skip to main content

Title: Implications of DOE O 1027 Guidance on Rad-NESHAP Programs

This presentation is for the national Radionuclide NESHAP meeting, an embedded topic of the 2012 Health Physics Society Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA. The Radionuclide NESHAP program is responsible for measuring and reporting the amount of airborne radioactive material released from DOE facilities. The issue at hand is recent guidance put forth by the Department of Energy regarding threshold limits for Category 3 and Category 2 nuclear facilities. Updates to calculation methods have resulted in increased amounts of radioactive material allowed in inventory for facilities before they reach levels which require them to be categorized as a Category 2 or 3 nuclear facility. With larger radioactive material inventories, there may be a corresponding increase in overall facility emissions. This can have permitting and monitoring impacts for DOE sites, as well as political ramifications with citizen organizations. This presentation is intended to raise awareness of the new guidance and associated issues, and to stimulate discussion among DOE Radionuclide NESHAP representatives.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1047090
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-23217
TRN: US1203856
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2012 National Radionuclide NESHAP Meeting, embedded in Health Physics Society Annual Meeting ; 2012-07-24 - 2012-07-24 ; Sacramento, California, United States
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/LANL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CALCULATION METHODS; INVENTORIES; MONITORING; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOISOTOPES