Society News Archive

20 June 2017
TEPRSSC Looking for New Members

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for members to serve on the Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee (TEPRSSC) in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

The FDA seeks to include the views of women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with and without disabilities on its advisory committees and, therefore, encourages nominations of appropriately qualified candidates from these groups. Nominations received on or before 14 August 2017 will be given first consideration for membership on TEPRSSC. Nominations received after 14 August 2017 will be considered for nomination to the committee as later vacancies occur.

All nominations for membership should be sent electronically by accessing FDA's Advisory Committee Membership Nomination Portal or by mail to Advisory Committee Oversight and Management Staff, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 32, Rm. 5103, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Information about becoming a member on an FDA advisory committee can also be obtained by visiting FDA's website.

The committee provides advice and consultation to the commissioner of food and drugs on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, and practicability of performance standards for electronic products to control the emission of radiation from such products and may recommend electronic product radiation safety standards to the commissioner for consideration.

The committee consists of a core of 15 voting members, including the chair. Members and the chair are selected by the commissioner or designee from among authorities knowledgeable in the fields of science or engineering, applicable to electronic product radiation safety. Members will be invited to serve for overlapping terms of up to four years. Terms of more than two years are contingent upon the renewal of the committee by appropriate action prior to its expiration.

The link for the complete announcement can be found on the Federal Register online and in the printed Federal Register.

Health Physics Society (HPS) members can nominate themselves or others following instructions linked above. If you would like an HPS endorsement of a nomination, please send your request to HPS Executive Director Brett Burk and copy Jill Drupa, who will take appropriate action with HPS officers and the HPS Board of Directors to assure consideration of the request.