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Escalated Enforcement Action

 

The goal of the Radiation Program is to ensure a high rate of compliance with the requirements of the Radiation Control Act, at section 25-11-101, C.R.S. through 25-11-305, C.R.S., ("the Act") and the State of Colorado Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Radiation Control ("the Regulations"), at 6 CCR 1007-1. Establishing a comprehensive monitoring and inspection program, and addressing the most serious violators with timely, visible, and effective enforcement actions help accomplish this goal.

 

A timely, visible and effective enforcement action will return the facility to compliance as expeditiously as possible, as well as deter future non-compliance (violation), both at the subject facility as well as at other facilities. In addition, the program has the ability to impose escalated enforcement when it is deemed that the licensee has repeated violations, or has had a significant breakdown in operations or management that could affect compliance or overall health and safety. Escalated enforcement will generally be conducted through additional non-routine inspections, and the issuance of a Unilateral Compliance Order. The order or action may also result in prescribed corrective actions, the institution of a civil action, monetary penalties, or license or registration revocation.


 

 

2014 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing:

March

Mr. Andrew Grass, Compliance Order 14-03-18-01, 6 violations including the failure to provide complete and accurate information to Department inspectors during an incident investigation. Suspended from participating in all licensed activities involving radioactive materials for two years.
February Thrubit, Inc., Compliance Order 14-02-11-02, 8 violations including the failure to immediately report the loss of a 1.56 Curie Cs-137 well-logging source, $36,400
February Martinez and Associates, Compliance Order 14-02-11-01, 4 violations including the failure to provide adequate security for a portable gauge, contributing to its theft, $3,560

 

  

2013 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing:

July

Jacobs Engineering, Compliance Order 13-07-23-01, 7 violations, including 1 repeated violation and 1 violation for storing radioactive material in excess of 180 days at a location not listed on the license, $4000

May APS T&T and Ricky Perkins, Compliance Order 13-05-03-01, 8 violations including the failure to provide complete and accurate information to Department inspectors during an investigation, $39,500
February NuQuest, Inc., Compliance Order 13-02-11-01, 4 Violations, Emergency Response Procedures Not Followed After a Spill of Radioactive Material, $4,000

 

 

2012 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing: 

December Kumar and Associates, Compliance Order 12-12-04-01, 3 Violations, Unsafe transportation of a damaged gauge, $2,400
December Earth Engineering Consultants, Compliance Order 12-12-03-01, 3 Repeated violations to the previous Order 08-08-06-01, $5,124
November A.G. Wassenaar, Compliance Order 12-11-15-01, 3 Violations, Inadequate security contributing to the theft of radioactive materials, $3,500
August High Mountain Inspections, Compliance Order 12-08-28-01, Lost (then found) Radiography Source, $800
July CTL Thompson, Compliance Order 12-07-03-01, 11 Violations, $4200
June APS T&T and Ricky Perkins, Compliance Order 12-06-06-01, 8 Violations, License Terminated, Penalty Under Settlement Negotiations
June University of Colorado Hospital, Compliance Order 12-06-25-01, Medical Misadministration, $13600
May Kleinfelder, Compliance Order 12-5-29-01, 6 Violations, $7520
April St. Anthony Hospital North, Compliance Order 12-07-17-01, Improper Disposal of Radioactive Waste, $2200
Februrary  Lambert & Associates, Compliance Order 12-02-01-01, 11 Violations, $4400

 

 

 

2011 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing:

July LaFarge North America, Compliance Order 11-07-01-01 (1 Repeated Violation, Notification of Final Penalty Assessment, $3,200)
April Acuren Inspections, Inc., Compliance Order 11-04-18-01 (5 Violations, Notification of Final Penalty Assessment, $14,406)

 

 

2011 Escalated Enforcement Associated with X-Ray Machine Certification:

February Creekside Cancer Care Settlement Agreement (7 alleged violations)

 

2010 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing:

July Redhill Forest Property Owners Mutual Water and Cattle Association, Compliance Order 10-7-12-01 (2 Violations)
TechCorr USA, Compliance Order 10-7-20-01, Violation of Compliance Order 10-4-21-01. Notification of Final Penalty Assessment $2500.
April Tech Corr USA, Compliance Order 10-4-21-01 (6 Violations)
Brannan Sand and Gravel, Compliance Order 10-04-28-01 (3 Repeated Violations) Notification of Final Penalty Assessment $1875.
March LaFarge North America, Compliance Order 10-03-22-01 (10 Violations)

 

2010 Escalated Enforcement Associated with X-Ray Machine Certification:
October Creekside Cancer Care Notice of Proposed Penalty Assessment $37,500 (7 alleged violations)

2009 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing:

September Sundale and Associates, Compliance Order 09-09-21-01, License Terminated Due to Repeated Violations
June Colorado School of Mines, Compliance Order 09-06-08-01, (10 violations)
May Midwest Inspection Service, Notification of Final Penalty Assessment $1875, for failure to comply with Orders 07-12-21-02 and 06-12-06-02
January Conam Inspection and Engineering Services, Notification of Final Penalty Assessment, $2500, for failure to comply with Order 08-03-24-01
Earth Engineering Consultants, Notification of Final Penalty Assessment, $1250, for failure to comply with Order 08-08-06-01

 

2009 Escalated Enforcement Associated with X-Ray Machine Certification:

September Eric Tannor Consent Decree (1 violation)

 

2008 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing:

December
 
Earth Engineering Consultants Notice of Proposed Penalty ($1250, violation of Compliance Order issued August 6, 2008)
August Earth Engineering Consultants (12 violations)
July University of Denver Notice of Proposed Penalty ($1250, violation of Compliance Order issued December 2007)
March Conam Inspection & Engineering Services (3 violations)
Edwin K. Ensign, c/o Conam Inspection & Engineering Services (3 violations; two year prohibition)
January Greeley X-Ray Group (21 violations)

 

2008 Escalated Enforcement Associated with X-Ray Machine Certification:
November EmergiCare, Inc. Unilateral Compliance Order 08-11-05-01 (5 violations)

2007 Escalated Enforcement Associated with Radioactive Materials Licensing:

December Hepworth-Pawlak Geotechnical Unilateral Compliance Order
(13 violations)
University of Denver Unilateral Compliance Order (8 violations)
Conam Inspections Penalty Assessment Order ($1550, violation of Compliance Order issued February 2007)
Midwest Inspection Services Unilateral Compliance Order
(6 violations)
November Soils Pro GT Unilateral Compliance Order (4 violations)
Western Colorado Testing Unilateral Compliance Order
(6 violations)
August ProTechnics Unilateral Compliance Order (5 violations)
February Conam Inspections Unilateral Compliance Order (11 violations)

 

2007 Escalated Enforcement Associated with X-Ray Machine Certification:

August J. Edward Hansford, D.D.S. Penalty Assessment Order ($4875, for violation of Compliance Order issued in May 2007)
May J. Edward Hansford, D.D.S. Unilateral Compliance Order
(2 violations)
April Parsons Chiropractic Unilateral Compliance Order (1 violation)