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Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS): 1999 Annual Report (NUREG-1707, Volume 2)

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Date Published: September 2000

Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555

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Foreword

The Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS) prepared this annual report for ISCORS member agencies, to document ISCORS' 1999 activities, and plans for the year 2000. The report identifies both past accomplishments, and goals for the future that will be a basis for assessing performance. We wish to thank the ISCORS members for their participation and contributions to the many topics discussed over the past year regarding radiation issues important to the public; Federal, State, and local agencies; and national and international communities. In addition, we extend compliments to all the subcommittee chairs and their members for significant support and accomplishments within the past year on numerous radiation issues, and for developing useful information, examples of which are attached in this report. The subcommittees have outlined an aggressive list of challenges for 2000 and the full committee looks forward to receiving subcommittee recommendations on the specific topics each has identified.

The full ISCORS met in March, June, September, and December 1999. The June 1999 meeting was open to the public for observation. At each full committee meeting, the subcommittees report on their yearly activities and progress. The full committee also reviews special topics, some of which included the GAO report, "Low-Level Radioactive Wastes: States Are Not Developing Disposal Facilities"; EPA's proposed rule regulating radon in drinking water; NRC's program for the regulation of uranium recovery facilities; DOT's regulations addressing exempt quantities; and DOE's program and draft agenda for fiscal years 1999 and 2000 Public Health Activities.

Over the past two years, the full ISCORS committee has established a strong intragovernmental working relationship that benefits each member agency and significantly aids in identifying topics of interest to each agency. The annual report makes the process visible to member representatives and the public. We appreciate any comments on the annual reports and expect that they will be used as a ready reference for an overview of committee activities. You may send comments on the report to Ms. Patricia A. Santiago, NRC, Mail Stop T-7J8, Washington, DC 20555; or Mr. Behram Shroff, EPA, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (6608J), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460.

ISCORS Co-chairs:

Mr. John T. Greeves, Director
Division of Waste Management and Environmental Protection,
Mail Stop T-7J8
Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555
Mr. Frank Marcinowski, Director
Radiation Protection Division
Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (6608J)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
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