1. Minutes of November 10, 2004 were approved as submitted.
2. Contamination/Compliance Surveys and Status : Labs actively using radionuclides continue to conduct surveys. A quarterly survey was conducted in April and the next will be due in July. Daphne Pham will work with Steve Carlson to arrange for quarterly survey to be completed. Once the lab manager position is filled the lab manager, as assistant RSO, will assume responsibility for the surveys.
3. New Laboratory Manager Status : Phone interviews have been completed. The search and screen committee hopes to offer the job before summer classes begin.
4. Survey Instrumentation Status : The survey instrument annual calibration check is due to be completed in July at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
5. Waste Storage and Waste Log: The waste log is up to date. Waste in storage was culled last fall to remove for conventional disposal most wastes that had reached 10 half-lives of decay. The current waste inventory needs to be checked to determine what items may be disposed of. Steve C. will complete this over the summer.
6. Scintillation Counter Calibration Standards Disposal: During the Spring semester, Steve C. collected all H3 and C14 calibration standards that were out of date and expired. Calculations were completed to determine if the contents of the vials could be disposed of in accordance with HFS 157.30(5). All of the vials met the requirement and were disposed of with the common organic hazardous waste materials.
7. Training Status: Training is up to date for current users. Classes will continue to be offered at the beginning of each semester. A summer session will be held on June 2 for some incoming graduate students.
8. November license renewal status: A license renewal was submitted to the DHFS on October 27, 2004. An interim license, expiring November 30, 2004 was issued followed by a final approved license on December 17, 2004.
9. Ni 63 source disposal: Arrangements for disposal of a Ni 63 associated with an obsolete electron capture detector was completed on November 10, 2004 and the Ni 63 source was removed from our license. Agilent Technologies (the successor to Hewlett Packard) accepted the source and assume ownership for a $250 fee. Disposal of the source eliminated a number of regulatory requirements associated with ownership of the source.
10. X-Ray Spectrometer-registration and training status : A Geosciences representative was not at the meeting to report on registration and training status.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:27 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Steven Carlson, Chair, Radiation Safety Committee
Cc: Chancellor Keating
Police Chief Marzion
Secretary of the Faculty Feldt (Tara Schmidt)