TITLE 32: ENERGY
CHAPTER II: ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SUBCHAPTER b: RADIATION PROTECTION
PART 320 REGISTRATION AND OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS FOR RADIATION INSTALLATIONS
SECTION 320.10 REGISTRATION


 

Section 320.10 Registration

 

a) For purposes of registration pursuant to this Part, the phrase "radiation installation" shall mean any location or facility where radiation machines are located.

 

b) Installation Registration

 

1) Any operator of a radiation installation shall register that radiation installation with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (Agency). The operator shall register the installation, before the installation is placed in operation, on a form prescribed by the Agency that shall include:

 

A) The operator's name;

 

B) The location and confines of the radiation installation; and

 

C) The type, manufacturer, model, serial number and room location of radiation machines possessed.

 

2) Radiation machines that are located in a single building or in a group of buildings that are contiguous to one another, and used by the same operator, shall be treated as a single radiation installation unless requested otherwise in writing by the operator and approved by the Agency.

 

c) Installation Classifications

Radiation installations shall be divided into the following 4 classes:

 

1) Class A Class A shall include dental offices and veterinary offices with radiation machines used solely for diagnosis, all installations using commercially manufactured cabinet radiographic/fluoroscopic radiation machines with interlocked doors and shielded sufficiently to meet the requirements of 32 Ill. Adm. Code 340.310(a) and radiation machines used as gauges.

 

2) Class B − Class B shall include offices or clinics of persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60] or the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 100] with radiation machines used solely for diagnosis and all installations using spectroscopy radiation machines, noncommercially manufactured cabinet radiographic/fluoroscopic radiation machines, portable radiographic/fluoroscopic units, diffraction radiation machines, non-cabinet baggage/package fluoroscopic radiation machines and electronic beam welders. Test booths, bays, or rooms used by manufacturing, assembly or repair facilities for testing radiation machines shall be categorized as Class B radiation installations.

 

3) Class C − Class C shall include installations using open radiography radiation machines and closed radiographic/fluoroscopic radiation machines.

 

4) Class D − Class D shall include all hospitals and other facilities using mammography, computed tomography (CT), or therapeutic radiation machines.

 

5) Radiation installations for which more than one class is applicable shall be assigned a classification based on the radiation machines' use and associated radiation hazard.

 

d) Machine Registration

 

1) Every operator of a radiation installation shall register radiation machines annually on a form prescribed by the Agency.

 

2) An annual registration fee for each machine possessed on January 1 of each year shall be submitted with the registration form. This fee, based on the type of facility and radiation machines possessed, is listed in this subsection (d)(2) as follows:

 

Facility Type

Fee Per Radiation Machine

 

 

Class A Dental and veterinary offices.

$50

 

 

Class A X-ray gauges and installations only using commercially manufactured cabinet radiation machines with interlocked doors and shielded sufficiently to meet the requirements of 32 Ill. Adm. Code 340.310(a).

$75

 

 

Class B Offices or clinics of persons licensed under the Medical Practice Act, and all installations using portable radiographic/ fluoroscopic units.

$175

 

 

Class B Podiatric offices.

$100

 

 

Class B All installations using spectroscopy, non-commercially manufactured cabinet units, non-cabinet baggage/package units, diffraction radiation machines and/or electron beam welders. Also, installations with test booths, bays or rooms used by manufacturing, assembly or repair facilities for testing radiation machines.

$175

 

 

Class C Installations using open or closed radiography machines.

$250

 

 

Class D All hospitals and other facilities using mammography, computed tomography (CT), or therapeutic radiation machines.

$100

 

3) The Agency shall bill the operator for the registration fee as soon as practical after January 1. The registration fee shall be due and payable within 60 days after the date of billing. If after 60 days the registration fee is not paid, the Agency may issue an order directing the operator of the installation to cease use of all radiation machines or take other appropriate enforcement action as provided in Section 36 of the Act. Fees collected under this Section are not refundable. [420 ILCS 40/24.7]

 

e) All radiation installations are subject to inspection at all times. The frequency of inspections is based on the associated radiation hazards located at the installation. Class A installations should expect to be inspected approximately once every 5 years. Class B should expect to be inspected approximately once every 2 years. Class C and D installations should expect to be inspected approximately once annually.

 

(Source: Amended at 36 Ill. Reg. 17376, effective November 30, 2012)