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OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY,
PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION

 

DIVISION 110

RADIATION SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR RADIOACTIVE TAILINGS AND PONDS

333-110-0001

Scope

The rules in this Division establish requirements for radioactive tailings and ponds containing radioactive material from industrial processes. The provisions of this Division are in addition to, and not in substitution for, other applicable provisions of these rules and any specific license issued pursuant to OAR 333-102-0300. The rules in this Division do not apply to activities regulated by the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.745
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

333-110-0005

Definitions

As used in this Division, these terms have the definitions as set forth below:

(1) "Radioactive" means:

(a) Concentrations of radioactive material in excess of those concentrations listed in 10 CFR Part 30.70, Schedule A; or

(b) Concentrations of naturally occurring radioactive material or other radioactive material not listed in 10 CFR Part 30.70, Schedule A, which the Authority has determined to present a biological hazard to the occupational or public health and safety.

(2) "Tailings" means any material produced, other than the primary product, in any industrial activity including mining, milling, processing and production.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.745
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

333-110-0010

Specific Requirements for Tailings and Ponds

Unless specifically provided otherwise by the Authority, the following requirements for tailings and pond areas shall be fulfilled:

(1) Access to such areas shall be controlled and posted as specified by the Authority.

(2) These areas shall be maintained in such a manner that excessive erosion of, or environmental hazards from, radioactive material does not occur:

(a) Pile edges adjacent to a river, creek or other water course shall be stabilized to prevent erosion;

(b) Drainage ditches sufficient to prevent erosion from surface runoff water shall be provided.

(3) Prior written approval from the Authority shall be obtained before the surface area of the land shall be put to use.

(4) With the exception of reprocessing at the site, approval by the Authority must be obtained prior to removal of any material from these areas.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.745
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

333-110-0015

Sale or Transfer of the Site

The Authority shall be given written notice 30 days in advance of any contemplated transfer of right, title or interest in the site by deed, lease or other conveyance. The written notice shall contain the name and address of the proposed purchaser or transferee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.745
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

333-110-0020

Abandonment of the Site

Prior to abandonment of the site, the requirements of this rule shall be fulfilled:

(1) Piles shall be stabilized against wind and water erosion and contoured in a manner which will prevent collection of water.

(2) In addition to the above requirements, any material which has been removed from the pile by natural forces shall be returned to the pile.

(3) Ponds shall be drained and covered with materials that prevent blowing of dust. Water drained from the ponds shall be disposed of in a manner approved by the Authority.

(4) Detailed plans for compliance with sections (1), (2) and (3) of this rule shall be submitted to the Authority for review and approval.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.745
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

333-110-0025

Waiver

Upon application to the Authority, certain requirements of this Division may be waived or modified if it can be shown that the requirements are unnecessary or impractical in specific cases.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.745
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Hist.: HD 4-1985, f. & ef. 3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91

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