OAS Board

Sherrie Flaherty
Past Chair
Michael Welling
Matt McKinley
Megan Shober
Debra Shults
David Crowley
Jennifer Opila

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.

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Please take a few minutes and complete this critique. We value your opinions and use this information to ensure that each meeting meets your expectations and is valuable to you and your programs.

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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.

DOE/NNSA Recovers One Millionth Curie of Radioactive Material

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) recovered its one millionth curie (Ci) of disused and unwanted radioactive sources from domestic sites through its Off-Site Source Recovery Project (OSRP). These removals were part of DOE/NNSA’s global campaign to prevent terrorists from acquiring nuclear and radiological material. 

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman MacFarlane Announces Georgia is off Probation

Chairman Allison MacFarlane addressed the 2014 Organization of Agreement States' Annual Meeting in Chicago. During her Chairman's Address, Chairman MacFarlane announced that the State of Georgia's Radiation Control Program's probationary period will be ended.

The Georgia program had been placed on probation after an Integrated Materials Performance Evaluation Program review. Chairman MacFarlane congratulated Georgia on the progress and improvements they have made.

2014 OAS Meeting Registration is now Open

Registration for the 2014 OAS Annual Meeting is now open. The meeting will be hosted by NRC Region III in Lisle, Illinois and is scheduled to be held August 25-28, 2014, at the Omni Downtown Chicago, Illinois.

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We Don't Make Headlines, Because We do Our Job.

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?
A; No

Then thank your State Radiation Control Program, for they must be doing their job.

Judee Walden, KS Dept of Health and Environment

Bill Tracking Feature

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.

New Comment Letter Tracking Added to the Website

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 Launches National Source Tracking System Blog

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

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