U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Question 25: Does the definition of a "member of the
public" mean "all" individuals? If so why is the exception
statement added to the definition?
Answer: No. A particular individual can be a "member of
the public" at some times and not at others. For example,
an individual who works at a nuclear power plant and
receives an "occupational dose" is not a member of the
public while at work, but is a "member of the public"
during off-hours at home. (Reference: 10 CFR 20.1003)