RAC is currently contracted to present up to five one-week training courses on risk assessment for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) through 2019. RAC presented the first of these courses to NRC staff from April 27 through May 1, 2015, at the NRC Professional Development Center in Rockville, Maryland. A similar training course was presented to NRC staff in 2009. RAC’s lectures, discussions, and demonstrations for these courses are designed to allow participants to use the acquired knowledge for performance evaluations of licensee environmental assessments and to perform environmental impact reviews, inspect licensee programs, and manage environmental projects. The scope of material includes techniques used for conducting source term modeling for air, soil, groundwater, and surface water releases; exposure pathways, including direct radiation, ingestion, inhalation, and submersion from releases of radioactive materials to the environment; methodologies used in conducting transport modeling, including a performance assessment framework; techniques used to conduct parametric sensitivity and uncertainty analyses; dose conversion factors; and development of sampling and analytical methodologies used for confirmatory analysis.
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