Environmental Permits Handbook
Reciprocity of an Out-of-State Radioactive Material License
Any individual in another state who holds a specific license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, an Agreement State or Licensing State, and issued by the agency having primary jurisdiction, where the licensee maintains an office for directing the licensed activities and at which radiation safety records are normally maintained, and who wishes to possess or use the licensed radioactive material to conduct the activities authorized by such license within the State of Tennessee.
Applicants must provide the following information:
Upon receipt of the materials referenced above including the license fees, the application is immediately reviewed for completeness. If necessary, the Division will contact the Reciprocity Licensee via telephone or e-mail to request additional information as applicable. This material can be returned to the Division via e-mail or by fax. The e-mail for Reciprocity matters is [email protected] and the fax number for Reciprocity is 615-532-0385.
Reciprocity Fees are equal to Specific Radioactive Material License Fees and are specified in "State Regulations for Protection Against Radiation" (SRPAR) 1200-2-10-.31.
The Reciprocity Licensee must notify the Division at least three (3) days prior to each additional entry into this State to engage in such activity.
Although there are rarely glitches in the approval process, the Reciprocity Licensee may not proceed with the approved activities of the Reciprocity request until they are certain the Division has been provided with the required information or confirm with the Division that all required documents and fees have been submitted.
The Division has the right to inspect the licensee at any time the licensee is performing regulated activities in the State of Tennessee.
The Division is responsible for regulating sources of radiation in order to protect the health and welfare of the people and environment of the State of Tennessee.
Applications and assistance may be obtained by contacting the Manager of X-ray Registration & Machine / Device Permitting for the Division of Radiological Health in Nashville, by e-mail, fax etc.
TDEC Rule Chapter 1200-2-10-.31 and -.32 State Regulations for Protection Against Radiation