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HPS Public Comments to Federal Agencies

Comments made by the Health Physics Society president in response to requests for public comments from a federal agency or organization are organized by agency/organization in reverse chronological order.

PDF President Eric Abelquist provides comments to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on 42 CFR Part 81 [Docket Number CDC–2019–0050; NIOSH–329]: Guidelines for Determining the Probability of Causation Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000; Technical Amendments.  (12/22/2017)

PDF President Eric Abelquist provides comments to Representative Lamar Smith on the Society's strong support of H.R. 4675, the Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2017 (12/22/2017)

PDF President-elect Eric Abelquist provides comments to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the Patient Release Program (06/13/17)

PDF President-elect Eric Abelquist provides comments to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on NUREG 1556 Vol 9 Rev 3 "Consolidated Guidance about Materials Licenses: Program-Specific About Medical Use Licenses" (03/29/17)

PDF Scientific and Public Issues Committee Chair Nancy P. Kirner provides comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its request for comments to the Regulatory Reform Task Force (05/15/17)

PDF President Nancy P. Kirner provides comments to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in response to petitions regarding the Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation (11/05/15)

PDF President Nancy P. Kirner provides comments to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in response to Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Potential Changes to 10 CFR Part 50 Appendix I, Reactor Effluents (10/01/15)

PDF President Hamrick provides comments to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Proposed Revision to 10 CFR 20 (05/20/15)

PDF President Hamrick sends letters to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee regarding the Health Physics Society’s strong support of H. R. 35, the Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2015, which passed the House of Representatives on 7 January 2015 (02/10/15)

PDF President Hamrick provides comments to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regarding medical uses of by-product material and proposed changes to 10 CFR 35 (11/13/14)

PDF President Hamrick provides comments on isotope production to the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Science Advisory Committee Isotopes Subcommittee (11/05/14)

PDF President Hamrick provides comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (40 CFR 190) Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations (8/3/14)

PDF The Health Physics Society provides comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-1064, Proposed Federal Guidance Report No. 14: Radiation Protection Guidance for Diagnostic and Interventional X-Ray Procedures (5/31/13)

PDF President Pryor provides comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on low-level radioactive waste management issues (7/12/12)

PDF President Pryor comments on "Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities: Phase I" (5/3/12)

PDF President Pryor provides comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the Draft Report "Background and Preliminary Assumptions for an Environmental Impact Statement—Long-Term Waste Confidence Update" (2/13/12)

PDF President Pryor provides comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's solicitation for comments on proposed changes to its Consumer Products Policy Statement (12/21/11)

PDF President Pryor provides comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's solicitation for comment on Recommendations on the Annual Dose Limit to the Lens of the Eye (10/13/11)

PDF President Pryor provides comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's solicitation for comment on the Draft Policy Statement on Volume Reduction and Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management (9/6/11)

PDF President Pryor provides comments to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's solicitation for public comment on the impact of reduced dose limits on NRC Licensed Activities (8/12/11)

PDF President Pryor sends Dr. K. Jack Kooyoomjian of the Environmental Protection Agency HPS recommendations for the revision of MARSSIM (7/21/11)