September 24, 2021 - 9:00am

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, John H. Winters Building, Conference Room 125E,
701 West 51st Street
Austin, TX 78751

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Location: For Members of the Public the Physical Location of the Conference call will be:  Texas Health and Human Services Commission, John H. Winters Building, Conference Room 125E, 701 West 51st Street, Austin, Texas 78751

Attendees who would like to provide public comment may do so in person or in writing as described in the Public Comment section below.

TRAB’s Industrial, Nuclear Power, Uranium and Waste (INUW) Committee will convene as posted to hear, consider, discuss and take formal action, as applicable and necessary, on the following agenda items:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Introduction of guests
  4. Review and, as needed, discuss and take possible action concerning amendment and/or approval of the minutes of the June 25, 2021, TRAB INUW Committee meeting
  5. Public Comments
  6. Routine and Continuing Business
    1. Update and discussion on the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility and WIPP waste temporary storage (TCEQ)
    2. Review 21R035 Rule Project-Radioactive Material and make recommendations to the Board i. 25 TAC §289.257 Packaging and Transportation of radioactive material---
      DSHS Rule Website
    3. Discussion of uranium sites in Texas and decommissioning
    4. Identify topics to recommend to the TRAB
  7. New Business
    1. Legislative Special Session Updates
    2. Discuss issues related to certain radioactive waste disposal sites in Texas
    3. Discuss Uranium Reserve Program
    4. Identify topics to recommend for further discussion and/or to be addressed at future meetings of the TRAB Industrial, Nuclear Power, Uranium, and Waste (INUW) Committee; Topic Research Committee; Medical Committee; or TRAB
  8. Summarize TRAB INUW Committee meeting and recommendations for Committee Report and proposed action items for TRAB
  9. Adjourn

Public Comment:
The telephone conference call-in information is:
Call 512-580-4366 and enter 222 623 064#

Members of the public are asked to complete a Public Comment Form here.

Members of the public who would like to provide public comment may do so in person at the physical location of the meeting. The identity of each party to the conference call to be clearly stated prior to speaking.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comments to DSHS by emailing brian.vamvakias@dshs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 pm on September 22, 2021. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the TRAB INUW Committee. 

If you would like to register to provide oral comments, please mark the correct box on the Public Comment Form.  Instructions for providing oral comment will be emailed to you.  Registration should be completed no later than 5:00 pm on September 22, 2021.  The request must contain your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Members of the public who would like to provide public comment may do so in person at the physical location of the meeting. The identity of each party to the conference call to be clearly stated prior to speaking.

Public comments are limited to three minutes.  Speakers must state their name and, on whose behalf, they are speaking. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in an accessible pdf format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to TRAB INUW Committee members, State staff, and for public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to DSHS immediately after registering and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Note: These procedures may be revised at the discretion of DSHS.

Contact persons:
Chair: Kevin Raabe,  Kevin.Raabe@RioGrandeResources.com
Vice Chair: Darshan Sachde,  dsach12@gmail.coml
Department of State Health Services, Radiation Control Program: Brian Vamvakias telephone 512-751-3996 or email Brian.Vamvakias@dshs.texs.gov

At the discretion of the Chair, agenda items may be taken in any order and public comment may be permitted in connection with any agenda item. An individual who wishes to speak on an issue that falls under TRAB’s jurisdiction shall be heard during the Public Comment agenda item.

Please note that this meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Health and Human Services Commission, a meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the Health and the Human Services Commission is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551.

This meeting is open to the public.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Brian Vamvakias, Department of State Health Services, at 512-751-3996 or brian.vamvakias@dshs.texas.gov, at least 72 hours before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.