December 1999 Newsletter Highlights

The December 1999 issue of the HPS Newsletter has 36 pages of great information and includes the CHP News insert.

  • COVER — Is the LLRWPA an impediment to good LLRW management? The cover story gives pro and con opinions by Frank Massé, David Ebenhack, and Tom Kerr.
  • EDITORIAL — The "Ask the Expert" feature on the website has caught on! The popularity of the website has challenged the capabilities of the resources. Find out what how you can help to keep it going by being "An Expert."
  • PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE — Ray Johnson highlights the Executive Committee meeting held on 16 October. Read his message and offer your input.
  • In CORRESPONDENCE, Robert Quillin offers his opinion on the HPS Position Statement published in the November Newsletter.
  • INSIDE THE BELTWAY — Congress has extended its stay in Washington and is trying to complete the appropriations process for the current fiscal year 2000.
  • AGENCY NEWS — Articles included are about the NRC revising the Enforcement Policy for assessing the significance of violations and the NRC proposing changes to regulations on spent fuel cask fabrication.
  • The COMMUNICATION INSIGHT is the fourth in a series on "Hearing Feelings."
  • CHAPTER NEWS — The Newsletter has updates from the New England, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Greater New York Chapters.
  • COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES — It's time to start thinking and acting on how you want your Society to be judged this year. Chapters, sections, and individual Society members are encouraged to give consideration to potential candidates and submit nominations for the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, the Robley D. Evans Commemorative Medal, the Elda E. Anderson Award, the Founders Award, and the Fellow Award.
    • The Continuing Education Committee has included a form to receive NCRP Reports at a discount.
  • NEWS FROM THE NCRP — Eric Kearsley announces the release of NCRP Report No. 130.
  • In the NONIONIZING SIDE OF THE SPECTRUM article, Gary Zeman addresses the concerns of high-voltage power lines.
  • W.E. Kennedy, Jr., Chair of the N13.12 Writing Group, announces the completion (finally!) Of HPS N13.12. It will be published as an insert to the January Newsletter.
  • The 2000-2001 HPS Student Fellowship and Travel/Worker Grant forms are included in this issue of the Newsletter.
  • NOTES — More info about the upcoming ARSCE Meeting in Denver, the Summer School at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and the 33rd Midyear Topical Meeting to be held at Virginia Beach, Virginia, in January.
    • There were 18 new members of the HPS during October.
    • The Organization of Agreement States met 7-10 September. Ray Johnson presented his perspective on "The Role of the HPS in the 21st Century."
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS — Research Assistantships are available at the Georgia Institute of Technology; the AAHP is preparing a slate of candidates who will take office in 2001; the Presidents Emeritus Committee is soliciting names for the Morgan and Landauer Lecturers; a "Call for Papers" is announced for the Conference on Radiation Protection for Our National Priorities, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society Radiation Protection and Shielding Division and the Columbia Chapter of the HPS.
  • ADVERTISEMENTS — There are 5 pages of display ads, 15 short courses offered, and 5 job offers.

To have your Chapter, or Branch News, Committee Activities, Correspondence, Announcements, Section News, Short Courses, or Display Ads published in the Newsletter, contact Sharon Hebl at 507-362-8958; fax: 507-362-4513; or email: hpsnews@frontiernet.net.