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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Non-healing Arts Radiation Generating Devices - 06/30/2020

You are invited to review and comment on the proposed rules. If you wish to present oral testimony, a public hearing will be held via conference call on July 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

  • To provide oral testimony at the hearing, please dial 1-877-848-7030, access code: 2030826#.
  • You may also file written comments before 5:00 p.m. on July 21, 2020 by submitting them to the Public Health Division Rules Coordinator at the following address:

OHA, Public Health Division
Heather Owens, Administrative Rules Coordinator
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 930
Portland, Oregon 97232
E-mail comments to: You may also send comments by fax to (971) 673-1299.

Final rules will be filed after consideration of all comments.

Rules and Statutes Regarding Radiation

Oregon Revised Statutes

Oregon's Revised Statutes (ORS) regarding radiation can be found in ORS 453.605 through 453.807.

Radioactive materials ORS 453.605 through 453.715
Tanning devices ORS 453.726 through 453.732
X-ray devices ORS 453.752 through 453.775

Oregon Administrative Rules

Radiation Protection Services (RPS) operating rules, and the rules which are pertinent for users, are found under OAR Chapter 333, Divisions 100 through 125. Information regarding proposed rule changes can be found here.

Division 100: Control of Radiation - General Requirements
Division 101:  Registration of Radiation Machines- General License
Division 102: Licensing of Radioactive Material
Division 103: Fees
Division 105: Industrial Radiographic Operators
Division 106: X-rays in the Healing Arts (Associated tables in Division 106)
Division 108: Radiation Safety Requirements for Analytical X-ray Equipment
Division 109: Radiation Safety Requirements for Particle Accelerators
Division 110: Radiation Safety Requirements for Radioactive Tailings & Ponds
Division 111: Notices, Instructions, & Reports to Workers: Inspections
Division 112: Requirements for Microwave Oven Use & Service
Division 113: Well Logging Operators & Sub-surface Tracer Studies
Division 114: Training for Emergency Response to Radioactive Materials Incidents
Division 115: Radiation Safety Requirements for X-ray & Hybrid Gauges
Division 116: Use of Radionuclide's in the Healing Arts
Division 117: Regulation & Licensing of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM): Table 1 | Table 2
Division 118: Transportation of Radioactive Materials
Division 119: Registration of Tanning Facilities
Division 120: Standards for Protection against Radiation (NRC Form 5)
Division 121: Licensing and Radiation Safety Requirements for Irradiators
Division 122: Safety Requirements for Industrial X-ray Machine Operators
Division 123: Therapeutic Radiation Machines
Division 124: Civil Penalty
Division 125: Materials Safety and Security

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