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Chairman: IVAN L. BENNETT, JR., M.D.
Sponsorship: This meeting is sponsored by the Committee on Federal Research Into the Biological Effects of lonizing Radiation.*
The Committee has solicited papers which address a series of broad subjects related to radiation research and issues of public concern. These "Issue Papers" will be summarized by the authors on Monday. A brief question period will follow each presentation. Additional questions and statements will be deferred to the general discussion period at 5:00 pm.
Tuesday will be devoted to discussion of "Science Projection Papers" prepared by experts in various areas of radiation biology.
Copies of all working papers will be available at the meeting, and may also be requested by mail. Written comments by the public may be submitted for publication in the Proceedings.
Address correspondence to: Dr. Charles U. Lowe, Special Assistant to the Director, NIH, Building 1, Room 103, Bethesda, Md. 20205, Tel: (301) 496-3283.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks DONALD S. FREDRICKSON, M.D. Director, National Institutes of Health Chairman, The Committee on Federal Research Into the Biological Effects of Tonizing Radiation
Issue Paper No. 1 What knowledge is considered certain regarding human somatic effects of ionizing radiation? GILBERT W. BEEBE, Ph.D. Clinical Epidemiology Branch National Cancer Institute
Dr. Donald S. Fredrickson, NIH, Chairman
Issue Paper No. 2
Issue Paper No. 5 What is our current knowledge from animal and cellular systems about the combined effects of ionizing radiation and exposure to other agents (chemical, pharmacological, physical, viral, etc.) and is this knowledge adequate to predict human responses? MORTIMER M. ELKIND, Ph.D. Senior Biophysicist Division of Biomedical Research Argonne National Laboratory
Issue Papers No. 10A and 108
Issue Paper No. 11 What are the legal, ethical, and economic constraints to developing a comprehensive knowledge of the biological effects of ionizing radiation? F. PETER LIBASSI, Esq. Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard & McPherson Washington, D.C. LINDA F. DONALDSON, J.D. Assistant Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center
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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, and in order to establish, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. i), a committee to advise on the progress of Federal and State authorities and the nuclear power industry in improving the safety of nuclear power and in implementing the approved recommendations of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island, it is hereby ordered as follows: 1-1. Establishment of the Committee. 1-101. There is established the Nuclear Safety Oversight Committee. 1–102. The membership of the Committee shall be composed of five persons appointed by the President from among citizens who do not receive a salary from the Federal government. The President shall designate a Chairman from among the members of the Committee. 1-2. Functions of the Committee. 1–201. The Committee shall periodically report to the President, the Secretary of Energy, and the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare the Commit. tee's advice on the progress being made in improving nuclear safety. The Committee's report shall also advise on the progress being made in implementing those recommendations of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island which were approved by the President (December 7, 1979). 1-202. The Committee shall advise on the extent of progress made by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in effecting management, substantive, and procedural reforms to improve safety. The Committee shall evaluate the recommendations of the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning the possible modification of the responsibilities of the Advisory Committee for Reactor Safety. 1-203. The Committee shall advise as to whether or not the Nuclear Regula. tory Commission and the nuclear power industry are fulfilling their responsibilities in upgrading the capabilities and training of utility operating and management personnel. 1-204. The Committee shall evaluate the progress being made in making or encouraging technical modifications to power reactors to improve safety, including improved control room design, and evaluate the Federal program in safety research. 1-205. The Committee shall advise on the success of developing a coordinated program to improve worker and public health safety. 1-206. The Committee shall advise on the progress of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in its review of State and local off-site emergency planning and preparedness, and evaluate the progress of State and local governments in establishing emergency response plans.