General licenses for certain units of radium-226. Adds descriptions of types of products that are issued a general license for certain units of radium-226 and clarifies language related to reports of damage, abandonment, disposal, export, and fee waiver for compatibility with NRC regulations.

 K.A.R. 28-35-179a. Application for specific license; renewal or amendment. Adds essential information required for the license of a sealed source or device containing a sealed source for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-180a. General requirements for the issuance of specific licenses. Adds a description of minimization of introduction of residual radioactivity regulation for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-180b. Financial assurance for decommissioning. Adds descriptive information defining the criteria of a cost estimate, periodic adjustment timeframe of no longer than three years, and descriptor of prepayment terms for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-181h. Specific licenses to manufacture and distribute the devices specified in K.A.R. 28-35-178b. Adds the requirement to list certain devices or sources in the sealed source and device registry for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-181i. Special license to manufacture, distribute, assemble, or repair luminous safety devices for use in aircraft.  Adopts by reference the comparable NRC regulation for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-181k. Specific licenses to manufacture and distribute ice detection devices. Adopts by reference the comparable NRC regulation for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-181m. Specific licenses to manufacture, prepare, or distribute radiopharmaceuticals containing radioactive material for medical use. Clarifies wording for designation of an authorized nuclear pharmacist, including positron emission tomography (PET) radioactive drugs for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-181o. Specific licenses to manufacture and distribute sources and devices for use as a calibration, transmission, or reference source or for certain medical uses. Adds the requirement to list certain devices or sources in the sealed source and device registry for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-181t. Requirements for license to initially transfer source material for use under the small quantities of source material general license. New regulation that adds requirements for transfer of source material for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-184a. Specific conditions on all licenses. Adds criteria for transfer of a license for compatibility with NRC regulations. 

K.A.R. 28-35-192a. Exemptions; source material. Clarifies exemptions, adds a two percent by weight criteria for glassware, and adopts NRC regulatory language for depleted uranium for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-192c. Exceptions; other radioactive material. Replaces an incorrect reference to K.A.R. 28-35-197a with K.A.R. 28-35-197b for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-192g. Exemptions; exempt quantities. Replaces incorrect references to K.A.R. 28-35-197a with K.A.R. 28-35-198b and adds the word “owns” for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-192h. Certain industrial devices.  New regulation that describes exemptions for certain industrial devices for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-197a. Schedule B; exempt quantities of radioactive material. Revoked to allow for adoption of the NRC Schedule B in K.A.R. 28-35-197b for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-197b. Schedule B; exempt quantities of radioactive material. New regulation that adopts by reference Schedule B for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-205b. Alternate criteria for license termination. Adds a reference to financial assurance for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-217b. General monitoring requirements.  Clarifies criteria for surveys and adds requirements for personnel dosimeters for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-221a. Procedures for picking up, transporting, receiving, and opening packages.  Adds criteria for transporting radioactive material for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-221b. Appendix A; determination of A1, A2 and B quantities. Removes the table used to calculate activity limits that are used to regulate the transportation of radioactive materials and adopts by reference the NRC tables for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-230d. Reports of individual monitoring. Revoked to reflect programmatic updates to eliminate redundant and conflicting requirements for individual monitoring.

K.A.R. 28-35-264. General requirements. Corrects an adoption by reference date.   

K.A.R. 28-35-288. Special requirements and exemptions for enclosed radiography. Corrects an error in numbering.

K.A.R. 28-35-343. Storage precautions.  Deletes a portion of the regulation that was duplicated in K.A.R. 28-35-344.

K.A.R. 28-35-344. Transport precautions. Updates the wording for security requirements for transport of licensed materials for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-347. In-person inventory. Corrects programmatic inconsistency and sets the inventory period to six months.

K.A.R. 28-35-362. Notification of incidents, abandonment, and lost sources.  Removes a reference to K.A.R. 28-35-364.

K.A.R. 28-35-504. Advance notification of shipment of certain types of licensed or registered material. Adds the requirement for notification of Indian tribes of shipments that cross the tribal boundaries for compatibility with NRC regulations.

K.A.R. 28-35-700. General requirements. Adopts by reference the NRC regulations for physical protection of by-product material for compatibility with NRC regulations.

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