[ RadSafe ] Agreement States v. NRC (was: radiography incident)

Clayton J Bradt CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Tue Apr 3 08:49:08 CDT 2012


You are correct about NRC implementing IMPEP in 1996.  The problem at the 
time was and continues to be, that there is NO STATUTORY AUTHORITY for 
such a program.  This was explained to the Commission at the time, but as 
usual state comments were brushed aside.  IMPEP was begun and continues to 
be implemented based solely upon the Commission's assumption that 
practically nobody will actually read the law, and the few who do can be 
ignored - or removed. 

Clayton J. Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health
Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509


"Jim Hardeman" <Jim.Hardeman at dnr.state.ga.us> 
04/02/2012 05:46 PM

<radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu>, <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>

Re: [ RadSafe ] Agreement States v. NRC (was: radiography       incident)

All --
See http://nrc-stp.ornl.gov/impeptoolbox/impep.html
"In 1996, NRC began full implementation of the Integrated Materials 
Performance Evaluation Program (IMPEP) to ensure that public health and 
safety are adequately protected from the potential hazards associated with 
the use of radioactive materials and that Agreement State programs are 
compatible with NRC's program." (emphasis added)
Jim Hardeman

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