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Publications - Texas Radiation Advisory Board


Table of Contents

Agendas and Minutes of Board Meetings

Correspondence, Resolutions and Reports


Correspondence, Resolutions and Reports


2nd  Qtr. Program Reports to TRAB May 20, 2016

3rd Qtr. Program Reports to TRAB September 23, 2016


TRAB Position Statement on Fluoro Training

Date: October 29, 2015
Description: Position statement on the safe use of fluoroscopic imaging technology in the provision of health care.
Documents: Fluoroscopic Imaging Safety Training Letter (PDF, 79KB)

Railroad Commission of Texas Q3 2015 Program Report to TRAB

Date: September 25, 2015
Description: Report for the Railroad Commission of Texas September 2015
Documents: RRC 2015 Q3 Program Report (PDF, 50KB)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Memorandum, September 2015

Date: September 20, 2015
Description: DeAnn Walker describes meetings with various Texas agencies and commissions in order to receive more in-depth information about nuclear issuing impact on those agencies.
Documents: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Memorandum, September 2015 (PDF, 74KB)

DSHS Q3 2015 Program Report to TRAB

Date: September 18, 2015
Description: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Program Report for the September 2015 TRAB Meeting
Documents: DSHS 2015 Q3 Program Report (PDF, 221KB)

TCEQ Q3 2015 Quarterly Program Report to TRAB

Date: September 10, 2015
Description: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Program Report for the September 2015 TRAB Meeting
Documents: TCEQ 2015 Q3 Program Report (PDF, 56KB)

DSHS Q2 2015 Program Report to TRAB

Date: June 12, 2015
Description: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Program Report for the June 2015 TRAB Meeting
Documents: DSHS 2015 Q2 Program Report (PDF, 312KB)

TCEQ Q2 2015 Quarterly Program Report to TRAB

Date: June 12, 2015
Description: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Program Report for the June 2015 TRAB Meeting
Documents: TCEQ 2015 Q2 Program Report (PDF, 55KB)

TRAB Fiscal Year 2014 Report

Date: June 12, 2015
Description: Texas Radiation Advisory Board's Annual Report to the Commissioner for Fiscal Year 2014
Documents: TRAB FY 2014 Annual Report (PDF, 85KB)

TRAB Position Statement on EPA Proposed Rules - 40 CFR, Part 192

Date: June 12, 2015
Description: Texas Radiation Advisory Board Position Statement on 40 CFR, Part 192, Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings
Documents: Statement on EPA Proposed Rules (PDF, 46KB)

TRAB Position Statement on Fluoro Training

Date: March 10, 2015
Description: Texas Radiation Advisory Board Position Statement on The Safe Use of Fluoroscopic Imaging Technology in the Provision of Health Care
Documents: Statement on Fluoro Training (PDF, 51KB)

DSHS Q1 2015 Program Report to TRAB

Date: February 27, 2015
Description: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Program Report for the June 2015 TRAB Meeting
Documents: DSHS 2015 Q1 Program Report (PDF, 408KB)

Railroad Commission of Texas Q1 2015 Program Report to TRAB

Date: February 27, 2015
Description: Railroad Commission of Texas Program Report for the June 2015 TRAB Meeting
Documents: RRC 2015 Q1 Program Report (PDF, 49KB)

TCEQ Q1 2015 Program Report to TRAB

Date: February 27, 2015
Description: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Program Report for the February 2015 TRAB Meeting
Documents: TCEQ 2015 Q1 Program Report (PDF, 162KB)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Proposed Changes, July 2014

Date: November 11, 2014
Description: Comments on NRC's Proposed Changes to 10 CFR Part 20 on July 25, 2014
Documents: Comments on NRC Proposed Changes (PDF, 82KB)

TCEQ Q4 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: November 7, 2014
Description: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Program Report for the November 2014 TRAB Meeting
Documents: TCEQ 2014 Q4 Program Report (PDF, 64KB)

DSHS Q4 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: November 7, 2014
Description: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Fourth Quarter 2014 Program Report to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB)
Documents: DSHS 2014 Q4 Program Report (PDF, 13KB)

Railroad Commission of Texas Q4 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: November 7, 2014
Description: Report for the Railroad Commission of Texas November 2014
Documents: RRC 2014 Q4 Program Report (PDF, 13KB)

TRAB Advisory Statement on Sealed Source Disposal

Date: October 14, 2014
Description: Advisory Statement on Sealed Source Disposal
Documents: Advisory Statement (PDF, 45KB)

TRAB Advisory on Patient Exposure

Date: October 2014
Description: Advisory on National Radiation Dose Registry for Patient Exposure During Healthcare Procedures
Documents: Patient Exposure (PDF, 9.4MB)

TRAB Position Paper on HLW Storage

Date: September 2014
Description: Texas Radiation Advisory Board’s Advisory Statement on Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel in Texas
Documents: Advisory Statement (PDF, 48KB)

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Date: September 2014
Description: The Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB) and the Texas Department of State Health Services – Radiation Control (TDSHS-RC) are closely monitoring developments in the area of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) as related to dental imaging.
Documents: Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) (PDF, 34KB)

DSHS Q3 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: September 19, 2014
Description: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Third Quarter 2014 Program Report to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB)
Documents: DSHS 2014 Q3 Program Report (PDF, 50KB)

TCEQ Q3 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: September 19, 2014
Description: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Program Report for the September TRAB Meeting
Documents: TCEQ 2014 Q3 Program Report (PDF, 69KB)

Railroad Commission of Texas Q3 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: September 2014
Description: Program Report for the Railroad Commission of Texas
Documents: RRC 2014 Q3 Program Report (PDF, xxKB)

DSHS Q2 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: May 23, 2014
Description: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Second Quarter 2014 Program Report to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB)
Documents: DSHS 2014 Q2 Program Report (PDF, 46KB)

TCEQ Q2 2014 Program Report to TRAB

Date: May 23, 2014
Description: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Program Report for the May 2014 TRAB Meeting
Documents: TCEQ 2014 Q2 Program Report (PDF, 66KB)

TRAB Fiscal Year 2013 Report

Date: May 23, 2014
Description: TRAB Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report To The Commissioner
Documents: TRAB FY 2013 Annual Report (PDF, 85KB)

Final Agreement States Resolution

Date: March 2013
Description: Resolution by the Texas Radiation Advisory Board to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the agreement between the State of Texas and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Documents: Final Agreement States Resolution (PDF, 42KB)

TRAB Advisory Statement

Date: June 17, 2011
Description: TRAB Advisory on Radionuclides in Drinking Water
Documents: Advisory on Radionuclides in Drinking Water (PDF, 60KB)

TRAB Oil & Gas Industry Advisory

Date: May 2008
Description: TRAB Advisory on Overexposures in Oil & Gas Industry
Documents: TRAB Oil and Gas Advisory (PDF, 17KB)

Correspondence to Michael Ford, TRAB Chair

Date: August 28, 2007
Description: Response from US NRC regarding letter to Dr. Klein concerning changes to training and experience requirements in 10 CFR 35
Documents: Letter from US NRC (PDF, 30KB)

Correspondence to Dr. Dale E. Klein, US NRC

Date: June 11, 2007
Description: Regarding to changes to the training and experience requirements in 10 CFR 35
Documents: Letter to Dr. Klein (PDF, 52KB)

DSHS Q2 2007 Program Report to TRAB

Date: April 14, 2007
Description: Department of State Health Services Program Report to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board
Documents: DSHS 2007 Q2 Program Report (PDF, 33KB)

TCEQ Q2 2007 Program Report to TRAB

Date: April 14, 2007
Description: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Program Report to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board
Documents: TCEQ 2007 Q2 Program Report (PDF, 10KB)

Railroad Commission of Texas Q2 2007 Program Report to TRAB

Date: April 14, 2007
Description: Program Report for the Railroad Commission
Documents: DSHS 2007 Q2 Program Report (PDF, 9KB)

DSHS Q1 2007 Program Report to TRAB

Date: January 6, 2007
Description: Program Report to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board
Documents: DSHS 2007 Q1 Program Report (PDF, 10KB)

TCEQ Q1 2007 Program Report to TRAB

Date: January 6, 2007
Description: Program Report to the Texas Radiation Advisory Board
Documents: TCEQ 2007 Q1 Program Report (PDF, 9KB)

Railroad Commission of Texas Q1 2007 Program Report to TRAB

Date: January 6, 2007
Description: Program Report for the Railroad Commission
Documents: RRC 2007 Q1 Program Report (PDF, 8KB)

Low Level Waste Processing

Date: February 21, 2007
Description: Letter to Albert Hawkins regarding Low Level Waste Processing
Documents: Letter To Hawkins (PDF, 49KB)

WCS Petition for Rulemaking

Date: November 17, 2005
Description: TRAB Committee letter to HHSC Commissioner in regard to a petition by Waste Control Specialists, LLC requesting the Department of State Health Services to amend its radiation rules.
Documents: Letter to HHSC (PDF, 27KB)

Financial Assurance

Date: April 4, 2005
Description: Letter financial assurance for licensees
Documents: Letter to agencies (PDF, 88KB)

Uranium Production

Date: April 1, 2005
Description: Letter regarding uranium regulation
Documents: Letter to agencies (PDF, 94KB)

Recommendation to DSHS

Date: July 23, 2004
Description: Regarding Legislative Appropriation Request for radiation control (concerning need for health physicist classification)
Documents: Comments on DSHS Legislative Appropriations Request (PDF, 28KB)
Establishing a Health Physicist Classification (PDF, 102KB)

Correspondence to Representative

Date: July 1, 2004
Description: Regarding organization of radiation control
Documents: Radiation Control Organization (PDF, 127KB)

Correspondence to Commissioner Hawkins

Date: June 25, 2004
Description: Regarding meeting on reorganization of radiation control
Documents: Post meeting letter to Commissioner Hawkins (PDF, 36KB)

Correspondence State Classification Officer

Date: June 8, 2004
Description: Regarding establishment of Health Physicist Classification
Documents: State Classification Officer (PDF, 102KB)

Correspondence to Governor

Date: May 6, 2004
Description: Regarding consequences of reorganizing the radiation control program along functional lines
Documents: Correspondence to Governor Perry (PDF, 35KB)

Correspondence to Albert Hawkins and Members of the Health and Human Services Transition Oversight Committee

Date: April 28, 2004
Description: Regarding consequences of reorganizing the radiation control program along functional lines
Documents: April 28, 2004 letter (PDF, 5KB) Legislative Committee Distribution List (PDF, 67KB)

Correspondence to Commissioner Sanchez

Date: April 26, 2004
Description: Advising Commissioner Sanchez about meetings requested
Documents: Correspondence to Correspondence to Commissioner Sanchez (PDF, 28KB)

Correspondence to Governor, Commissioner Hawkins, Representative Chisum

Date: February 5, 2004
Description: Request for meeting to discuss consequences of reorganizing the radiation control program along functional lines For attachment to letter see February 5, 2004 letter, below.
Documents: Correspondence to Governor (PDF, 27KB)
Correspondence to Commissioner Hawkins (PDF, 27KB)
Correspondence to Representative Chisum (PDF, 27KB)

Correspondence to Albert Hawkins

Date: February 5, 2004
Description: Recommendations transformation - radiation control
Documents: Letter February 5, 2004 (PDF, 47KB)

Correspondence to Governor Perry

Date: January 30, 2004
Description: Recommendations on health physicists salary, recruitment and retention issues
Documents: TRAB letter (attachments not included) (PDF, 91KB)

Correspondence to TCEQ

Date: September 19, 2003
Description: Recommendations low level radioactive waste rules Rule Log No 2003-037-336-WS
Documents: TRAB letter (PDF, 21KB)
TRAB member comments (PDF, 50KB)
TCEQ response (PDF, 141KB)

Correspondence to Legislators

Date: April 17, 2003
Description: Recommendations on HB 2292 regarding 2 year license renewal
Documents: Heflin letter (PDF, 29KB)
Wohlgemuth letter (PDF, 36KB)

Correspondence to Senator Duncan

Date: February 24, 2003
Description: Recommendation and volume estimates for low-level radioactive waste
Documents: Letter with TRAB recommendation and waste estimates (PDF, 175KB)

EPA Radionuclide Rule

Date: February 18, 2003
Description: Recommendation
Documents: Letter regarding EPA's review of the rule (PDF, 23KB)
Letter to Governor (PDF, 22KB)
Letter to Lt. Governor (PDF, 22KB)
Letter on Drinking Water Rules (PDF, 24KB)

Subcommittee on Appropriations for Health and Human Services and Senate Finance Committee

Date: February 12, 2003
Description: Recommendation
Documents: Recommendations to House on Appropriations (PDF, 26KB)
Recommendations to Senate on Appropriations (PDF, 26KB)

TRAB Recommendations to the Railroad Commission of Texas

Date: February 10, 2003
Description: TRAB recommendations concerning proposed radiation rules of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Documents: Letter with recommendations against adopton of NORM rules (PDF, 27KB)

TRAB Recommendations to the Texas Department of Health

Date: January 30, 2003
Description: The Texas Radiation Advisory Board recommended at its January 25, 2003, meeting that the Texas Department of Health conduct a study to evaluate the need for a Radiologic Practitioner Assistant (RPA) program in Texas and to determine the appropriate legislation needed to institute such a program.
Documents: Letter with recommendations to conduct study regarding Radiologic Practitioner Assistants (PDF, 21KB)

Legislative Appropriations Request, Budget, Consolidation, Legislative Initiatives, Exceptional Items

Date: July 22, 2002
Description: The Texas Radiation Advisory Board, in its statutory role of reviewing and evaluating the radiation programs of the state, would like to make several recommendations which we believe are essential to continuing the successful radiation control efforts in Texas.
Documents: TRAB Letter to State Leadership (PDF, 16KB)

Board of Medical Examiners - Standing Delegation Orders for Lasers

Date: July 20, 2002
Description: Recommendation that a minimum number of hours of initial training for assistants should be required.
Documents: Letter with recommendations on 22 TAC Chapter 193.11, Proposed Rules, Standing Delegation Orders (PDF, 6KB)

Low Level Radioactive Waste

Date: July 20, 2002
Description: The Texas Radiation Advisory Board strongly supports the need for a safe disposal facility for low- level radioactive waste and urges, upon careful review, that the Texas legislature pass legislation that will allow for the creation of a facility that will lead to the isolation and disposal of low- level radioactive waste.
Documents: Resolution on Low Level Radioactive Waste (PDF, 6KB)

Policy on Stockpiling and Distributing KI

Date: July 20, 2002
Description: This resolution of the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB) speaks to the state's policy on stockpiling and distributing Potassium Iodide (KI) within the ten mile emergency planning zones surrounding Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station and South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company.
Documents: Resolution on Stockpiling and Distributing Potassium Iodide (KI) in Texas for Use in Nuclear Power Plant Emergencies (PDF, 29KB)

Regulatory Program for Lasers and IPL - To Be Considered

Date: July 16, 2002
Description: A regulatory program to provide registration and inspection at each facility will help assure that all safety precautions are realized and taken by the laser users, patients, and clients.
Documents: Regulatory Program for Laser and IPL (PDF, 63KB)

TNRCC Letter on Drinking Water Rules

Date: May 6, 2002
Description: Letter to TNRCC Commissioners explaining why the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB) in its 6 April 2002 meeting recommended that 30 TAC Sec. 290.108 not be proposed for rulemaking.
Documents: Letter on Drinking Water Rules (PDF, 24KB)

Advisory on CT Whole Body Screening

Date: January 12, 2002
Description: TRAB Advisory on CT Whole Body Screening
Documents: CT Advisory (PDF, 8KB)

Staffing and Salary Issues Regarding Health Physicists

Date: December 2001
Description: Radiation Control Program Faces Loss of Radiation Experts and Shortage of Qualified Candidates
Documents: Human capital document (PDF, 31KB)
Summary (PDF, 51KB)

Staffing and Salary Issues Regarding Health Physicists

Date: January 17, 2002
Description: Letters to Board of Health, Appropriations Committee, Senate Finance Committee and House Environmental Regulation Committee
Documents: Board of Health (PDF, 9KB)
Appropriations Committee (PDF, 7KB)
House Environmental Regulation Committee (PDF, 7KB)
Senate Finance Committee (PDF, 7KB)

NORM rules at Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Date: July 24, 2001
Description: Letter to TNRCC dated July 24, 2001 and reply dated August 17, 2001
Documents: Letter and Reply (PDF, 10KB)

Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Study by Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

Date: October 23, 2000
Description: Letter to Governor Bush
Documents: LLW Study (PDF, xxKB)

Radon and State Regional Water Plan

Date: October 23, 2000
Description: Letter to Planning Region F
Documents: Letter to Region F (PDF, 11KB)

Radon and State Regional Water Plan

Date: October 23, 2000
Description: Letter to Planning Region K
Documents: Letter to Region K (PDF, 11KB)

TRAB Letter Regarding EPA Radon Rule

Date: September 19, 2000
Description: As a matter of radiation and safe drinking water policy for the State of Texas, the TRAB recommends to Governor Bush that the State of Texas consider challenging the EPA rules to be promulgated in August 2000.
Documents: Sept.19, 2000 letter to governor (PDF, 35KB)

Storage of Radioactive Waste

Date: April 15, 2000
Description: Recommendation on storage of low-level radioactive waste
Documents: Storage of LLRW (PDF, 12KB)

Radioactive Waste

Date: August 1999
Description: Recommendations to the governor and response from the governor's office (original signed by John Howard)
Documents: Recommendations (PDF, 15KB)
Response (PDF, 1.5MB)

Food Irradiation Revised 1998

Date:  
Description: TRAB report - Food Irradiation: The Potential for Texas
Documents: Food irradiation

Resolution in Support of a Pantex Pit Disassembly & Conversion Mission

Date: November 1998
Description: the Texas Radiation Advisory Board submits to the Governor of the State of Texas, the Texas Congressional Delegation, and the Texas Legislature, its support for the disassembly and conversion of retired plutonium weapon components (pits) for eventual use in Mixed Oxide fuel to take place at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas
Documents: Pantex Resolution (PDF, 6KB)
Last updated November 23, 2016