Environmental Health & Safety

Radiation Use Authorization

A Radiation Use Authorization (RUA) permit is required before the purchase or use of any source of ionizing radiation. Examples include: a) A sealed source or radiation-producing machine, b) A new or modified use of radioactive materials, or c) Any new isotope to be used on a previously approved project.

Application Procedure

  1. Obtain Radiation Safety (Initial) training.
  2. To apply for a new permit submit an Application for Use of Radioactive Materials
  3. To change an existing permit contact the Radiation Safety Officer (i.e., to order quantities in small amounts that are in addition to your limit)

Approval Procedure

  1. Applicants submit documents to the Radiation Safety Officer
  2. Radiation Safety Officer reviews for completeness and prepares for presentation to the Radiation Safety Committee
  3. Radiation Safety Committee evaluates according to State of California Radiation Control Regulations (CCR Title 17) and conditions in the UCR broad scope license
  4. Radiation Safety Committee grants final approval of all applications

For more information about the approval procedure, to the Radiation Safety Manual (p. 43).

Additional Information

As a reminder, obtain pre-approval from the Radiation Safety Officer, or designee, prior to purchasing radioactive materials. Additional requirements include providing a Radiation Use Authorization Update form annually, and obtaining Radiation Safety (Refresher) training every 3 years.

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