Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
Washington State Department of Health
Chapter 246-247 WAC Radiation Protection - Air Emissions: This contains regulations important to all facilities with the potential to emit radioactive air emissions. This includes federal facilities, state licensed facilities, and facilities licensed by a local air pollution control authority.
Washington State Department of Ecology
Chapter 173-401 WAC Operating Permit Regulation: Establishes the elements of a comprehensive Washington state air operating permit program consistent with the requirements of Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act.
Chapter 173-480 WAC Ambient air quality standards and emission limits for radionuclides: Defines maximum allowable levels for radionuclides in the ambient air and control emissions from specific sources.
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
Chapter 70A.15.3000 RCW: Powers and duties of department.
Chapter 70A.15.3130 RCW: Department of health powers regarding radionuclides—Energy facility site evaluation council authority over permit program sources.
Chapter 70A.388 RCW: Nuclear Energy and Radiation.
Clean Air Act: Federal act authorizing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate hazardous air pollutants, including radionuclides.
Environmental Protection Agency Regulations
Federal Register, 71 FR 32276: Partial Approval of the Clean Air Act, Section 112(l), Delegation of Authority to the Washington State Department of Health.
40CFR61, Subpart A: National emission standards for hazardous air pollutants, general provisions.
40CFR61, Subpart B: Radon-222 emissions to the ambient air from underground uranium mines.
40CFR61, Subpart H: Radionuclide emissions, other than radon, from U.S. Department of Energy facilities.
40CFR61, Subpart I: Radionuclide emissions emitted by federal facilities that are not regulated elsewhere.
40CFR61, Subpart K: Emissions of polonium-210 and lead-210 to the air from phosphorus plants.
40CFR61, Subpart Q: Emission of radon-222 to the ambient air from Department of Energy (DOE) storage or disposal facilities for radium-containing materials.
40CFR61, Subpart R: Emission of radon from phosphogypsum stacks.
40CFR61, Subpart T: Radon-222 emissions from uranium mill tailings piles that are no longer operational.
40CFR61, Subpart W: Emission of radon-222 from uranium mills and their associated tailings.
Laws & Regulations: Legal authorities for the regulation of air emissions of radionuclide.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Regulations
Subpart B - Radiation Protection Programs: 10 mrem constraint for radioactive air emissions.