|(a) Each licensee shall conduct operations so that:
(1) The total effective dose equivalent to individual members
of the public from the licensed operation does not exceed 0.1 rem (one millisievert)
in a year, exclusive of the dose contribution from the licensee's disposal
of radioactive material into sanitary sewerage in accordance with §336.215
of this title (relating to Disposal by Release into Sanitary Sewerage); and
(2) The dose in any unrestricted area from external sources
does not exceed 0.002 rem (0.02 millisievert) in any one hour.
(b) If the licensee permits members of the public to have access
to restricted areas, the limits for members of the public continue to apply
to those individuals.
(c) A licensee or an applicant for a license shall apply for
prior commission authorization to operate up to an annual dose limit for an
individual member of the public of 0.5 rem (five millisieverts). The licensee
or applicant shall include the following information in this application:
(1) demonstration of the need for and the expected duration
of operations in excess of the limit in subsection (a) of this section;
(2) the licensee's or applicant's program to assess and control
dose within the 0.5 rem (five millisieverts) annual limit; and
(3) the procedures to be followed to maintain the dose as low
as is reasonably achievable.
(d) In addition to the requirements of this chapter, a licensee
shall also be subject to the provisions of the EPA's generally applicable
environmental radiation standards in 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 190
(Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations).
(e) The commission may impose additional restrictions on radiation
levels in unrestricted areas and on the total quantity of radionuclides that
a licensee may release in effluents in order to restrict the collective dose.