The Radiation Control Bureau oversees beneficial uses of ionizing radiation while providing for protection against hazards it can pose to workers, the public and the environment. The Bureau regulates uses of sources of radioactivity and radiation under the statutory authority of the New Mexico Radiation Control Act (74-3-1 through 74-3-16 NMSA, 1978).
The Bureau accomplishes this by:
- Regulating radiation machines (under 20.3.2 NMAC) and and radioactive materials (under 20.3.3 NMAC) used for other purposes (i.e. scientific research, medical treatments, and oil & gas industry).
- Regulating radiation machines (under 20.3.2 NMAC) used for other purposes i.e., scientific research, medical treatments, and oil & gas industry.
- Licensing and regulating naturally occurring radioactive materials generated through oil and gas industry operations.
- Assisting federal employees who were harmed by past exposures to radioactive materials through the Radiological & Chemical Advocacy Office.
- Managing the Indoor Radon Outreach Program, which provides free home radon testing kits to New Mexicans.
- Providing training for emergency responders along Waste Isolation Pilot Plant transportation routes in New Mexico.
- Radiological Services
- Mammography in New Mexico
- Out of State Radiation Machine Notification
- Radioactive Material Reciprocity
- Professional licensure for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program (MIRTP)
- NM Radiation Protection Rules