Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety
Commissioner of Food and Drugs is charged with the Administration of the
Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968.
To assist the Commissioner in discharging her responsibilities under
the Act, the Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee
(TEPRSSC), created by the Act, consults with the Commissioner regarding the
protection of public health from radiation emissions from electronic products.
Committee is established pursuant to the provisions of the Radiation Control
for Health and Safety Act of 1968 (21 USC 360kk) and is also governed by the
provisions of Pub.L. 92-463, as amended (5 USC App. 2), which sets forth
standards for the formation and use of advisory committees.
Committee provides advice and consultation to the Commissioner of Food and
Drugs on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, and practicability of
performance standards for electronic products to control the emission of
radiation from such products, and may recommend electronic product radiation
safety standards to the Commissioner for consideration.
Committee consists of 15 members including the chair selected by the
Commissioner for overlapping terms of 4 years.
Five members are selected from governmental agencies, including State
and Federal Governments, five members from the affected industries, and five
members from the general public, of which at least one shall be a
representative of organized labor. Members
are technically qualified by training and experience in one or more fields of
science or engineering applicable to electronic product radiation safety.
staff services are provided by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health,
Food and Drug Administration.
are held approximately once a year at the call of the Chair with the advance
approval of a Government official who shall also approve the agenda.
A Government official shall be present at all meetings.
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shall be conducted and records of the proceedings kept as required by Pub.L.
92-463, Pub.L. 90-602, and applicable Departmental regulations.
quorum shall consist of 10 members, of which at least 3 shall be from the
general public, 3 from the government agencies, and 3 from the affected
who are not full-time Federal employees shall be paid at a rate equivalent to
the General Schedule grade 15, step 10, per day for time spent at meetings plus
per diem and travel expenses in accordance with Standard Government Travel
estimated annual cost for operating the Committee, assuming one meeting per
year, including compensation and travel expenses for members but excluding staff
support, will be $24,989.
annual years of staff support required, assuming one meeting per year, is .40 at
an estimated annual cost of $ญญญญ 47,465.
the event that a portion of a meeting is closed to the public, a report is
prepared not later than November 1 of each year which contains as a minimum the
function of the committee, a list of members and their business addresses, the
dates and places of meetings, and a summary of the Committee's activities and
recommendations during the preceding year.
The report is made available to the public in accordance with the
provisions of Pub.L. 92-463 and applicable Departmental regulations.
Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee is a permanent
statutory committee established by 21 USC 360kk.
charter will be filed no later than December 24, 2002, in accordance with sec.
14(b)(2) of Pub.L. 92-463.
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Date Linda Suydam, D.P.A.
Senior Associate Commissioner