Acting Deputy Secretary|
Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation
David J. Allard
David Allard is the Pennsylvania DEP’s Acting Deputy Secretary for the Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation. Previously, he was the Director of Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP), and responsible for the: accelerator, X-ray, environmental surveillance, nuclear safety, radiological emergency response, radioactive materials, decommissioning / site clean-up, low-level radioactive waste and radon programs within the Commonwealth. He is also the technical lead on oil & gas TENORM issues for DEP. BRP has over 100 technical and administrative staff and a $14M annual budget. David is the Governor’s official liaison to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the DEP’s alternate Commissioner for the Appalachian States Low-level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission.
David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from SUNY Albany and a Master of Science degree in Radiological Sciences & Protection from U Mass - Lowell. He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics, a Fellow of the Health Physics Society (HPS), and has acted as the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors’ (CRCPD) official liaison to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) for about 15 years. He is also a member of the AAPM, ANS, NRRPT and SNMMI.
Prior to joining DEP in February 1999, David was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy on environmental and occupational radiation protection issues for eight years. He has been involved in the various aspects of governmental, industrial, reactor, medical, and academic radiation protection for over 40 years. He has been in various leadership roles with the HPS and CRCPD, and is the immediate Past Chairperson of the CRCPD. David also serves as a member or advisor on several national radiation protection committees; he has authored numerous professional papers and reports; and he frequently lectures on a wide variety of radiation protection topics and concerns.