Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 1979: Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, on S. 1865 ... June 10, 1980

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Page 15 - Administrator, but not exceeding the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule for each day (including traveltime) during which they are engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Council.
Page 15 - All other members shall be entitled to receive an amount not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule for each day during which they are engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the board.
Page 11 - Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof 17 the following: "2681. Liability for certain nuclear tests.". 18 SEC. 3. Section 1346 of title 28, United States Code, is 19 amended by adding at the end thereof the following...
Page 81 - WL and withdrawal of workers if concentrations exceeded 2 WL. Exposure records were required of miners working in areas of .3 WL or greater. The annual exposure limits were lowered to 4 WLM in mid-1971 as recommended by the FRC. The Bureau of Mines and the Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration (MESA) in the Department of the Interior, and now the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in the Department of Labor, have continually strengthened the mandatory standards for uranium miners...
Page 26 - Sx. 1, p. 5). It was not until the year 1971 that the Federal Metal and Non-Metallic Mine Safety Act of 1966 -- the first Congressional Act mandating standards for uranium mines -- was fully implemented.
Page 102 - Guide for the transmission of strontium-89, strontium-90, and cesium-137 through food crops or animal feed crops under the conditions in Category II be a dose of 5 rads in the first year to the bone marrow or whole body of individuals in the general population. As an operational technique it is assumed that the guide will be met effectively if the average projected dose to a suitable sample of the local population is no larger than...
Page 100 - ... with radioactive materials. Decisions to implement protective actions involve a comparison of the risk due to radiation exposure with the undesirable features of the contemplated actions. The critical decisions to be made are whether to permit unrestricted use of feed crops or food products, to place restrictions on the normal use of feed crops or food products, or to destroy feed crops or food products. < The Council has adopted the term Protective Action Guide...
Page 101 - ... recommended in this report are sufficiently conservative (ie, low) that it is unnecessary to provide an additional limitation on combined doses. Actions that are likely to be taken in Categories I and II would be effective against any of the three nuclides. Since all nuclides contribute to bone marrow dose, the sum of the projected doses to the bone marrow should be compared to the numerical value of the respective guide in the appropriate category when the need for protective action is considered....
Page 15 - Act. (3) The staff of the Committee appointed under paragraph (1) shall be appointed subject to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates.
Page 102 - Council concluded that the health risk from radioactivity in food over the next several years would be too small to justify protective actions to limit the intake of radionuclides either by diet modifications or by altering the normal distribution and use of foods, particularly milk and dairy products.

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