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Title: Site-Specific Reference Person Parameters and Derived Concentration Standards for the Savannah River Site

The U.S. Department of Energy Order 458.1 states that the compliance with the 1 mSv annual dose constraint to a member of the public may be demonstrated by calculating dose to the maximally exposed individual (MEI) or to a representative person. Historically, the MEI concept was used for dose compliance at the Savannah River Site (SRS) using adult dose coefficients and adult male usage parameters. For future compliance, SRS plans to use the representative person concept for dose estimates to members of the public. The representative person dose will be based on the reference person dose coefficients from the U.S. DOE Derived Concentration Technical Standard and on usage parameters specific to SRS for the reference and typical person. Usage parameters and dose coefficients were determined for inhalation, ingestion and external exposure pathways. The parameters for the representative person were used to calculate and tabulate SRS-specific derived concentration standards (DCSs) for the pathways not included in DOE-STD-1196-2011.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics; Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
  2. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics
  3. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1169580
Report Number(s):
SRNL/STI--2013-00726
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078; TRN: US1500477
Grant/Contract Number:
AC09-08SR22470
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Publisher:
Health Physics Society
Research Org:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY population; monitoring; environmental; maximally exposed individual (MEI); site-specific reference person; radioactive releases; annual dose constraint