Priority Committees

Priority Committee #1 – Best practices Perpetual

Best practices for shippers, carriers, regulators and law enforcement

Objectives and Outcomes

Establish, collect, and share best practices for shippers, carriers, regulators, and law enforcement.

PC1 Fact Sheet

Priority Committee #2 and 3 – Guidance on shipping Closed

Priority Committee #2 – Develop clear guidance on shipping Class 7 Roles and Responsibilities including communication protocols and harmonization of current regulator requirements for security plans

Priority Committee #3 – Develop and standardize a unified stakeholder plan (template)

Objectives and Outcomes

Develop guidance on RAM shipping roles and responsibilities including communication protocols and harmonization of security plans

PC2-3 Fact Sheet

Generic Transportation Security Plan

TSP Table of Contents with Regulatory References

Priority Committee #4 – Finalize a charter Closed

Finalize the Charter so that it can be used internally and with the public at large. Determine how the Charter can best be communicated to and worked with, when dealing with higher authorities/decision-makers.

Objectives and Outcomes

Define the mission of the stakeholder group and outputs to higher authorities/decision makers 

PC4 Fact Sheet

Priority Committee #5 – Operational procedures Closed

Operational procedures and differences in escorting processes

Objectives and Outcomes

Review operational procedures and differences in how escorts are handled from state to state

TSUSG PC5 Final Report 2022

PC5 Fact Sheet

Priority Committee #6 – Insider threats Closed

Discuss the issues and opportunities faced when dealing with actual or potential insider threats.

Objectives and Outcomes

Insider threat awareness and mitigation with respect to training support and analysis

TSUSG Priority Committee 6 Fact Sheet

TSUSG Priority 6 – Assessment Tool

Transport Security Discussion Points

Priority Committee #7 – Regulations Open, Accepting Volunteers

Managing radioactive source transport security regulations*

*This committee is looking for new members to join.

Objectives and Outcomes

  1. Develop a simple, practical guide to identify and implement source transport security regulations in the United States (flowchart—high-level view/map starting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) tiered system, working to the IAEA member state [i.e., US federal regulations], and subsequently to state regulations).
  1. Develop a good-practice guide for multi-modal transportation to address inconsistencies with the different modal regulations (excluding rail since it is not a mode used to transport sources covered by TSUSG).
  2. Address inconsistencies in a high-level manner as an add-on to the work of this PC, or as a stand-alone subject for another new PC.

PC7 Fact Sheet

Priority Committee #8 – Training Open, Accepting Volunteers

Training opportunities within TSUSG

Objectives and Outcomes

Develop mapping of training needs and requirements to include opportunities for delivery, such as table-top exercises, workshops, etc.

PC8 Fact Sheet

Priority Committee #9 – Cybersecurity Open, Accepting Volunteers

Cybersecurity issues and mitigation options

Objectives and Outcomes

Review cybersecurity and GPS spoofing/jamming approaches and vulnerabilities and develop recommendations for consideration by TSUSG

PC9 Fact Sheet

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