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The Radiation Protection Committee (the Committee) is an expert advisory body established under section 9 of the Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982 (the Act).
The Committee comprises 10 Members and nine Deputy Members. Members are appointed by the Governor following South Australian Government Cabinet approval. The Committee's members and deputies and their attributes, as specified in section 9 of the Act, are listed below.
The functions of the Committee are specified in section 12 of the Act. These are to advise the Minister and the EPA in relation to:
- the formulation of regulations under this Act
- the granting of licences under the Act including the conditions to which they should be subject
- the investigation and reporting upon any other matters relevant to the administration of the Act at the request of the Minister or the EPA, or of its own motion.
The Committee advises the Minister and the EPA on all aspects of radiation protection in medical, industrial, scientific and public uses of ionising and non-ionising radiation.
It reviews the actual and potential exposures of South Australians to radiation in the endeavour to minimise its harmful effects. The Committee considers all applications for personal licences to use radioactive substances or X-ray apparatus, and company licences to mine or mill uranium ores and advises the EPA and the Minister on granting of those licences.
The Committee also provides expert advice and comment to the Minister and the EPA on matters including:
- qualifications, training and examinations required for personal licences issued under the Act
- applications for exemptions from licensing and other requirements of the Act or Regulations
- radiological aspects of environmental impact assessments for relevant major projects
- approvals sought under licences to mine or mill radioactive ores, including programs for control and monitoring of doses received by workers and members of the public arising from such operations
- reports submitted to the EPA under conditions on licences to mine and mill radioactive ores
- radioactive waste management activities associated with mining, industrial, medical, scientific and commercial operations
- controls and follow up of radiation accidents and emergencies
- the Annual Report on the Administration of the Act required by section 22 of the Act, prepared by the EPA
- international and national radiation safety codes of practice, standards, guidelines and recommendations.
The Committee meets approximately every quarter. The EPA Radiation Protection Branch provides the administrative support to the Committee.
The term of the current Committee is from 26 May 2011 until 25 May 2014.
|Presiding member: must be an officer or employee of the EPA||Dr Campbell Gemmell
Chief Executive, EPA
|Mr Keith Baldry
Director, Regulation and Compliance, EPA
|Radiologist||Dr Sarah Constantine
Associate Radiologist, Dr Jones & Partners Medical Imaging; Senior Staff Specialist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Staff Specialist, Women's Imaging, Women's and Children's Hospital; Senior Visiting Medical Specialist, Lyell McEwin Health Services
|Dr Michelle Nottage
Radiologist, Dr Jones & Partners Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine Specialist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
|Radiographer with expertise in the field of human diagnostic radiography||Mr Con Kapsis
Repatriation General Hospital
|Ms Liza Ricote
Senior Radiographer, Flinders Medical Centre
|Person with expertise in the industrial uses of radiation||Ms Sharon Paulka
Paulka Radiation and Environment Pty Ltd
|Ms Kathryn Taylor
Taylor Radiation Protection
|Person with expertise in the scientific uses of radiation||Vacant||Vacant|
|Person with expertise in the field of health physics||Mrs Jill Fitch
Radiation Protection Division
Environment Protection Authority
|Dr Eva Bezak
Chief Physicist, Director, Department of Medical Physics, Royal Adelaide Hospital
|Medical practitioner with expertise in the field of nuclear medicine||Dr Ian Kirkwood
Medical Unit Head, Nuclear Medicine, Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service; Senior Consultant, Nuclear Medicine, PET & Bone Densitometry, Royal Adelaide Hospital
|Dr Michael Kitchener
Director of Nuclear Medicine
Dr Jones & Partners and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
|Person with expertise in the mining and milling of radioactive ores||Mr Gregory Marshall
Manager, Mining Regulation & Rehabilitation Branch, Minerals and Energy Division, Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA
|Mr Alexander Eadie
Program Leader, Olympic Dam Assessment & Regulation, Mining Regulation & Rehabilitation Branch, Minerals and Energy Division, Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA
|Person with expertise in the field of genetics and a knowledge of radiation genetics||Dr Pamela Sykes
Professor, Preventive Cancer Biology Haematology and Genetic Pathology,Flinders Centre for Cancer Prevention and Control, Flinders University and Medical Centre
|Dr Michael Lardelli
Senior Lecturer in Genetics, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide
|Person with expertise in the field of environmental sciences||Mr Tony Circelli
Strategy & Sustainability Division EPA
|Ms Jessica Burckhardt
Superintendent, Environment, Environment & Radiation Section, Health Safety & Community Department, BHP Billiton, Olympic Dam Project
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