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Bill Number: 3908 Ratification Number: 564 Act Number 454 Introducing Body: House Subject: To permit the Department of Health and Environmental Control to promulgate regulations and establish a schedule for the collection of annual fees for the licensing and registration of users of ionizing radiation
(A454, R564, H3908)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 13-7-45, SO AS TO PERMIT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS AND ESTABLISH A SCHEDULE FOR THE COLLECTION OF ANNUAL FEES FOR THE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION OF USERS OF IONIZING RADIATION; TO PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO PAY THE REQUIRED FEES; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REVOCATION OF LICENSING AND REGISTRATION, THE PAYMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO PAY THE REQUIRED FEES, AND A METHOD FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF REGISTRATION AND LICENSING.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Department to promulgate regulations fees
Section 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 13-7-45. (A) The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shall promulgate regulations and establish a schedule for the collection of annual fees for the licensing and registration of users of the sources of ionizing radiation. The fees collected must be sufficient, in the judgment of the Department, to protect the public health and safety and the environment and to recover the costs incurred by the Department in regulating the use of ionizing radiation and in performing any emergency corrective measures intended to protect the public health and safety or the environment pursuant to the provisions of law.
(B) In determining the sufficiency of the fees to be charged and collected, the Department shall consider any arrangement existing between the State of South Carolina and a registrant, licensee, another state, or a federal agency under which any costs incurred by the Department in regulating the use of ionizing radiation and in performing any emergency corrective measures intended to protect the public health and safety and the environment are recoverable by this State.
(C) Any registrant or licensee who fails to pay the fees required by regulation of the Department within thirty days after payment is due shall also pay a penalty of fifty dollars. If failure to pay the required fees continues for more than sixty days after payment is due, the registrant or licensee shall be notified by the Department by certified mail to be sent to his last known address that his registration or license is revoked and that any activities permitted under the authority of the registration or license must cease immediately. The registration or license may be reinstated by the Department upon payment of the required fees, the penalty of fifty dollars, and an additional penalty of one hundred dollars, if the registrant or licensee is otherwise in good standing, in the judgment of the Department, and presents to the Department a satisfactory explanation for his failure to pay the required fees."
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon the approval by the Governor.