United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

State Programs at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NUREG/BR-0520, Revision 1)

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Date Published: October 2015

Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

The NRC's Interactions with States

The NRC is committed to working in collaboration with States. Through many State-focused policies and programs, the NRC strives to do the following:

  • Keep States informed on topics of mutual interest.
  • Provide States with opportunities to participate in the NRC's regulatory processes.
  • Provide assistance to State activities when appropriate.
  • Maintain oversight when States assume regulatory authority from the NRC for specific radioactive materials and activities.

The NRC has dedicated staff members in its various offices who routinely interact with their State counterparts through meetings, conferences, and outreach activities. These activities include developing State-specific communications and participating in State organizations and national groups. Through these interactions, the NRC staff keeps the agency and the States informed of relevant activities, views, and interests to support ongoing cooperation.

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