DOE Order 458.1 Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment, Change 4, supersedes DOE Order 5400.5, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment. It establishes requirements to protect the public and the environment against undue risk from radiation associated with radiological activities conducted under the control of the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (AEA).
POLICIES, STANDARDS, GUIDANCE, AND STATUTES RELATED TO RADIATION PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC AND THE ENVIRONMENT
DOE policies, standards and guidance that supports or helps implement DOE O 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment.
RADIOLOGICAL CLEARANCE AND RELEASE OF REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND THE MORATORIUM AND SUSPENSION OF THE RELEASE OF METAL FROM DOE SITES
DOE policies, standards and guidance that supports or helps implement DOE O 458.1, release and clearance of property requirements and the moratorium and suspension of the release of metal from DOE sites.
Training, tools and aids related to radiation protection of the public and environment and radiation protection information.
The Environmental Radiological Assistance Directory or ERAD, developed by EHSS-22, serves as an assistance tool to the DOE complex for protection of the public and environment from radiation. The ERAD is a combination webinar/conference call, designed to provide DOE and its contractors a forum to share information, lessons-learned, best practices, emerging trends, compliance issues, etc. in support of radiological protection programs developed in accordance with DOE O 458.1.
There is increasing interest in protection of the environment against ionizing radiation. DOE developed the technical standard DOE-STD-1153-2019, A Graded Approach for Evaluating Radiation Doses to Aquatic and Terrestrial Biota, Feb 2019. The Standard provides a graded approach for evaluating radiation doses to aquatic and terrestrial biota.
DOE is actively involved with other Federal agencies that have responsibilities for the radiation protection of the public and the environment. This site provides the different committees and working groups that DOE is involved with.
Provides information and resources concerning the development of Operational Guidelines as part of planning guidance for protection and recovery following Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) and/or Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) incidents.
ASERs are required by DOE O 231.1B Admin Chg 1, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting, Nov 2012. The ASERs provide important information needed by site managers and DOE Headquarters to assess field environmental program performance, site-wide environmental monitoring and surveillance effectiveness, and confirm compliance with environmental standards and requirements. They are also the means by which DOE sites demonstrate compliance with the radiological protection requirements of DOE O 458.1. In addition, ASERs are an important means of conveying DOE's environmental protection performance to stakeholders and members of the public living near DOE sites.
The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard that is applicable within the United States to the emissions of hazardous air pollutants produced by corporations, institutions and at Agencies at all levels of government. The hazardous air pollutants are those pollutants are those pollutants that re known or suspected to cause cancer, serious health effects, or adverse environmental effects. For the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites, the EPA regulates radionuclide emissions to air, other than radon, under Subpart H of 40 CFR Part 61. Subpart H requires DOE operations that have the potential to emit radionuclides to ambient air to issue an annual compliance report demonstrating site compliance with the does standard.
NUCLEAR AND RADIATION SAFETY RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST
Health Physics Society
International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)
International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)
Los Alamos Radiation Monitoring Handbook
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
National Nuclear Data Center; Brookhaven National Labs (BNL)
National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists(NRRPT)
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board; National Academy of Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Center for Biokinetic and Dosimetric Research
Radiation Protection(RADPRO) Calculator