Radioactive Material Licenses Fees Rule Revision

Affected and Interested Parties

Owners and employees of businesses that have a radioactive material license and other interested parties.

What’s Happening?

The Department of Health (department) is considering amending radioactive material licenses and licensees fees to cover operating costs for the following:

  • WAC 246-254-030, Small business discount provision and optional fee payment schedule applicable to radioactive materials licensees; 
  • WAC 246-254-070 Fees for specialized radioactive material licenses; 
  • WAC 246-254-080 Fees for medical and veterinary radioactive material use;
  • WAC 246-254-090 Fees for industrial radioactive material licenses; 
  • WAC 246-254-100 Fees for laboratory radioactive material licenses; and 
  • WAC 246-254-120 Fees for licensing and compliance actions.  

The department will consider updating or restructuring existing fees or creating new fees. On January 23, 2024, we filed a CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (PDF) to start rulemaking.


The department is required to charge a fee for each operating license issued to radioactive material license holders regulated by the department. The fees must cover the cost of administering a license and enforcing the program.  The department completed an initial assessment of the radioactive materials program and determined the fees are not generating sufficient revenue to cover the costs of the program.

Rulemaking Timeline 

January 2024 – Start rulemaking

April 2024 – Informal comment period

June 2024 – Formal comment period and public hearing

July 2024 – Rulemaking complete

Rulemaking Resources

Documents What's This Date Filed
CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry (PDF) Announces intent of rulemaking January 23, 2024

How to Get Involved 

The department will use a collaborative rule-making approach. The department will keep interested parties informed of the rule development through email and regularly post information on this page. The department will also post draft rules on this page when the draft rules are ready.

For More Information 

Peter Beaton, Rules Coordinator
Earl Fordham, Assistant Director, Office of Radiation Protection