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Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS): 2000 Annual Report (NUREG-1707, Volume 3)

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Date Published: June 2002

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 as a means of documenting the ISCORS calender year 2000 activities and accomplishments and plans for calender year 2001. 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 (1) the public, (2) federal, state, and local agencies, and (3) national and international communities. In addition, we extend our compliments to all of the subcommittee chairpersons 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 located at the new ISCORS website (www.ISCORS.org). The subcommittees outlined an aggressive list of challenges for 2001 and the full committee looks forward to receiving subcommittee recommendations on the specific topics each is addressing.

The full ISCORS met in March, June, September, and December 2000. The June 2000 meeting was open to the public for observation. At each full committee meeting, the subcommittees reported on their yearly activities and progress. The full committee also reviewed and received focused presentations on a wide variety of special topics, some of which included the following:

  • the National Research Council's Report, "Long Term Institutional Management of U.S. DOE Legacy Waste Sites' Institutional Controls";
  • the General Accounting Office's (GAO) audit report, "Radiation Standards: Scientific Basis Inconclusive, and EPA and NRC Disagreement Continues";
  • the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) decommissioning program status and its report, NUREG-1727, "NMSS Decommissioning Standard Review Plan";
  • low dose radiation research efforts by DOE and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS);
  • the National Academy of Sciences' (NAS) study on "Improving Practices for Regulating and Managing Low-Activity Radioactive Waste";
  • the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program guidance for using NRC's regulations for uranium mill tailings cleanup.

Over the past few 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. For both member representatives and the public, the ISCORS process and access to information are made visible by the annual report. We appreciate comments on this annual report and expect that it will be used as a reference for overview of committee activities. You may send comments on the report to Mr. James Kennedy or Ms. Susanne Woods (U.S. NRC, Mail Stop T-7J8 Washington, DC 20555), or Mr. Behram Shroff (U.S. 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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