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Subpart 383.14: Security

(Statutory authority: Environmental Conservation Law, arts. 3, 17, 19, 27, 29)

[Effective Date March 14, 1993]

Contents:

Sec.

§383-14.1 Applicability.

This subpart specifies the minimum requirements for security at a land disposal facility. Except as otherwise provided in this Part, any person who operates or maintains a land disposal facility subject to this Part, must do so in accordance with the requirements of this subpart.

§383-14.2 Security requirements through the post-closure period.

The following requirements apply from the effective date of the initial permit until the end of the post-closure period.

(a) The permittee must control access to, and use of, the land disposal facility at all times.

(b) The permittee must minimize the potential for the inadvertent or unauthorized entry of persons or animals onto the land disposal facility.

(c) The permittee must prevent the unauthorized removal of radioactive materials from the land disposal facility.

(d) The permittee must provide and maintain the following site security measures:

(1) a 24-hour remote surveillance and control system which continuously monitors and controls entry onto the land disposal facility;

(2) a public address system located at all gates and inside and outside all buildings and open disposal units;

(3) a 24-hour security staff; and

(4) radiation detectors at entrances and exits of the land disposal facility designed to detect the unauthorized movement of radioactive materials onto or off of the disposal site.

§383-14.3 Security requirements through the institutional control period.

The following requirements apply from the effective date of the initial permit until the end of the institutional control period:

(a) The permittee must provide and maintain:

(1) a fence or other barrier capable of preventing unauthorized entrance that completely surrounds the land disposal facility;

(2) a means to control entry, at all times, through gates or other entrances to the land disposal facility;

(3) vehicles(s) for patrolling and controlling the land disposal facility boundary;

(b) The permittee must post signs in sufficient numbers at each entrance to the land disposal facility and at other locations so that they are visible from any approach to the land disposal facility. The signs must contain a legend that is legible from a distance of at least 25 feet and contain a warning that:

(1) only authorized personnel are allowed to enter the land disposal facility;

(2) unauthorized entry onto the land disposal facility can be dangerous; and

(3) radioactive wastes are present at the land disposal facility.

(c) On a case-by-case basis, the department may approve the use of portions of the land disposal facility for activities that are not related to waste disposal if the proposed use will not:

(1) interfere with the operation of the land disposal facility;

(2) adversely affect the public health and safety and the environment; or

(3) adversely affect the ability of the land disposal facility to meet the applicable requirements in this Part and Part 382 of this Title.