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25 Pa. Code § 216.3. Exemptions.

§ 216.3. Exemptions.

 The following radiation-producing machines or equipment are exempt from registration:

   (1)  Electrical equipment that produces radiation incidental to its operation for other purposes, if the dose equivalent rate averaged over an area of 10 square centimeters does not exceed 0.5 mrem (0.005 mSv) per hour at 5 centimeters from an accessible surface. The production, testing or factory servicing of the equipment are not exempt. Electron beam welders and electron microscopes are not exempt.

   (2)  Radiation-producing machines while in transit in the possession of a transport carrier.

   (3)  Radiation-producing machines in the possession of vendors, installers or persons engaged in the service or repair of the machines, if applicable persons who have these machines register their activities with the Department under §  216.6 (relating to transfer and disposal obligations).

   (4)  Accelerators, which are licensed under Chapter 228 (relating to radiation safety requirements for particle accelerators). Accelerator service providers are not exempt from registration of services under §  216.2a (relating to registration of radiation-producing machine service providers).

   (5)  Electronic brachytherapy operations, which are licensed under Chapter 221 (relating to X-rays in the healing arts) and comply with § §  221.71—221.76 (relating to therapeutic X-ray systems with energies less than 1 MeV).


   The provisions of this §  216.3 amended under sections 301 and 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § §  7110.301 and 7110.302); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. §  510-20).


   The provisions of this §  216.3 adopted December 18, 1987, effective December 19, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 5235; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3823; amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial page (304421).

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