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  1. Radiological Health Advisory Board Meeting May 25, 2011

  2. Meeting Items • Call to order – Keri Hall, M.D., M.S., Director Office of Epidemiology • Welcome and introduction – Dr. Hall • Introduction of members • Approval of agenda • Approval of May 12, 2010 meeting minutes

  3. Agenda • Rulemaking Activities – Les Foldesi, M.S., CHP (Director DRH) • Program Introductions - Staff • Old Business • Opportunity for public comments (5 minutes each) • New business • Next meeting • Adjournment

  4. Rulemaking Activities • 12VAC5-481 (Virginia Radiation Protection Regulations • Currently 12VAC5-481 is being revised to include the 2009 update of CRCPD’s SSR • Currently under management review • There will be a 60 day public comment period once published on the Town Hall website

  5. Rulemaking Activities • 12VAC5-490 (Radioactive Materials Fee Schedule) • The fees in 22 categories are being lowered • The amendment was approved by the Commissioner on April 12th and is currently under DPB review

  6. Activities for Division of Rad Health • X-Ray (Stan Orchel) • Radioactive Materials (Mike Welling) • Environmental monitoring (Les) • Emergency Preparedness/Response (Les)

  7. Register all X-ray machines (~19,000), include: CT scanner Radiation therapy accelerator Security X-ray machines Industrial machines Provide certification for: X-ray machines used in the healing arts Individuals to serve as Private Inspectors of X-ray machine Inspect: X-ray machines for fee upon request All facilities providing mammography services X-ray Program

  8. X-ray Program • Staffing: 5 inspectors, 3 admin staff and 1 supervisor • The program is self-supporting based upon the tube registration fees charged

  9. Radioactive Materials Program • On March 31, 2009 Virginia became the 36th Agreement State • The agreement allows Virginia to regulate: • Radioactive materials used on non-federal jurisdiction facilities • Reciprocity jobsites on non-federal jurisdiction sites • The agreement does not allow Virginia to regulate: • Uranium milling operations • Sealed source and device registrations • Distribution of exempt materials • Special nuclear materials in certain quantities

  10. Radioactive Materials Program • 428 active specific licenses • 5 new applications under review • 2,800 general licensee entries with 32,000 devices • 92 reciprocity licensees • 7 staff members consisting of 4 licensing/inspector specialists, 2 admin assts and 1 supervisor • The program is self-supporting based upon licensing fees charged

  11. Radioactive Materials Program • Licensing: 990 actions performed • Inspections: over 400 performed • Incidents: • 5 in 2009 (1 damaged portable gauge, 1 medical event, 2 lost sources, 1 lost I-125 shipment) • 4 in 2010 (3 portable gauges run over and 1 lost portable gauge)

  12. Current Radiological Environmental Sampling Program Newport News and Portsmouth Naval Shipyards: -Bottom Sediment (Cesium 134/137 Cobalt-60, gross beta) –5 sites/quarterly -Surface Water (several isotopes, gross beta) –5 sites/quarterly Babcock & Wilcox: -Air (alpha) – 1 site/quarterly -Surface Water (alpha) –2 sites/annually -Vegetation (alpha) – 2 sites/annually -Soil (alpha) - 2 sites/annually * These samples are analyzed in the Mobile Incident Command Laboratory by VDH-DRH - all other samples are analyzed by the VA Dept. of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS)

  13. Current Radiological Environmental Sampling Program North Anna Nuclear Power Plant/Surry Nuclear Power Plant -Air (particulate & I-131) – 4 sites/quarterly* -Surface Water (tritium* & several other isotopes) –4 sites/quarterly -Milk (I-131, Sr-90, Cs-137 etc.) – 2 sites/quarterly – collected by Va. Dept. of Agriculture -Vegetation (I-131, Cesium 134/137) – 2 sites/annually -Fish (several isotopes)– 1 site/biannually, collected by Dominion -Shellfish (several isotopes) - 1 site/annually, collected by VDH Shellfish -Thermo-luminescent Dosimeters (gamma)*– 27 sites/quarterly -Silt (Cesium 134/137 Cobalt-60) – 3 sites/annually - collected by Dominion

  14. Emergency Preparedness • Review and provide revisions to Vol. 3 (Radiological Emergency Response Plan) of the State Emergency Operations Plan • Review and revise DRH’s Emergency Plan Implementation Procedures (EPIP) • Participate in drills and exercises at North Anna and Surry nuclear power station

  15. Emergency Preparedness • Provide training to emergency responders and local health districts as requested • Maintain field equipment • Maintain two mobile radiation laboratories

  16. FIELD LAB

  17. QUESTIONS?