Radiation Protection

Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM)

The "Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual" (MARSSIM) provides detailed guidance on how to demonstrate that a site is in compliance with a radiation dose- or risk-based regulation. MARSSIM focuses on the demonstration of compliance during the final status survey following scoping, characterization and any necessary remedial actions.

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Frequently Asked Questions on MARSSIM

MARSAME Supplement

The "Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual" (MARSAME) provides technical information on survey approaches to determine proper disposition of materials and equipment (M&E). MARSAME is a supplement to MARSSIM. Download the MARSAME Manual and Resources.

Training classes are open to federal and state government employees, depending on available space. Tuition is free to EPA and state employees.

MARSSIM 5-day Technical Webinar Course (20 CEC AAHP)

Begins: February 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM 
Ends: March 03, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Additional Information: Daily class times: 12:00 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EST for all Five Days
Registration Status: Registration Open - Registration Ends: March 3, 2017
Registration Website: https://trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=292&classid=7429

For more information on MARSSIM/MARSAME courses, contact:

Kathryn Snead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (202) 343-9228
Email: snead.kathryn@epa.gov

The MARSSIM Workgroup is an ongoing, collaborative effort to bring consistency to the methods and processes used to demonstrate compliance with federal and state radiation regulations. Workgroup members represent the four federal entities that have the primary responsibility for managing radioactive materials:multi-agency workgroup

  • Department of Defense (DOD).
  • Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

View MARSSIM Workgroup Materials for more information, including the Workgroup Charter and Contact List.

Primary Point-of-Contact

Kathryn Snead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Phone: (202) 343-9228
Email: snead.kathryn@epa.gov