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    The Radiation Control Program (RCP) is within the
    Division for Regulatory Services
    P. O. Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

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Regulatory Guides


Regulatory Guides are issued to describe and make available acceptable methods of implementing specific sections of Title 25, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 289, Texas Regulations for Control of Radiation, to delineate techniques used by the staff in evaluating specific issues, or to provide guidance to applicants, licensees, or registrants. Regulatory Guides are NOT substitutes for regulations and compliance with them is not required. Methods and solutions different from those set out in the guides will be acceptable if they provide a basis for the Texas Department of State Health Services, Radiation Control, to make necessary determinations to issue or continue a license or certificate of registration.

For open record requests of examples and/or summaries of standard violations/severity levels, please contact Brinda.Staton@dshs.state.tx.us,  Radiation Control Custodian of Records or call (512) 834-6688, ext 2202. 

Radiation Control Program Regulatory Guides are in PDF (.pdf) format.  You will need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing, navigating, and printing PDF files.

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Inspection Notices, Instructions, and Reports To Workers (2002)

RAM Regulatory Guides

2.1 Industrial Radiography
2.2 Evaluation of Sealed Sources
2.3 Evaluation of Devices Containing RAM
2.5 Portable X-Ray Fluorescence
2.6 Use of Gas Chromatograph (GC) Detectors
2.7 Fixed Gauging Devices
2.8 Portable Gauges
2.10 Well Logging and Tracer Studies
2.11 Spinning Pipe Gauging Devices
2.18 Decontamination Services
2.19 Waste Shippers and Transporters
3.1 Medical Use
3.1a Diagnostic with Doses
3.2 Broad Medical
3.3 Academic
3.3 Academic Institutions
3.4 Broad Academic
3.5 Teletherapy Devices
3.6 Medical Eye Applicators
3.7 Nuclear Pharmacy
3.8 Nuclear Pacemakers
3.9 Bone Mineral Analyzer
3.10 Veterinary Brachytherapy
3.11 Remote Brachytherapy
3.12 Gamma Knife
3.13 Production Accelerators
3.15 Veterinary Use
5.1 Leak-Testing
5.2 Survey Instrument Calibration
5.9 I-125 and I-131
8.1 Changes in Licensed Legal Entity

X-Ray Regulatory Guides

4.3 Healing Arts or Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic
4.4 Dental Facilities
4.5 Preparation of Procedures for Veterinary Use
4.6 Accelerators, Therapeutic Radiation Machines, and Simulators
8.2 Issuing Certificates of Registration


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Last updated November 19, 2015