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interested in receiving copies of NTSB publications should contact the Public Inquiries Section, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC 20594. Phone, 202-382-6735.

All other persons interested in receiving NTSB publications must purchase them from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. Orders may be placed by telephone to the NTIS Subscription Unit, 703-487-4630, or to their sales desk on 703-487-4650.

Reading Room The Public Reference Room of the Safety Board is available for record inspection or copying. It is located in Room 805F at the Board's Washington, DC, headquarters. Requests for access to public records should be made in person at Room 805F, or by writing the Public Inquiries Section, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, DC 20594. Phone, 202382-6735.

For further information, contact the Office of Government and Public Affairs, National Transportation Safety Board, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20594. Phone, 202-382-6600.

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

1717 H Street NW., Washington, DC 20555

Phone, 301-492-7000

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Legal Assistant

Administrative Secretary

Commissioner

Technical Assistant

Technical Assistant

Legal Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Executive Director for Operations

Deputy Executive Director for Operations
Assistant for Operations

Regional Administrator, Region I (King of
Prussia, PA)

Regional Administrator, Region II (Atlanta,
GA)

Regional Administrator, Region III (Glen
Ellyn, IL)

Regional Administrator, Region IV (Arlington,
TX)

Regional Administrator, Region V (Walnut
Creek, CA)

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

Resources Management

Deputy Director for Financial Management and Controller

Deputy Director for Administration

Deputy Director for Information Resources

Management

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
Safeguards

Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Panel

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

Affairs

Director, Congressional Affairs

STEPHEN G. BURNS
MARY L. TENAGLIA
KENNETH C. ROGERS
JACK C. SCARBOROUGH
GAIL H. MARCUS
MYRON KARMAN
LILLIE A. VAN CISE
VICTOR STELLO, JR.
JAMES M. TAYLOR
THOMAS A. REHM
WILLIAM T. RUSSELL

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

EDWARD JORDAN

CLEMENS J. HELTEMES, JR.

PAUL E. BIRD

JAMES F. MCDERMOTT

PETER J. GOLDMAN

WILLIAM KERR

B. PAUL COTTER, JR.

ALAN S. ROSENTHAL

SHARON R. CONNELLY WILLIAM C. PARLER

SAMUEL J. CHILK

HAROLD R. DENTON

JOHN C. BRADBURNE

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[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

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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.

Activities

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.

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