The Radiation Control Department handles the following responsibilities:
1- Establish regulations, rules, and technical instructions on radiation control, and enact the set of control standards and requirements to be followed in any and all practices or work involving radioactive substances, radiation sources, and machines emitting radiations. The Department is also responsible for devising a mechanism to dispose of radioactive waste in line with international standards.
2- Establish environmental quality control standards as relates to radiation and in in coordination with the relevant administrative units.
3- Establish the national limits and standards for all radiation exposures, and identify the different levels and limits of radioactive pollution in air, water, food, and soil in coordination with the relevant government agencies.
4- Devise a contingency and nuclear safety plan in the event of radioactive accidents, and review and approve contingency plans as relates to radiation for facilities and institutions possessing radioactive substances and radiation sources in coordination with the relevant bodies.
5- Evaluate permit applications for facilities, work, and practices involving ionizing and non-ionizing radiations, as well as for those working on such sources. In this context, the Department is also responsible for carrying out adequate inspections, issuing permits, and estimating appropriate durations for said permits.
6- Establish and maintain a database on radioactive substances and radiation sources in Qatar.
7- Inspect the facilities, operations, and practices involving radiation sources or a radiation-emitting machine, whether ionizing or non-ionizing, as well as the locations and machines affected by radiation, and accordingly detect and report violations.
8- Monitor the process of disposing of radioactive waste and manage, in a centralized manner, the process of disposing of radioactive substances and their waste in the State of Qatar, in line with international standards.
9- Supervise the plans for training workers in the field of nuclear applications and take advantage of the training grants offered by international institutions and bodies in this field.
10- Establish and operate an early-warning network for radioactive and nuclear leaks.
11- Operate and manage the radiation laboratory, conduct environmental radiation measurements, implement a program for monitoring environmental radiation, and measure radiation pollutants in the different parts of the environment.
12- Work on national projects for peaceful use of nuclear energy that fall in line with regional projects aiming for same goal, and in coordination with the relevant government agencies.
13- Coordinate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to in order to acquire the technical support necessary for implementing national and regional projects related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.