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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
1717 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20555
Executive Director for Operations
Deputy Executive Director for Operations
Regional Administrator, Region I (King of
Regional Administrator, Region II (Atlanta,
Regional Administrator, Region III (Glen
Regional Administrator, Region IV (Arlington,
Regional Administrator, Region V (Walnut
Director, Office of Investigations
Director, Office of Special Projects
Deputy Director, Office of Special Projects
Director, Office of Enforcement
Director, Office of Consolidation
Director, Office of Administration and
Deputy Director for Financial Management and Controller
Deputy Director for Administration
Deputy Director for Information Resources
Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and Civil Rights
Director, Office of Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data
Deputy Director, Office for Analysis and
Evaluation of Operational Data
Director, Office of Personnel
Deputy Director, Office of Personnel
Associate Director for Employee
Development and Training
Chairman, Advisory Committee on Reactor
Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Appeal Panel
Director, Office of the Inspector and Auditor General Counsel
Secretary of the Commission
Director, Office of Governmental and Public
Director, Congressional Affairs
STEPHEN G. BURNS
J. NELSON GRACE
A. BERT DAVIS
ROBERT D. MARTIN
JOHN B. MARTIN
BEN B. HAYES STEWART D. EBNETER JANE A. AXELRAD JAMES LIEBERMAN MICHAEL S. SPRINGER WILLIAM G. MCDONALD
RONALD M. SCROGGINS
PATRICIA G. NORRY JOYCE A. AMENTA
WILLIAM B. KERR
CLEMENS J. HELTEMES, JR.
PAUL E. BIRD
JAMES F. MCDERMOTT
PETER J. GOLDMAN
B. PAUL COTTER, JR.
ALAN S. ROSENTHAL
SHARON R. CONNELLY WILLIAM C. PARLER
SAMUEL J. CHILK
HAROLD R. DENTON
JOHN C. BRADBURNE
[For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 10, Part I]
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses and regulates the civilian uses of nuclear energy to protect the public health and safety and the environment. It does
this by licensing persons and companies to build and operate nuclear reactors and other facilities and to own and use nuclear materials. NRC makes rules and sets standards for these types of licenses. The Commission also carefully inspects the activities of the persons and companies licensed to ensure that they do not violate the safety rules of the Commission.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) was established as an independent regulatory agency under the provisions of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5801) and Executive Order 11834 of January 15, 1975, effective January 19, 1975. Transferred to NRC were all licensing and related regulatory functions formerly assigned to the
Atomic Energy Commission, which was established by the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 755), as amended by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.).
The major program components of NRC are the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, which were created by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974. Headquarters offices are located in Washington, DC, and suburban Maryland, and there are five regional offices.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's purpose is to ensure that the civilian uses of nuclear materials and facilities are conducted in a manner consistent with the public health and safety, environmental quality, national security, and the antitrust laws. The major share of the Commission effort is focused on regulating the use of nuclear energy to generate electric power.
NRC fulfills its responsibilities through a system of licensing and regulation that includes:
-licensing the construction and operation of nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities and the possession, use, processing, handling, and disposal of nuclear materials;
-regulation of licensed activities including assurance that measures are taken for the physical protection of facilities and materials;
-development and implementation of rules and regulations governing licensed nuclear activities;
-inspection of licensee facilities and activities;
-investigation of nuclear incidents and allegations concerning any matter regulated by NRC;
-enforcement of NRC licenses and regulations by the issuance of orders, civil penalties, and other types of actions; -conduct of public hearings on nuclear and radiological safety, environmental concerns, common defense and security, and antitrust matters; and
-development of effective working relationships with the States regarding the regulation of nuclear materials.
This relationship includes the assurance that adequate regulatory programs are maintained by those States that exercise, by agreement with the Commission, regulatory control over certain nuclear materials within their respective borders. In addition, a systematic review of operational data, including reports of accidents and other events, from nuclear powerplants is performed in order to detect trends that will better enable NRC to forecast and solve safety problems. Inspection of NRC-licensed activities is carried out from five regional offices. In addition, resident inspectors have been assigned to reactor sites.
The Commission also contracts for research deemed necessary for performing licensing and related regulatory functions.