Environmental Health & Safety

Radioactive Material License Information

Obtaining a License

The Principal Investigator wishing to use radioactive material must submit an Application for Non-human Use of Radioactive Material form along with a copy of his/her CV and a map of the laboratory (see below to obtain a copy of the application). The application request is forwarded to the RSO who will review it and forward it to members of the Committee if he finds it complete and accurate. The Committee members will review the application request and notify the RSO of their decision on the request. The approval may include stipulations that the Principal Investigator uses additional precautions or provide additional information. The Principal Investigator will be notified in writing regarding his/her request.

The Radioactive Materials License is good for 3 years, after which the RSO will notify the Principal Investigator that he/she must renew his/her license in order to continue use of material. The Principal Investigator will be asked if he/she wishes to renew the license or terminate it. Even if the Principal Investigator is on "Inactive Status", he/she must renew an expired license. This insures that if the Principal Investigator decides to once again use radioactive material, the license will be current.

Application for use of radioactive material 

 

Amending a License

The Principal Investigator may wish to change the conditions of his/her license, which may include the addition of a radioisotope, the increase in total limits for a radioisotope, to add a laboratory or a new procedure. An "Amendment to Non-human Use of Radioactive Material License" form must be submitted to the RSO requesting a change to the principal investigator’s authorization (see below to obtain a copy of the application). The RSO will review it and notify the Principal Investigator of its approval or request additional information prior to approval.

Amendment to Non-human Use of Radioactive Material License (PDF Format)

 

Inactive Status

Should a Principal Investigate decide not to use radioactive material for an extended time he/she may request that the license be placed in "Inactive Status". This means that the Principal Instigator will not obtain or use any radioactive material in his/her laboratory during that period. Also the Principal Investigator is not responsible for insuring that routine wipe tests are conducted and the Radiation Safety Officer will not conduct inspections of his/her laboratory.

If the Principal Investigator decides to reactivate his/her license, it is just a matter of sending the Radiation Safety Officer a memo or email requesting the change in status.

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