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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter CPart 61 → Subpart Q

Title 40: Protection of Environment

Subpart Q—National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions From Department of Energy Facilities

§61.190   Designation of facilities.
§61.191   Definitions.
§61.192   Standard.
§61.193   Exemption from the reporting and testing requirements of 40 CFR 61.10.

Source: 54 FR 51701, Dec. 15, 1989, unless otherwise noted.

§61.190   Designation of facilities.

The provisions of this subpart apply to the design and operation of all storage and disposal facilities for radium-containing material (i.e., byproduct material as defined under section 11.e(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (as amended)) that are owned or operated by the Department of Energy that emit radon-222 into air, including these facilities: The Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio; the Niagara Falls Storage Site, Lewiston, New York; the Weldon Spring Site, Weldon Spring, Missouri; the Middlesex Sampling Plant, Middlesex, New Jersey; the Monticello Uranium Mill Tailings Pile, Monticello, Utah. This subpart does not apply to facilities listed in, or designated by the Secretary of Energy under title I of the Uranium Mill Tailings Control Act of 1978.

§61.191   Definitions.

As used in this subpart, all terms not defined here have the meaning given them in the Clean Air Act or subpart A of part 61. The following terms shall have the following specific meanings:

(a) Facility means all buildings, structures and operations on one contiguous site.

(b) Source means any building, structure, pile, impoundment or area used for interim storage or disposal that is or contains waste material containing radium in sufficient concentration to emit radon-222 in excess of this standard prior to remedial action.

§61.192   Standard.

No source at a Department of Energy facility shall emit more than 20 picocuries per square meter per second (pCi/(m2-sec)) (1.9 pCi/(ft2-sec)) of radon-222 as an average for the entire source, into the air. This requirement will be part of any Federal Facilities Agreement reached between Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy.

[54 FR 51701, Dec. 15, 1989, as amended at 65 FR 62158, Oct. 17, 2000]

§61.193   Exemption from the reporting and testing requirements of 40 CFR 61.10.

All facilities designated under this subpart are exempt from the reporting requirements of 40 CFR 61.10.

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