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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Title 180 NAC Nebraska Regulations for "Control of Radiation"

Title 180 NAC is created based the on Radiation Control Act (Neb. Rev. Stat.§§71-3501-3520) and in conjunction with Suggested State Regulations from the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), indu​stry standards, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requirements.  

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​​​Proposed Regulation Notice - 9/16/19

Hearing Notice Letter 2019​​
Hearing Summary Notice Letter 2019

​​Chapter
​Public ​Hearing Date
Proposed Regulatio​ns​

​Public Hearing Summary and Final Draft Regulation​s
180 NAC 1
11/27/2019​
180 NAC 1 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 1 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 2
11/01/2019​
180 NAC 2 Radiation Proposal
180 NAC 2 Hearing Summary  and Final Draft
​180 NAC 3
11/27/2019​
180 NAC 3 Regulation Proposal
​​180 NAC 3 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 4
​12/02/2019
180 NAC 4 Regulation Proposal
​180 NAC 4 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 5
​12/03/2019
180 NAC 5 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 5 Hearing Summary and Final Draft​
​180 NAC 6 & 21
​11/01/2019
180 NAC 6 and 21 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 6 and 21 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 7
12/03/2019​
180 NAC 7 Regulation Proposal

​180 NAC 8
12/19/2019​
180 NAC 8 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 8 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 9
12/19/2019​
180 NAC 9 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 9 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 10
12/10/2019​
180 NAC 10 Regulation 
Proposal

180 NAC 10 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
180 NAC 12​
0​9/20/2019
180 NAC 12 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 12 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
180 NAC 13​
​12/13/2019
180 NAC 13 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 13 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 14
​12/12/2019
180 NAC 14 Regulation Proposal
​​180 NAC 14 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 15
12/13/2019​
180 NAC 15 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 15 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
180 NAC 17
09/20/2019
180 NAC 17 Regulaiton Proposal
​​180 NAC 17 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 18
​TBD


​180 NAC 19
​12/13/2019
180 NAC 19 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 19 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
180 NAC 20
12/17/2019​
180 NAC 20 Regulation Proposal
​180 NAC 20 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​​​180 NAC 22​
​12/17/2019
180 NAC 22 Regulation Proposal
​180 NAC 22 Hearing Summary and Final Draft​ ​
180 NAC 23​
12/18/2019​180 NAC 23 Regulation Proposal
180 NAC 23 Hearing Summary and Final Draft
​180 NAC 24
12/18/2019​180 NAC 24 Regulation Proposal
​180 NAC 24 Hearing Summary and Final Draft

Revision Notice - Effective 3/13/18

Revisions: March 13, 2018 - 180 NAC 1, 3, 13, 24

Additions: November 28, 2016 - 180 NAC 24

Specific Chapter Application

See the following chapters for:

  • Radioactive Materials Licensees: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, & 24
  • General Licensees: 1, 3, 4, 10, 13, 17, & 18
  • X-ray Registrants: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, & 20 (21 is specific to Dental Registrants)
  • Veterinary Registrants: 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 15, 17, & 18

Chapters

ChapterTitle
Table of Contents
180 NAC 1General Provisions  (Effective 3/13/2018)
180 NAC 2 Registration of Radiation Generating Equipment Facilities and Services (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 3Licensing of Radioactive Material  (Effective 3/13/2018)
180 NAC 4 Standards for Protection Against Radiation  (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 5 Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiographic Operations (Effective11/28/2016)
180 NAC 6Diagnostic X-rays Other Than Dental Radiation Generating Equipment in the Healing Arts  (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 7 Medical Use of Radioactive Material  (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 8Radiation Safety Requirements for Analytical X-ray Equipment  (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 9 Radiation Safety  Requirements for Non Human Use Particle Accelerators  (Effective 7-11-09)
180 NAC 10Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers: Inspections  (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 11Requirements for Radon and Radon Progeny Measurements General Provisions  (Effective 1-28-07)
180 NAC 12Licensing Requirements for Management of Radioactive Waste  (Effective 7-12-01)
180 NAC 13Transportation of Radioactive Material  (Effective 3/13/2018)
180 NAC 14 Radiation Safety Requirements for Well Logging and Subsurface Tracer Studies  (Effective11/28/2016)
180 NAC 15Training and Experience Requirements for Use of Radiation Sources (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 16Licensure of Persons Performing Medical Radiography (Effective 10-03-04)
180 NAC 17 Enforcement of Radiation Control Act and Rights to Hearing Procedures for Licensees and Registrants; Penalties (Effective 7-11-09)
180 NAC 18Fees for Certificates of Registration, Radioactive Material(s) Licenses, Environmental Surveillance, Emergency Response and Other Regulatory Services  (Effective 7-11-09)
180 NAC 19Licenses and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 20Therapeutic Radiation Machines for Human Use  (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 21Dental Radiographic Equipment  (Effective 11/28/2016)
180 NAC 22Shipment of High Level Radioactive or Transuranic Waste  (Effective 3-30-09)
180 NAC 23Fluoroscopic Education and Training for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists  (Effective 6-21-09)
180 NAC 24Physical Protection of Radioactive Material (Effective 3/13/2018)

Regulatory Guides

Regulatory Guides describe acceptable methods of implementing specific parts of the regulations. Comments and suggestions for improvements in these Regulatory Guides are encouraged at all times and they will be revised, as appropriate, to accommodate comments and to reflect new information or experience.

Reg Guides

Regulatory GuideTitle
Regulatory Guide 2.0 Reciprocity Requirements for Out-Of-State Radiation Generating Equipment
Regulatory Guide 2.1 Guide for the Preparation of Application for Certificates for Registration of Services for Radiation Generating Equipment
Regulatory Guide 3.2 Guide for the Preparation of Application for Licenses for Laboratory and Industrial Use of Small Quantities of Radioactive Material
Regulatory Guide 3.4 Radioactive Material Guidance for Portable Gauges and X-ray Fluorescence Analyzers
Regulatory Guide 3.5 Guide for the Preparation of  License Applications for the Use of Radioactive Material at Academic Institution of Limited Scope
Regulatory Guide 3.6 Guide for the Preparation of Application for Licenses for the Use of Sealed Sources in Gas Chromatography Devices
Regulatory Guide 3.8 Guidance for General Licensees
Regulatory Guide 3.13 Radioactive Material Guidance for Fixed Gauge Licenses
Regulatory Guide 3.14 Reciprocity Requirements for Out-Of-State Licensees
Regulatory Guide 4.0 Instructions for Recording and Reporting Occupational Radiation Exposure Data
Regulatory Guide 4.1 Acceptable Concepts, Models, Equations, and Assumptions for a Bioassay Program
Regulatory Guide 4.3 Air Sampling in the Workplace
Regulatory Guide 4.5 Planned Special Exposures
Regulatory Guide 4.7 ALARA Levels for Effluents from Materials Facilities
Regulatory Guide 5.0 Guide for the Preparation of Applications for the Use of Sealed Sources And Devices for Performing Industrial Radiography
Regulatory Guide 6.0 Guide for Preparation of Written Safety Procedures to be Provided to Operators of  X-ray Equipment in the Healing Arts
Regulatory Guide 6.2 Guide for the Preparation of a Radiation Protection and Safety Program for use of Radiation Machines in the Healing Arts
Regulatory Guide 6.3 Guide for the Preparation of a Operating and Safety Procedures for  Veterinary Medicine Facilities
Regulatory Guide 6.4 Guide for the Preparation of a Radiation Protection Program for Industrial Use of Radiation Machines
Regulatory Guide 7.0 Radioactive Material Guidance for Medical Use Licenses
Regulatory Guide 7.1 Guide for the Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Materials
Regulatory Guide 12.0 Guide for the Preparation of Request for Extended Interim Storage of Low-Level Radioactive Waste
Regulatory Guide 19.0 Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Licenses for Non-Self-Contained Irradiators Guide for General Licensees
Regulatory Guide 20 Guide for Preparation of Operating and Safety Procedures for Therapeutic Radiation Machines
Regulatory Guide 21 Guide for Dental Facilities Using  Radiographic Equipment

Forms

Application Forms, Attestations, Notices, & Reports.

For more information about a specific application (NRH 4, NRH-5, NRH-5A, NRH-7, NRH-7A, NRH-9 or NRH-21), feel free to contact the Office of Radiological Health.

Forms

Form (Fillable PDF Format)Regulatory Guide
Citizenship Attestation Form - All licensees and registrants are required to complete this form and have it on file per Neb. Rev. §§ 4-108 through 4-114.
NRH-1 -  Cumulative Occupational Exposure History 3.4, 3.13, 4.0, 4.5
NRH-2 - Occupational Exposure Record for a Monitoring Period 3.4, 3.13, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5
NRH-3 - Notice to Employees - Standards for Protection Against Radiation; Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers; Inspections 3.4, 3.13
NRH-3 (SPAN) - Aviso a los empleados  - Estándares para protegerse de la radiaci ó n; Avisos, instrucciones y reportes para los empleados; Inspecciones 3.4, 3.13
NRH-3D - Notice to Employees - Standards for Protection Against Radiation; Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers; Inspections (For Dental Facilities Only) 21
NRH-3D (SPAN) - Aviso a los empleados  - Estándares para protegerse de la radiaci ó n; Avisos, instrucciones y reportes para los empleados; Inspecciones (exclusivamente para establecimientos de servicios dentales) 21
NRH-4 - Application for Registration of Radiation Generating Equipment and U.S. Citizenship Attestation Form 0, 6.2, 6.3, 4, OR
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NRH-4A - Application for Registration of Radiation Generating Equipment and U.S. Citizenship Attestation Form
NRH-4 (INST) - Instructions for NRH-4 - Application for Registration of Radiation Generating Equipment
NRH-5 - Application for Radioactive Material License and  U.S. Citizenship Attestation Form 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.13, 5.0, 12, OR 19
NRH-7 - Application for Radioactive Material License - Medical and U.S. Citizenship Attestation Form 7.0
NRH-7A - Medical Use Training and Experience and Preceptor Attestation (Refer to Regulatory Guide 7.0 Supplement for Attestation for the different types of medical licenses form.) 7.0 Supplement
NRH-9 - Application for Registration of Services for Radiation Generating Equipment and U.S. Citizenship Attestation Form 2.1
NRH-9 (INST) - Instructions for NRH-9 - Application for Registration of Services for Radiation Sources
NRH-11 - Certificate-Use of Depleted Uranium Under General License
NRH-17 - Certificate - In Vitro Testing with Radioactive Material Under General License
NRH-21 - Dental Interim Inspection Form 21
NRH-21A - Equipment List 21
NRH-21B - Equipment Performance Evaluation Dental Unit 21
NRH-60 - Certification of Disposition of Materials 3.4, 3.13
NRH-653, 653A, 653B - Transfers of Industrial Devices Report
Sample of Records Location Card
(SPAN) Muestra de la tarjeta a publicar para mostrar dónde se encuentran los documentos

Notices & Summaries

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) publishes information notices to provide information regarding safety, safeguards, or environmental issues. The notices bring significant, recently identified safety, security, or environmental information to the attention of licensees. NRC expects licensees to review the information for applicability to their facilities and consider appropriate actions to avoid similar problems.

Regulatory issue summaries (a new product) are used to (1) document NRC endorsement of the resolution of issues addressed by industry-sponsored initiatives, (2) solicit voluntary licensee participation in staff-sponsored pilot programs, (3) inform licensee of opportunities for regulatory relief, (4) announce staff technical or policy positions not previously communicated to industry or not broadly understood, and (5) address matters previously reserved for administrative letters.

These Notices and Summaries can be accessed at the NRC Generic Communications site.

Information Notices

Notice Date or Information Notice NumberTitleAffected LicenseesMail Date
10/14/2009 IN2009-NE-01 - DHHS Radioactive Materials Program Information Notice: Performance of Required Shutter Checks and Reporting of Gauge Shutter FailuresAll DHHS Radioactive Material Program specific and general fixed gauge materials licensees 10/15/2009
08/19/2009 Exemption from 180 NAC 3 and 180 NAC 7 Requirements on Procurement and Transfer of Technetium-99m, and Calibration of Instrumentation using Technetium-99mAll medical use licensees under 180 NAC 7 and nuclear pharmacies08/20/2009
03/12/2010 Reporting Requirements for Industrial RadiographyIndustrial Radiography Licensees04/02/2010
5/25/2016 2016 CRCPD - SCATR Disused Source Collection and Disposal OpportunityNebraska Radioactive Material Licensees5/26/2016
7/12/2017 Notification of Fee Change Regarding Submittal of Fingerprint CardsNebraska Radioactive Material Licensees7/18/2017
3/28/2018 Notification of Address Change Regarding Submittal of Fingerprint CardsNebraska Licensees Subject to 180 NAC 243/30/2018
2018-01 NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2018-01Nebraska Licensees Subject to 180 NAC 241/26/2018
2017-6 NRC Policy on Use of Combination Dosimetry Devices During Industrial Radiographic OperationsIndustrial Radiography Licensees11/15/2017
2017-2 Best Practice Concepts for Patient ReleaseAll medical use licensees and NRC master materials licensees6/7/2017
2014-06 Damage of Industrial Radiographic Equipment Due To Falling Equipment and Improper MountingIndustrial Radiography Licensees05/09/2014
2013-16Importance of Verification of Treatment Parameters For High Dose-Rate Remote Afterloader AdministrationsRemote Afterloader Unit (HDR) Licensees01/08/2014
2013-23Recent Radiography Events Resulting in Exposures Exceeding Regulatory LimitsIndustrial Radiography Licensees01/14/2013
2011-11Reporting Requirements for Heat and Smoke Detector Failures in 10 CFR Part 36 IrradiatorsIrradiator Licensees05/05/2011
2011-09Fixed Gauge Shutter Failures Due to Operating in Harsh Working EnvironmentsFixed Gauge Licensees06/14//2011
2011-07Specific license Required when Exporting to Embargoed Destinations Listed in 10 CFR 110.28Radioactive Material Licensees04/27/2011
2011-01NRC Policy on Release of Iodine-131 Therapy Patients Under 10 CFR 35.75 to Locations Other than Private ResidencesRadioactive Material Licensees with Iodine 131 Permitted by 180 NAC 7-048
2009-17Reportable Medical Events Involving Treatment Delivery Errors caused by Confusion of Units for the Specification of Brachytherapy SourcesBrachytherapy Radioactive Material Licensees11/17/2009
2008-22Molybdenum-99 Breakthrough in Molybdeum-99M GeneratorsMolybdenum-99/Technetium-99M Generators03/20/2009
2007-10Yttrium-90 Therapsheres® and Sirspheres® ImpuritiesLicensees Authorized to Use Yttrium-90 Theraspheres® and Sirspheres® Impurities03/28/07
2006-12Exercising Due Diligence When transferring Radioactive MaterialsRadioactive Material Licensees08/07/06
2002-23, supplement 1Unauthorized Administration of Byproduct Material for Medical UseMedical  Use Radioactive Material Licensees08/07/06
2004-18Recent Safety-Related Event at Panoramic Wet-Source Storage IrradiatorIrradiator11/22/04
2003-22Heightened Awareness for Patients Containing Detectable Amounts of Radiation from Medical AdministrationNuclear Medicine/ Brachytherapy01/07/04
2003-21High Dose Rate Remote Afterloader Equipment FailureNuclear Medicine/HDR's12/17/03
2002-16Intravascular Brachytherapy MisadministrationNuclear Medicine/ Brachytherapy6/19/2002
2001-11Thefts of Portable GaugesPortable Gauge7/24/2001
2000-16Potential Hazards Due to Volatilization of RadionuclidesNuclear Pharmacy11/20/2000
2000-15Recent Events Resulting in Whole Body Exposures Exceeding Regulatory LimitsRadiography11/20/2000
2000-10Recent Events Resulting in Extremity Exposures Exceeding Regulatory LimitsNuclear Pharmacy8/28/2000
2000-05Recent Medical Misadministration Resulting From Inattention to DetailNuclear Medicine/ Brachytherapy6/8/2000
99-23Safety Concerns Related to Repeated Control Unit Failures of the Nucletron Class Model High-Dose-Rate Remote Afterloading Brachytherapy DevicesNuclear Medicine/ Brachytherapy8/12/1999
99-09Problems Encountered When Manually Editing Treatment Data on the Nucletron Microslectron-HDR (New) Model 105.999Nucletron Microslectron-HDR Licensees4/29/1999
98-30Effect of the Year 2000 Computer Problem on NRC   Licensees and Certificate HoldersSpecific Licensee and Reciprocity Licensees1/29/1999
97-91Recent Failures of Control Cables Used on 660 Posilock Radiography SystemsIndustrial Radiography1/29/1999
97-01Potential For Erroneous Calibration, Dose Rate, or Radiation Exposure Measurements with Certain Victoreen Model 530 and 530SI electrometer/DosimetersX-ray accelerator, Broad, Nuclear Medicine/Brachytherapy, Teletherapy1/29/1999

Issue Summaries & NRC News

Regulatory Issue Summary NumberTitleAffected LicenseesMail Date
2010-09National Source Tracking System Long-Term Storage IndicatorLicensee Required to Report Transfers to the National Source Tracking system06/20/2014
2010-09Radiation Safety Officers for Medical Use Licenses Under 10 CFR Part 35All medical use licensees under 180 NAC 7 04/27/2011
2008-17Voluntary Security Enhancements for Self-Contained Irradiators Containing Cesium Chloride SourcesSelf-Contained Irradiator  Licensees07/29/08
2008-11Precautions to Protect Children Who May Come in Contact With Patients Released After Therapeutic Administration of Iodine-131Nuclear Medicine Licensees06/17/07
08-103NRC Updates Guidance to Licensees for Extended Storage of Low-Level Radioactive WasteRadioactive  Material Licensees06/19/07

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