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November 7, 2017 Naturally-Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Materials

On November 13th, 2017, posted in: Uncategorized

The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period for 30 calendar days to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments concerning a Petition for Rulemaking (PRM) received from Matthew McKinley on behalf of the Organization of Agreement States (OAS). The public comment period was scheduled to close on November 6, 2017. The new due date for comments is December 6, 2017. More information on this may be found at <https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-06/pdf/2017-24122.pdf>

On June 27, 2017, West Virginia proposed a new rule, 64-23A, TENORM. The requirements of this rule series are designed to control the receipt, possession, use, transfer, and disposal of sources of radiation by a registrant so the total dose to an individual, including doses resulting from all sources of radiation other than background radiation, does not exceed the standards for protection against radiation prescribed by W.Va. Code R. § 64-23-6. This rule applies to any person who receives, possesses, uses, processes, transfers, distributes, or disposes of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM). This rule series establishes radiation protection standards for TENORM. On Sept 11, 2017, they withdrew the proposed rulemaking. See the details on their webpage – West Virginia Secretary of State Administrative Law.