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Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS): 2001 Annual Report (NUREG-1707, Volume 4)

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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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The Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards (ISCORS) prepared this annual report for ISCORS member agencies, to document ISCORS' 2001 activities and accomplishments, and plans for the year 2002. 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 our 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 and on the ISCORS website (www.iscors.org). The subcommittees have outlined an aggressive list of challenges for 2002 and the full committee looks forward to receiving subcommittee recommendations on the specific topics each is addressing.

The full ISCORS met in March, June, and October 2001. The June 2001 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:

  • Federal initiatives concerning protection of the environment from the effects of ionizing radiation.
  • Long-term stewardship studies of the National Research Council's Board on Radioactive Waste Management.
  • A State's approach for dealing with radioactivity in solid waste for disposal at landfills.

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 accomplishments are made visible by the annual report. We appreciate comments on this annual report and will use them to consider how ISCORS might better carry out its responsibilities. You may send comments on the report to Mr. James A. Kennedy (U.S. NRC, Mail Stop T-7J8, Washington, DC 20555), or Ms. Kathryn Klawiter (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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