The two principal advisory committees for NRC programs are the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards and the Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes. In addition, the NRC has established an ad hoc Licensing Support Network Advisory Panel. The operations of these committees are governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
The former Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials, established in 1988, was merged into the ACRS on June 1, 2008.
In addition, an advisory committee to the NRC's Executive Director for Operations (EDO), the Committee to Review Generic Requirements (CRGR), primary responsibilities are to recommend either approval or disapproval of the staff's proposed backfits, and to guide and assist the NRC's program offices in implementing the Commission's backfit policy.
For more information on each committee, see the following:
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