Radiation proposed rulemakings and stakeholder processes

 
Proposed rules
Part 3 and Part 7 Rulemaking
Overview
The Radiation Program has initiated a stakeholder process to engage stakeholders on proposed revisions to the Colorado Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Radiation Control, 6 CCR 1007-1, Part 3 (Licensing of radioactive material) and Part 7 (Use of radionuclides in the healing arts). The proposed rules impact radioactive material licensees who prepare or use radioactive materials for medical purposes (healing arts). The proposed rule changes are not applicable to x-ray machines. Note that Part 7 of the proposed rule changes also do not apply to non-human (veterinary) use of radioactive materials.
 
Colorado rules are being revised to conform to federal rule changes of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 10 CFR Part 35, which were amended July 16, 2018 (83 FR 33046). As an Agreement State program, Colorado is required to adopt rules which are compatible with these federal regulations.
 
The more significant proposed changes to Colorado rule include:
  • Removing the requirement to obtain a written attestation for an individual who is certified by an accepted specialty board.
  • Allowing grandfathering provisions for training and experience requirements for certain board-certified individuals.
  • Amending the reporting and notification requirements for a medical event (termed a misadministration in current rule) for permanent implant brachytherapy.
  • Clarifying the requirements for measuring molybdenum contamination in radionuclide generators and adding requirements for reporting of failed technetium and rubidium generators.
  • Adding requirements for naming associate radiation safety officer(s) and ophthalmic physicists on a medical license.
  • The addition of requirements related to written directives for permanent implant brachytherapy.
  • Added requirements pertaining to completion of operational and safety training for certain therapy devices.
  • Miscellaneous technical and formatting corrections to better align with federal rules.
 
 
Written comments
Stakeholders are encouraged to provide written comments to cdphe_coradregs@state.co.us on or before February 13, 2020. Consideration or incorporation of comments received after this date will only be considered if practical to do so. Stakeholders should avoid including confidential information in any submissions to the department. Next steps and additional information on the rulemaking schedule before the Board of Health can be found in the rulemaking timeline.
 
Stakeholder meetings
January 28, 2020
3:00 pm, Room C1A, Building C
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, Colorado, 80246. (Building C is adjacent to the main CDPHE building but has an address of 710 S. Ash St., Denver, Colorado 80246).
 
Phone: 1-443-966-3606 
PIN: 805 917#
  • If you are attending in person, arrive early to allow time for parking, checking in at the main Building (Building A) and getting to the meeting location. 
  • The meeting is in the northeast corner of Building C, which is the southernmost building on the campus. Enter just to the west of the bridge between buildings. 
    • Building C is secured. Staff will monitor the doors to allow entry.
 
February 4, 2020
3:30 pm, Room C1A, Building C
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, Colorado, 80246. (Building C is adjacent to the main CDPHE building but has an address of 710 S. Ash St., Denver, Colorado 80246).
 
Phone: 1-402-994-1107
PIN: 874 853#
 
Two stakeholder meetings are scheduled, but both meetings will cover the same topics and presentation. Additionally, phone-in information will be available for meetings and posted when confirmed.
 
Additional Information and Resources
 
Updates
Please continue to check this web page for periodic updates during the stakeholder process.

 

Regulations being developed

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