Nevada Public Health and Safety
Sec. § 459.010
Definitions.


As used in NRS 459.010 to 459.290, inclusive, unless the context requires otherwise:

1.

By-product material means:

(a)

Any radioactive material, except special nuclear material, yielded in or made radioactive by exposure to the radiation incident to the process of producing or making use of special nuclear material; and

(b)

The tailings or wastes produced by the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium from any ore which is processed primarily for the extraction of the uranium or thorium.

2.

Division means the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.

3.

General license means a license effective pursuant to regulations adopted by the State Board of Health without the filing of an application to transfer, acquire, own, possess or use quantities of, or devices or equipment for utilizing, by-product material, source material, special nuclear material or other radioactive material occurring naturally or produced artificially.

4.

Ionizing radiation means gamma rays and X-rays, alpha and beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, protons and other nuclear particles, but not sound or radio waves, or visible, infrared or ultraviolet light.

5.

Person includes any agency or political subdivision of this State, any other state or the United States, but not the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or its successor, or any federal agency licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any successor to such a federal agency.

6.

Source material means:

(a)

Uranium, thorium or any other material which the Governor declares by order to be source material after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any successor thereto has determined that material to be source material.

(b)

Any ore containing one or more of the materials enumerated in paragraph (a) in such concentration as the Governor declares by order to be source material after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any successor thereto has determined the material in the concentration to be source material.

7.

Special nuclear material means:

(a)

Plutonium, uranium 233, uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235 and any other material which the Governor declares by order to be special nuclear material after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or any successor thereto has determined such material to be special nuclear material, but does not include source material.

(b)

Any material artificially enriched by any of the materials enumerated in paragraph (a), but does not include source material.

8.

Specific license means a license issued pursuant to the filing of an application to use, manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own or possess quantities of, or devices or equipment for utilizing, by-product material, source material, special nuclear material or other radioactive material occurring naturally or produced artificially.
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