August 14, 2003 Web site: http://www.stc-hps.org Vol. 24, No. 2
S O CIE T Y S O CIE T Y
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
The undergraduate student winners of
the R.D. Neff Award are: (left to right)
Laura Strban, Radiological Health
Engineering, 04; Andrea Heap,
Nuclear Engineering, 04; Ashley Tull,
Radiological Health Engineering, 04; and
Kristen Epresi, Nuclear Engineering, 04.
outh Texas Chapter (STC)
S members and friends, the ballots
you cast have been counted, and
congratulations are in order for those
ith the fast-paced improvements in the electronic media capabilities of the
membership of the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society, the
time is right to request if any or all members of the Chapter want to only be
notified by e-mail of a new issue of The Billet. The e-mail notification of a new
you elected. They are: issue of The Billet would contain the WEB site address of The Billet in a PDF format
as a hyperlink, e.g.,
John Salsman, President-Elect
Pete Myers, Treasurer-Elect
Eva Legler, Executive Council Getting The Billet only electronically could accomplish at least three good things:
(1) you would have faster access to The Billet, (2) you could see it in full-color,
The STC’s Officers and Directors (3) you would save mailing costs, and (4) you could save a tree (is this good?).
for 2003–2004 are listed on page 2 To sign up for getting your e-mail notice announcing each new issue of The Billet,
of The Billet. President Charlton has send an e-mail to
asked the individuals to serve as
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and they can be found on page 5 of
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them good fortune as they serve the effect. Once you do this you will be notified by e-mail of a new issue and also be
Chapter & HPS throughout the year. dropped from the hardcopy (snail-mail) mailing list.
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Ph. 210-522-2633, Fax. 210-522-4836
2 Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
Michael A. Charlton Neff Award Winner Clark High
UTHSC at San Antonio
College Station 979-862-8116
email@example.com Wylie Award
Robert John Emery
lizabeth Lee, a sopho-
University of Texas-Houston
Houston 713-500-8100 more at Clark High
School in San Antonio,
Mary G. Van Baalen is the Southwest Research
UTMB-Radiation Safety Institute® (SwRI®) 2003 Wylie
firstname.lastname@example.org Award winner. Elizabeth is
Treasurer the daughter of Huey-Jen
Ken V. Krieger and Dr. Yi-Der Lee, a senior
Earth Tech Inc.
San Antonio 210-271-0925
research engineer in the
email@example.com Mechanical and Materials
Treasurer-Elect Engineering Division (18)
Pete H. Myers of SwRI.
TDH, Bureau of Radiation Control
Austin 512-834-6688 Ext. 2209 The Wylie Award, named
firstname.lastname@example.org in honor of former director
Executive Council of Materials Engineering
Jim R. Sharp
Sharp Radiation Safety Services Robert D. Wylie, who died
Alvin 281-455-7781 in a plane crash in 1972
while on Institute travel, is
Stacy Krieger Kate Maness, Safety Specialist, Environmental Health & Safety,
Earth Tech Inc. University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston, was the presented annually to an
San Antonio 210-271-0925 graduate category winner of the Neff Award for her dosimetry paper. outstanding individual entry
email@example.com in the senior division at the
Eva Legler Alamo Regional Science Fair.
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Houston 713-527-5043 Ms. Lee’s award-winning
firstname.lastname@example.org project is “The Breakdown
Meters for Costa Rica of a Funnel-Shaped Vortex:
John P. Hageman
Southwest Research Institute® Phase II – The Effects of
Robert J. Emery
San Antonio 210-522-2633 Eccentricity.”
John Hageman, the
he South Texas Chapter of the HPS has successfully facili-
Institute’s Radiation Safety
Alana Woods tated a donation of radiation meters to Costa Rica. Two
Southwest Research Institute Officer, served as the judge
San Antonio 210-522-3760 refurbished portable radiation survey meters will soon be
and selected Ms. Lee’s
hand delivered to Costa Rica, compliments of Orchid Bio
Associate Editor project from an impressive
Susan Jablonski Sciences and Ludlum Measurements. Mark Kunkel of Orchid
TCEQ field of entries. Ms. Lee
Bio Sciences had contacted Dwane Stevens of Ludlum
Austin 512-239-6731 demonstrated detailed and
SJABLONS@tceq.state.tx.us Measurements about the disposal of two GM meters. Dwane
in-depth knowledge of the
Technical Editor thought of the Radiation Safety Without Borders project and
physics and mathematics of
David Norman contacted Bob Emery. Ludlum then facilitated the delivery of the
NORM-Rad Services vortex characterization.
Graham 940-549-6578 units to the University of Texas Health Science Center School of
In addition to the award,
David.Norman@norm-rad.com Public Health, where Dr. Sarah Felknor will hand deliver them
Ms. Lee, her parents, and her
Graphic Designer on her next scheduled trip to San Jose. The efforts and contribu-
Jean Fox science teacher have been
tions of both Orchid Bio Sciences and Ludlum Measurements to
Southwest Research Institute invited to the Institute to visit
San Antonio 210-522-2839 the Radiation Safety Without Borders program are greatly appre-
with staff members in Lee’s
ciated. Others wishing to donate equipment and supplies to this
The Billet is sponsored by the South field of interest and to tour
Texas Chapter Affiliate Members and worthwhile chapter/national HPS outreach effort should contact
related facilities. x
is printed as a courtesy by Southwest Bob Emery via e-mail at Robert.J.Emery@uth.tmc.edu. x
Research Institute in San Antonio.
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 3
Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair
John P. Hageman
his year, both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Alamo
T (San Antonio) Regional Science and Engineering Fair
received an award of excellence for a project related to radi-
ation from the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society.
The Junior Award recipient was Ms. Kathryn Wittman, who
attends Bradley Middle School in the North East Independent
School District in San Antonio. Ms. Wittman’s project was titled:
“Solar Water Heaters.” She quantitatively measured the best color
and finish of a homemade solar water heater. In her research, she
experimented with angles of heater positions relative to the sun
and with various heater-box covers to determine the most effi-
cient means of heat transfer. She planned to determine the costs
associated with building a solar water heater for a home swim-
ming pool. Her knowledge of her project topic and of the physics
of radiant energy was excellent.
The Senior Award recipient was Ms. Amanda Chapman, who
attends Lee High School, also of the North East Independent
School District in San Antonio. Ms. Chapman’s project was titled:
“Light Intensity Via Surface Roughness.” She did extensive
research on metal surface roughness characteristics and developed
part of the testing apparatus to measure how the reflective light
intensity for a mono-energetic light source varied with surface
roughness variations on copper metal. She researched her topic
well and had several references to support her project planning
and conducting her research. Ms. Chapman’s knowledge of her
project topic and of radiant energy was also excellent.
The South Texas Chapter awarded a plaque to each student
(see the photos taken by
Jim Lewis) and presented
each student with a Chart of
the Nuclides (GE Nuclear
Letter of Thanks
Energy). Both students are Dear Mr. Hageman and Dr. Lewis,
also given a complimentary
one-year student membership On behalf of the Alamo Regional Science Fair Board of Directors, I would like to
in the South Texas Chapter, thank you for supporting and contributing to the 47th Annual Fair held at St. Mary’s
and they were invited to the University on March 20–22. Your organization’s (the STC-HPS) Special Awards
April 2003 South Texas contribution rewarded the hard work and dedication of two area student participants:
Chapter meeting/student Kathryn Wittman of Bradley Middle School and Amanda Chapman of Lee High
paper presentation in School. We feel that such recognition helps to encourage these young people in their
College Station. future pursuit of science. We cannot predict the impact that exposure to science has
Jim Lewis and John on these young minds, but we know that new discoveries in science and engineering
Hageman, with logistic are constantly changing our world. Thank you for being a part of this.
support from Ken and Stacy
Krieger, were the Special We are truly grateful to organizations such as yours. We hope that you will consider
Awards judges at the Alamo supporting Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fairs in the future.
Regional Science and Sincerely,
Engineering Fair for the Marsha Burrows
South Texas Chapter. x Special Awards Chairperson
4 Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
Fund Giving Exceeds Previous Year
David Fogle, Outgoing Chair, Admissions Committee
hen responding to their 2003 dues renewal notices, many Chapter members were generous enough
W to donate to our Student Scholarship Fund and Science Teacher Workshop Fund. More people
donated to our funds this year than last year. Next time you see these good people, take a moment
and thank them for supporting your Chapter and furthering education in health physics.
Student Scholarship Fund
Michael W. Adams David Followill David R. Miller Wanda Rowe-Horwege
Steve Allen Agapito C. Gayton Linda K. Morris John M. Salsman
Edgar D. Bailey Edwin Giles Karen Myers Roger Sawyer
Sara M. Bernal John P. Hageman Peter H. Myers Ron Scheele
Ronald Bradford Betty Hail Andrew Neil Bruce Schoenbucher
J. Stanley Bravanec, III Kenneth A. Hardy Scott M. Nichelson Jim R. Sharp
Mark Buxkemper H. Merrick Harrison M.E. (Bud) Norton Sharon M. Sharp
Luz N. Cheng Ken Krieger Jack Owens John E. Simek
Robert N. Cherry, Jr. Stacy Krieger John Pickett Carolyn Sloan
Roy Craft Jim Lewis Carmine M. Plott Arthur C. Tate
Leonard Earls Larry W. Luckett John W. Poston, Sr. Mary Van Baalen
David Engelbretson Gerry Luther Gerald T. (Tim) Powell John C. White
Darrell B. Faldyn Ruth E. McBurney Debra Ratliff Wayne A. Wiatrowski
Danette Fennesy Christopher M. Meyer Richard Ratliff John M. Williford
Science Teacher Workshop Fund
Michael W. Adams Danette Fennesy Ruth E. McBurney Wanda Rowe-Horwege
Steve Allen David B. Fogle Linda K. Morris John M. Salsman
Bernadette Baca Agapito C. Gayton Karen Myers Roger Sawyer
Edgar D. Bailey Edwin Giles Peter H. Myers Ron Scheele
Sara M. Bernal Diane Griffiths Andrew Neil Bruce Schoenbucher
Ronald Bradford John P. Hageman Scott M. Nichelson Jim R. Sharp
J. Stanley Bravanec, III Betty Hail M.E. (Bud) Norton Sharon M. Sharp
David G. Cadena Kenneth A. Hardy Jack Owens Carolyn Sloan
Luz N. Cheng H. Merrick Harrison Robert R. Perry Arthur C. Tate
Robert N. Cherry, Jr. Susan M. Jablonski John Pickett Mary Van Baalen
Roy Craft Ken Krieger Carmine M. Plott Wayne A. Wiatrowski
Leonard Earls Stacy Krieger John W. Poston, Sr. John M. Williford
David Engelbretson Jim Lewis Gerald T. (Tim) Powell
Albert E. Evans Larry W. Luckett Debra Ratliff
Darrell B. Faldyn Gerry Luther Richard Ratliff
n the words of the contributor, the served the STC-HPS and have done Student Scholarship Fund and its
I STC received an “at-large dona-
tion honoring women like Kathy
Cadena, Alta Craft, etc. who have
(such a great) public service.” The
donor’s contribution, shared
between the South Texas Chapter’s
Science Teacher’s Workshop Fund,
totaled $210. x
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 5
Committees Current Chair Length of Service* > 3 years
Standing Program President-Elect Salsman 1 N/A
Admissions (Membership) Susan Jablonski 1 No
Public Relations Sharon Sharp 1 No
Nominations David Fogle 1 No
Appointed Science Teachers Workshop Eva Legler 1 No
Affiliates Steve Vittatoe 1 No
Legislation Bob Wilson 3 No
Publications TBD No
Student Assistance Linda Morris 4 Yes
Task Force for Nuclear Training Endeavors Marty Meltz 2 No
Strategic Planning Ruth McBurney 2 No
*Years Completed After Selection
Two Texans Set Precedence
in CRCPD History
lice Bryant, wife of long-time member Bill Bryant,
A died on February 11, 2003. Many members of the
chapter knew Alice, who frequently accompanied Bill
Reprinted from Bureau of Radiation Control Radiation Report, Summer 2003
ichard Ratliff, Chief of the Bureau of Radiation Control (BRC),
to national and chapter meetings over the years.
Alice was born in 1934 and grew up in Fort Worth,
Texas, where she was active in her high school band and in
R became Chairperson of the Conference of Radiation Control
Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD) as of May 7, 2003.
Richard takes over the position from Cindy Cardwell, Deputy
choral groups. She attended Texas Wesleyan College on a Director, Standards, Radiation Control. Cindy takes over as
music scholarship. She and Bill were married in Fort Past-Chairperson. Both Richard and Cindy will serve in these
Worth, where they met while Bill was stationed there on capacities for a year. This is the first time in the 35-year history
military duty with the US Air Force. of the organization that two chairpersons from the same state
Alice continued her interest in music throughout her have served back-to-back terms.
life. She was an active member of the Great Hills Baptist The CRCPD is a nationwide organization with membership
Church where she sang in the choir and worked in the consisting primarily of state radiation control program staff.
music ministry. Alice was a lifetime member of Sigma Members also include federal regulatory agency staff and other
Alpha Iota, the century-old fraternity of college students members of the radiation safety community, including interna-
and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music. tional members. The objectives of the organization are to promote
She was an employee of the Austin Independent School consistent radiation protection practices, provide leadership in
District (AISD) for twenty years. She set up the internal radiation issues, improve efficiency in providing radiation pro-
audit department for the district and was the first internal tection, and enhance relationships with members.
auditor for AISD. Alice was a Certified Fraud Examiner Many of the Bureau of Radiation Control staff are very active
and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Inc. members of the CRCPD. Their involvement ensures that BRC
Alice was an avid shopper. She enjoyed antique shopping stays current on the latest developments in radiation safety and
and garage sales. She conducted several garage and estate security issues; that a solid network of resources from other state
sales for other people. Alice was renowned for completing radiation control agencies, the federal government, and other
her Christmas shopping early in the year. radiation safety professionals is maintained, and that Texas
After her retirement in 1994, Alice devoted her time to practices and viewpoints are known on a nationwide basis. The
traveling with Bill and enjoying time with her three daugh- knowledge gained from BRC staff participation helps to ensure
ters, their husbands, and seven grandchildren. x that BRC provides the best possible service to our licensees and
6 Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
Minutes of the Executive Council Meeting of the
South Texas Chapter of Health Physics Society, Inc.
Hyatt Regency x San Antonio, Texas
November 15, 2002
Persons in Attendance: Executive Council (EC) Members: President Emery welcomed HPS President-Elect Ken Case to
Bob Emery, President; Mike Charlton, President-Elect; Susan the meeting. Each of the individuals in attendance introduced
Jablonski, Past-President; Mary Van Baalen, Secretary; Ken themselves. Mr. Case was very complimentary of the efforts of
Krieger, Treasurer; Stacy Krieger. Not in Attendance: Chris the STC.
Maxwell and Jim Sharp.
President’s Report — Bob Emery. Bob reiterated his desire that
Committee Chairpersons: In Attendance: David Fogle, the EC members e-mail reports to him prior to the meeting. He
Admissions Committee Chairperson; Bob Wilson, Legislative will compile and e-mail a packet to each member. In this fash-
Committee Chairperson; Mike Charlton, Program Committee ion, he hopes to streamline the meeting. Bob has gotten advice
Chairperson; Susan Jablonski, Science Teacher Workshop and support from the UTH-HSC media affairs group for the
Chairperson; John Salsman, Publications Committee upcoming Midyear meeting. A media advisory was created and
Chairperson; John Hageman, Editor, The Billet and Midyear routed electronically to the EC for review. Mike Charlton also
LAC Co-Chairman; Linda Morris, Student Assistance routed the advisory to HPS national for comments. The advisory
Committee Chairperson; Ruth McBurney, Ad Hoc Strategic was returned to UTH-HSC Media Affairs and then circulated to
Planning Committee Chairperson, Midyear LAC Co-Chairman, regional media outlets. A list of anticipated media questions
Jim Lewis; Marty Meltz, Ad Hoc Task Force on Nuclear have also been developed for the plenary speakers.
Training Chairperson. Not in Attendance: Rob O’Donel, Bob has completed his initial trip with the UTH-HSC group
Affiliate Membership Committee Chairperson; Rick Jacobi, to Costa Rica for the Radiation Safety without Borders initiative.
Public Relations Chairperson; John Poston, Sr., Nominations Summary articles have been published in The Billet, the HPS
Committee Chairperson; Karen Myers, Public Relations Newsletter, and Operational Radiation Safety. Funding for the
Committee Chairperson. Chapter Members and Guests in initiative is through the State Department. The State Department
Attendance: Roy Craft, Alta Craft, Al Evans, Bob Cherry, has an interest in source security. However, source security is
Janet McCrary, Christy Shriver, John White, Jackie Plough, not the main concern of the individuals in Costa Rica.
and Ken Case, HPS President Elect. Therefore, Bob has approached MDACC medical physics out-
reach program that might assist the individuals in Costa Rica. It
Call to Order — Bob Emery. A quorum was established, and is Bob’s belief the EC will need to develop criteria (example
President Emery called the meeting of the Executive Council (EC) technical competency matches Costa Rica’s needs, language
of the South Texas Chapter of Health Physics Society, Inc. (STC), skills, availability, etc.) for choosing individuals. It might even
to order at 4:00 p.m. be that it is necessary to develop a committee specifically for
managing this initiative.
Approval of the Agenda — Bob Emery. A motion was made by Bob reported that he has received a large amount of input
Mike Charlton to accept the agenda with a meeting ending time from the various presentations given on the Texas Radiation
of 5:00. Mary Van Baalen seconded the motion. There being no Safety Compliance Assistant web project. He (or Janet) has
discussion, President Emery called for a vote on the motion, and made presentations to the North Texas Chapter HPS and the
the motion was passed unanimously. Texas Dental Assistants. He will be presenting to the affiliates
Approval of Minutes of EC Meeting on August 16, 2002 — Bob reported that he has created an evaluation form for
President Emery asked the EC if there were any changes to be future student presentations. Mary Van Baalen will forward the
made to the minutes of the meeting held August 16, 2002. A draft form to the EC and Committee Chairs for review. It is
change to indicate that Ken Krieger was in attendance was rec- anticipated that this form will be used at the April meeting.
ommended. A motion to accept the minutes with the correction Bob reported on the educational outreach endeavors under-
was made by Mike Charlton. Susan Jablonski seconded the taken since the previous meeting.
motion. There being no discussion, President Emery called for a
vote on the motion, and the motion was passed unanimously.
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 7
Treasurer’s Report — Ken Krieger. Stacy Krieger reported for Nominations — John Poston, Sr. No information to report.
Ken that the Chapter is in excellent financial health with total Nominations will need to be determined prior to the next meeting.
assets of $109,551.74. Public Relations — Rick Jacobi. Prepared and sent to the
Stacy also reported that the scholarship funds were transferred HPS Newsletter articles announcing the Midyear Symposium
to the operating funds until an investment with a reasonable in San Antonio.
interest rate becomes available. Prepared an article on the longest continuously active member
Reimbursements: John Hageman was approved for reimbursement of the Chapter, Bruce Schoenbucher. Karen Meyers has agreed
for salt used for a Science Teacher Workshop. Stacy Krieger was to take over and continue preparing these articles in the future.
approved for reimbursement for door prizes for tomorrow’s Worked with Susan Jablonski to secure the participation of
meeting. Susan Jablonski requested reimbursement for some Dr. Ines Triay, Manager of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant as a
individuals that traveled to the CASE meeting in El Paso. speaker at the Midyear Symposium
Mary Van Baalen made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Worked with DOE Headquarters to get that agency interested
Report. Mike Charlton seconded the motion, and the motion in participating in the Midyear Symposium in the form of a poster
passed by unanimous voice vote. session or otherwise. Efforts to date have not been successful.
Secretary’s Report — Mary Van Baalen. Mary reported that no Appointed Committee Reports
electronic notifications from the Texas Department of Health Science Teacher Workshop — Susan Jablonski. A workshop
for rulemaking have been forwarded to her. She discussed the took place in conjunction with the “Science Teachers Association
proposed formal records retention schedule specifically stating of Texas Annual Conference CAST 2002: Science Without
which records the Chapter will keep or discard. Discussion was Borders” in El Paso on November 7–9, 2002. Attendance was
tabled until the issue of contracting for administrative services not as hoped. Susan hopes to improve attendance in the future.
is resolved. Mary contacted Donna Passions with the Texas A daylong workshop has been tentatively scheduled in
Institute for Continuing Legal Education for a listing of the Houston at Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital. The plan is
services that can be provided. Discussion among the EC followed. to provide break & lunch foods, meters, and materials to attendees.
It was decided that Mary would approach Ms. Passions for Memorial will again be assisting with the planning and cost of
quotes for: the food.
x Building/converting/maintaining membership database A workshop is in the works for the Big Springs area in coop-
x Communicate with membership eration with Fujitsu Network Communications. Susan has been
x Develop membership directory in contact with Mr. George Banash, who is working with the
x Develop/maintain web pages individual schools to plan this workshop.
x Maintain records within reason Susan reported that she and David Fogle won an award for
x Examples of services that are attractive to affiliates their presentation at an environmental conference.
Mike Charlton sent a letter to Jeannette Hilsabeck requesting Affiliate Membership — Rob O’Donel (provided electronically).
that the STC be designated as an organization that can grant The current number of affiliates stands at 29. There will be 7
CEUs to its membership. affiliates attending this meeting.
There will be no Affiliate Fair in Jan/Feb 2003. The next fair
Standing Committee Reports will be Jan/Feb 2004.
Program — Mike Charlton. Mike reported on the format for Membership forms will be sent to all current and past affiliates
tomorrow’s meeting. A benefit of holding the meeting at this before January 2003.
hotel is to work out logistics for the midyear meeting. Legislation — Bob Wilson reported that bills are starting to be
The midyear meeting will be January 26–29, 2003. There filed for the upcoming legislative session.
will be a thank you breakfast on January 28. Publications — John Salsman. John requested that if the EC
A discussion was held regarding the schedule of the April had any suggestions for changing the style of The Billet, please
meeting and the program. The student chapter at TAMU has forward them to John Hageman or him.
been very helpful. The next deadline for The Billet is February 21, 2003.
The STC breakfast at the National meeting has been scheduled. Ad Hoc Task Force on Nuclear Training Endeavors — Marty
Admissions — David Fogle. Ten persons applying for membership Meltz. Two survey forms to identify personnel and equipment
were approved for membership by the EC. Chapter membership resources had been prepared. It is believed that these resources
now stands at 285. could be used in the event of a radiological terrorism event.
Work continues on the directory by Chris Maxwell. The Discussed the need to identify a State agency to take respon-
Chapter Directory should be ready for publication for the annual sibility for distributing, collecting, summarizing, and redistrib-
meeting. uting information to local terrorism preparedness officials.
Dues renewal time is approaching.
Continued on p. 8.
8 Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
Discussed the necessity of cooperation between cities should Linda brought to the EC attention that reservations have been
one city become contaminated and no longer have access to made at the Hilton for the four rooms for students to provide
resources. assistance at the Midyear meeting.
Discussed medical preparedness needed. Applications for educational grant for Fall 2003 will be
Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee — Ruth McBurney pre- available at this meeting, the Midyear, as well as online.
sented the National HPS Strategic Plan to the EC for review and
comment. Old Business
Student Assistance Committee — Linda Morris. Linda was Discussion about advertising in The Billet was tabled.
granted permission to order 10 sets of awards for participation Other agenda items were covered in previous discussions.
in six Texas science and engineering fairs during Spring 2003.
Judges have been identified for these fairs. New Business — None
Linda also reported on the new evaluation form developed
by Bob Emery and Janet McCrary. Adjournment — President Emery adjourned the meeting at
5:30 p.m. x
Minutes of the Executive Council Meeting of the
South Texas Chapter of Health Physics Society, Inc.
TAMU Rudder Tower x College Station, Texas
April 25, 2003
Persons in attendance: Executive Council (EC) members in Approval of the Agenda — Bob Emery. A motion was made by
attendance: Bob Emery, President; Mike Charlton, President- Mike Charlton to accept the agenda with a meeting ending time
Elect; Susan Jablonski, Past-President; Mary Van Baalen, of 6:30 p.m. Mary Van Baalen seconded the motion. There
Secretary; Ken Krieger, Treasurer; Stacy Krieger, Executive being no discussion, President Emery called for a vote on the
Council Member; Chris Maxwell, Executive Council Member; motion, and the motion was passed unanimously.
Jim Sharp, Executive Council Member.
Approval of Minutes of EC Meeting on November 15, 2002 —
Committee Chairpersons in attendance: David Fogle, President Emery asked the EC if there were any changes to be
Admissions Committee Chairperson; Bob Wilson, Legislative made to the minutes of the meeting held November 15, 2002.
Committee Chairperson; Mike Charlton, Program Committee Since the minutes were not published in the last issue of
Chairperson; Susan Jablonski, Science Teacher Workshop The Billet, it was suggested that they be published in the next
Chairperson; John Salsman, Publications Committee issue of The Billet. A motion to accept the minutes was made by
Chairperson; John Hageman, Editor, The Billet; Linda Morris, Chris Maxwell. Ken Krieger seconded the motion. There being
Student Assistance Committee Chairperson; David Fogle, no discussion, President Emery called for a vote on the motion,
Membership Committee Chairperson; Ruth McBurney, Ad Hoc and the motion was passed unanimously.
Strategic Planning Committee Chairperson; Marty Meltz, Ad Hoc
Task Force on Nuclear Training Chairperson. Not in Attendance: President’s Report — Bob Emery. Bob reiterated his desire
Rob O’Donel, Affiliate Membership Committee Chairperson; that the EC members e-mail reports to him or the upcoming
Rick Jacobi, Public Relations Chairperson; John Poston, Sr., president prior to the meeting. He hopes that this will streamline
Nominations Committee Chairperson. Chapter Members and the meetings in the future should Mike Charlton continue this
Guests in Attendance: Roy Craft, Alta Craft, Al Evans, Janet practice.
McCrary, Christy Shriver, Bob reported that the media relations activities at the
midyear meeting went well. Bob sent letters of thanks to the
Call to Order — Bob Emery. A quorum having been established, UTHSC Media Relations group for the assistance provided
President Emery called the meeting of the EC of the South Texas during the midyear. Tomorrow’s luncheon speaker, David Bates,
Chapter of Health Physics Society, Inc. (STC), to order at 5:00 p.m. UTHSC Houston, will talk about interacting with the media.
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 9
Some of the video clips from the midyear will be shown during Mike Charlton made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s
his presentation. Report. Mary Van Baalen seconded the motion, and the motion
The Radiation Safety Without Borders initiative is moving passed by unanimous voice vote.
along. Sarah Felknor visited with the Costa Rican officials, and
Ludlum has some instruments to donate. Since the State Secretary’s Report — Mary Van Baalen. Mary reported that no
Department is focused elsewhere currently, the article written electronic notifications from the Texas Department of Health for
for Operational Radiation Safety has yet to be cleared and rulemaking have been forwarded to her.
published. Bob will get the donated equipment hand carried to Mary was unable to contact Donna Passions with the Texas
Costa Rica. George Anastas has been pursuing funding outside Institute for Continuing Legal Education for a listing of the services
of the State Department. that can be provided. Discussion among the EC followed. Mary
Bob reported that he has been asked by the CRCPD to will still approach Ms. Passions for quotes to:
present the Texas Radiation Safety Compliance Assistant web x Build/convert/maintain membership database
project. He has a student working on the project for the summer. x Communicate with membership
Bob reported that he created an evaluation form for future x Develop membership directory
student presentations. It will be used for the meeting tomorrow. x Develop/maintain web pages
The students have been given the form in advance. Judges for x Maintain records within reason
tomorrow are Mary Van Baalen, Janet McCrary, and Jim Sharp. x Get examples of services that are attractive to affiliates
Discussion was held on expanding the number of awards to be Jeanette Hilsabeck with the Professional Licensing
given based on category of degree—Associates, Bachelors, Certification Division notified the STC that it is registered with
Masters, and Doctoral. It was decided that the Chapter would the PLCD as an organization that can grant CEUs for LMP and
give awards for any category of student who would present at MRTs. Eight hours will be given to the LMP, while eight hours
future annual meetings. Category examples include High will be given indirectly to the MRTs for tomorrow’s meeting.
School, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral. Mary announced the results of the election. John Salsman is
Bob reported on the educational outreach endeavors under- the Chapter’s new president-elect. Pete Myers is the treasurer-elect
taken since the previous meeting. A listing of individuals that and Eva Legler is the new EC member.
have requested the educational materials provided at the training
program at the VA hospital during the previous fall. Standing Committee Reports
Bob reported that he has written two letters of nomination; Program — Mike Charlton. Mike reported on the agenda for stu-
one for Bob Cherry for HPS President and one for John Poston dent presentation at tomorrow’s meeting. Informal reception with
for the Robley Evans Award. A thank you letter was received the students to be held following the EC meeting.
from Will Slatery, a winner in the Brazos Valley Regional The annual breakfast will be July 22, 2003, in conjunction
Science Fair. A generically addressed letter requesting nomina- with the annual meeting in San Diego.
tions was given to Mike Charlton. The fall meeting will be September 13, 2003, in Houston,
Bob also stated that he is prepared to give his “State of the and the topic will be Homeland Defense Preparedness.
Chapter” address. Admissions — David Fogle. Nine persons applying for member-
ship were approved for membership by the EC.
Treasurer’s Report — Ken Krieger. Ken Krieger reported that Nominations — John Poston, Sr. Nominations had been
the Chapter is in excellent financial health with total assets of received, and the election for new officers took place.
$102,942.23. He suggested that the EC look at meeting costs Public Relations — Rick Jacobi. No activity.
more closely in the future. Discussion among the members
followed. Appointed Committee Reports
Ken also reminded the EC that the scholarship funds had Science Teacher Workshop — Susan Jablonski. A workshop
been transferred to the operating funds until an investment with took place in conjunction with the “Science Teachers
a reasonable interest rate becomes available. Association of Texas Annual Conference CAST 2002: Science
John Hageman questioned whether the STC had received Without Borders” in El Paso on November 7–9, 2002. Attendance
reimbursements from National for expenses related to hosting was not as hoped. Susan hopes to improve this in the future.
the midyear. Ken will follow up with Sue Burke. The upcoming STW in Houston has been put on hold.
Reimbursements — Stacy Krieger was approved for reimburse- Susan has been preparing an instruction packet to assist the
ment for meeting supplies. David Fogle was reimbursed for next Science Teacher Workshop Chair.
expenses. Mary Van Baalen received reimbursement for supplies Affiliate Membership — Rob O’Donel (provided electronically).
related to the ballot mailings. John Hageman received reim- There are 23 paid affiliates. The list of current affiliates has
bursement from the Chapter for postage. Pete Meyers received been sent to John Hageman for The Billet.
reimbursement for the cost of the STC post office box.
Continued on p. 10.
10 Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
Legislation — Bob Wilson reported on the current bills before Science Fairs, will be attending tomorrow’s meeting. Amanda
the legislature. sent a thank you note to the Chapter that was distributed.
Publications — John Salsman. John reminded the EC that dates Linda also reported on the new evaluation form developed by
and locations for upcoming meetings need to be set in order to Bob Emery and Janet McCrary, which will be used at tomorrow’s
meet publication dates for The Billet. Discussion regarding holding presentation. Two awards, Bachelors and Masters, will be given.
the next meeting in Austin or San Marcos followed. Linda has been diligently distributing the applications for
John requested that the EC consider proposing to the mem- educational grants for Fall 2003. The deadline is May 25, 2003.
bership if they would like to receive The Billet electronically.
Publishing The Billet electronically would save considerable Old Business
mailing costs. This survey will be added to the next member- Comments from the EC on the success of the midyear meeting
ship form. Discussion on advertising in The Billet was tabled.
Ad Hoc Task Force on Nuclear Training Endeavors —
Marty Meltz. Marty provided a status report of the Homeland New Business
Defense Equipment Reuse Program (HDER). Logistics regarding Mike Charlton reported on next year’s committee chairs.
the program are still being resolved. The EC determined that Program Committee — John Salsman
Mr. Meltz could determine two local contacts from each large Admissions Committee — Susan Jablonski
metropolitan area to attend the HDER training class. Nominations Committee — David Fogle
Improvements are being made to the Radiological Event Public Relations Committee — Sharon Sharp
Preparedness Registry. He is requesting additional funding from Science Teacher Workshop — Eva Legler
the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Biomedical Legislative Committee — Bob Wilson
Research at UTHSCSA for these improvements. The goal is to Publications Committee — needed due to John Salsman’s election
make this registry available nationwide. The EC agreed to fund Student Assistance Committee — Linda Morris (voted on by EC)
possible programming changes to this system. Nuclear Training Endeavors — Marty Meltz
Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee — Ruth McBurney pre- Strategic Planning Committee — Ruth McBurney
sented the National HPS Strategic Plan to the EC for review and
comment. Adjournment — President Emery adjourned the meeting at
Student Assistance Committee — Linda Morris. Linda reported 6:50 p.m. x
that Amanda Huffington, winner of the last two Central Texas
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 11
McBurney Garners Chapter Nomination
Sooo David Fogle, Chair, Nominating Committee
Piggy he South Texas Chapter meeting at the Society’s annual The Chapter Nominations
T of the Health Physics
recently forwarded a letter to
meeting in San Diego. The del-
egates will be selected by the
Board of Directors at its meet-
Committee would like to
thank the other candidate for
Chapter nomination, John
the offices of national HPS, ing on Thursday, July 24, 2003. Hageman, CHP. John had
Paul Frame, CHP, Ph.D. signed by STC-HPS President The rules for selecting initially requested Chapter
Mike Charlton, officially IRPA delegates was changed sponsorship, but when he
making Ruth McBurney, CHP, to permit each Chapter and learned there might be a
the Chapter’s nominee for Section to nominate one mem- chance to send two Delegates
Delegate status to the next ber of the Chapter or Section from the STC-HPS, John
meeting of the International as a candidate for selection withdrew his nomination and
Radiation Protection Associa- without requiring the nominee decided to chance his accept-
are often referred to as
tion (IRPA) International to obtain the signatures of 20 ance as a Delegate sponsored
“pigs.” Why is that?
Congress in Madrid, Spain. voting members of the HPS as by the HPS Board of Directors,
As a whole, the HPS is sponsors. The designation will to which John was most
eligible to send 30 delegates be by letter from the President recently elected. x
The origin to the Madrid meeting in of the Chapter or Section in
of “lead May 2004. Ten individuals office at the time of the nomi-
will be selected from the HPS nation, and the nominee must Late Breaking News:
pig,” like that of many
Board of Directors, and the be a member of the Chapter. Both John Hageman and
words and phrases, is
remaining 20 will be selected Each Chapter and Section will Ruth McBurney were
uncertain. As a rule, the
from the general membership. only be able to nominate one appointed by the
most likely explanation is
Nominations had to be received person as the nominee. All such HPS Board of Directors
the simplest. The term
by the Society’s Executive candidates are still subject to as delegates to the
“pig” has been used for
Director, Dick Burk, no later selection by the HPS Board IRPA Meeting in Spain.
many years to refer to
small crude castings of than the end of the business of Directors. x
lead and iron. It is derived
from the practice of pour-
ing the molten metal into Mary Van Baalen Changes Jobs
a trench—branching off
from the central trench wanted to inform the the last couple of years, I have Since we live in the Clear Lake
were a number of short
molds. The overall
appearance was that of
I Chapter that I have accepted
a job at NASA (National
Aeronautics and Space
been working parttime on a
PhD in Space and Life
Sciences at UTMB with the
area, I will now be working
within a ten-minute drive
from my house. It will surely
newborn pigs suckling – Administration) and, there- goal to look at space as another beat the hour commute that I
the molds were the “pigs” fore, resigned my position at occupational radiation envi- have right now. The death of
and the central trench was UTMB (University of Texas ronment. This position will my nine-year-old niece earlier
the “sow.” Originally, the Medial Branch, Galveston) allow me to complete my this year really made me real-
trench was simply carved June 6, 2003. My new posi- research and write my disser- ize how very fortunate I am to
into the ground, and the tion as Deputy Radiation tation in conjunction with my have healthy children and how
molds (pigs) were holes Health Officer is within the job. It will also enable me to we need to make the most of
dug into the bottom of the space radiation health group at understand much better the the time we have.
trench. It is not known NASA, and as such, I will be funding environments within I hope to still be active in
when the term “pig” was working within programs that the space program should I the South Texas Chapter so I
first applied to the lead monitor radiation exposure wish to pursue a faculty will still be seeing many of
shields used to carry during space flight. I will be appointment at a university in you at the Chapter functions. It
radioactive sources. given the opportunity to work the future. will take me a couple of weeks
Nevertheless, it is likely with the International Partners This job also fits very to get transitioned to my new
that it was first used by the for the Space Station on well with my family life. My job. However, I will still have
personnel who were asked setting standards for radiation girls are rapidly approaching my UTMB e-mail address due
to cast the shields. x exposures received during their teen years, and I feel that to my position within the grad-
long duration missions. For I need to be closer to them. uate school there. x
12 Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
South Texas Chapter of Health Physics Society, Inc.
McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science
September 19–20, 2003
his meeting will be occupational health, public radiation” as well as careers shifts from 11:00 a.m. until
T dedicated to participa-
tion in an event being
sponsored by the
health, and security related
organizations. The event
will be widely publicized
in health physics. As David
Fogle put it so eloquently,
“it is a unique opportunity
about 3:00 p.m.
The buffet will include:
scrambled eggs with
McGovern Museum of and likely receive signifi- to interface with other safety chives, pepperjack cheese
Health and Medical disciplines discussing a and tortillas; bacon and
Science. The event is enti- x shared issue – national sausage; breakfast potatoes;
tled, “Protecting the The day is security and consequences
Health of Houston When of terrorism.”
Disaster Strikes!” The day The general schedule of …we can fulfill a
is dedicated to explain, and explain…the ways activities for the meeting
display, to the community will be an Executive part of our
health is protected
the ways health is protected Council meeting Friday educational mission
in times of crisis. The in times of crisis. evening at the UT-Health
museum, like many of us, Science Center at Houston, by providing
has had many inquiries x Operations Center Bldg, information about
about homeland defense cant media coverage. This from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
information in the post 9/11 will be a great opportunity We will have a buffet “the safety of
world, so this will be a way for STC-HPS to interact breakfast on Saturday radiation”…
of addressing this need. with the public and provide morning at the Warwick
The event is oriented radiation emergency pre- Hotel with a guest technical x
toward kids, so there will paredness information in a speaker. Meeting attendees breakfast pastries; sliced
be lots of equipment, dis- friendly environment. In will then proceed to the seasonal fruit; yogurt, gra-
plays, etc. The museum is addition, we can fulfill a McGovern Museum to set nola, breakfast cereals, and
inviting participation from part of our educational mis- up the booth for the Event. berries; and chilled juices,
emergency response (fire, sion by providing informa- STC-HPS members will coffee, and tea.
EMT, police, etc.) safety, tion about “the safety of man the booth for one-hour
CEUs Awarded for LMP & MRT Certifications†
†Based on evaluation of finalized agenda by TDH – Professional Licensure staff.
STC-HPS members will be notified via e-mail of CEU amounts and affected certifications.
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 13
Friday, September 19, 2003
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Executive Council Meeting – Longhorn Room
UT-Health Science Center at Houston
1851 Crosspoint Drive (Operations Center Bldg.)
Saturday, September 20, 2003
Warwick Hotel – Houston, TX
7:30 – 7:45 a.m. Registration
Presidential Room – 12th floor
7:45 – 9:15 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions – John Salsman, STC-HPS President-Elect
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Technical Presentation with Q/A
Speaker: To be determined
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Meeting attendees drive to McGovern Museum
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Attendees set up and prepare booth: posters, displays, instruments,
fiestaware, vaseline glass, x-ray tubes, check sources, BRC info., etc.
11:00 – 3:00 p.m. STC-HPS members man booth for one-hour shifts
Members not working booth visit and interact with other attendees
and participants at various booths
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Meeting adjourned; volunteers take down booth
14 Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists
Driving Directions to the Warwick
x Take 290 East to 610 South to 59 North
x Exit Richmond/Fannin
x Turn right on Richmond. Go two lights
x Turn right on Fannin
x Drive approximately one mile
x The Warwick is on the right
x Take 45 South to 59 South
x Exit Fannin (one-way street)
x Drive approximately one mile
x The Warwick is on the right
From San Antonio:
x I-10 East to 610 South to 59 North
x Exit Richmond/Fannin
x Turn right on Richmond. Go two lights
x Turn right on Fannin
x Drive approximately one mile
x The Warwick is on the right
The Warwick Accommodations
5701 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005 x 1-800-298-6199, Phone 713-526-1991, Fax 713-526-0359
he Warwick, built in 1925 and set in the very heart of Houston’s museum district just minutes from downtown, has
T recently undergone a multimillion-dollar restoration to return this historic landmark to its original grandeur. The project
enhanced all guest rooms, suites, and public areas, while preserving the hotel’s rich history and heritage. Oversized
accommodations, with views of the Houston skyline or Hermann Park, feature multi-language voice mail, dataports, cable
televisions with movie channels, in-room coffee-making facilities, irons, and hair dryers.
A block of rooms has been reserved for Friday, September 19, and Saturday, September 20, 2003, until August 20, 2003,
under the name “South Texas Chapter Health Physics Society.” Room rates will be $109 per night – single or double occu-
pancy. A limited number of rooms are available at the State rate of $80 per night (I.D. required at check-in). Room rates are
subject to applicable state and local taxes. A limited number of rooms are available under this room block. To secure these
excellent rates, you must call the reservation telephone number listed above EARLY and specify that you are with the South
Texas Chapter Health Physics Society. After the reservation deadline, it is unlikely that rooms will be available at these rates,
so make your reservations early!
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 15
John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, Texas 77004-7126
he John P. McGovern Texas-sized human body, the Fewer than 10 institutions in
T Museum of Health & Medical
Science (MHMS) is Houston’s
only interactive science center and
Pavilion includes giant models of
human organs and dozens of
hands-on exhibits and science
America are focused on quality
health education for the general
public and school groups. MHMS
a member institution of the world- stations. Visitors of all ages may currently serves more than
renowned Texas Medical Center. explore how each system of the 180,000 visitors annually, includ-
Located in the heart of the city’s body works and how to stay ing over 40,000 school children in
rich and varied Museum District at healthy. organized field trips. In 2002, the
1515 Hermann Drive, the museum Though MHMS can trace its museum welcomed its millionth
offers an exciting “inner body history to 1962, it opened in the visitor. This popularity ranks
experience.” John P. McGovern Building in 1996. MHMS as the most visited health
Interactivity begins in the Jim The museum added bilingual museum in the country and one of
Hickox Amazing Body Pavilion. programming in 1998 to better the top public attractions in the
Designed as a voyage through a serve its Spanish-speaking guests. Houston area.
Museum Directions & Parking
he John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science is located at 1515 Hermann Drive in
T Houston’s Museum District. The museum offers its visitors complementary surface parking in its lot
located on the east side of the building on Crawford Boulevard.
x If Southbound on I-59, exit I-59 at Fannin Street
x If Northbound on I-59, take Richmond/Fannin Exit and follow signs for Fannin Street
x Drive south on Fannin. Turn left on Binz and proceed past the Children’s Museum
x Turn right on Crawford and enter the bus lane or parking lot
From I-45 N
x Take I-45 to 288 South
x Exit Calumet Street
x Turn right on Binz (second light)
x Turn left on Crawford and enter bus lane or parking lot
From South Loop 610
x Take 610 to 288 North
x Exit Calumet Street
x At top of ramp and at first light, turn left on Binz
x Turn left on Crawford and enter bus lane or parking lot
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Please submit a registration form for each member or guest attending the meeting and mail to the address below.
Protecting the Health of Houston When Disaster Strikes!
September 19–20, 2003
McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science & Warwick Hotel x Houston, Texas
Hotel Registration Deadline — August 20, 2003 x STC Registration Deadline — September 12, 2003
City State Zip
❏ STC Member (breakfast, technical meeting, including museum admission) - $ 20
❏ Non-STC Member (breakfast, technical meeting, including museum admission) - $ 30**
❏ Non-STC Member (breakfast and museum admission) - $ 25*
❏ Student (breakfast, technical meeting, including museum admission) - $ 10
❏ Need a receipt for this meeting
❏ Need CEU certificate
❏ I am willing to take a one-hour shift at the STC booth during the Museum event
Mail registration form(s) with your check (made payable to the STC-HPS) to arrive before September 12, 2003, to:
Kenneth V. Krieger
5003 Northfield Drive
San Antonio, TX 78228-1064
Phone (210) 271-0925
Fax (210) 271-3061
Preregistration will close on September 12, 2003. If you will not be able to attend the meeting, please call and cancel your
reservation PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 12, 2003. Any reservations not cancelled by September 12, 2003, will be regarded as
confirmed reservations, and funds will be collected for the meeting. Refunds will be honored only for cancellations made before
September 12, 2003. Registration fees collected after September 12, 2003, or at the door, if available, will be $10 extra.
* If contemplating on-site purchase of breakfast, meeting space and breakfast cannot be guaranteed on the day of the meeting.
**Nonmembers may select the option of applying for South Texas Chapter–Health Physics Society membership at the meeting
and enjoy privileges of membership at future Chapter events.
Health Physics Society x South Texas Chapter x Radiation Safety Specialists 17
South Texas Chapter – Health Physics Society
Chapter Dues Payment/Membership Application Form
(Please Print – This information is used for mailing labels and directory listing.)
Name Business Name
Home Address Business Address
Home Phone Business Phone
Home Fax Business Fax
❏ I only want The Billet electronically.
❏ I would prefer to receive mail at: ❏ Home ❏ Business ❏ I would like to be a Meeting Mentor
❏ I would prefer to receive calls at: ❏ Home ❏ Business My interest or area of expertise
❏ Yes, I am a National HPS member.
❏ Yes, I am a Certified Health Physicist.
❏ Yes, I am a Registered Radiation Protection Technologist.
Please check the STC-HPS committee(s) on which you would like to actively serve.
❏ Nominating ❏ Meeting Program ❏ Admissions (Membership) ❏ Publications
❏ Legislation ❏ Public Relations ❏ Affiliate ❏ Other/Ad Hoc
❏ Student Assistance
Enclosed is my check #__________ made payable to the STC-HPS for the following:
STC-HPS dues for the year:
Regular membership: $10.00/yr ×_____Years = $____________________
Student membership: $5.00/yr ×_____Years = $____________________
Student Scholarship Fund Donation (tax deductible)* = $____________________
Science Teachers Workshop Donation (tax deductible)* = $____________________
Total Enclosed = $____________________
*For two $10 donations you get a free STC lapel pin.
Please mail this form with your check or money order (please do not mail cash) to:
Susan Jablonski Phone: 512-239-6731
Admissions (Membership) Committee Chair Fax: 512-239-5151
14904 Haley Hollow Email: SJABLONS@tceq.state.tx.us
Austin, TX 78728
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SOUTH TEXAS CHAPTER–HEALTH PHYSICS SOCIETY—2003 AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP ROSTER
he affiliate membership of the South Texas Chapter (STC) is listed below. Our affiliates help support our Chapter functions,
T and we should support them. They contribute substantially to the STC, and each should be thanked by our considering their
products or services first. Also, tell them we sent you. (Affiliates: Please review your listing below and email any corrections
ADCO Services Canberra Industries ISO-TEX
Jerry Wiza Steve Vittatoe Tom Maloney
17650 Duvan Drive Route 2 Box 154F3 Post Office Box 909
Tinley Park, IL 60477 Gladewater, TX 75647 Friendswood, TX 77546
WEB: www.adcoservices.com WEB: www.canberra.com WEB: www.isotexdiagnostics.com
E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com
T: 708-429-1660 T: 903-297-2987 T: 281-482-1231
F: 708-429-9759 F: 603-971-6389 F: 281-482-1070
Advanced Measurement Technology Earth Tech Inc. Isotope Products Laboratories
Pete Veres Ken Kreiger (Affiliate Membership Dues Outstanding)
5901J Wyoming NE PMB 284 110 Broadway Suite 320 Karen Lara
Albuquerque, NM 87109 San Antonio, TX 78205 24937 Avenue Tibbitts
WEB: www.ortec-online.com WEB: www.et-sa.com Valencia, CA 91355
E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com WEB: isotopeproducts.com
T: 505-797-4642 T: 210-271-0925 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
F: 865-483-0396 F: 210-271-3061 T: 661-309-1010
Advocates for Responsible F&J Speciality Products, Inc.
Disposal in Texas Frank Gavila K&S Associates, Inc.
(Affiliate Membership Dues Outstanding) 404 Cypress Road Thomas Slowey
Mr. Eddie Selig Ocala, FL 34472 1926 Elm Tree Drive
5926 Balcones Dr. Suite 220 WEB: www.fjspecialty.com Nashville, TN 37210-3818
Austin, TX 78731 E: email@example.com WEB: www.kslab.com
T: 512-391-0400 T: 352-680-1177 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
F: 352-680-1454 T: 615-883-9760
Atomic Energy Industrial Laboratories F: 615-871-0856
(AEIL) of the Southwest, Inc. ICN Worldwide Dosimetry Service
Steven H. Allen Phil Harris Ludlum Measurements, Inc.
9261 Kirby Drive 3300 Hyland Dwane Stevens
Houston, TX 77054 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Post Office Box 810
WEB: www.aeil.com WEB: www.dosimetry.com 501 Oak Street
E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org Sweetwater, TX 79556
T: 877-866-2345 (toll-free) T: 800-548-0136 Ext. 9379 WEB: www.ludlums.com
F: 713-790-0542 F: 714-668-3149 E: email@example.com
Bionomics, Inc. Inovision Radiation Measurements F: 915-235-4672
John McCormick (Affiliate Membership Dues Outstanding)
Post Office Box 817 Bryan Hughes Microtec Services Inc.
Kingston, TN 37763 1011 Goldfinch Quintin Stokely
WEB: www.bionomics-inc.com Sugarland, TX 77478 110 Charles Street
E: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.inovision.com Pasadena, TX 77506
T: 865-376-0053 E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org
F: 865-376-4291 T: 800-850-4608 Ext. 3715 T: 713-475-2274
F: 281-494-5174 F: 713-475-2362
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NELCO PULCIR, Inc. Texas State Technical College
Paul Holsinger Scott Eddlemon Linda Morris
4600 Homestead Road 9209 Oak Ridge Parkway Honorary Affiliate
Houston, TX 77028 Oak Ridge, TN 37830-3500 3801 Campus Drive
Web: www.nelco.com WEB: www.pulcir.com Waco, TX 76705
E: email@example.com E: firstname.lastname@example.org E: email@example.com
T: 713-675-3266 T: 800-862-1390 T: 254-867-2952
Owens Scientific, Inc. The Delphi Groupe, Inc.
Jack Owens Radiation Technology Ron Gauny
6906 Escondido Drive Jack Hendrick 2211 South IH 35 Suite 400
Houston, TX 77083-1118 Post Office Box 27637 Austin, TX 78741
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Austin, TX 78755 WEB: www.delphigroupe.com
T: 281-498-3311 E: Radiationtech@msn.com E: email@example.com
F: 281-933-0522 T: 512-346-7608 T: 512-462-1181
F: 512-795-8718 F: 512-462-1187
Perma-Fix Environmental Services
(Affiliate Membership Dues Outstanding) Research Products Thermo-Electron RM&P
Ben Warren International Corp. Mike Shepherd
1940 NW 67th Place (Affiliate Membership Dues Outstanding) 3467 Larch Pine Drive
Gainesville, FL 32653-1692 Albert L. Eccker Duluth, GA 30096
WEB: www.perma-fix.com 410 North Business Center Dr. WEB: www.thermo.com/rmp
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 E: email@example.com
T: 352-395-1352 WEB: www.rpicorp.com T: 770-476-1547
F: 352-372-8963 E: firstname.lastname@example.org F: 770-497-9188
Phoenix Scientific Sales F: 847-635-1177 Thermo MeasureTech
Bill Tucker Ralph S. Heyer
Post Office Box 2074 Solutient Technologies, LLC 2555 North IH 35
Roswell, GA 30077 Steve Pocock Round Rock, TX 78664
WEB: phoenixscientificsales.com 7857 Freedom Ave. NW WEB: www.thermo.com
E: email@example.com North Canton, OH 44720 E: Ralph.firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 770-642-8529 WEB: www.solutientech.com T: 512-388-9287
F: 770-642-0466 E: email@example.com F: 512-388-9333
T: 330-497-5905, 877-787-8721
Protean Instruments Corp. F: 330-497-2045 Waste Controls Specialists, LLC
Joe Bradley Michael Lauer
231 Sam Rayburn Parkway Southwest Research Institute 5430 LBJ Freeway Suite 1700
Lenoir City, TN 37771 John Hageman Dallas, TX 75240
WEB: proteaninstrument.com Honorary Affiliate E: firstname.lastname@example.org
E: email@example.com P.O. Drawer 28510 T: 972-450-4284
T: 865-717-3456 X 206 San Antonio, TX 78228-0510 F: 972-448-1419
F: 865-717-3456 WEB: www.swri.org
E: firstname.lastname@example.org William B. Johnson
Protechnics Environmental Services, Inc. T: 210-522-2633 Dick Landfried
Larry Stephenson Post Office Box 472
6316 Windfern Rd. Suntrac Services 200 A.E.I. Drive
Houston, TX 77040 Rob O’Donel Fairlea, WV 24902
WEB: www.corelab.com/protechnics/default.asp 1818 East Main Street WEB: www.johnsonnuclear.com
E: email@example.com League City, TX 77573 T: 304-645-6568
T: 713-328-2673 WEB: www.suntrac.com F: 304-645-2182
F: 713-328-2150 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
S O CIE T Y S O CIE T Y
Health Physics Society
South Texas Chapter
P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX 78228-0510
ATTN: John Hageman
BRC Commemorates 40th Anniversary of Agreement
Reprinted from Bureau of Radiation BRC Chief Richard Ratliff individuals responsible for Texas also charges lower regu-
Control Radiation Report, Summer 2003 welcomed attendees and implementing it, made a latory fees than the federal
introduced speakers, including special appearance to speak at government, which is fiscally
n March 1, 1963, the Commissioner of Health the celebration and exhibit. beneficial to those in Texas
O State of Texas and the
United States Atomic
Energy Commission [now the
Dr. Eduardo Sanchez; retired
Commissioner of Health
Dr. Robert Bernstein; Charles
Being an Agreement State
offers Texans a comprehen-
sive radiation control program
who must be licensed to use
The Texas Department of
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Barden, P.E., past director of where there is one agency to Health (TDH), BRC regulates
Commission (NRC)] signed the Division of Occupational contact for all radiation all radioactive material
an agreement that gave Texas Health and Radiation; Dave control issues instead of sev- licensees, including uranium
licensing and regulatory Lacker, past bureau chief for the eral federal agencies. There recovery licensees, and the
authority over radioactive BRC; and Ron Fraass, Exec- is more direct interaction Texas Commission on Environ-
materials in the state, with the utive Director of the Confer- between licensees and regula- mental Quality regulates the
exception of special nuclear ence of Radiation Control tors, which fosters a better disposal of low-level radioac-
material in excess of a critical Program Directors (CRCPD), understanding of our regula- tive waste. Texas is one of
mass and radioactive material who presented the BRC with a tions and a better understand- only three states that also has
used by federal agencies. plaque honoring Texas’ 40-year ing of those we regulate. As regulatory authority over ura-
To commemorate the agreement with the NRC. an Agreement State, Texas can nium recovery and low-level
40th anniversary of Texas Rep. Warren Chisum, who offer more direct customer radioactive waste disposal.
becoming an Agreement State, sponsored House Concurrent service with quicker response TDH BRC is also the lead
the Bureau of Radiation Resolution 20, commemorating time to complaints, questions, agency for emergency response
Control (BRC) held a celebra- the 40th anniversary of the and other radiation-related planning and response to
tion and educational exhibit. agreement and honoring the issues that affect Texans. nuclear accidents. x
Date Location Topic Deadline for The Billet
September 19-20, 2003 McGovern Museum Health Protection N/A
Houston, Texas When Disaster Strikes
January 23-24, 2004 Holiday Inn Affiliates’ Fair November 21, 2003
San Antonio, Texas
April 2004 Texas A&M Student Papers February , 2004
College Station, Texas