Radioactive Materials License
General Info - Statewide License
Persons who intend to possess or use radioactive materials of certain quantities and types and establish a facility in Maryland must be licensed by the State to ensure that these materials are used properly and safely by qualified persons who have sufficient knowledge and training.
Examples of such materials include radioactive isotopes of elements that occur naturally (radium-226), are produced by an accelerator (fluorine- 18), or are generated as a by-product of a nuclear reactor (cobalt-60). Industrial radiographers, hospitals, nuclear pharmacies, medical offices, radioactive source manufacturers, construction companies, laboratories (research and medical) and radiation consultants are among those who may require this license.
Valid for 7 years
$504.0 - $15,800.0
Obtaining the License
Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Must fill out the application and provide all supporting documents.
Maintaining Your License
Renewal and maintenance - Valid for 7 years
Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)
Must follow the process for legal termination of a Radioactive Materials License.
What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?
FEDERAL: Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act, which gives Maryland full regulatory authority over radioactive materials users in the State.
STATE: Environment Article, Title 8, Subtitles 1 and 3; COMAR 26.12.01.01.