The OAS is a progressive professional society whose members and activities constitute an invaluable resource to the regulation of radioactive materials and radiation safety across the nation. Together through committed, collaborative partnerships with state and federal agencies and other professional organizations, we will:
- Improve regulation of radioactive material;
- create a unified culture that values its members’ participation and opinions; and
- ensure that the OAS stands strong in representing its members who regulate the majority of radioactive material facilities within the United States.
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch. Here's how you can help make next year's meeting in Chicago a success (and make more work for Jim Lynch).
Your input is very important to help us plan next years meeting. Please take a few minutes and log on to the website and complete the form.
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On behalf of the Organization of Agreement States' Executive Board you are cordially invited to the 2013 Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada August 19-21, 2013. Please see the attached letter for more information.
The NRC is once again offering to pay travel expenses and registration fees for one person from each Agreement State and MI to attend the Annual OAS Meeting. The attached letter "FSME-13-058: FUNDING FOR THE 2013 ORGANIZATION OF AGREEMENT STATES ANNUAL MEETING" has details.
Correction to the room rate quoted in the letter
Registration for the Annual Meeting August, 19 - 22, 2013, is now available. To register you must log into this site and click on the meeting registration tab at the top of this page. You will be taken to the meeting website where you can get information about the meeting, register, upload presentations and find out about the night out. Or click the following link:
Q: Have you read the newspaper headlines and seen the television news of all the radiation accidents, overexposures, lost sources, contamination cases and radiation illnesses?
Then thank your State Radiation Control Program, for they must be doing their job.
This survey is being posted on behalf of the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) to obtain information useful to Agreement State licensees.
Disclaimer: The availability of this survey does not imply any official endorsement of, or responsibility for, the opinions, data, or products available from the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law by the Organization of Agreement States, Inc., its members or Board of Directors.
The OAS is a nonprofit, voluntary, scientific and professional society incorporated in the District of Columbia. The membership of OAS consists of state radiation control directors and staff from the 37 Agreement States who are responsible for implementation of their respective Agreement State programs. The purpose of the OAS is to provide a mechanism for these Agreement States to work with each other and with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on regulatory issues associated with their respective agreements.
We've added a feature to the website for tracking bills in Congress that are of interest to the OAS Membership. Check it out in the right hand column of the site. If you know of other bills the membership might be interested in please let the Board know. You can use the Contact OAS tab at the top of the site.
Comment letter tracking has been added to the website. After signing in OAS members will see a new menu item under the "Members Only" menu titled "What's Due". Clicking on this menu item will bring up a list of up coming items of interest that are available for comment. The list will contain the comment due date, the date the OAS Board commented on it, a link to the document being commented on and a short description of the comment request. In addition, at the discretion of the Board the Board's comment letter may be attached.
NRC has launched a National Source Tracking System Blog! This Blog will be a way for the NRC to communicate upcoming events and important information regarding the NSTS with their user community. In the coming months, they will be providing information on topics such as:
* Annual Inventory Reconciliation
* Certificate Renewals
* Tips on NSTS Usage