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U.S. STATES WITH NORM/TENORM REGS

  The most prevalent eight oil and gas states that possess NORM/TENORM regulations are: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and West Virginia. After a recent review of states that possess NORM/TENORM-specific regulations, the following states can be added to the list: Florida, Georgia, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, and South […]

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OPERATOR REGISTRATIONS IN WEST VIRGINIA

  The Department of Health and Human Services sent notices of required registration to all operators that hold permits for horizontal wells in West Virginia. These TENORM generators are required to submit form 1TWS with applicable fee for an annual registration period. There have been no changes to code 64 CSR 23, however the office […]

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CUSTOMER INFORMATION IN PIA REQUESTS

In various states, NORM/TENORM specifically licensed companies are required to provide certain customer information in reporting document lists, such as initial and ending temporary job site notifications. Customer names, addresses and phone numbers exist within the realm of “Confidential information – Trade Secrets, Competitors, and Financial Information”. Notifications containing client or customer information are confidential, […]

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NORM CONFERENCE MARCH 14-16, 2016

The NORM & Natural Radiation Management North America Conference will be March 14-16, 2016 in Houston, TX. The conference is offering maximum of two (2) free VIP passes for NORM Waste Producers per company. Many regulatory officials will be attending and presenting on a variety of topics. Geri Blanchard of NORM SOLUTIONS LLC is working […]

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TENORM RULES EFFECTIVE NORTH DAKOTA!

The North Dakota Department of Health previous draft rules are now effective as of January 1, 2016. The final draft rule was in acted as a final regulation. The waste disposal limit for landfills is raised from 5 pCi/g of Radium226 and Radium228 to 50 pCi/g, however landfills must apply to the Department of Health […]

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE 2015

The Oil and Gas Environmental Conference will be an ideal opportunity to learn about new regulatory changes affecting the industry. This will be a forum to network with oil and gas industry decision makers, technical experts, regulators and executives as well as a place to exchange new ideas and concepts related to the Oil and […]

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RMLLWB NORM MEETING 10-15-15

  The Rocky Mountain Low-Level Waste Board will hold a Regular Meeting October 15, 2015, at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, 309 West San Francisco, Santa Fe, NM. The Regular Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Interested parties and the public are welcome to attend, and there will be an opportunity for public comment at […]

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RAMPING UP DECON FOR END OF 2015

It has been common that in the last several years for operators, producers, and facilities to initiate NORM/TENORM decontamination projects prior to the end of the year. Since the end of the year for many operators, producers, and facilities signifies the termination of available budget funds, then we typically see an increase in decontamination activities. […]

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RSO TRAINING IS SPECIALIZED!

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Training is the top level of radiation training available. Courses can be in various time increments, and are specialized to whatever activity and industry the attendee’s use will entail. There are medical RSO courses, nuclear RSO courses, industrial radiography RSO courses, well-logging RSO courses, and NORM/TENORM RSO courses. All of these […]

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NORTH DAKOTA DRAFT RULES UPDATE

The North Dakota Department of Health has recently stated that due to the overwhelming response from the public comment period, some changes are being made to the current draft rules as suggested. The Department anticipates that the rules will become effective at the beginning of 2016. Refer to the North Dakota DOH for more information […]

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WYOMING – AGREEMENT STATE INTENT

On February 27, 2015 Wyoming passed HB0027, establishing that the governor is authorized to contact the NRC to express the intent of the state of Wyoming to enter into an agreement with the NRC for wastes associated with the recovery, mining and milling of uranium mining source materials. The NRC approval will lead to the […]

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KANSAS DHE CHANGES WASTE DEFINITION

SB 124 authorizes the Secretary of Health and Environment to adopt rules and regulations on the land-spreading of solid waste generated by drilling oil and gas wells. The bill requires the seller of any property where land-spreading has occurred within the previous three years to disclose the land-spreading to any potential purchaser of the property […]

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