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1.47 NRC Regional Offices.
PART 1 STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Subpart C-NRC Seal and Flag
1.51 Description and custody of NRC seal. 1.53 Use of NRC seal or replicas. 1.55 Establishment of official NRC flag. 1.57 Use of NRC flag. 1.59 Report of violations.
Sec. 1.1 Creation and authority. 1.3 Sources of additional information. 1.5 Location of principal offices and Re
Subpart B-Headquarters The Commission.
AUTHORITY: Sec. 23, 161, 68 Stat. 925, 948, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2033, 2201); sec. 29, Pub. L. 85-256, 71 Stat. 579, Pub. L. 95 209, 91 Stat. 1483 (42 U.S.C. 2039); sec. 191, Pub. L. 87-615, 76 Stat. 409 (42 U.S.C. 2241); secs. 201, 203, 204, 205, 209, 88 Stat. 1242, 1244, 1245, 1246, 1248, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5841, 5843, 5844, 5845, 5849); 5 U.S.C. 552, 553; Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1980, 45 FR 40561, June 16, 1980.
1.12 Office of the Inspector General.
SOURCE: 52 FR 31602, Aug. 21, 1987, unless otherwise noted.
PANELS, BOARDS, AND COMMITTEES 1.13 Advisory Committee on Reactor Safe
guards. 1.15 Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
Panel. 1.18 Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste. 1.19 Other committees, boards, and panels.
COMMISSION STAFF 1.23 Office of the General Counsel. 1.24 Office of Commission Appellate Adju
dication. 1.25 Office of the Secretary of the Commis
sion. 1.26 (Reserved) 1.27 Office of Congressional Affairs. 1.28 Office of Public Affairs. 1.29 Office of International Programs.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER 1.30 Office of the Chief Information Officer.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 1.31 Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
$ 1.1 Creation and authority.
(a) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission was established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, Pub. L. 93-438, 88 Stat. 1233 (42 U.S.C. 580 et seq.). This Act abolished he Atomic Energy Commission and, by section 201, transferred to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission all the licensing and related regulatory functions assigned to the Atomic Energy Commission by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Pub. L. 83–703, 68 Stat. 919 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.). These functions included those of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. The Energy Reorganization Act became effective January 19, 1975 (E.O. 11834).
(b) As used in this part:
Commission means the five members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission or a quorum thereof sitting as a body, as provided by section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended.
NRC means the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the agency established by title II of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, comprising the members of the Commission and all offices, employees, and representatives authorized to act in any case or matter.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS 1.32 Office of the Executive Director for Op
STAFF OFFICES 1.33 Office of Enforcement. 1.34 Office of Administration. 1.36 Office of Investigations. 1.37 Office of Small Business and Civil
Rights. 1.38 (Reserved] 1.39 Office of Human Resources. 1.40 [Reserved] 1.41 Office of State Programs.
PROGRAM OFFICES 1.42 Office of Nuclear Material Safety and
Safeguards. 1.43 Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 1.45 Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
(52 FR 31602, Aug. 21, 1987, as amended at 56 FR 29407, June 27, 1991)
Regulations. They are also published in looseleaf form as “NRC Rules and Regulations," and available on a subscription basis from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 37082, Washington, DC 20013–7082. Final opinions made in the adjudication of cases are published in "Nuclear Regulatory Commission Issuances," and available on a subscription basis from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161. (52 FR 31602, Aug. 21, 1987, as amended at 53 FR 43419, Oct. 27, 1988; 53 FR 52993, Dec. 30, 1988; 54 FR 53313, Dec. 28, 1989; 57 FR 1639, Jan. 15, 1992; 63 FR 15740, Apr. 1, 1998; 64 FR 48947, Sept. 9, 1999)
$ 1.3 Sources of additional informa
tion. (a) A stateinent of the NRC's organization, policies, procedures, assignments of responsibility, and delegations of authority is in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Management Directives System and other NRC issuances, including local directives issued by Regional Offices. Letters and memoranda containing directives, delegations of authority and the like are also issued from time to time and may not yet be incorporated into the Management Directives System, parts of which are revised as necessary. Copies of the Management Directives System and other delegations of authority are available for public inspection and copying for a fee at the NRC Public Document Room, 2120 L Street, NW., Washington, DC, and at each of NRC's Regional Offices. Information may also be obtained from the Office of Public Affairs or from Public Affairs Officers at the Regional Offices. In addition, NRC Functional Organization Charts, NUREG_0325, contains detailed descriptions of the functional responsibilities of NRC's offices. It is revised annually and is available for public inspection at the NRC Web site, http://www.nrc.gov, and/or at the NRC Public Document Room, or for purchase from the Superintendent of Documents, US Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 37082, Washington, DC 20013–7082; and from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.
(b) Commission meetings are open to the public, as provided by the Government in the Sunshine Act, unless they fall within an exemption to the Act's openness requirement and the Commission also has determined that the public interest requires that those particular meetings be closed. Information concerning Commission meetings may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary
(c) Information regarding the availability of NRC records under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 may be obtained from the Information Management Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer. NRC's regulations are published in the FEDERAL REGISTER and codified in title 10, chapter 1, of the Code of Federal
$ 1.5 Location of principal offices and
Regional Offices. (a) The principal NRC offices are located in the Washington, DC, area. Facilities for the service of process and papers are maintained within the District of Columbia at 2120 L Street NW., and in the State of Maryland at 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852–2738. The agency's official mailing address is U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 205550001. The locations of NRC offices in the Washington, DC area are as follows:
(1) Gelman Building, 2120 L Street NW., Washington, DC 20037.
(2) One White Flint North Building, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738.
(3) Two White Flint North Building, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738.
(b) The addresses of the NRC Regional Offices are as follows:
(1) Region I, USNRC, 475 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406-1415.
(2) Region II, USNRC, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 23T85, Atlanta, GA 30303.
(3) Region III, USNRC, 801 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL 60532–4351.
(4) Region IV, USNRC, 611 Ryan Plaza Drive, Suite 400, Arlington, TX 76011-8064.
(5) USNRC Region IV Walnut Creek Field Office, 1450 Maria Lane, Suite 300, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5368.
[59 FR 63882, Dec. 12, 1994, as amended at 62 FR 22879, Apr. 28, 1997)
search. The Commission is composed of five members, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
(c) The following staff units and officials report directly to the Commission: Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary, Office of Commission Appellate Adjudication, Office of International Programs, and other committees and boards that are authorized or established specifically by the Act. The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards and the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste also report directly to the Commission.
(d) The Offices of Congressional Affairs and Public Affairs report directly to the Chairman.
(52 FR 31602, Aug. 21, 1987, as amended at 57 FR 1639, Jan. 15, 1992; 59 FR 63882, Dec. 12, 1994)
Subpart B-Headquarters $ 1.11 The Commission.
(a) The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, composed of five members, one of whom is designated by the President as Chairman, is established pursuant to section 201 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended. The Chairman is the principal executive officer of the Commission, and is responsible for the executive and administrative functions with respect to appointment and supervision of personnel, except as otherwise provided by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended, and Reorganizaton Plan No. 1 of 1980 (45 FR 40561); distribution of business; use and expenditures of funds (except that the function of revising budget estimates and purposes is reserved to the Commission); and appointment, subject to approval of the Commission, of heads of major administrative units under the Commission. The Chairman is the official spokesman, as mandated by the Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1980. The Chairman has ultimate authority for all NRC functions pertaining to an emergency involving an NRC Licensee. The Chairman's actions are governed by the general policies of the Commission.
(b) The Commission is responsible for licensing and regulating nuclear facilities and materials and for conducting research in support of the licensing and regulatory process, as mandated by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended; the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as amended; and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978; and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and other applicable statutes. These responsibilities include protecting public health and safety, protecting the environment, protecting and safeguarding nuclear materials and nuclear power plants in the interest of national security, and assuring conformity with antitrust laws. Agency functions are performed through standards setting and rulemaking; technical reviews and studies; conduct of public hearings; issuance of authorizations, permits, and licenses; inspection, investigation, and enforcement; evaluation of operating experience; and confirmatory re
$ 1.12 Office of the Inspector General. The Office of the Inspector General
(a) Develops policies and standards that govern NRC's financial and management audit program;
(b) Plans, directs, and executes the long-range, comprehensive audit program;
(c) Conducts and reports on investigations and inquiries, as necessary, to ascertain and verify the facts with regard to the integrity of all NRC programs and operations;
Investigates possible irregularities or alleged misconduct of NRC employees and contractors;
(e) Refers suspected or alleged criminal violations concerning NRC employees or contractors to the Department of Justice;
(f) Reviews existing and proposed legislation and regulations for their impact on economy and efficiency in the administration of NRC's programs and operations;
(g) Keeps the Commission and the Congress fully and currently informed, by means of semiannual and other reports, about fraud, abuse, and other serious deficiencies in NRC's programs and operations; and
(h) Maintains liaison with audit and inspector general organizations and other law enforcement agencies in regard to all matters relating to the promotion of economy and efficiency and the detection of fraud and abuse in programs and operations. [54 FR 53313, Dec. 28, 1989)
mission concerning the rules governing the conduct of hearings. The Panel conducts all licensing and other hearings as directed by the Commission primarily through individual Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards composed of one or three Administrative Judges. Those boards are appointed by either the Commission or the Chief Administrative Judge.
PANELS, BOARDS, AND COMMITTEES
$ 1.13 Advisory Committee on Reactor
Safeguards. The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) was established by section 29 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. Consisting of a maximum of 15 members, it reviews and reports on safety studies and applications for construction permits and facility operating licenses; advises the Commission with regard to hazards of proposed or existing reactor facilities and the adequacy of proposed reactor safety standards; upon request of the Department of Energy (DOE), reviews and advises with regard to the hazards of DOE nuclear activities and facilities; reviews any generic issues or other matters referred to it by the Commission for advice. The Committee, on its own initiative, may conduct reviews of specific generic matters or nuclear facility safety-related items. The ACRS conducts studies of reactor safety research and submits reports thereon to the U.S. Congress and the NRC as appropriate.
$ 1.18 Advisory Committee on Nuclear
Waste. The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) provides advice to the Commission on all aspects of nuclear waste management, as appropriate, within the purview of NRC's regulatory responsibilities. The primary emphasis of the ACNW is disposal but will also include other aspects of nuclear waste management such as handling, processing, transportation, storage, and safeguarding of nuclear wastes including spent fuel, nuclear wastes mixed with other hazardous substances, and uranium mill tailings. In performing its work, the committee examines and reports on specific areas of concern referred to it by the Commission or designated representatives of the Commission, and undertakes studies and activities on its own initiative as appropriate to carry out its responsibilities. The committee interacts with representatives of NRC, other Federal agencies, state and local governments, Indian Tribes, and private organizations, as appropriate, to fulfill its responsibilities. (54 FR 53314, Dec. 28, 1989)
$ 1.15 Atomic Safety and Licensing
Board Panel. The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, established pursuant to section 191 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, conducts hearings for the Commission and such other regulatory functions as the Commission authorizes. The Panel is comprised of any number of Administrative Judges (fulltime and part-time), who may be lawyers, physicists, engineers, and environmental scientists; and Administrative Law Judges, who hear antitrust, civil penalty, and other cases and serve as Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Chairmen. The Chief Administrative Judge develops and applies procedures governing the activities of Boards, Administrative Judges, and Administrative Law Judges and makes appropriate recommendations to the Com
$ 1.19 Other committees, boards, and
panels. Under section 161a. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, the Commission may establish advisory bodies to make recommendations to it. Currently, four committees are in existence.
(a) The Advisory Committee on Medical Uses of Isotopes (ACMUI) was established by the Atomic Energy Commission in July 1958. The ACMUI, composed of physicians and scientists, considers medical questions referred to it by the NRC staff and renders expert opinions regarding medical uses of radioisotopes. The ACMUI also advises