CRCPD Announces Opening of Registration for NORM IX Symposium

The Conference of Radiation Control Program (CRCPD) recently announced that registration for NORM IX is now open.  NORM IX will be hosted for the first time in the United States.  The symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado from September 23-27, 2019.


During the conference, stakeholders will learn how Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) is managed around the world and discuss safety and environmental impacts from NORM, as well as best practices for NORM management.

The symposium will include presentations, posters, training and roundtable sessions from industry representatives, scientists, regulators and other stakeholders.

Special Training Sessions

The following special training sessions are currently scheduled for the NORM IX symposium:

  • “Cradle to Grave” NORM Management Workshop: This one-day, real-world course in managing NORM from identification to final disposition will address practical and logistical methods in managing NORM-contaminated equipment and waste.  It is scheduled for Sunday (September 22, 2019).  The registration fee is $350.
  • Radiation Risk Assessment Training: This full-day, advanced course focuses on specific technical and regulatory issues that Remedial Project Managers (RPMs) and On-Scene Coordinators (OSC’s) address when managing Superfund sites that have a risk-assessment conducted for radioactive contaminants.  It is scheduled for Sunday (September 22, 2019).  The is limited space available.
  • International Challenges and Solutions Related to NORM Residue and Waste Management: This special session is being organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)/ENVIRONET NORM Project.  It is focused on providing practical guidance on establishing policies and strategies to deal with NORM waste, NORM waste inventory estimation and determination of costs associated with the management practices.  Technical papers on these topics will be presented during this Tuesday afternoon session.  Working sessions of the NORM Project will also be held on Monday and Friday afternoons and are open to all who wish to attend.
  • IAEA Workshop on the Safe Management of NORM: This session will provide information on relevant safety standards applicable to industrial activities involving NORM and present key safety issues in terms of policy, regulatory and operational aspects.  It is scheduled for Wednesday (September 25, 2019).  Limited space is available.
  • CRCPD Workshop – Radiation Protection in NORM Industries: Join CRCPD, state, local, national and international organizations to identify priority issues related to the handling and disposal of TENORM generated during some industrial processes.  Discuss measures that can be taken to improve protection of workers and members of the public.  This workshop is scheduled for Wednesday (September 25, 2019).

Interested stakeholders may view the conference announcement at 

The preliminary conference agenda is available at 

Registration is available at 

For additional information, please send an e-mail inquiry to

Registration Open for Spring 2017 LLW Forum Meeting

Embassy Suites Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado

April 24-25, 2017

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our spring 2017 meeting, which will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center Hotel in Denver, Colorado on April 24-25, 2017.  Please mark your calendars accordingly and save the date!

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to register and make hotel reservations for the meeting at your earliest convenience, as there is limited space available in our discount room block.

The Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Board and Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission are co-sponsoring the meeting.

The meeting documents—including a meeting bulletin and registration form—have been posted to the LLW Forum’s web site at

As a new option for interested stakeholders, a registration form may be completed and submitted online by going to the bottom of the LLW Forum web site’s home page at


Officials from states, compacts, federal agencies, nuclear utilities, disposal operators, brokers/processors, industry, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the spring 2017 LLW Forum meeting.

LLW Forum meetings are an excellent opportunity to stay up-to-date on the most recent and significant developments in the area of low-level radioactive waste management and disposal.  They also offer an important opportunity to network with other government and industry officials and to participate in decision-making on future actions and endeavors affecting low-level radioactive waste management and disposal.

Location and Dates

The spring 2017 LLW Forum meeting will be held on Monday, April 24 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and Tuesday, April 25 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) at: 

Embassy Suites by Downtown Convention Center Hotel
1420 Stout Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

The hotel offers a gateway to Denver’s lively downtown scene.  Boasting a contemporary convention venue, the hotel is within walking distance of the best attractions in the downtown area.


All persons must pre-register for the meeting and pay any associated registration fees in order to be allowed entry.  Registration forms are needed in order to ensure that you receive a meeting packet and name badge.  Accordingly, interested attendees are asked to please take a moment to complete the registration form at your earliest convenience and return it to the Administrator of the Rocky Mountain Board at the mailing address, e-mail or fax number listed at the bottom of the form.

The meeting is free for up to two individuals representing members of the LLW Forum.  Additional and non-member registration is $500, payable by check only to the “LLW Forum, Inc.”  (Credit card payments are not accepted.)


Persons who plan to attend the meeting are strongly encouraged to make their hotel reservations and send in their registration forms as soon as possible, as we have exceeded our block at the last few meetings.

A limited block of hotel rooms has been reserved for Sunday, April 23rd and Monday, April 24th at the rate of $178.00 plus tax per night (for single/double occupancy).

To make a reservation, please call (800) 445-8667.  Please ask for the LLW Forum block in order to get the discounted meeting rate.

The deadline for reserving a room at the discounted rate is Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Transportation and Directions

From Denver International Airport (DIA), one way taxi fare is available for approximately $70.00.  Another option is the train from DIA to Union Station downtown.  From Union Station, you can walk or take the 16th street mall shuttle the additional 1.2 miles to the hotel off of Stout Street.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Todd D. Lovinger, Esq.—Executive Director of the LLW Forum and Project Director of the Disused Sources and Part 61 Working Groups (DSWG/P61WG)—at (754) 779-7551 or at

Rocky Mountain Board to Hold Annual and Regular Meetings

On June 27, 2016, the Rocky Mountain Low-Level Radioactive Waste Board will hold both a Regular Meeting and an Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.  The meetings—which will be held at the Westin Denver International Airport—are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

The following items are on the draft agenda for the Regular Meeting: approval of minutes of the Regular Meeting on October 15, 2015 and notice of telephonic meeting on January 13, 2016; update from the Clean Harbors Regional Facility; update from URENCO USA; update from International Isotopes; discussion of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) oil and gas issues; update on national developments; Executive Director’s report re fiscal status/investment summary, permit fee revenue for 2015 and 2016; expenditure/budget comparison; and, status of volumes authorized for export and disposal in 2015 and 2016.

The following items are on the draft agenda for the Annual Meeting: election of Officers and consideration of fiscal year 2016-2017 budget.

Interested parties and the public are invited to attend the meetings and an opportunity will be provided for public comment.

For additional information, please contact Leonard Slosky, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Board, at (303) 825-1912 or