Division of Radiological Health
Welcome to the Division of Radiological Health's web site. We hope you find the information on our site useful. If you have any questions or comments about this web site, please email Steve Harrision .
Latest News and Recent Updates:
- June 10, 2012:Steve Harrison is named as the Director of the Division of Radiological Health. Steve brings a wealth of experience to his new role in VDH. Steve has most recently served as the Statewide Hospital Preparedness Program Coordinator in VDH's Office of Emergency Preparedness since March 2010. Other positions held by Steve since he began work at VDH in 2003 as the Assistant State Planning Coordinator, Strategic National Stockpile and Exercise Coordinator, and EP&R's Central Region Planner. Prior to his VDH experience Steve worked for Dominion Resources for 23 years, where he performed nuclear emergency planning and all hazards preparedness; for eight of those years he worked at the North Anna Power Station conducting radiological surveillance and testing, and coordinating all aspects of station emergency preparedness. Steve received an MA degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, with honors, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has a Certificate in Public Health Leadership from University of North Carolina and is a FEMA certified Master Exercise Practitioner. You may reach Steve at 804-864-8151 or Steve Harrison.
- June 7, 2012:SCATR Program to Begin Collection of Class A Sources for Disposal at Clive. Go to the Radioactive Materials Page for more details.
- Environmental Monitorng Report for 2010 posted June 3, 2011.
- Governor appoints five new members to the Radiation Advisory Board. Press Release January 21. Link to Radiation Advisory Board's web page.Posted January 27, 2011.
- Effective July 1, 2010- Tanning bed operators must collect federal tax from customers. See IRS webpage.
- Definition for "Misadministration" for X-ray machines was inadvertently deleted from Regulations to address NRC radioactive materials. Program will use previously published defintion until rulemaking can be initiated and completed.. Submitted March 1, 2010
- Petition for Rulemaking- Request to amend Radioactive Materials Licensing Fee Schedule submitted by Harvey V. Lankford, M.D. 21-Day Public Comment period will open September 14 - October 5, 2009 Town Hall link Posted August 21, 2009
- Potassium Iodine (KI) Tablets expire August 2009, Replacement KI distributed to state and local agencies. Posted August 10, 2009
- Effective March 31, 2009 Virginia became the 36th Agreement State. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission transferred authority for the regulation of most radioactive materials used in Virginia to the Commonwealth of Virgina. VDH's Division of Radiological Health is the radiation control agency responsible for the implementation of the Agreement.
- Published Feb 2, 2009 Final regulations- Radiation Protection Regulations: Fee Schedule 12VAC5-490. The X-ray registration/ inspection fee and radioactive materials license fee schedules are published in the Virignia Register. Posted February 2, 2009.
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announces it is considering request by Virginia to become an "Agreement State". Issued November 18, 2008.
- Radiation Protection Regulations (12VAC5-481) are available for downloading in pdf file. Posted November 19, 2008.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is requesting states to assist with locating individuals who may have been exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons testing and in the uranium mining industry- posted June 11, 2008
- Singer Associates delivers the new Mobile Incident Command/Radiation Laboratory to VDH on February 6, 2008
Radiological Health Program | James Madison Building, 7th Floor | 109 Governor Street, Room 730 | Richmond, VA 23219 | Telephone (804) 864-8150 | Fax: (804) 864-8155