September 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Austin-Health and Human Services Commission, MHMR Center
909 W. 45th Street, Conference Room 164
Austin, TX 78751

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Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: "A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Texas Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter."

Please note that this meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing the Health and Human Services Commission, a meeting subject to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, and the Health and the Human Services Commission is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Texas Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this meeting.

The Board will convene as posted to hear, consider, discuss and take formal action, as applicable and necessary, on the following agenda items, as time allows:

  1. Call to order
  2. Introductions of guests
  3. Review and, as needed, discuss and take possible action concerning amendment and/or approval of the minutes of the June 28, 2019 meeting
  4. Committee Reports and Recommendations
    1. Industrial, Nuclear Power, Uranium and Waste Committee
    2. Medical Committee
    3. Topic Research Committee
  5. Program Reports
    1. Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC)
    2. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
    3. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
    4. Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission (TLLRWDCC)
    5. Waste Control Specialists (WCS)
    6. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – DeAnn Walker, State Liaison Officer
  6. Routine and Continuing Business
    1. Recognition Letter for Missy Shorey’s Service to the TRAB
    2. Recognition of Board members’ excused absence from this or previous meeting
    3. Unannounced inspection of medical x-ray facilities (McLarty)
    4. Update on Health and Human Services System (DSHS) organization
    5. Update on DSHS Equipment Performance Evaluation (EPE) rules (McLarty)
    6. Election of TRAB Officers: Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary
    7. Annual Report Scheduling
    8. Updating and reorganization the TRAB’s Publications webpage, using the following suggested format:
      1. TRAB Resolutions, Position and Advisory Statements, and/or Memorandums (listed by the most recent date issued or updated)
      2. TRAB Fiscal Year Reports (listed by the most recent date issued)
      3. TRAB Business (listed by the most recent meeting date, and then by Minutes, Agendas and Agency Reports)
  1. New Business
    1. Report from the TRAB Working Group on new structure for Licensing Fees
    2. Changes to the TRAB’s Position Statement on Radiation (Medical Committee)
    3. Update on TRAB appointments by Governor Abbott (Vamvakias)
    4. Plans for updating the current Laser Regulations (DSHS)
  2. Public Comments
  3. Identification of Agenda Items and/or topics for next or future TRAB or TRAB Committee Meetings
  4. Adjourn

At the discretion of the Chair, agenda items may be taken in any order and public comment may be permitted in connection with any agenda item. An individual who wishes to speak on an issue that falls under the Board’s jurisdiction shall be heard during the Public Comment agenda item.

Contact: Chair: John P. Hageman,;

Vice Chair: Mitch Lucas:;

Department of State Health Services, Radiation Control Program, Brian Vamvakias: telephone 512-834-6655 or email

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact Liz Speights, Department of State Health Services, at 512-231-5605 or, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.