Resolution of Generic Safety Issues: Task IV.H: NRC Participation in the Radiation Policy Council ( NUREG-0933, Main Report with Supplements 1–34 )
The objective of this task is to respond to the President's request for NRC participation in the Radiation Policy Council.
ITEM IV.H.1: NRC PARTICIPATION IN THE RADIATION POLICY COUNCIL
The Radiation Policy Council, a policy coordinating body chaired by the EPA Administrator, has, at President Carter's December 1979 request, had an NRC representative on it. However, the Council has been inactive and has had no funding in FY 1982. In August 1982 it was abolished.283
Functions similar to those of the Council have recently been assumed by the newly created Committee for Interagency Radiation Policy Coordination, which reports to the Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy.284 An NRC representative and alternate have been designated.285,286 At this writing, the Committee has not yet met. This item is not directly related to public safety and, therefore, is considered a licensing issue.
NRC representation on the Committee for Interagency Radiation Policy Coordination is a required part of the programmatic management and interagency coordination for NRC's mission in the radiation safety area. By appointment of an NRC representative, this continuing function has been instituted. Thus, this Licensing Issue has been resolved.