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To best represent medical physics, AAPM has worked to establish a close and cooperative working relationship with numerous government bodies and organizations including the Congress, federal and state agencies, related professional societies and a range of medical providers, corporations and suppliers.

For additional information related to AAPM’s government relations efforts, contact Lynne Fairobent, Senior Manager of Government Relations at lynne@aapm.org or 301-209-3364.

Items of Interest

NRC Extends Comment Period for ANPR for 10 CFR Part 20 Standards for Protection Against Radiation

On November 20, 2014,NRC published in theFederal Register,an extension for the comment period for advance notice of the 10 CFR Part 20 proposed rulemaking by 120 days. Comments should be filed no later than June 22, 2015 (80 FR 14033).

NRC issued the Advance Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for 10 CFR Part 20 Standards for Protection Against Radiation was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2014 (79 FR 43284). In addition to the ANPR, NRC also published 6 Issue Papers as well. This information is contained on the NRC website:

Additional background information on NRC's Options to Revise Radiation Protection Regulations and Guidance can be found here.

Please send any comments for AAPM’s consideration to Lynne Fairobent, Senior Manager for Government Relations at lynne@aapm.org.

Federal Agency Issues

The responsibility for ensuring the safe use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing machines is shared by a number of federal agencies and states. Key federal agencies are the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).