United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment
Home > Public Involvement > Conferences and Symposia > Regulatory Information Conference > Past RIC Information > RIC 2016 Conference Program > Posters – Partnering with the States to Protect People and the Environment: The NRC’s State Liaison Officer Program

Partnering with the States to Protect People and the Environment: The NRC’s State Liaison Officer Program

Sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) State Liaison Officer (SLO) program was created in 1976 when the NRC adopted a recommendation from several State organizations that each State Governor appoint a single person to act as the liaison to the NRC to help improve cooperation and two‑way communication between the NRC and States.  The SLO program is vital to maintaining effective communications between the States and the NRC, and the Regional SLOs are tasked with serving as the NRC’s primary point of contact to the States and providing the States with timely and relevant information related to nuclear power plants and fuel cycle facilities.

The purpose of this tabletop is to educate NRC staff and external stakeholders on the NRC’s SLO program.  Take‑away messages include, for NRC staff, to remember to keep the Regional SLOs informed of projects and agency efforts that may be of interest to the States.  For external stakeholders, the take‑away is that the NRC is committed to protecting people and the environment and one way we accomplish that mission is through effective partnering with the States.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2016