Industrial, Nuclear Power, Uranium, and Waste Committee of the Texas Radiation Advisory Board (TRAB) Agenda

April 19, 2024 - 9:30 am

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, North Austin Complex, Room 1.902
4601 West Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas
United States

Location: For Members of the Public, the physical location of the meeting will be:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission, North Austin Complex, Room 1.902, 4601 West Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78751

Attendees who want to provide public comments 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 of committee members present
  3. Review and, as needed, discuss and take possible action concerning amendment and approval of January 19, 2024, TRAB INUW Committee meeting minutes
  4. Public Comments
  5. Routine and Continuing Business
    1. Discussion of uranium sites in Texas and decommissioning
    2. Discussion of the Uranium Reserve Program and discuss issues related to domestic uranium production
    3. Increased interest in domestic uranium production and implications of a limited pool of applicants and qualified workers
    4. NRC updates for power generating facilities, molten salt reactors, and other research and development initiatives
  6. New Business
    1. 10 CFR Part 61 Update
    2. Advanced Reactor working group under the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC)
    3. Identify topics to recommend for further discussion and to be addressed at future meetings of the TRAB INUW Committee, Topic Research Committee, Medical Committee, or TRAB
  7. Summarize the TRAB INUW Committee meeting and recommendations for the Committee Report and proposed action items for TRAB
  8. Adjourn

Public Comment
Members of the public are asked to complete a Public Comment Form at:

https://forms.office.com/r/psCYqaBtUs

Members of the public who would like to provide public comment may do so in person at the physical location of the meeting.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comments to DSHS by emailing gem.naivar@dshs.texas.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. April 17, 2024.

  • Please include your name and either the organization you represent or if 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 INUW Committee.

Please mark the correct box on the Public Comment Form to register for oral comments.

Instructions for providing oral comments will be emailed to you. Registration should be completed by 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2024.

  • The request must contain your name, the organization you represent, or speak as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.
  • Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their names and on whose behalf they are speaking.

Public members using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in an accessible Adobe (*.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 person's name who will be commenting.

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

Contact persons:
Chair: Ken Peters; petersktwc@gmail.com 
Vice Chair: Darshan Sachde; dsach12@gmail.com 
Department of State Health Services, Radiation Control Program: Gem Naivar; telephone 737-218-7071 or email gem.naivar@dshs.texas.gov

At the Chair's discretion, 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 under TRAB's jurisdiction shall be heard during the Public Comment agenda item.

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 Gem Naivar, Department of State Health Services, at 737-218-7071 or gem.naivar@dshs.texas.gov at least 72 hours before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.