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48-1607. Licensing, registration, possession and use of sources of radiation and records thereof. The secretary:

(a) Shall provide by rules and regulations for general or specific licensing of by-product, source, radioactive material and special nuclear materials, or devices or equipment utilizing such materials. Such rules and regulations shall provide for amendment, suspension or revocation of licenses;

(b) shall develop programs, with due regard for compatibility with federal programs, for regulations and inspection of by-product, source and special nuclear materials;

(c) is authorized to require licensing or registration of all sources of radiation;

(d) shall prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to such sources of radiation;

(e) is authorized to exempt certain sources of radiation or kinds of uses or users from the licensing or registration requirements set forth in this section when the secretary makes a finding that the exemption of such sources of radiation or kinds of uses or users will not constitute a significant risk to the health and safety of the public;

(f) is authorized to provide for recognition of other state or federal licenses as the secretary may deem desirable, subject to such registration requirements as the secretary may prescribe;

(g) shall require each person who acquires, possesses or uses a source of radiation to maintain records relating to its receipt, storage, transfer or disposal and such other records as the secretary may require subject to such exemptions as may be provided by rules and regulations;

(h) shall require each person who acquires, possesses or uses a source of radiation to maintain appropriate records showing the radiation exposure of all individuals for whom personnel monitoring is required by rules and regulations of the secretary. Copies of these records and those required to be kept by subsection (g) of this section shall be submitted to the secretary on request. Any person possessing or using a source of radiation shall furnish to each employee, for whom personnel monitoring is required, a copy of such employee's personal exposure record annually, at any time such employee has received excessive exposure, and upon termination of employment;

(i) shall maintain a file of (1) all license applications, issuances, denials, amendments, transfers, renewals, modifications, suspensions, revocations, and any administrative or judicial action pertaining thereto; (2) registrants possessing sources of radiation requiring registration under the provisions of this act and any administrative or judicial action pertaining thereto; and (3) all rules and regulations relating to regulation of sources of radiation, pending or promulgated, and proceedings thereon.

History: L. 1963, ch. 290, § 7; L. 1972, ch. 207, § 5; L. 1984, ch. 198, § 5; July 1.

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