17 X-Ray Safety Approval in Concept Approval in Concept may be issued to PIs by the RSC and ORE for funded projects where the funding agency has approved an initial period for development of the final protocol and related study materials. No research with radiation materials or devices may be conducted under an Approval in Concept. Submission of the appropriate authorization application will be required to obtain an authorization prior to conducting research. Authorization Decommissioning and Closure When PI’s no longer use radiation in their research, they must request, laboratory decommissioning. EH&S will schedule a time to inspect the facility and remove posting from the laboratory. Authorizations and laboratories may be decommissioned for non- compliance of policies, rules, and regulations under the provisions of the RSC Charter . An authorization may be decommissioned or authorized personnel removed for actions such as the deliberate misuse of materials or devices, or failing to complete annual training requirements as directed by the RSC. Authorizations and laboratories with no active radiation projects will be subject to closure. Pending funding does not mean an active project. PIs storing devices for later use will be subject to all requirements of the rules, including annual training. Note: Obtain an Approval in Concept when applying for a grant without a X-ray Use Authorization.