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Federal Government Agencies

  • NRC The NRC provides regulations for NRC license holders, including power generation facilities, hospitals, and universities. The NRC portion of the CFRs can be found under 10 CFR parts 1-99.
  • US DOE - The DOE provides regulations for DOE National Laboratories and test facilities. The DOE portion of the CFRs can be found under 10 CFR parts 100-1000.
  • US DOT - The Department of Transportation regulates the shipment of radioactive materials in the US. Their portion of the CFRs can be found under 49 CFR parts 170-175.
  • US FDA - The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health sets standards for the use of lasers and other nonionizing radiations, food irradiation, and pharmaceuticals. The FDA portion of the CFRs can be found under 21 CFR part 1000.
  • OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulates the conrol of radioactive material in the workplace that are not controlled by the DOE or the NRC. They also control overall safety of the workplace, including physical, chemical, sound and light hazards including non-ionizing radiation. The OSHA portion of the CFRs can be found under 29 CFR parts 910 and 1926.
  • ATSDR - The mission of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as an agency of the Public Health Service in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment. ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.
  • FCC - The Federal Communications Commission is an independent government agency charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

  • FEMA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA's mission has been clear: "to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery".


Government Laboratories


International Organizations

  • IAEA - The International Atomic Energy Agency carries out activities related to the peaceful development and verification of nuclear energy's uses.
  • NCRP - The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements collects, analyzes, develops and disseminates in the public interest information and recommendations about (a) protection against radiation and (b) radiation measurments, quantities and units, particularly those concerned with radiation protection.
  • ICRP - The International Commission on Radiation Protection provides general guidance on the widespread use of radiation sources caused by the developments in the field of nuclear energy.

 


 

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