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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.

Radiation Control updates the rules as changes are made and the Radiation Control Web site or the Secretary of State Web site are the only sites you should rely on for the official version of the Radiation Control rules.

You will need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to access files on this Web site. Some files require you to install the newest version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Important Update

View the DSHS letter sent to Registrants and other interested parties.

Implementation of Radiation Safety Awareness Training Delayed Indefinitely.


DRAFT RULES

Draft rules may be found on the Radiation Control Website at Draft Rules for Comments.

PROPOSED RULES

Proposed rules may be found on the Radiation Control Website at Proposed Rules for Comments.


25 TAC (Texas Administrative Code)

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§289.101

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of State Health Services and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Regarding Radiation Control Functions (Effective September 7, 2014)

101fn_9.2014.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 March 22, 2015)

ONLY these pages had text changes for the 2015 revision: Table of Contents, pages 3, 12, and 15

201_3.2015.pdf

215 KB - 27pgs

§289.202

Standards for Protection Against Radiation from Radioactive Material (6 files)
(Revision Effective March 22, 2015)

If you maintain hard copy access of the Radiation Control rules, there is NO need to print all 6 separate rule files in their entirety for §289.202 since ONLY the pages as listed below had actual text changes made during the 2015 revision unless otherwise noted.

PDF File 202-a fn 3.2015 = Table of Contents and pages 1, 18, 19, 27, 31, 32, 36, 38, 49-53, 55, 57-58 (page # only), 59, 60-63 (page # only), and 64

However, please print pages 18-21 and 49-64, inclusively, as the text has shifted due to the addition and deletion of text throughout the subsections. 

Additional Note:

25 TAC §289.202(ddd)(2)(B) – (D) is new text relating to radiological requirements for unrestricted use.

202a_3.2015.pdf

446 KB - 69 pgs

DAC and ALI Table

PDF File 202-b fn 3.2015 = only the page numbering changed

202b_3.2015.pdf

1541 KB - 55 pgs

Appendices (ggg)(3)-(7)

PDF File 202-c fn 3.2015 = page numbering changed and text on pages 135, 137 and 138 changed 

However, please print pages 132-138, inclusively, as the text has shifted due to movement of text throughout the subsection. 

202c_3.2015.pdf
216 KB - 24 pgs

RC Form 202-2 Cumulative Occupational Exposure History

PDF File 202-2 frm fn 10.2011 = no changes to form

202-2 frm fn 10.2011.pdf

81 KB - 2 pgs

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

PDF File 202-3 frm fn 10.2011 = no changes to form

202-3 frm fn 10.2011.pdf

84 KB - 2 pgs

Requirements for Nationally Tracked Sources

PDF File 202-d fn 3.2015 = only the page numbering changed 

202d_3.2015.pdf
105 KB - 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

109 KB - 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 September 7, 2014)

204 fn 09.2014.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)

Important Update
View the DSHS letter sent to Registrants and other interested parties.
Implementation of Radiation Safety Awareness Training Delayed Indefinitely.



Q & A's for Final New §289.227 (Revised January 13, 2015)

 


227 fn 5.2013.pdf
51 pgs - 329 KB

 

 

 

 227 Q and A Revised 1.13.2015.pdf
16 pgs -357KB

§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 March 22, 2015)

Although only some subsections had changes made to them during the 2015 revision, due to text shifting because of added and deleted text, the entire rule has been reformatted and pages renumbered. 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.

251_3.2015.pdf

433 KB - 43 pgs

§289.252

Licensing of Radioactive Material (Revision Effective March 22, 2015)

Although only some subsections had changes made to them during the 2015 revision, due to text shifting because of added and deleted text, the entire rule has been reformatted and pages renumbered. 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.

Additional Notes:

25 TAC §289.252(v) relating to sealed source and device evaluation has been replaced in its entirety.

25 TAC §289.252(gg)(4) has additional text relating to decommissioning funding plan requirements.

252_3.2015.pdf

486 KB - 80 pgs 

§289.253

Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging Service Operations and Tracer Studies  (Revision Effective March 22, 2015)

ONLY these pages had text changes for the 2015 revision: Table of Contents and pages 1, 6, 10, 12, 13, and 16. 

However, if you maintain hard copy access of the Radiation Control rules, please print pages 12-19, inclusively, as the text has shifted due to the deletion of subsection (u)(3) regarding well-logging screenout requirements.  Pages 20-23 have no changes.

253_3.2015.pdf

125 K - 25 pgs

§289.255

Radiation Safety Requirements and Licensing and Registration Procedures for Industrial Radiography
(Revision Effective March 22, 2015)

ONLY these pages had text changes for the 2015 revision: Table of Contents and pages 2, 8, 9, 11, 16, 18, 19, 23, 27, 36 and 43

255_3.2015.pdf

253 KB - 56 pgs

§289.256

Medical and Veterinary Use of Radioactive Material (Revision Effective March 22, 2015)

Although only some subsections had changes made to them during the 2015 revision, due to text shifting because of added and deleted text, the entire rule has been reformatted and pages renumbered. 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_3.2015.pdf

542KB - 87  pgs

§289.257

Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material (Revision Effective March 22, 2015)

ONLY these pages had text changes for the 2015 revision: Table of Contents and pages 4-10, 24-26, 30-33, 51 and 55

However, if you maintain hard copy access of the Radiation Control rules, please print pages 4-35, inclusively, as the text has shifted due to the addition and deletion of text throughout the subsections. 

Additional Notes:

25 TAC §289.257 includes new language relating to advance notification to Native American tribes of transportation of certain types of radioactive waste.

257_3.2015.pdf

1257 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 March 23, 2015