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2020 Radiation Safety
Mission Statement The bureau is responsible for evaluating the safe use of radiation sources in Illinois. Under the Radiation Protection Act, the Radon Industry Licensing Act, and related sections of the Illinois Administrative Code, the bureau's programs reduce radiation risks to the public through the registration and inspection of radiation- producing machines, certification of industrial radiographers, accreditation of medical radiation technologists, and the licensing and inspection of radon service providers and users of radioactive materials.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. License and regulate the safe use of radioactive materials. Work closely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to perform security inspections of licensees possessing large amounts of radioactive materials. Is responsible for the registration and inspection of radiation-producing machines and laser systems. Certifies mammography facilities and registers and accredits medical radiation technologists and industrial radiographers.
    1. License and regulate the safe use of radioactive materials. Inspect and register radiation-producing machines. Perform security inspection of licensees. Prevent unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.
  2. Provide information regarding radon and its effects to the general public. Is responsible for the licensing of inspection entities that provide radon measurement and mitigation services to the general public.
    1. Inform citizens about the risks associated with radon. License and regulate radon measurement and mitigation professionals.
Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Radiation Protection Fund, Indoor Radon Mitigation Fund Statutory Authority 20 ILCS 3310/5
Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 12,312.7 $ 8,984.4 $ 10,470.4 $ 8,354.4 $ 7,886.1
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 12,312.7 $ 8,984.4 $ 10,470.4 $ 8,354.4 $ 7,886.1
Average monthly full-time equivalents 51 45 49 38 39
Output Indicators
Percentage of x-ray facilities in compliance on initial inspection 100 % 97.5 % 100 % 97.4 % 96.17 %
Number of homes mitigated for radon 14,400 12,794 14,300 14,035 14,333
Outcome Indicators
Percentage of radioactive materials licensees in compliance on initial inspection 100 % 97.5 % 100 % 100 % 100 %

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