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plete calendar week of the previous year; or

(3) The four periods in a calendar year may consist of the first 14 complete, consecutive calendar weeks; the next 12 complete, consecutive calendar weeks, the next 14 complete, consecutive calendar weeks, and the last 12 complete, consecutive calendar weeks. If at the end of a calendar year there are any days not falling within a complete calendar week of that year, such days shall be included (for purposes of this part) within the last complete calendar week of the year. If at the beginning of any calendar year there are days not falling within a complete calandar week of that year, such days shall be included (for purposes of this part) within the last complete week of The previous year.

(e) No employer shall change the method used by him to determine calendar quarters except at the beginning of a calendar year.

§ 50-204.22 Exposure to airborne radioac

tive material. (a) No employer shall possess, use or transport radioactive material in such a manner as to cause any employee, within a restricted area, to be exposed to airborne radioactive material in an average concentration in excess of the limits specified in Table I of Appendix B to 10 CFR Part 20. The limits given in Table I are for exposure to the concentrations specified for 40 hours in any workweek of 7 consecutive days. In any such period where the number of hours of exposure is less than 40, the limits specified in the table may be increased proportionately. In any such period where the number of hours of exposure is greater than 40, the limits specified in the table shall be decreased proportionately.

(b) No employer shall possess, use, or transfer radioactive material in such a manner as to cause any individual within a restricted area, who is under 18 years of age to be exposed to airborne radioactive material in an average concentration in excess of the limits specified in Table II of Appendix B to 10 CFR Part 20. For purposes of this paragraph, concentrations may

$ 50-204.23 Precautionary procedures and

personnel monitoring. (a) Every employer shall make such surveys as may be necessary for him to comply with the provisions in this subpart. “Survey” means an evaluation of the radiation hazards incident to the production, use, release, disposal, or presence of radioactive materials or other sources of radiation under a specific set of conditions. When appropriate, such evaluation includes a physical survey of the location of materials and equipment, and measurements of levels of radiation or concentrations of radioactive material present.

(b) Every employer shall supply appropriate personnel monitoring equipment, such as film badges, pocket chambers, pocket dosimeters, or film rings, to, and shall require the use of such equipment by:

(1) Each employee who enters a restricted area under such circumstances that he receives, or is likely to receive, a dose in any calendar quarter in excess of 25 percent of the applicable value specified in paragraph (a) of $ 50-204.21; and

(2) Each employee under 18 years of age who enters a restricted area under such circumstances that he receives, or is likely to receive, a dose in any calendar quarter in excess of 5 percent of the applicable value specified in paragraph (a) of $ 50-204.21; and

(3) Each employee who enters a high radiation area.

(c) As used in this subpart:

(1) "Personnel monitoring equipment” means devices designed to be worn or carried by an individual for the purpose of measuring the dose received (e.g., film badges, pocket chambers, pocket dosimeters, film rings, etc.);

CHAPTER 51—COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE


FROM THE BLIND AND OTHER

SEVERELY HANDICAPPED

Part 51-1 51-2

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General...........
Committee for Purchase from the Blind and

Other Severely Handicapped.
Central nonprofit agencies
Workshops .... .....
Procurement requirements and procedures
Preparation of environmental statements.
Public availability of agency materials
Privacy Act rules ...

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sign or signs bearing the radiation caution symbol and the words:

CAUTION 2

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RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (f) (1) and (2) of this section a label shall not be required:

(i) If the concentration of the material in the container does not exceed that specified in column 2 of the described Table 1, or

(ii) For laboratory containers, such as beakers, flasks, and tests tubes, used transiently in laboratory procedures, when the user is present.

(4) Where containers are used for storage, the labels required in this paragraph shall state also the quantities and kinds of radioactive materials in the containers and the date of measurement of the quantities.

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RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

(2) Each area or room in which natural uranium or thorium is used or stored in an amount exceeding 100 times the quantity specified in Appendix C to 10 CFR Part 20 shall be conspicuously oste with a ign or gns bearing the radiation caution symbol and the words:

CAUTION 2

RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

(f) Containers. (1) Each container in which is transported, stored, or used a quantity of any radioactive material (other than natural uranium or thorium) greater than the quantity of such material specified in Appendix C to 10 CFR Part 20 shall bear a durable, clearly visible label bearing the radiation caution symbol and the words:

$ 50-204.25 Exceptions from posting re

quirements. Notwithstanding the provisions of $ 50-204.24:

(a) A room or area is not required to be posted with a caution sign because of the presence of a sealed source, provided the radiation level 12 inches from the surface of the source container or housing does not exceed 5 millirem per hour.

(b) Rooms or other areas in on-site medical facilities are not required to be posted with caution signs because of the presence of patients containing radioactive material, provided that there are personnel in attendance who shall take the precautions necessary to prevent the exposure of any individual to radiation or radioactive material in excess of the limits established in the provisions of this subpart.

(c) Caution signs are not required to be posted at areas or rooms containing radioactive materials for periods of less than 8 hours: Provided, That (1) the materials are constantly attended during such periods by an individual who shall take the precautions necessary to prevent the exposure of any individual to radiation or radioactive materials in excess of the limits established in the provisions of this subpart; and (2) such area or room is subject to the employer's control.

CAUTION 2

RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS (2) Each container in which natural uranium or thorium is transported, stored, or used in a quantity greater than 10 times the quantity specified in Appendix C to 10 CFR Part 20 shall bear a durable, clearly visible label bearing the radiation caution symbol and the words:

Or “Danger".

The foregoing represent examples only and should not be considered exclusive.

(2) A severely handicapped person who is able to engage in normal competitive employment because he has overcome his handicap or his condition has been substantially corrected is not an “other severely handicapped individual” within the meaning of this definition.

(3) Capability for normal competitive employment shall be determined from information developed by an ongoing placement program conducted by the workshop. Such placement program shall include at least (i) a preadmission evaluation and annual review to determine each worker's capability for normal competitive ernployment, and (ii) maintenance of liaison with appropriate community services for the placement in such employment of any of its workers who may qualify for such placement.

(h) “Qualified nonprofit agency for the blind" (hereinafter workshop for the blind) means an agency organized under the laws of the United States or of any State, operated in the interest of blind individuals, and the net income of which does not inure in whole or in part to the benefit of any shareholder or other individual; which complies with applicable occupational health and safety standards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor; and which in the production of commodities and the provision of services (whether or not the commodities or services are procured under these regulations) during the fiscal year employs blind individuals for not less than 75 percent of the man-hours of direct labor required for the production or provision of the commodities or services.

(i) “Qualified nonprofit agency for other severely handicapped” (hereinafter workshop for other severely handicapped) means an agency organized under the laws of the United States or of any State, operated in the interests of severely handicapped individuals who are not blind, and the net income of which does not inure in whole or in part to the benefit of any shareholder or other individual; which complies with applicable occupational

health and safety standards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor; and which in the production of commodities and the provision of services (whether or not the commodities or services are procured under these regulations) during the fiscal year employs severely handicapped individuals (including blind) for not less than 75 percent of the man-hours of direct labor required for the production or provision of commodities or services.

(j) “Procurement list” means a list of (1) the commodities, including military resale commodities, produced by any workshop for the blind or by any workshop for other severely handicapped, and (2) the services, provided by any such workshop, which the Committee determines are suitable for procurement by the Government pursuant to these regulations.

(k) "Military resale commodities" means commodities on the procurement list sold for the private, individual use of authorized patrons of Armed Forces commissaries and exchanges, or like activities of other Government departments and agencies.

(1) Central nonprofit agencymeans an agency organized under the laws of the United States or of any State, operated in the interest of the blind or other severely handicapped, the net income of which does not inure in whole or in part to the benefit of any shareholder or other individual, and designated by the Committee to facilitate the distribution (by direct allocation, subcontract, or any other means) of orders of the Government for commodities and services on the procurement list among workshops for the blind or workshops for other severely handicapped, and to assist the Committee in administering these regulations.

(m) "Ordering office" means any activity in an entity of the Government that places orders for the procurement of any commodity or service on the procurement list.

(n) “Workshop” means a workshop for the blind or a workshop for other severely handicapped, as appropriate..

(0) “Participating workshop" means any workshop which has been authorized by the Committee to produce a commodity or provide a service to the Government under the Act.

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AUTHORITY: Pub. L. 92-28, 85 Stat. 77; (41 U.S.C. 46-48).

(38 FR 16316, June 21, 1973, as amended at 39 FR 35365, Oct. 1, 1974; 41 FR 45565, Oct. 15, 1976)

$ 51-1.3 Priorities.

(a) The Federal Prison Industries, Inc. has priority, under the provisions of section 4124 of title 18, United States Code, over workshops for the blind and other severely handicapped in the production of commodities for sale to the Government. All or a portion of the Government's requirement for a commodity for which Federal Prison Industries, Inc. has exercised its priority may be added to the Procurement List. However, such addition is made with the understanding that procurement under the Act shall be limited to that portion of the Government's requirement for the commodity which is not available from the Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

(b) The Committee, in the assignment of commodities for procurement under the Act, shall accord priority to commodities, including military resale commodities, produced and offered for sale by workshops for the blind.

$ 51-2.1 Membership.

Under the Act the Committee is composed of 15 members appointed by tile President. There is one representative from each of the following departments or agencies of the Government: The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, the Veterans Administration, and the General Services Administration. Four members are private citizens: One who is conversant with the problems incident to the employment of blind individuals; one who is conversant with the problems incident to the employment of other severely handicapped individuals; one who represents blind individuals employed in qualified nonprofit agencies for the blind; and one who represents severely handicapped individuals (other than blind) employed in qualified nonprofit agencies for the other severely handicapped.

[42 FR 13552, Mar. 11, 1977)

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Sec. 51-2.1 Membership. 51-2.2 Responsibility. 51-2.3 Duties and powers. 51-2.4 Procurement list. 51-2.5 Fair market price. 51-2.6 Suitability. 51-2.7 Reconsideration of Committee deci

sion.

$ 51-2.3 Duties and powers.

The duties and powers of the Committee are:

(a) To establish and publish in the FEDERAL REGISTER a procurement list of those commodities and services

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