Evidence Building Plan: Fiscal Year 2022 (NUREG-2252, Volume 1)

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Date Published: April 2022

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the agency) is an independent agency established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, which began operations in 1975 as a successor to the Atomic Energy Commission. The NRC is required by the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 to develop an agency evidence-building plan. An evidence-building plan is a systematic approach for identifying and addressing priority questions relevant to the agency’s programs, policies, and regulations. More broadly, it is a coordination tool to engage stakeholders in evidence planning and building to help achieve an agency’s mission. The evidence-building plan is intended to emphasize and foster an agency culture of learning and continuous improvement. Once an evidence-building plan is implemented, decisionmakers can use the resulting evidence to guide choices to improve the agency programs, policies, and regulations. The evidence-building plan includes nine priority questions to support agency needs and the fiscal years 2022 - 2026 strategic goals and objectives.

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