Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 1.3
Radiation Control

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-1.3-5

§ 23-1.3-5. Licensing and registration of radiation sources.

(a) The agency shall provide by rule or regulation for general or specific licensing of by-product, source, special nuclear materials, artificially produced radioactive material, and naturally occurring radioactive material, or devices or equipment utilizing those materials. The rule or regulation shall provide for amendment, suspension, or revocation of licenses.

(b) The agency is authorized to require registration or licensing of other radiation sources.

(c) The agency is authorized to require registration or licensing of any person engaged in the business of installing or offering to install radiation sources or engaged in the business of furnishing or offering to furnish radiation source services or service in this state to any agency licensee or registrant.

(d) The agency is authorized to exempt certain radiation sources or kinds of uses or users from the licensing or registration requirement set forth in this section when the agency makes a finding that the exemption will not constitute a significant risk to the health and safety of the public. Those sources, uses, or users that may be exempted from the licensing or registration requirement shall be specifically named in a schedule of regulations that may be promulgated under the authority of § 23-1.3-2.

(e) Rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter may provide for recognition of other state or federal licenses as the agency may deem desirable, subject to registration requirements that the agency may prescribe.

(f) The agency may assess annual fees in connection with its licensing, registration, and inspection activities, provided that those fees are assessed only after procedures in accordance with chapter 35 of title 42 have been followed.

(g) In lieu of a multiplicity of separate license and/or registration fees which may be assessed under this section, any person may elect to pay a combination license and registration fee, not to exceed a fixed dollar amount as periodically determined by the director of health after consultation with the radiation advisory committee.

(h) The combined fee shall cover all specific licenses and/or registrations issued by the agency to the person for uses and services at one location or address.

(i) All fees and fines collected under this chapter shall be paid to the general treasury of the state.

(j) License and registration fees assessed under this chapter shall be due and payable on or before the expiration date shown on the license or registration.

History of Section.
P.L. 1976, ch. 195, § 1.