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1 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD) The structure, working groups, and activities Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc.

2 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Type of Organization Established in 1968, the CRCPD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Kentucky, with its office located in Frankfort, Kentucky.

3 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Why Was CRCPD Formed? What is the purpose of the CRCPD? What is CRCPD’s mission? What is the basic goal of CRCPD? Who are CRCPD’s members? How does CRCPD function?

4 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Purpose To provide a common forum for the exchange of information among state and local radiation control programs. To provide a mechanism for states to communicate with the federal government on radiation protection issues.

5 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Mission To promote consistency in addressing and resolving radiation protection issues. To encourage high standards of quality in radiation protection programs. To provide leadership in radiation safety and education.

6 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Goal To keep radiation exposure of the patient, worker, and general public to the lowest practical level, while not restricting the beneficial use of this valuable energy source.

7 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Types of Membership Director Members –State & local radiation control program directors Associate Members –Staff of radiation control programs in the U.S. Affiliate Members –Anyone having an interest in CRCPD and radiation protection

8 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Types of Membership (Cont) International Members –Staff of radiation programs outside U. S. Emeritus Members –Former members as approved by Board of Directors Honorary Members –Special contribution in radiation protection

9 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Membership Radiation and health physicists, radiologists, radiologic technologists, radiation safety officers, radiation control managers, radiation industry professionals, others interested in radiation protection, safety specialists and other public health managers.

10 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection CRCPD Organizational Chart

11 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Responsibilities Membership –constitution, bylaws, positions, voting Board –policy, budget, committee structure, and direction to Executive Director Advisory Committee –advice to Board of Directors

12 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Responsibilities (Cont.) Office of Executive Director –Day to day operations, assistance to board Healing Arts Council –Technical radiation protection issues in the healing arts Environmental Nuclear Council –Technical issues relating to the protection of the environment

13 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Responsibilities (Cont.) SSRCR Council –Develop and publish Suggested State Regulations for Control of Radiation General Council –General issues in radiation protection Homeland Security Council –WMD issues and response planning

14 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Federal Agency Relationships CRCPD, through cooperative agreements, purchase orders and various partnership programs, works very closely with the following federal agencies:

15 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Food & Drug Administration Environmental Protection Agency Nuclear Regulatory Commission Department of Energy Department of Homeland Security –Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Agency Relationships

16 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Other Federal Agencies Working with CRCPD Department of Transportation Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Department of Agriculture National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

17 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Other Federal Agencies Working with CRCPD (Cont.) National Institute of Standards and Technology Department of State National Academy of Sciences

18 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Related Organizations International Atomic Energy Agency Council of State Governments American Petroleum Institute American Nuclear Society American Society of Non-Destructive Testing

19 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Related Organizations (Cont.) Association of State & Territorial Health Officers Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission American Lung Association Steel Manufactures Association American College of Nuclear Physicians

20 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Working Groups Environmental Nuclear Council –Committee on Emergency Response Planning (E-6) Lou Brandon, Michigan Aubrey Godwin, Arizona Mike Sinclair, Illinois Steve Woods, California

21 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Emergency Response Planning (Environmental Nuclear Council) Assists in the development of guidance for states in planning and responding to off site radiological emergencies around nuclear power plants, and transportation accidents. This guidance includes "first responders," protective drugs, decontamination, environmental and plume analysis.

22 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Address the technical issues regarding any radiological emergency planning or response. –Instrumentation –Dose Assessment –Protective Measures –Environmental Analysis Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges

23 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Work with various committees of the FRPCC in reviewing technical issues related to radiological emergency response and planning. Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges

24 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Define procedures to be taken by first responders to a transportation accident involving radioactive materials. Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges

25 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Coordinate and work with EPA in planning and implementation of Post Emergency Response Issues. Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges

26 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Facilitate cooperation between the DOE's Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC) and Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) with emergency response staff and radio assay facilities of state radiation protection programs. Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges

27 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges Participate in FRMAC Working Groups –Health and Safety –Monitoring and Sampling –Analysis –Assessment –Operation

28 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges Review draft federal guidance, documents, plans and procedures. Provide input and feedback prior to federal register publication Provide state perspective regarding acceptance and implementation of planned changes

29 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection Emergency Response Planning Working Group Charges Provide a liaison for the CRCPD with the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee

30 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Current Projects Advisory Team –Working with the CDC, USDA and EPA on issues related to the reassessment of the Advisory Team procedures and training programs. –Four working groups within this project

31 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Current Projects Concept of Operations –Updated Charter –Draft Procedures Jim Hardeman, Georgia

32 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Current Projects Agency Training –Train Regional Staff (First Responders) –Communication with Headquarters Jim Hardeman, Atlanta

33 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Current Projects Team Training –Dose Modeling RASCAL HOTSPOT –PAG Manual –Tutorials on Assessment Pat Mulligan, New Jersey

34 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Current Projects Outreach Training –Revise training module for outreach program Steve Woods, California

35 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Current Projects FRMAC Operations Working Group –Integrated FRMAC Overview (web based) –FRMAC Operations- Include NRP/NIMS –State Coordination of FRMAC Response

36 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Current Projects FRMAC Mission Analysis Working Group –Evaluate federal resources in response to various radiological scenarios –Evaluate state resources in response to various radiological scenarios –Develop three volumes Early, Intermediate and Late (Return/Recovery) –Not for public disssemination

37 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection E-6 Contact Patrick Mulligan –PO Box 415, Trenton, NJ –(609)

38 A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection A Partnership Dedicated to Radiation Protection


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