Transfers

Transferring radioactive material is the taking or giving or radioactive material from one authorized party to another. This transferring can be within the university from one permit holder to another or external to the university from one licensed entity to another. Note, transferring radioactive material most often also involves the shipping and/or transport of radioactive material and therefore these procedures must be followed. Refer to: Sections 2.5.3, “Shipping and 2.6, “Transporting”.

Within The University
Transfers of radioactive material between Permit holders must be approved by the Radiation Specialist. In addition, the radioisotope and activity must be within permit limitations of the Permit Holder who is receiving the material. If the radioisotope is not on the permit or the activity exceeds the Permit limits, the transfer is still possible, but the permit will need to be amended before the transfer is permitted.
To initiate a transfer, the Internal Transfer form must be completed and sent to the Radiation Specialist for approval.
Once the transfer is approved the transferring Permit Holder completes the Use and Disposition form for the radioisotope being transferred by placing the activity transferred in the "Other" column and note saying who (permit number) the material was transferred to. The receiving Permit Holder then starts a Use and Disposition form for the transferred material using the activity being transferred and tombstone information (purchase order number, purchase date, radioisotope ....) obtained from the original owner.
Outside the University
The transfer of radioactive materials outside the University requires also requires approval from the Radiation Specialist. This approval is needed to ensure that the proposed recipient is authorized the material.
To initiate a transfer either receiving or sending radioactive material, the External Transfer form must be completed and sent to the Radiation Specialist.
For open source radioactive transfers where the material is being sent to another organization, the Permit Holder completes the Use and Disposition form for the radioisotope being transferred by placing the activity transferred in the "Other" column and a note saying who (Name of individual and organization) the material was transferred to.
For open source radioactive transfers where the material is being received, Permit Holders create a Use and Disposition form just as they would when purchasing radioactive material.
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