As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
 1. “Decommissioning” means final operational activities at a site to dismantle site structures, to decontaminate site surfaces and remaining structures, to stabilize and contain residual radioactive material, and to carry out any other activities to prepare the site for postoperational care.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 136C.1

  • Department: means the Iowa department of public health. See Iowa Code 136C.1
  • Director: means the director of public health or the director's designee. See Iowa Code 136C.1
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Radiation: means energy forms capable of causing ionization including alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, X rays, neutrons, high-speed protons, and other atomic particles, but does not include sound or radio waves, or visible light, or infrared or ultraviolet light. See Iowa Code 136C.1
  • Radioactive material: means a solid, liquid, or gaseous material that emits radiation spontaneously including accelerator-produced and naturally occurring material, and byproduct, source, and special nuclear material as defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended to July 1, 1984. See Iowa Code 136C.1
 2. “Department” means the Iowa department of public health.
 3. “Director” means the director of public health or the director’s designee.
 4. “Licensed professional” means a person licensed or otherwise authorized by law to practice medicine, osteopathic medicine, podiatry, chiropractic, dentistry, dental hygiene, or veterinary medicine.
 5. “Radiation” means energy forms capable of causing ionization including alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, X rays, neutrons, high-speed protons, and other atomic particles, but does not include sound or radio waves, or visible light, or infrared or ultraviolet light.
 6. “Radiation machine” means a device capable of producing radiation except those that produce radiation solely from radioactive material.
 7. “Radioactive material” means a solid, liquid, or gaseous material that emits radiation spontaneously including accelerator-produced and naturally occurring material, and byproduct, source, and special nuclear material as defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended to July 1, 1984.