3701-69-12 Application, criteria, and standards for approval of radon laboratories.

(A) To apply for radon laboratory approval, a person shall do all of the following:

(1) Submit a completed application to the director on forms prescribed and provided by the director, which shall include but shall not be limited to the following information:

(a) Name and address of applicant;

(b) Federal tax identification number of applicant;

(c) Type of business structure and proof that the business name is registered with the Ohio secretary of state;

(d) Contact information of the applicant;

(e) Name and address of applicant's responsible contact person;

(f) Federal tax identification number of applicant's responsible contact person;

(g) Contact information of the applicant's responsible contact person;

(h) Name(s) of the chief executive officer, partners, or sole proprietor;

(i) Name of national radon proficiency program in which the applicant is participating, the applicant's current approval number(s) and expirations date(s);

(j) Whether the applicant is a governmental entity, a sole proprietorship, or another type of business entity;

(k) Identification by manufacturer and model number of all instrumentation to be used in radon analysis;

(l) Documentation of a quality assurance program that demonstrates the applicant is successfully enrolled in an independent third-party accreditation/certification program consistent with national laboratory accreditation and certification standards, or an equivalent program approved by the director, for the devices manufactured or analyzed by the applicant;

(m) The frequency and method of calibration of instruments; and

(n) A description of the radiological safety plan.

(2) Submit an application for a radon laboratory approval or renewal of a radon laboratory approval which shall be accompanied by electronic payment of the nonrefundable biennial license fee or a check or money order payable to the "Treasurer, State of Ohio" in the amount of six hundred dollars.

(B) To be approved as a radon laboratory, a laboratory shall have current certification from a national radon proficiency program that the director determines to be acceptable.

(C) To maintain approval as a radon laboratory, a laboratory shall maintain the certification status of a national radon proficiency program and maintain current and accurate documentation as required in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule. If the approved applicant's certification status or documentation is no longer current, the applicant's Ohio approval shall be suspended until such time the applicant meets the requirements of paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule.

(D) Each laboratory approval issued under this chapter is nontransferable and shall expire two years after the date of approval. The operator of a radon laboratory may apply for renewal of approval by submitting an application for renewal which complies with the requirements of paragraph (A)(1) of this rule and the fee required by paragraph (A)(2) of this rule. The renewal application shall be submitted no later than ninety days before the expiration of the existing approval. To have its approval renewed, the laboratory shall document that it meets the standards prescribed by paragraph (C) of this rule.

(E) In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the director may refuse to issue an approval and may revoke or suspend an approval issued under this rule if the operator of the laboratory fails to meet any of the criteria established by this rule.

Replaces: 3701-69-08

Effective: 01/01/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3723.09
Rule Amplifies: 3723.07
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1992, 7/9/01