DEEP: Radioactive Materials and Industrial X-ray Source Registrations Fact Sheet

Radioactive Materials and Industrial X-ray Device Registrations

An Environmental Permitting Fact Sheet

Program Overview

This permit program, administered by the Bureau of Air Managementís Radiation Division, oversees programs relating to radioactive materials and industrial sources of ionizing radiation. Radioactive material includes any materials, solid, liquid, or gas that spontaneously emit ionizing radiation. Industrial sources of ionizing radiation includes, but is not limited to, gamma rays, x-rays, alpha and beta particles, neutrons, protons, high-speed electrons, and other atomic or nuclear particles. These programs provide protection for the health of the general public and the preservation of the environment.

Authorizing Statutes

Sections 22a-148 through 22a-158 of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)

Regulations

Sections 19-24-1 through 19-24-14, inclusive, of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

Who Must Apply

Each person conducting or planning to conduct any operation with radioactive material or an industrial x-ray device must register with the Commissioner unless specifically exempted by regulation.
 
No person shall use, manufacture, produce, transport, receive, acquire, own or possess any source of ionizing radiation, unless exempt, licensed or registered in accordance with sections 22a-148 to 22a-158 of the General Statutes.

Required Documents

Sources of radioactive material and industrial ionizing radiation must be registered annually by December 31st by using the Radioactive Materials and Industrial X-Ray Devices Registration Form (DEP-RAD-REG-100). Additional required documents include a copy of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission License for new registrations or amended pages of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission License for renewals, if applicable. If at any time there is any change in the number of sources, source strength, or the output or types of radiation or any other modifications to the existing registration, the registrant must file an amendment by using the same registration form with the modifications clearly noted in red ink.

An out of state registrant planning to make a site visit to Connecticut shall submit an additional form, the Temporary Use Notification (DEP-RAD-REG-101) at least three days prior to entering the state, informing the department of their activities within Connecticut. The Radioactive Materials and Industrial X-Ray Devices Registration Form must have been previously submitted before filing a Temporary Use Notification.

Note: The Radioactive Materials and Industrial X-Ray Devices Registration Form cannot be used for the registration of diagnostic and therapeutic (medical) x-ray devices. The Diagnostic and Therapeutic (medical) X-Ray Devices Registration Form and additional information can be found on the DEEP Radiation web page.

Reports and Inspections

Each person possessing or using a source of ionizing radiation shall maintain records relating to receipt, storage, transfer, disposal, and other such records the Commissioner deems necessary, including maintenance of records showing the radiation exposure of individuals for whom personnel monitoring is required. Additional information concerning reports and inspections can also be found on the DEEP Radiation web page.

Fees

The radioactive materials and industrial x-ray devices registration fees are:

  • $200.00 annually, by December 31st, pursuant to section 22a-148(c)CGS. The fee is not pro-rated. New registrants are required to pay the fee regardless of when they register with the DEP.

  • No fee for filing amendment(s) to existing registration(s).

Review and Processing

Upon receipt of the registration, a preliminary review of the registration is conducted for sufficiency and general consistency with applicable standards and criteria. DEEP will send acknowledgement of a sufficient registration by sending a Certificate of Registration. DEEP will also notify a registrant when an insufficient registration is received.

Unique Processing Features

After the initial registration, each person, firm, corporation, town, city, or borough conducting or planning to conduct any operation with radioactive material or an industrial source of ionizing radiation must register annually by December 31st. At any time when there is any change in the number of sources, source strength, or the output or types of radiation or any other modifications to the existing registration, the registrant must file an amendment by using the same registration form with the modifications clearly noted in red ink.

An out of state registrant planning to make a site visit to Connecticut shall submit an additional form, the Temporary Use Notification (DEP-RAD-REG-101) at least three days prior to entering the state, informing the department of their activities within Connecticut. The Radioactive Materials and Industrial X-Ray Devices Registration Form must have been previously submitted before filing a Temporary Use Notification.

Public Participation

Any proceedings pursuant to sections 22a-151 to 22a-158 CGS, inclusive, shall be subject to a public hearing when requested by any person whose interest may be affected by such an activity. Should a public hearing be requested, notice of the hearing must be published at least thirty days prior to the scheduled hearing date.

Average Processing Time

30 to 60 days

License Duration

Up to one year

Contact Information

Radiation Division
Bureau of Air Management
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
860-424-3029

This overview is designed to answer general questions and provide basic information. You should refer to the appropriate statutes and regulations for the specific regulatory language of the different permit programs. This document should not be relied upon to determine whether or not an environmental permit is required. It is your responsibility to ensure that all required permits have been obtained.

Fact Sheet: DEP-RAD-FS-100
Content Last Updated October, 2012

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