(7) A minimum of 40 hours formal training
(b) Biological effects of radiation.
(d) Mathematics and calculations that are basic
to the use and measurement of radioactivity.
(e) Operation and use of the tester (CPN Model
d. Establish a standard operating procedure
(SOP) for use by using unit personnel that has been
coordinated with the LRPO and RCO.
e. Suspend use of tester if no qualified LRPO or
ALRPO is available. Assign the tester operator to
maintain and wipe test the tester in accordance with the
TM, until trained LRPOs are available. LRPO to pertorm
leak tests, radiation surveys to ensure the tester is used
only by trained personnel, and to prepare and submit
necessary reports in accordance with Army and Federal
f. Notify the Commander, TACOM, of any
radiation safety defects or hazards associated with the
tester, and other actions that do not comply with Title 10,
Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21.
g. Requisition the tester from the NICP item
manager in accordance with AR 385-11.
h. Obtain prior approval from both the RCO and
the NICP when transferring the tester from one unit to
another, even within the same command, and when
requesting disposal instructions. Units in OCONUS shall
also obtain prior approval from their Radiological Control
Office and the NICP, when transferring the tester
i. Notify the RCO, in writing, of any changes in
LRPO and ALRPO assignments or tester operator
assignments (if the using unit is without an LRPO and
4-10. LOCAL RADIATION OFFICER (LRPO). Areas of
a. Advise the unit commander on all radiation
commanders jurisdiction are properly used and stored.
b. Instruct personnel in subjects relating to safe
work practices, emergency procedures, the harmful
effects of radiation overexposure, and other required
topics in accordance with Title 10 CFR Parts 19 and 29
c. Write and update the SOP for the units
radiation protection program. The SOP shall include
procedures covering the tester.
d. Report any radiation incident, accident or theft
immediately to Commander, TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-
CZ, by the most expeditious methods available; i.e.,
telephone and teletype. Then, make the same report
through channels, to the Surgeon General. Thefts will
also be reported by the Commander, TACOM, ATTN:
AMSTA-CZ, to the NRC. NRC Regional office telephone
numbers are provided in NRC Form 3 which is part of AR
385-1 1. Information copies of reports shall be provided
to all intermediate headquarters.
e. Perform radiation leak tests in accordance
with the procedure provided in paragraph 4-27.
Leak test results shall include the LRPOs name and
telephone number, and the tester serial number.
f. Upon receipt of the tester, conduct the initial
radiation survey of the storage area and surroundings.
Make certain that a copy of the NRC license and other
documents required by 4-19.a are appropriately posted
at the outside entrance to the storage enclosure. A copy
of the initial radiation survey shall be sent to the
Commander, TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-CZ. Periodic
surveys conducted on at least a quarterly basis shall be
recorded locally. Whenever a change in storage
conditions occur, a copy of the survey shall be sent to
the Commander, TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-CZ.
g. Ensure correct shipment of radioactive items,
both to and from the unit. See Para 5-16.