[ RadSafe ] Action levels vs. Limits

clayton bradt dutchbradt at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 16:06:41 CDT 2019

The difference is essentially as stated. The question of how an inspector
could legitimately cite a licensee for violating one of the licensee's own
action levels depends upon whether it was comitted to as part of its
license. If the licensee commits to such and such an action if a certain
action level is crossed, then the licensee is in violation of its license
if the the action level was crossed and such and such action was not
performed.  The licensee is bond by its written commitments even if they
are more stringent than the regulations.

What the details were in the specific instance of course, determine whether
the citation was legitimate or not.

Clayton Bradt
Prin. Radiophysicist (Ret.)
NYS Dept. of Health

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