Radiological Effluents and Offsite Dose Assessment (RETS)

Course Length 40 hrs - 5 Days


September 18 - 22, 2017

February 12 - 16, 2018 (tentative)

October 1 - 5, 2018 (tentative)


Purpose

To provide the student with a thorough understanding of the legal, technical and programmatic aspects of the radiological effluent management programs as required in the U.S. nuclear power industry.

Description

The student will be led through the sections of 10 CFR 20 and 10 CFR 50 that relate to the Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications and Offsite Dose Calculation Manual. Next, the supporting regulatory and guidance documents will be examined. Offsite dose assessment and effluent monitor setpoint methodologies will be examined in detail. Common variations in these methodologies will also be discussed. The impact of generic letter 89-01 and the revisions of 10 CFR 20 upon the RETS and ODCM will be addressed in detail.


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those technical, management, and quality assurance personnel who are responsible for implementing or administrating an effluents management program.


Course Outline

  1. Overview of the Effluent Program
    1. The Radiological Effluent Technical Specifications
      1. Regulatory Basis for the RETS
      2. Operational Impact
      3. Implementation Strategy
    2. The Offsite Dose Calculation Manual
  2. Effluent Systems and Related Tech Specs
    1. Liquid
    2. Gaseous
    3. NUREG 0472/0473 and Standard Tech Specs
  3. Offsite Dose Methodology
    1. Reg Guide 1.109
    2. NUREG 0133
  4. Reg Guide 1.21
  5. RETS and ODCM Case Study
  6. ODCM and RETS Revisions
    1. Generic letter 89-01
    2. The New 10 CFR 20
  7. ANI Requirements
  8. Topics of Current Interest

The Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program (REMP)

Course Length 40 hrs - 5 Days


October 16 - 20, 2017

March 5 - 9, 2018 (tentative)

October 29 - November 2, 2018 (tentative)


Purpose

To provide the student with a thorough understanding of the legal, technical, and pro­grammatic aspects of radiological environmental monitoring as required in the U.S. commercial nuclear power industry.

Description

The student will be led through the sections of the regulations that relate to the Radiological Effluents and Radiological Environmental Monitoring for commercial nuclear power plants. Physical factors that impact physical environmental transport and transport monitoring will be reviewed along with the radioecology of selected radionuclides. Program design considerations and selection criteria for sampling locations will be addressed. The course will look at dose modeling as well as methods for dealing with censored environmental data. The course will conclude with a look at American Nuclear Insurers program concerns, QA considerations and practical case studies.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those technical, management, and quality assurance personnel who are responsible for implementing or administrating the environmental monitoring program.


Course Outilne

  1. Introduction
  2. Regulatory Requirements
    1. NRC and EPA
    2. Regulatory Guidance
  3. Radiological Assessment
    1. Environmental Transport
      1. Transport Processes
      2. Atmospheric Transport
      3. Liquid Transport
    2. Food-Chain Transport
      1. Bioaccumulatiom
      2. Radioecology
  4. The REM Program
    1. Program Design
    2. NRC Requirements
  5. Dose Modeling
    1. Regulatory Guide 1.109
    2. The ODCM
    3. Correlation of the REMP to ODCM
  6. Environmental Statistics - Dealing With Censored Data
  7. ANI - Program Considerations
  8. QA Considerations
  9. Case Studies
  10. Topics of Current Interest

Cost

$1850 per course

Course Credit

These courses have been granted 40 hours Continuing Education Credits by the American Academy of Health Physics and 10 hours by NRRPT. Upon completion of the course each student will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

The Instructor

Jim Key holds a B.S. in Physics from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. in Nuclear Physics from Auburn University. He has been providing training, consulting and software support in gamma spectroscopy, whole body and lung counting, and radiological effluents to com­mercial and government nuclear facilities and agencies for over 30 years. He has taught courses for 30 utilities and has provided technical comment and review on 60 radiological effluent management programs.