Vol. 32 Iss. 24 - July 25, 2016

Chapter 481
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The following regulatory action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations that are necessary to meet the requirements of federal law or regulations provided such regulations do not differ materially from those required by federal law or regulation. The State Board of Health will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

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Due to its length, a summary of the regulatory action filed by the State Board of Health is being published in lieu of the full text in accordance with § 2.2-4031 of the Code of Virginia. The full text of the regulation is available at the office of the Registrar of Regulations and at the State Board of Health (see Agency Contact information) and is accessible on the Virginia Register of Regulations website at

Title of Regulation: 12VAC5-481. Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations (amending 12VAC5-481-10, 12VAC5-481-240, 12VAC5-481-250, 12VAC5-481-390 through 12VAC5-481-451, 12VAC5-481-480, 12VAC5-481-500, 12VAC5-481-590, 12VAC5-481-630 through 12VAC5-481-670, 12VAC5-481-690 through 12VAC5-481-730, 12VAC5-481-750, 12VAC5-481-760, 12VAC5-481-780, 12VAC5-481-810 through 12VAC5-481-910, 12VAC5-481-930 through 12VAC5-481-1000, 12VAC5-481-1030, 12VAC5-481-1040, 12VAC5-481-1090, 12VAC5-481-1100, 12VAC5-481-1110, 12VAC5-481-1161, 12VAC5-481-1290, 12VAC5-481-1530, 12VAC5-481-1670 through 12VAC5-481-1800, 12VAC5-481-1820 through 12VAC5-481-2080, 12VAC5-481-2240, 12VAC5-481-2280, 12VAC5-481-2660, 12VAC5-481-2670 through 12VAC5-481-2940, 12VAC5-481-3120, 12VAC5-481-3680, 12VAC5-481-3750, 12VAC5-481-3770; adding 12VAC5-481-421, 12VAC5-481-2011 through 12VAC5-481-2019, 12VAC5-481-2041 through 12VAC5-481-2049, 12VAC5-481-3262; repealing 12VAC5-481-1810, 12VAC5-481-3690).

Statutory Authority: § 32.1-229 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: August 25, 2016.

Agency Contact: Steve Harrison, Director, Office of Radiological Health, Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 864-8151, FAX (804) 864-8155, or email


As an agreement state with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Virginia is required to ensure that its regulations are compatible with Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This regulatory action amends 12VAC5-481 to implement revisions of Title 10 of CFR from 2011 until 2013.

The amendments include revisions regarding: (i) decommissioning planning (10 CFR Parts 20, 30, 40 and 70; NRC Regulatory Action Tracking System (RATS) 2011–1); (ii) licenses, certifications, and approvals for materials licensees (10 CFR Parts 30, 40, and 70; RATS 2011–2); (iii) advance notification of Native American tribes (10 CFR Part 71; RATS 2012–2); (iv) technical corrections (10 CFR Parts 30, 34, 40 and 71; RATS 2012–3); (v) requirements for distribution of byproduct material (10 CFR Parts 30, 31, 32, 40 and 70; RATS 2012–4); and (vi) distribution of source material to exempt persons and to general licensees (10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 70, 170, and 171; RATS 2013–2).

VA.R. Doc. No. R16-3585; Filed July 1, 2016, 12:27 p.m.