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Radioactive Materials Branch
Inspection Guidance

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Fixed Nuclear Gauging Devices

This category includes gauges used for flow control, level control and/or product density measurements.


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Inspection Frequency* (see notes below) Every five (5) years
Duration of the inspection 1 hour to 1 day depending on the scope and extent of licensed activities.
Scope of the Inspection Variable.  Scope is determined by taking into account the COMPLIANCE HISTORY as well as issues identified during the current inspection.  The scope and extent of the inspection will be discussed at the entrance meeting (for home office inspections), but MAY CHANGE depending on findings during the course of the inspection.
Information that licensee needs to make available at the time of inspection

[Note:   The information presented here is NOT an all-inclusive list.  It is being presented here to give the licensee general guidance on records most frequently audited during an inspection]

Organizational chart, Annual Radiation Protection Program Reviews conducted since last inspection, radiation safety procedures, personnel dosimetry records (if applicable), leak tests, physical inventory of sources, shutter testing (if applicable) records of receipt and disposal, copies of the Radioactive Materials License and all subsequent amendments, and other pertinent records which demonstrate compliance with the applicable sections of 10A NCAC 15.
Performance-based component Inspectors will interview radiation workers to determine how certain tasks (e.g. shutter testing, leak testing) are completed, etc.
Who needs to be available for entrance and exit meetings? Preferably, the highest ranking official needs to attend both the entrance and exit meetings.  The agency recognizes that this is not always possible, but the expectation is that an authorized representative of that individual be present at the meetings.
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*:  Inspection frequency may vary depending upon the licensee's COMPLIANCE HISTORY.  Repeat violations and violation involving health and safety issues may warrant an increased frequency of inspection.

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Last Modified: 28 October 2016
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