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Texas Radiation Advisory Board The States Advisor on All Radiation Issues.

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1 Texas Radiation Advisory Board The States Advisor on All Radiation Issues

2 Membership l Advisory Board Members are Appointed by the Governor l Appointed for 6 year terms

3 18 Members l Industry l Labor l Agriculture l Insurance industry l Nuclear physics in medicine l Hospital administrator l Nuclear medicine (M.D.) l Pathology (M.D.) l Radiology (M.D.) l Nuclear utility industry l Radioactive waste industry l Petroleum industry l Certified Health Physicist l Dentist l Uranium mining industry l Three public representatives

4 Role & Functions Review and evaluate state radiation policies and programs Make recommendations and furnish technical advice to state agencies Review proposed rules and guides of any state agency

5 Principal TRAB Issues: 2001 to Present l Advisory on Whole Body CT Self-Referrals l TCEQ LLW Facility License Review l Security of Radioactive Materials l Uranium Mining Byproduct Material l Compensation, Recruitment and Retention of Health Physicists l Oil Field NORM l Drinking Water NORM l Rules proposed by agencies

6 Duties of Agencies l A state agency shall: Consider the recommendations and advice of the advisory board; Provide the advisory board a written response to the recommendations or advice

7 Officers and Meetings l Advisory board elects from its members a chair, vice-chair and secretary l Board meets quarterly l Board may hold special meetings called by the advisory board chairman or by five advisory board members

8 TRAB Meetings l Open Meetings - Meetings held in public with notice posted in Texas Register; held in Austin at the Moreton Building, 1100 W. 49th St. l Meetings provide time for public to comment

9 Contact Information Michael S. Ford, C.H.P., Chairman Texas Radiation Advisory Board 1100 W. 49th St. Austin, TX Margaret Henderson Department of State Health Services 512/ X 2064


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