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For Immediate Release
March 23, 2016

Melissa Lindell, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or

Department of Health and Human Services to Hold Hearing April 4 on Radiation Regulations

Lincoln—The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to regulations related to the Radiation Control program. The hearing will be held on Monday, April 4th, at 1:30 p.m. CT, at the Nebraska State Office Building in Lincoln, 301 Centennial Mall South, lower level conference room A.

Most of the proposed changes impact licensees and are required for Nebraska to remain an Agreement State with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Additional changes bring x-ray equipment standards in line with current FDA requirements, add definitions, and otherwise make technical and editorial modifications.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments or to attend and comment at the hearing. Written comments must be postmarked or received by 5:00 p.m. CT the day of the hearing, and should be emailed to, faxed to 402-742-2382, or sent to DHHS Legal Services, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026. Copies of written comments and names of persons submitting them will be available after the hearing.

The draft regulations can be found at