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Radioactive Materials Program
25 Arctic Parkway
P.O. Box 420 (Mail Code 25-01)
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone (609) 984-5462
Fax (609) 633-2210

INTRODUCTION

On September 30, 2009, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and New Jersey signed an Agreement authorizing the State to license and regulate byproduct, source, and certain special nuclear radioactive materials users. This authority is in addition to our existing authority to regulate diffuse Naturally Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Materials (NARM).

The Bureau of Environmental Radiation is responsible for licensing more than 700 users, including hospitals, universities, industrial facilities, doctors, irradiators, water treatment systems, and pharmaceutical companies. The radioactive material employed by these users may be contained in medical pharmaceuticals administered to patients or inside an industrial device such as a moisture density gauge or a static eliminator.

Each materials license is valid for 10 years. Radioactive Materials Program staff inspect each licensee periodically from once a year to every 5 years depending on the type of license. During the inspection, the inspector takes direct radiation readings and interviews and observes personnel. The inspector also reviews records, and if necessary, collects samples from equipment surfaces and the general environment which are later analyzed for contamination.

The inspector then discusses the preliminary inspection findings with the licensee during an exit interview and, if necessary, sends a letter requiring corrective action of any deficiencies. If the licensee has significant violations or fails to correct the deficiencies, the Bureau may impose an administrative fine or modify, suspend, or revoke the license.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission audits all Agreement State Programs. New Jersey’s first audit will be scheduled in March of 2011.

Important Information

Admendments to Chapter 28

New Increased Control Requirements

Notification of Issuance of Important Voluntary Recall Information concerning the CARDIOGEN-82 RUBIDIUM-82 GENERATOR (FSME-11-076)
NRC Letter (FSME-11-076)

FSME Enclosure - FDA Drug Safety Communication

Summary of Radium-223 dichloride approval for use

FDA Notice of Approval of Radium-223 for use

NRC REGULATORY ISSUE SUMMARY 2013-14: REPORTING TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING TEMPORARY JOBSITES TO THE NATIONAL SOURCE TRACKING SYSTEM

RECENT LICENSING SUBMITTALS CONTAINING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

How We Became an Agreement State

Forms

Regulations

Guidance Document

Fee Worksheet for License Application

Outreach

Information Notices

Tritium Exit Signs

Fee Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

agreementstate@dep.nj.gov

Organization Chart


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