Authorization Application Review and Approval Policies


Use of RAM on the MU Campus (other than at the MU Research Reactor) is allowed only under Authorizations approved by the MU RSC.  Control of the uses of RAM is established by MU’s NRC License, State Registrations, and by local, State and Federal regulations.

An Authorization is issued for no more than a three year period.  A renewal application is required to extend the Authorization.  The Authorization is allowed to continue work if the renewal application has been accepted by the RSS. 

The RSC meets once every two months to review applications that require full RSC review. If an AU is submitting an application to be reviewed by the full committee, allow at least one month prior to the meeting for review by all parties.

Paperwork required based on the type of application can be found on the RAM Authorization Applications page. Contact your assigned Health Physicist if you have any questions. 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES

  • Request: Request of change by AU, Administrator, or RSO
  • Review/Approval Chain: HP (as needed), RSO
  • Change: RSS records updated; updated authorization form may be issued at that time or at the next amendment; RSC updated on amendments issued.
  • Types: Name; degree; job title; department (without change in authorized administrative reporting); office address; telephone numbers; e-mail address; type of instrument used; change in RW’s approved to work under authorization; change in order amount limit up to possession limit; reduction or removal of isotope possession limit; use area inactivation or closeout; inactivation or reactivation of authorization; authorization termination; addition or removal of Secondary User; change in Primary User in existing co-authorization. 

 

MINOR CHANGES

  • Request: Authorization application submitted by AU.
  • Review/Approval Chain: HP, RSO, RSCR.
  • Change: Authorization amendment issued and RSC periodically updated.
  • Types: Use area addition; minor change in plan for investigation and authorization-specific radiation safety procedures; minor change in radioactive material use rate and waste disposal; minor change of special conditions; renewal application without change, or with reduction or removal of isotope, or with change of use area; temporary transfer of authorization. 

 

INTERIM CHANGES

  • Request: Authorization application submitted by AU; interim approval may be requested.
  • Review/Approval Chain: HP, RSO, RSCR, RSC.
  • Change: Interim authorization amendment issued following approval by RSCR (if requested) and final authorization amendment issued following approval by RSC.
  • Types: Increase in possession limit or type of isotope which is not a higher hazard class or inspection class; new AU (interim approval issued for less than or equal to 1 mCi per isotope); renewal with isotope increase or addition.

 

MAJOR CHANGES

  • Request: Authorization application submitted by AU.
  • Review/Approval: HP, RSO, RSCR, RSC.
  • Change: Authorization amendment issued only following approval by RSC. 
  • Types: Increase in possession limit or type of isotope which is a higher hazard class or inspection class; major change in plan for investigation and authorization- specific radiation safety procedures; major change in radioactive material use rate and waste disposal; major change of special conditions (e.g., modification of restricted area); new AU; renewal with major changes.

 

Page last updated on June 7, 2019.