United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Michael Scott

Michael L. Scott is the Director of the Division of Preparedness and Response in the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), where he is responsible for the NRC’s emergency preparedness and response programs, including oversight of the agency’s 24-hour Incident Response Center.  He is also responsible for the approval of nuclear emergency preparedness and response plans for all operating, new, and decommissioned nuclear power plants in the United States.

Mr. Scott has over 40 years of experience in nuclear engineering.  Since joining the NRC in 2001, he has held multiple technical leadership positions, including branch chief positions on the staff of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards and in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.  Prior to assuming his current position in July 2017, he held Senior Executive Service positions in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research and, most recently, as Director of the Division of Reactor Projects in Region I.

Before joining the NRC, Mr. Scott held several positions in the nuclear industry, including Manager of NSSS Systems and Reactor Engineering at the H. B. Robinson nuclear plant, Evaluator at the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, and Licensing Supervisor on the Yucca Mountain Project.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in physics and from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in nuclear engineering.
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