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Timothy Runyon - EMAB Board Member

Mr. Runyon is a recent retiree from the State of Illinois.  He is 33-year veteran of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency – Division of Nuclear Safety and the former Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety (IDNS).  During his tenure at the Agency, Mr. Runyon was responsible for development and management of a variety of programs related to radiation safety, environmental remediation and regulatory compliance.  For over two decades, his responsibilities have included management of the Bureau of Environmental Safety’s programs for inspections and security escorts for spent nuclear fuel, transuranic waste and Highway Route Controlled Quantities of Radioactive Materials in transit; environmental monitoring of nuclear generating stations and other contaminated industrial sites; response to incidents and accidents involving radioactive materials; oversite of licensed and unlicensed radiological remediation projects including health physics support for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund projects; management of low-level radioactive waste including naturally occurring radioactive material, technologically-enhanced, naturally occurring radioactive materials, and radium in water treatment residuals; orphan source recovery and disposal; design and implementation of preventive radiological and nuclear detection programs.

In his capacity with IDNS, Mr. Runyon has also interacted with federal agencies on a routine basis including EPA, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and DOE on issues related to radiological remediation, environmental monitoring and transportation of spent nuclear fuel, radioactive materials and radioactive waste.  He has been an active member of DOE stakeholder groups including the Transportation External Coordinators Working Group and the current National Transportation Stakeholders Forum.  In 1996, Mr. Runyon participated as member of a DOE team that traveled to Moscow, Russia for presentations and discussions with representatives of the Russian Ministry of Atomic Energy regarding quality assurance and inspection practices for shipping spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste.

Mr. Runyon has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Illinois and extensive training in health physics and radiation safety.