Agreement State Communications for 2000

Agreement State Notices and Dates
Date Notice
12/28/00 Proposed Part 71 rulemaking package in AS letter STP-00-082: Important Changes and Additions. The Part 71 proposed rulemaking package was posted December 5, 2000, on the Technical Conference Forum (TCF) interactive website. NRC has revised and reposted:
Issue 15
Compatibility Chart
Section-by-Section Analysis
Regulatory Text
The following documents have been added to the rulemaking package:
'Regulatory Analysis' and 'Environmental Assessment'.
Please forward comments directly to Mr. Naiem S. Tanious at (301) 415-6103, email: NST@NRC.GOV . Comments received after January 9, 2001, will be considered, if it is practical to do so.
12/14/00 National Materials Program Working Group Presentation to Steering Committee - December 5, 2000.
12/08/00 COMEXM-00-0002. Expansion of NRC Statutory Authority over Medical Use of Naturally Occurring and Accelerator-Produced Radioactive Material (NARM).
12/07/00 G-205: Root Cause/Incident Investigation Workshop.. Four classes available. Two courses will be held in Rockville, MD and two courses will be held in Chattanooga, TN.
11/14/00 The National Materials Program Working Group will hold a working meeting on December 5, 6 and 7, 2000 at NRC Headquarters, Rockville, Maryland. The Working Group will meet to brief the Steering Committee on December 5th and morning of 6th. The remainder of the meeting will be focused on development of national materials program products. Meeting rooms are listed on the Materials Program page, 11/14/00. For further information please contact Jim Myers, Office of State and Tribal Programs at (301) 415-2328 or at .
11/02/00 Staff Requirements Memorandum (M001023) on revisions to 10 CFR Part 35, "Medical Use of Byproduct Material" and 10 CFR Part 20, "Standards for Protection Against Radiation".
11/02/00 The Commission approved a final rule which revised 10 CFR Part 35, "Medical Use of Byproduct Material". Also 10 CFR Part 20, "Standards for Protection Against Radiation" is being revised. See attached for more information.
10/30/00 In All Agreement States letter (STP-00-074), transmitted September 11, 2000, comments on the draft rulemaking plan "Domestic Licensing of Uranium and Thorium Recovery Facilities" - 10 CFR Part 41 were requested to be submitted by October 26, 2000. Due to a request for an extension and other factors, the period for submittal of written and electronic comments is extended until November 20, 2000. Although the date is extended, please note that we would appreciate your comments as soon as possible.

Please provide any comments on the draft Rulemaking Plan directly to Mark Haisfield at: 301-415-6196 or MFH@NRC.GOV.

10/23/00 2000 OAS Meeting Transcript now available (Oct. 2, Oct. 3, and Oct. 4)
10/18/00 Photos from OAS Meeting, October 2-4, 2000, Charleston, South Carolina
10/17/00 Presentations from Organization of Agreement States(OAS) Meeting, October 2-4, 2000, Charleston, South Carolina
10/13/00 "Radioactive Materials Licenses in Agreement States by NRC Region" is available on the Links page under Special Documents.
10/12/00 G-304, Inspecting for Performance Course. Two more classes available. The first course will be held on May 1-3, 2001 in Rockville, MD and the other course will be held June 19-21, 2001 in Chattanooga, TN.
10/12/00 CORRECTION to:G-304, Inspecting for Performance Course. The dates are: December 5, 6, and 7, 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
10/10/00 G-304, Inspecting for Performance Course, will be held on December 4, 5 and 6, 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
09/29/00 LEGISLATION Page: A state legislation page has been added to the STP web site. It lists links to state rules and regulations and indicates if they are radiation-related.
09/29/00 Welcome to the State of Oklahoma as the 32nd Agreement State. Do you know which star (in the STP home page logo) represents them?
09/29/00 Technical Training link will be called Training Courses to better reflect its content. The Training Courses pages have information on courses, their schedules and location, maps, hotels, etc.
09/25/00 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved an agreement with the State of Oklahoma that allows the State to assume part of NRC's regulatory authority over the use of certain radioactive materials. The agreement was published for public comment in the Federal Register once a week for four consecutive weeks beginning June 7, and will become effective September 29.
09/22/00 The National Materials Program Working Group will hold a meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. The meeting will be open to the public. The meeting is scheduled for October 4th (1:30PM to 5:00PM) and October 5th (8:00AM to 5:00PM), 2000. The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 181 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina 36104. Members of the public who plan on attending the meeting are requested to contact Jim Myers or Kathaleen Kerr at (301)-415-3340 for additional information.
09/19/00 Training Course List for FY 2001 (as of September 18, 2000).
09/19/00 POSTPONED: The Commission has postponed its Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) on Final Rule 10 CFR Part 35, "Medical Use of Byproduct Material" and 10 CFR Part 20, "Standards for Protection Against Radiation." We will advise you on the rescheduled date for this meeting.
09/15/00 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is announcing the formation of two 10 CFR Part 40 working groups regarding its regulatory activities concerning the distribution of source materials and the jurisdictional and technical issues relating to the regulation of materials with low concentrations of uranium and thorium. Federal Register Notice is 65 FR 52049.
09/08/00 On Wednesday September 13, 2000 at 9:30 AM the Commission will conduct an Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) on Final Rule 10 CFR Part 35, "Medical Use of Byproduct Material" and 10 CFR Part 20, "Standards for Protection Against Radiation."
The meeting will be held at NRC Headquarters, Commissioner's Conference Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.
For additional information please contact Lloyd Bolling, Office of State and Tribal Programs, 301-415-2327 or
09/08/00 Agenda for the September 12-14, 2000 Meeting of the National Materials Program Working Group.
08/03/00 During the NRC/OAS/CRCPD teleconference on July 20, 2000, the topic, "Review of the NRC Research Program" was discussed. The NRC is assembling experts in government, industry and academia to assist the NRC in its review. The group of experts will be chaired by former NRC Commissioner Kenneth Rogers. The NRC would also like to have State input into the role and future direction of research efforts at NRC. The NRC plans to address this issue in two phases. The first phase will consist of two meetings. The first meeting is scheduled for August 16 -17, 2000 at the Marriott Residence Inn, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD. A second meeting is scheduled for the middle of September. During the first phase, the group will review the following issues: 1) Vision/Mission statement for the NRC Office of Research; 2) Emerging issues in the area of research; and 3) Adequacy of facilities to do research. Following the first phase, there will be an interim report and the second phase which will review the issues. We welcome the participation of one State representative to serve as a resource to the group committee. The NRC will fund travel and per diem for the State participant. The draft agenda for the August 16-17, 2000 meeting of experts is attached. Interested volunteers should contact Ed Bailey in California.
07/26/00 The NMP working group has developed a communications plan to provide information to stakeholders in a timely manner, as the product is developed, to create positive stakeholder perception, and to engage negative perceptions, dispel rumors, and reduce uncertainty. The communications plan is intended to actively engage stakeholders at all levels by soliciting feedback, maintaining a positive relationship and to identify cultural transition issues for NRC, the States and other stakeholders. The communications plan is also designed to facilitate consideration of stakeholder comments during the development of Working Group products.
07/24/00 Monsanto Research Corporation Am-Be Source Engineering Evaluation Mr. Andy Tompkins, CHP, Los Alamos Off-site Source Recovery Project, has provided this engineering study for certain Monsanto Research Corporation (MRC) Americium- Beryllium sources. This engineering evaluation concerns the Special Form Character of MRC model MRC-N-SS-W-AmBe sealed source capsules. It compares the MRC-N-SS-W-AmBe capsules to the well documented MRC model 2720-A series of sealed sources. Questions about the engineering evaluation should be directed to: J. Andrew Tompkins, CHP, MS:J552, Field Engineer, Off-site Source Recovery Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory/E Div./Waste Management Group, PO Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545, Telephone: 770-517-4320, E-Mail:
07/24/00 The following handouts are provided for the July 25, 2000 training session in NRC Region III: Attributes, Program Elements, (This document contains the program elements screened by the NMP Working Group as of July 24, 2000) and Summary Recommendations. Background information may be found in the SECY Paper, Staff Requirements Memorandum and Commission Vote Sheets previously posted at this site.
07/21/00 An internal stakeholders meeting will be held at the NRC Region III office, 801 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois at 3:15 PM on July 25, 2000. This meeting the first of a series of presentations by members of the National Materials Program (NMP) Working Group for NRC Regional and Headquarters staff about the NMP process. This is an internal NRC training meeting and not open to the public.
07/21/00 The National Materials Program Working Group will hold a working meeting at NRC Headquarters, Rockville, Maryland on August 22 - 24, 2000. The meetings will be from 8AM to 5PM on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8AM to 1:30PM on Thursday. The meeting is being held in the Regulatory Products Development Center in the Two White Flint Building, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. Space in this room is limited. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting should contact Jim Myers at ( or 301-415-2328) or Kathleen Kerr ( or 301-415-3340) prior to August 18, 2000.
06/09/00 Pilot Test for 'Video Conferencing', June 13, 9:30-11:30 am.
06/09/00 NRC Considering Request By 'Oklahoma' to be an "Agreement State"
06/09/00 State of Oklahoma: NRC Staff Assessment of a Proposed Agreement Between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the State of 'Oklahoma'
05/31/00 A new 'Lost and Found' item (Item 3) has been added to the 'Links

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