OFFICE OF RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
To contact the Office of Radiological Health for inquiries or general questions please e-mail: ORH e-mail
LATEST NEWS AND RECENT UPDATES:
November 5, 2013:Governor McDonnell completed the review of a regulation revision proposal. This revision is an update to the X-ray regulations to reflect changes to Federal regulations and new X-ray modalities in the medical field, reinsert definitions that were deleted in 2006 and update the regulations to meet current Virginia Register Form, Style, and Procedure Manual. The proposed revision will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on December 2nd which will begin a 60 day public comment period ending on January 31, 2014. The Register's website can be found here: Virginia Register of Regulations
September 3, 2013:Effective September 1st, the Division of Radiological Health was elevated to the Office of Radiological Heatlh. The Office will report to the Chief Deputy for Public Health and Preaparedness, Dr. Marissa Levine.
June 10, 2012:Steve Harrison is named as the Director of the Division of Radiological Health. Steve brings a wealth of experience to his new role in VDH. Steve has most recently served as the Statewide Hospital Preparedness Program Coordinator in VDH's Office of Emergency Preparedness since March 2010. Other positions held by Steve since he began work at VDH in 2003 as the Assistant State Planning Coordinator, Strategic National Stockpile and Exercise Coordinator, and EP&R's Central Region Planner. Prior to his VDH experience Steve worked for Dominion Resources for 23 years, where he performed nuclear emergency planning and all hazards preparedness; for eight of those years he worked at the North Anna Power Station conducting radiological surveillance and testing, and coordinating all aspects of station emergency preparedness. Steve received an MA degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, with honors, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has a Certificate iin Public Health Leadership from University of North Carolina and is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner. You may reach Steve at 804-864-8168 or Steve Harrision.
June 7, 2012:SCATR Program to Begin Collection of Class A Sources for Disposal at Clive. Go to the Radioactive Materials Page for more details.
Environmental Monitorng Report for 2010 posted June 3, 2011.
Governor appoints five new members to the Radiation Advisory Board. Press Release January 21. Link to Radiation Advisory Board's web page.Posted January 27, 2011.
Effective July 1, 2010- Tanning bed operators must collect federal tax from customers. See IRS webpage.
Definition for "Misadministration" for X-ray machines was inadvertently deleted from Regulations to address NRC radioactive materials. Program will use previously published defintion until rulemaking can be initiated and completed.. Submitted March 1, 2010
Petition for Rulemaking- Request to amend Radioactive Materials Licensing Fee Schedule submitted by Harvey V. Lankford, M.D. 21-Day Public Comment period will open September 14 - October 5, 2009 Town Hall link Posted August 21, 2009
Potassium Iodine (KI) Tablets expire August 2009, Replacement KI distributed to state and local agencies. Posted August 10, 2009
Effective March 31, 2009 Virginia became the 36th Agreement State. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission transferred authority for the regulation of most radioactive materials used in Virginia to the Commonwealth of Virgina. VDH's Division of Radiological Health is the radiation control agency responsible for the implementation of the Agreement.
Published Feb 2, 2009 Final regulations- Radiation Protection Regulations: Fee Schedule 12VAC5-490. The X-ray registration/ inspection fee and radioactive materials license fee schedules are published in the Virignia Register. Posted February 2, 2009.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announces it is considering request by Virginia to become an "Agreement State". Issued November 18, 2008.
Radiation Protection Regulations (12VAC5-481) are available for downloading in pdf file. Posted November 19, 2008.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is requesting states to assist with locating individuals who may have been exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons testing and in the uranium mining industry- posted June 11, 2008
Singer Associates delivers the new Mobile Incident Command/Radiation Laboratory to VDH on February 6, 2008
Radiological Health Program | 109 Governor Street, 7th Floor | Richmond, VA 23219 | Telephone (804) 864-8150 | Fax: (804) 864-8155