Fun, Food and Hard Work - The Activities of the D&D Committee of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors

Author

D. McBaugh

Abstract

Before describing the activities of the Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) Committee of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD), it will be helpful to describe the setting for the committee by outlining the history, makeup and purpose of the CRCPD and defining the regulatory arena for states. CRCPD was established in 1968 to provide a common forum for the exchange of information among state and local radiation control programs and to provide a mechanism for states to communicate with the federal government on radiation protection issues. It is made up of the radiation control programs of all the states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. CRCPD has five councils covering the general topics of healing arts, environmental radiation protection, suggested state regulations and general and unique radiation protection issues. Fifty committees or working groups, covering issues ranging from free release and radioactive waste to orphan sources, emergency response and decommissioning, support the councils. CRCPD works closely with many federal agencies through partnerships, cooperative agreements and grants. These agencies include the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health dealing with x-ray and nonionizing issues, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding many topics including decommissioning, MARSSIM, radon and naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). We also have liaison activities with many national organizations, including the Health Physics Society, the National Council on Radiation Protection, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the National Governors' Association.

Meeting

This abstract was presented at the 35th Annual Midyear Meeting, "Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration", Regulatory Issues Session, 2/17/2002 - 2/20/2002, held in Orlando, FL.

 
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