Radiation Protection and Release Prevention
Bureau of Environmental Radiation and Bureau of Radiological

Notice of Rule Proposal
Radiation Protection Program Regulation, N.J.A.C. 7:28

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
is proposing amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:28-1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.2,
3.5, 3.8, 3.10, 3.13, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8,
4.9, 4.11, 4.12, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16, 4.18, 4.19, 6.2, 6.5, 6.6,
7.1, 9.4, 10.9, 11.2, 11.3, 11.7, 13.1 and 13.2. The proposed
amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:28 will update the rules to reflect
current scientific knowledge and standards and to address certain
licensing issues. The amendments will modify definitions; licensing
requirements for those involved with radioactive materials;
radiation levels in and outside of controlled areas; labeling
and posting quantities of radioactive material; provisions related
to disposal of radioactive material; provisions related to theft
or loss of radioactive material; and increase fees for radioactive
materials licensees and registrants. The four major changes
are 1) reduction in the allowed public dose limit from 500 millirem
per year (mrem/y) to 100 mrem/y, 2) revision of discharge limits
to the environment and sanitary sewers, 3) revision of licensing
exemptions, specifically lowering the exemption limit for technologically
enhanced naturally occurring radioactive materials (TENORM),
and 4) an increase in fees charged to State licensees and Radioactive
Materials Registrants.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey
Register dated May 17, 2004. A copy of the proposal is available
from: http://www.nj.gov/dep/rpp/download/redraftpv2.pdf, Richard Peros or Jennifer Goodman at (609) 984-5400,
or Westlaw Publishing at 1-800-808-WEST. Be advised that there
may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some

Written comments may be submitted by July 16, 2004 to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Alice Previte, Esq.
ATTN: 08-04-04/317
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625