March 26, 2024

EMP, Attachment 3: Dose Assessment Guidance


This Dose Assessment Guidance (DAG) describes methods used to comply with the reporting requirements for dose to an individual member of the public receptor, collective dose, and biota dose for radionuclide air emissions under the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP). The National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (40 CFR 61), Subpart H, is the greatest driver for the requirements. This DAG applies to public dose from radioactive material releases to the air from PNNL-Richland campus and PNNL-Sequim campus. Dose determinations from Richland campus surveillance of ambient external dose and ambient air particulates is also discussed. This guidance is Attachment 3 to PNNL’s EMP (PNNL-20919) and addresses a discrete, vital subject area of the EMP that is subject to revision independent of the main text of the EMP document.

Published: March 26, 2024


Snyder S.F., and S.K. Cooley. 2024. EMP, Attachment 3: Dose Assessment Guidance Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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