The Radioactive Materials Branch regulates the possession, use, transfer, transportation and disposal of radioactive material within the State of North Carolina. The Branch is also responsible for the regulation of particle accelerators (in both medical and industrial settings). The regulation of these two areas consists of a licensing program and an inspection program. In addition to these duties, the Branch takes the lead role in responding to radiological incidents and events involving radioactive materials within the State.
The licensing program is comprised of two major classifications of licenses: Specific Licenses and General Licenses. There are different categories of both of these classifications of licenses, such as Medical License of Broad Scope and Accelerator Licenses under the "Specific License" category and Exit Light and Industrial Gauge licenses under "General Licenses."
As of March 31, 2008, the Radioactive Materials Branch had the following approximate breakdown of licensees:
The Branch is comprised of a Branch
eight (8) health physicists, and an administrative assistant. The
eight health physicists
perform the technical reviews of all licensing actions (new applications, amendments,
renewals), inspections of licensed facilities (both specific and general
license facilities), response to incidents, etc.
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