NRC Public Meetings (NUREG/BR-0297)
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Date Published: August 2002
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001
Public meetings play a significant role in enhancing public confidence in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and it's ability to carry out its mission — to protect public health and safety in commercial uses of nuclear energy. The NRC has long recognized the importance and value of public communication and involvement as a key cornerstone of strong, fair regulation of the nuclear industry. As a result, the agency has sought, over time, with the assistance of members of the public and other stakeholders, to ensure full and fair consideration of issues that are brought to NRC's attention.
This brochure presents NRC's public meeting policy and procedures that emphasize enhancement of public participation. It identifies three categories of staff meetings and outlines the level of public participation, information availability, and follow-up effort associated with each category.