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Radiochemistry Expert Committee

 

The mission of this committee is to maintain the radiochemistry standard (TNI Environmental Sector Volume 1, Module 6) based on public input; to provide technical assistance on issues related to radiochemistry; and, to develop tools that facilitate the implementation of the standard.

Conference Calls: 4th Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm ET

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1.  Committee Name:
Radiochemistry Expert Committee

2.  Version: 1

3.  Date:  10/08/12

4.  Mission Statement: To maintain the radiochemistry standard (TNI Volume 1, Module 6) based on public input; to provide technical assistance on issues related to radiochemistry; and, to develop tools that facilitate the implementation of the standard.

5.  Program Administrator:  Ken Jackson

6.  Committee Members:  (indicate Chairperson, insert rows as necessary for additional members)

7. Stakeholder Group:  (Accreditation body, laboratory, other)

Bob Shannon, Chair

Sreenivas Komanduri

Marty Johnson

Dave Fauth

Tom Semkow

Chandra Eschandrasekaran

Carolyn Wong

Keith McCroan

Todd Hardt

Nile Ludtke

Larry Penfold

Richard Sheibley

Other

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Lab

Other

AB

Lab

Lab

Lab

Other

Other

Lab

Other

8.  Objectives: (insert rows as necessary for additional objectives)

Ensure that the Standard will produce data of known and documented quality

Provide technical assistance such as responding to Standard Interpretation Requests (SIRs)

Provide technical assistance in developing tools to facilitate the implementation of the standard

Ensure continuity with TNI Volume 1 Modules

9.  Success Measures:

  • Improving the Standard, such as by:
  • Increasing the clarity of the intent of the Standard
  • Incorporating advances in technology
  • Timely development of standards
  • Prompt responses to SIRs

10.  Key Milestones: (significant events and corresponding dates)

  • Forming the Committee to have balanced representation
  • Completing the Interim Draft Standard
  • Forwarding the Interim Draft Standard to LASEC and the NELAP AC
  • Issuing the Final Standard

11.  Considerations: (assumptions/constraints/obstacles/risks)
Committee members are volunteers; limited funding. Committee will need to be brought up to speed on the historical aspect of the current Module.

12.  Available Resources:

  • Volunteer committee members
  • TNI Infrastructure
  • Environmental technical community
  • Teleconference services
  • Administrative support
  • Technical editor support
13. Additional Resources Required:
  • Travel funding

14. Anticipated Meeting Schedule:

  • Monthly teleconferences
  • Face to Face meetings during the semiannual TNI Forums
  • Additional teleconferences and/or face-to-face meetings as needed

Bob Shannon, Chair
Quality Radioanalytical Support
Grand Marais, MN
BobShannon@boreal.org

Tom Semkow, Vice Chair
New York State Department of Health
Albany, NY
thomas.semkow@health.ny.gov

Ilona Taunton, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Mill Spring, NC
ilona.taunton@nelac-institute.org

Yoon Cha
Eurofins Eaton Analytical
Monrovia, CA
yooncha@eurofinsUS.com

Dave Fauth
Self-Employed
Aiken, SC
radiochemist29803@hotmail.com

Candy Friday
CdFriday Environmental, Inc
Katy, TX
candy@fridayllc.com

Ron Houck
PA DEP/Bureau of Laboratories
Harrisburg, PA
rhouck@pa.gov

Marty Johnson
USATA
Knoxville, TN
MJohnson@tSC-tn.com

Sreenivas Komanduri
New Jersey DEP
Trenton, NJ
sreenivas.komanduri@dep.state.nj.us

Keith McCroan
USEPA
Montgomery, AL
mccroan.keith@epa.gov

Larry Penfold
TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.
Arvada, CO
larry.penfold@testamericainc.com