The system must either be directly vented to the atmosphere through an air exhaust or provide for collection and decay or disposal of the aerosol or gas in a shielded container.
A licensee must only administer radioactive gases in rooms that are at negative pressure compared to surrounding rooms.
Before receiving, using, or storing a radioactive gas, the licensee must calculate the amount of time needed after a release to reduce the concentration in the area of use to the occupational limit listed in part 4731.2750. The calculation must be based on the highest activity of gas handled in a single container and the measured available air exhaust rate.
A licensee must post the time needed after a release to reduce the concentration to the occupational limit calculated for the area of use and require that, in case of a gas spill, individuals evacuate the room until the posted time has elapsed.
A licensee must check the operation of collection systems monthly and measure the ventilation rates in areas of use at intervals not to exceed six months.
Records of these checks and measurements must be maintained for three years.
August 15, 2011
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