A credible source with the Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed that the second draft for the 25 TAC 289.259 NORM rule has been placed on the “back-burner” due to recent NRC rule changes that have a higher priority for the agency’s attention. All NORM rule-making has been halted at this time, however, this rule drafting process has “opened the agency’s eyes” to evaluating decontamination from a dose-based prospective, instead of the current rule’s activity determination.

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