1. helping develop survey methods by which the rate of adverse events for a wide range of procedures and devices might be measured;

  2. monitoring the effects of deregulation;

  3. enhancing training and standards for health care personnel; and

  4. investigating future significant radiation medicine incidents.

B1. The NRC immediately relax enforcement of 10 CFR 35.32 and 35.33 through its present mechanisms.

B2. The NRC initiate formal steps under the Administrative Procedure Act to revoke Part 35 in its entirety, if Congress fails to act within two years in response to the two recommendations to Congress stated above.

B3. The NRC separate the costs of formulating regulations from the costs of administering those regulations.

C1. The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors incorporate into its Suggested State Regulations for Control of Radiation any relevant concepts from 10 CFR Part 35 that are not already integrated in those suggested regulations.

C2. All state legislatures enact enabling legislation to incorporate the regulation of reactor-generated byproducts into existing state regulatory programs.

C3. The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and the states continually reevaluate their regulations and procedures pertaining to radiation medicine to ensure congruence with evolving scientific understanding of radiation bioeffects and to be in accord with advances in knowledge regarding benefits and risks related to medical and biomedical research uses of ionizing radiation in medicine.



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