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Radiation Information Network's US Government

The following government agencies all provide regulations for the safe use of radiation:

Department of Energy
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Department of Transportation
Environmental Protection Agency
Food and Drug Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Agency
Department of Defense
Government Accounting Office and Government Printing Office
FEDWorld (Covers most departments, some reports, documents, FAQ, job line)
Regulations, Codes, Orders and Laws (CFRs, DOE Orders, etc.)
State Radiation Control Agencies


Department of Energy

The DOE provides regulations for DOE National Labs and test facilities. Their portion of the CFRs is 10CFR part 200-1000.

DOE Head Quarters

National Laboratories
DOE Field Offices
DOE Program Offices
Office of Health and Environmental (biological) Research
Office of Laboratory Operations and ES&H
Defence programs
DOE ES&H
ESnet - The Energy Science Network
Radiological Control Technical Position Documents
U.S. Department of Energy's NEPA Web
Office of International Health Programs, Environment Safety & Health
Office of Worker Protection Policy and Programs
SAFETY AND HEALTH
DOE Laboratory Accreditation Program (INEL)
ES&H TIS Radiation Reports (Dose reports, Radcon manual, Evaluations)
Online Approved DOE Technical Standards
DOE's Radiological Control Coordinating Committee (RCCC)
DOE orders and directives
DOE Digital Archive

News

DOE News
DOE Press Release on Research on Human Subjects
DOE OpenNet DataBase
DOE Data Base on Human Radiation Experiments

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The NRC provides regulations for NRC license holders, including power generation facilities, hospitals and universities . Their portion of the CFRs is 10CFR part 0-199.

NRC Head Quarters

NRC Web Site Index
Search NRC Web Site
Health Physics Positions Based on 10 CFR Part 20 (HPPOS)
Occupational Radiation Exposure at NRC Licensed Facilities
NRC Reference Library: (NUREG-series reports, inspection manual and reports, Systematic Assessment of Licensee Performance (SALP)reports, etc
New Search access to NRC Documents
NRC Office of State Programs
NRC Offices and Field Offices Information
NRC Website to Announce Meetings Open to Public
NRC information notices
NRC Regulations (10 CFR, NUREG, Reg guides, Fed regster)
NRC Generic Communications
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fact Sheet

News

Access to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bulletin Board Systems
What's New at NRC
NRC meetings, public and professional

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Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation regulates the shipment of radioactive materials in the United States. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under CFRs is 49CFR parts 170-175

Head quarters

DOT's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
RAMREG-001-98, "DOT Radioactive Material Regulations Review (pdf 1.3 Mbyte)
Radioactive Material Transportation (NRC)

News

DOT News

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Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA publishes ALI and DAC information, effect dose equivalents, and regulations on emissions and releases of radioactive materials. gases. It also controls the SuperFund Clean Up programs. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 40CFR parts 61, 141, 190, 192, 220-229, 440

EPA Head Quarters

Local Offices
EPA Provided Software
Rules, Regulations and Legislation
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Radiation Site Cleanup Regulation HomePage
Office of Radiation & Indoor Air, Radiation Protection Division
Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
EPA Envirofacts (EPA Databases)

News

EPA Press Releases
What's New at EPA

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Food and Drug Administration

Food and drug Administration sets standards for the use of lasers (21CFR) and other non-ionizing radiations, food irradiation, and pharmaceuticals. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 21CFR 1000

Food and Drug Administration Head Quarters

Center For Devices and Radiological Health

News

FDA News
What's new at the FDA

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA regulates the control of radioactive material in the work place that are not controlled by the DOE or the NRC. They also control overall safety of the work place, including physical, chemical, sound and light hazards including non-ionizing radiation. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 29CFR parts 1910, 1926

OSHA Head quarters

NIOSH
OSHA Standards & Related Documents
OSHA Computerized Information Center
OSHA Publications & Electronic Products
Ionizing Radiation from OSHA

News

OSHA News
What's New at OSHA

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Department of Defense

DOD regulates some of the control of radioactive material in the military.

DOD HP

News

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Government Accounting Office

GPO Direct

To access GAO reports as FULL TEXT ASCII electronic files from the Government Printing Office (GPO) Access via a WAIS (Wide Area Information Search) database, follow these steps:

Note: PDF (Portable Document Format) files are available only via WWW or a WAIS client.

Via WWW:

1) Go to: http://thorplus.lib.purdue.edu/gpo/
2) Select GAO database (near bottom of 2nd screen),
3) perform search for document(s). For example, a KEYWORD search on a subject: "Welfare Reform", OR a KEYWORD search on a report number:> reportnum="HEHS-95-58" (must use quotes in searches).
4) use the "m" command to mail the file to yourself.

Via TELNET:

1) TELNET to: swais.access.gpo.gov;
2) login as > gao (must be lower case);
3) perform search for document(s). For example, a KEYWORD search on a subject: "Welfare Reform", OR a KEYWORD search on a report number:> reportnum="HEHS-95-58" (must use quotes in searches).
4) use the "m" command to mail the file to yourself.

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