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Rules and Regulations - Radiation Control Program

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Radiation Control offers our rules in PDF format to ensure that the original formatting and adopted language is retained.  The Secretary of State maintains the official Texas Administrative Code at its Web site.

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DRAFT AND PROPOSED RULES

Draft and Proposed rules may be found on the Radiation Control Web site at Draft and Proposed Rules for Comments.


25 TAC (Texas Administrative Code)

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§289.101

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Regarding Radiation Control Functions

101fnl98.pdf

26 KB/ 7 pgs

§289.102

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of State Health Services and the Railroad Commission of Texas Regarding Radiation Control Functions (Effective January 2, 2012)

102fn_01_12.pdf

94 KB/ 6 pgs

§289.130

Radiation Advisory Board (Effective December 27, 2007)

130fn_12_07.pdf

85 KB/ 6 pgs

§289.201

General Provisions for Radioactive Material (Revision Effective February 18, 2010)

201fn_02_10.pdf

204 KB/ 27pgs

§289.202

Revised 25 TAC §289.202 relating to Standards for Protection Against Radiation from Radioactive Materials will become effective October 1, 2011. If you maintain hard copy access of the Radiation Control rules, there is NO need to print all 6 separate rule files in their entirely since ONLY the following pages had actual text changes made during 2011 revision:

Table of Contents
PDF File 202a fn 10.2011 = Pages 12, 14, 15, 18, 31, 32, 34, 39-41, 43, 48
PDF File 202c fn 10.2011 = Pages 137-140 and 143
PDF File 202-2 frm fn 10.2011 = Page 1 & 2
PDF File 202-3 frm fn 10.2011 = Page 1 & 2

PDF File 202b fn 10.2011 only had the shading removed from 2009 revisions
PDF File 202d fn 10.2011 only had the shading removed from 2009 revisions 

PORTABLE GAUGE USERS: 25 TAC §289.202(y)(3), an enhanced security requirement, has been added to reduce the potential for theft or other loss of control involving a licensed nuclear gauge at all times (e.g. at the permanent storage location, during transport and at a temporary job site) when the gauge is not under your direct control and constant surveillance. You should review this new rule and take action immediately to ensure compliance.

§289.202

Standards for Protection Against Radiation from Radioactive Material (six files)
(Revision Effective October 1, 2011)

202-a fn  10.2011.pdf

412KB - 67 pgs

DAC and ALI Table

202b fn  10.2011.pdf
241K - 55 pgs

Appendices (ggg)(3)-(7)

202-c fn 10.2011.pdf

148KB - 26 pgs

RC Form 202-2 Cumulative Occupational Exposure History

202-2 frm fn 10.2011.pdf

81K - 2 pgs

RC Form 202-3 Occupational Exposure Record for a Monitoring Period

202-3 frm fn 10.2011.pdf

84K - 2 pgs

Requirements for Nationally Tracked Sources

202-d fn 10.2011.pdf

78KB - 5 pgs

§289.203

Notices, Instructions, and Reports To Workers; Inspections  (Revision Effective October 1, 2011)

ONLY these pages had text changes for 2011 revision: Table of Contents, p. 3, and RC Form 203-1 "Notice to Employees"

203 fn 10.2011.pdf

109KB - 10 pgs

Notice to Employees (by itself)
For Dentists, see below in Dental Rules (289.232)
For Veterinarians, see below in Vet Rule (289.233)
For Laser Hair Removal (LHR) facilities, see below in LHR Rule (289.302)

203-1 frm fn 10.2011.pdf

65 KB - 1 pgs

§289.204

Fees for Certificates of Registration, Radioactive Material Licenses, Emergency Planning and Implementation, and Other Regulatory Services (Revision Effective January 1, 2012)

204fn_01_12.pdf

15 pgs - 129KB

§289.205

Hearing and Enforcement Procedures (Effective December 27, 2007)

205fn_12_07.pdf

91 KB - 21 pgs

§289.226

Registration of Radiation Machine Use and Services ( Effective December 17, 2013)

226fn_12_2013.pdf

28 pgs - 217 KB

§289.227

Use of Radiation Machines in the Healing Arts

NEW Rule (Effective May 1, 2013)


Q & A's for Final New §289.227 (Revised April 26, 2013)




227 fn 5.2013.pdf
51 pgs - 329 KB

227 Q and A Revised 4.26.2013.pdf
19 pgs - 209KB

§289.228

Radiation Safety Requirements for Analytical and Other Industrial Radiation Machines (Revision Effective May 1, 2008)

228fn_5_08.pdf

104 KB - 6 pgs

§289.229

Radiation Safety Requirements for Accelerators, Therapeutic Radiation Machines, Simulators, and Electronic Brachytherapy Devices  (Effective December 29, 2011)

229fn_12_11.pdf

338 K - 51 pgs

§289.230

Certification of Mammography Systems and Mammography Machines Used for Interventional Breast Radiography (Revisions Effective April 29, 2012)

230fn 4.2012.pdf

378 KB - 64 pgs

§289.231

General Provisions and Standards for Protection Against Machine-Produced Radiation (Revision Effective December 29, 2011)

231fn_12_11.pdf

40 pgs - 280 KB

§289.232

Radiation Control Regulations for Dental Radiation Machines (Revision Effective October 12, 2008)

232fn_10_08.pdf

111 pgs - 567 KB

"Notice to Employees" BRC Form 232-1 (for Dentists only, Revision Effective October 12, 2008)

232-1frm_10_08.pdf

1 pg -
61KB

§289.233

Radiation Control Regulations for Radiation Machines Used in Veterinary Medicine (Revision Effective October 12, 2008)

233fn_10-08.pdf

140 pgs - 654KB

Occupational Exposure Record BRC Form 233-1 (for Veterinarians Only, Revision Effective October 12, 2008)

233-1frm_10_08.pdf

2 pg - 75KB

"Notice to Employees" BRC Form 233-2 (for Veterinarians Only, Revision Effective October 12, 2008)

233-2frm_10_08.pdf

1 pg - 61KB

§289.234

Mammography Accreditation  (Revisions Effective April 29, 2012)

234fn_4.1012.pdf

12 pgs - 113KB

§289.251

Exemptions, General Licenses, and General Licenses Acknowledgments (Revision Effective February 18, 2010)

251fn_2_10.pdf

42 pgs - 261 KB

§289.252

Licensing of Radioactive Material (Revision Effective October 1, 2011)

ONLY these pages had text changes for 2011 revision: Table of Contents, p 47, and 73-74

252 fn 10.2011.pdf

78 pgs - 454KB

§289.253

Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging Service Operations and Tracer Studies  (Revision Effective October 1, 2011)

ONLY these pages had text changes for 2011 revision: Table of Contents, p. 1, 2, 7, 14, and 18-19

253 fn 10.2011.pdf

131 K - 25 pgs

§289.255

Radiation Safety Requirements and Licensing and Registration Procedures for Industrial Radiography
(Revision Effective October 1, 2011)

ONLY these pages had text changes for 2011 revision: Table of Contents, p. 11, 22-25, and 33-34

255 fn 10.2011.pdf
310 KB - 56 pgs

§289.256

Medical and Veterinary Use of Radioactive Material (Revision Effective October 1, 2011)

Revised 25 TAC §289.256 relating to Medical and Veterinary Use of Radioactive Material will become effective October 1, 2011. Although only some sections had changes made to them during this revision, due to text shifting because of some added and deleted text, the entire rule has been reformatted, pages renumbered, and headers revised. If you maintain hard copy access of the Radiation Control rules, please print the entire rule file to ensure you have the most recent rule revision in its entirety.

Link to Recognized Speciality Board(s) Certifications
Link to Recognized Specialty Board Certifications for Microsphere Brachytherapy Sources and Devices

256 fn 10.2011.pdf

482K - 86  pgs

§289.257

Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material (Revision Effective October 1, 2011)

Revised 25 TAC §289.257 relating to Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material will become effective October 1, 2011. Although only some sections had changes made to them during this revision, due to text shifting because of some added and deleted text, the entire rule has been reformatted, pages renumbered, and headers revised. If you maintain hard copy access of the Radiation Control rules, please print the entire rule file to ensure you have the most recent rule revision in its entirety.

257 fn 10.2011.pdf

683 KB - 90 pgs

§289.258

Licensing and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators  (Revision Effective May 1, 2008)

258fn_5_08.pdf

153 KB - 28 pgs

§289.259

Licensing of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) (Effective April 11, 1999)

259fn99.pdf

186 KB - 25 pgs

§289.301

Registration and Radiation Safety Requirements for Lasers and Intense-Pulsed Light Devices - Texas Regulations for Control of Laser Radiation Hazards (Revision Effective October 12, 2008)

301fn_10_08.pdf

32 pgs - 261KB

§289.302

Registration and Radiation Safety Requirements for Use of Laser Hair Removal Devices (Effective September 1, 2010)

302fn_9_10.pdf

45 pgs - 751KB

"Notice to Employees" RC Form 302-1 (for Laser Hair Removal Only, (Effective September 1, 2010)

302-1_Form_9_10.pdf

1 pgs - 76KB

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Last updated June 12, 2014