Alaska Statutes.
Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
Chapter 60. Safety
Section 475. Powers and Duties of Department.
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AS 18.60.475. Powers and Duties of Department.

(a) The department shall

(1) adopt regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of AS 18.60.475 - 18.60.545;

(2) develop comprehensive policies and programs for the evaluation and determination of hazards associated with the use of radiation sources and their amelioration;

(3) encourage, participate in, and conduct studies, investigations, training, research, and demonstrations relating to the control of radiation hazards, the measurement of radiation, the effects on health of exposure to radiation and related problems it considers necessary or advisable for the discharge of its duties;

(4) collect and disseminate health education information relating to radiation protection;

(5) review plans and shielding specifications for radiation sources;

(6) inspect radiation sources, their shielding and immediate surroundings, and records concerning their operation for the determination of possible radiation hazard;

(7) contract with other state agencies to assist them in performing functions that require expertise in determining and reducing the hazards of radiation.

(b) The department may keep confidential data obtained as a result of registration or investigation.

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