B/C/E. Radiation Protection and Homeland Security
Through the first three CIRMS “Needs Reports” (1994, 1998 and 2001), CIRMS maintained a distinction between its then subcommittees on Public and Environmental Radiation Protection (PERP) and Occupational Radiation Protection (ORP). Measurement program descriptions (MPD’s) were generated by both of these subcommittees: PERP’s were designated with a “B” and ORP’s with a “C.” Numerical designations came out of line as different MPD’s were generated. One has to go back to these earlier documents which can be found on the CIRMS web site to see these. By the 2004 “Needs Report,” CIRMS had melded the PERP and ORP subcommittees into one and augmented their needs with a growing need for metrology as required by the newly formed Department of Homeland Security.
Background information on PERP/ORP, taken from the fourth “Needs Report” (2004) can be found in Appendix F and in the history of CIRMS, Appendix B. The MPD’s which the combined PERP/ORP/Homeland Security subcommittee seeks to maintain are listed below:
- Find out NRC release limits for nuclide contamination interest
- Increase participation of NRC and DHS/DNDO in CIRMS
- Prompt gamma and prompt neutron applications and dosimetry
- Alpha/Beta Standards for contamination
- Measurements of Incinerator Products (Biological Waste)