U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1 Page: 2-10
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"Registration and Licensing
"Of the 42 States, all but 2 provide for either registration
or licensing, or both, by the State regulatory agency of the
'source of ionizing radiation,' 'operators of a radiation in-
stallation,' or 'all who possess or use radiation producing
machines or devices or equipment utilizing by-product, source,
special nuclear materials,' or similarly described persons
or processes concerned with radioactive materials.
"Thirty-six States provide for registration and 24, for
licensing, either by statutory requirement, statutory authori-
zation, or regulation. As mentioned above, some of these States
require both registration and licensing.
"Two principal types of recordkeeping are required in the
laws: (1) records of the sources of radiation and (2) records
of personal exposure to radiation, termed 'personnel monitor-
"The laws of 16 States require records of the sources of
radiation and the disposal or transfer thereof. In most of
these, the provisions are worded similarly, requiring persons who
acquire, possess, or use sources of ionizing radiation to main-
tain records relating to their receipt, storage, transfer, or
disposal, and such other records as the regulatory agency may
The personnel monitoring provision requires each person
who possesses or uses a source of ionizing radiation to main-
tain appropriate records showing the radiation exposure of in-
dividuals for whom personnel monitoring is required by rules
and regulations of the regulatory agency.
"Of the 42 States, the labor department is the administra-
tive agency in one, Wisconsin. The labor department and the
industrial accident board have joint responsibility in Idaho.
In Massachusetts and New York, the health department is re-
sponsible for the public health aspects and the labor depart-
ment for the protection of employees in industrial establishments;
however, the activities of the two departments are coordinated
through a separate agency. In South Carolina, the Governor,
when he determines that the public health and safety so require,
is authorized to designate the health department as the regu-
latory agency. In the other 37 States, the health department
is designated as the regulatory agency.
As already mentioned, the 1959 amendment (Public Law
86-373) to the Atomic Energy Act authorizes AEC, upon request
by the State, to enter into an agreement with the Governor
providing for release to the State of certain aspects of AEC's
licensing and regulatory authority over radiation sources.
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Cottrell, William B. & Savolainen, A. W. U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1, report, August 1965; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc101033/m1/96/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.