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Radioactive Materials Branch
Licensing Guidance

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General Licensing Program
 

Measuring, Gauging, Controlling, Light Producing, and Ionizing Devices

If you receive a generally licensable device as defined in 15A NCAC 11 .0309 of the North Carolina Regulations for Protection Against Radiation, you must register the device with the agency. In most cases, the agency will send a letter to you within 60 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which you receive the device providing instructions on how to register your device. The letter will contain a form that you will need to complete for registration purposes. The form is also available on this website.

The devices must be maintained and controlled in accordance with the regulations contained in 15A NCAC 11 .0309. The organization possessing the device must appoint a "responsible individual" that will serve as the contact with our agency regarding licensing of the device. This individual must be knowledgeable of the regulations governing the use of the device, and ensure that the device is maintained and controlled in accordance with the regulations.

Generally licensable devices must be disposed of properly when no longer needed. The most common method of disposal is return to the manufacturer. When a device is disposed, you must acquire written confirmation of receipt from the organization receiving the device. You are responsible for all devices received until proper confirmation of disposal is received. The agency must be notified of disposal or transfer of devices as outlined in 15A NCAC 11 .0309(c)(7). Keep all records of receipt and disposal for your records.

A generally licensable device may not be transferred to another general licensee except as authorized in 15A NCAC 11 .0309(c)(8).

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In vitro Clinical or Laboratory Testing

Individuals or organizations wishing to use radioactive materials for in vitro testing under general license must use the material in accordance with 15A NCAC 11 .0314 of the North Carolina Regulations for Protection Against Radiation Against Radiation,. Radioactive material shall not be acquired until the agency form, "Certificate in vitro Testing with Radioactive Material Under General License," has been filed. The form can be obtained from the agency and is also available on this website.

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Fee Amounts

Fees for general licenses can be found in 15A NCAC 11 .1106.

 

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Last Modified: 06 September 2011
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