Safety Strategic Goal: Ensure the Safe Use of Radioactive Materials

For this goal, a successful outcome is one in which the Nation can continue to use radioactive materials for civilian purposes while avoiding radiation exposures and releases of radioactive materials that harm people or the environment.

Safety Objective 1: Prevent, Mitigate, and Respond to Accidents and

Safety Strategy 1: Maintain and enhance the NRC’s regulatory programs, using information gained from domestic and international operating experience, lessons learned, and advances in science and technology.

Safety Strategy 2: Further risk-inform the current regulatory framework in response to advances in science and technology, policy decisions, and other factors, including prioritizing efforts to focus on the most safety-significant issues.

Safety Strategy 3: Enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of licensing and certification activities to maintain both quality and timeliness of licensing and certification reviews.

Safety Strategy 4: Maintain effective and consistent oversight of licensee performance with a focus on the most safety-significant issues.

Safety Strategy 5: Maintain material safety through the National Materials Program in partnership with Agreement States.

Safety Strategy 6: Identify, assess, and resolve safety issues.

Safety Strategy 7: Ensure the NRC maintains its readiness to respond to incidents and emergencies involving NRC-licensed facilities and radioactive materials and other events of domestic and international interest.

Safety Strategy 8: Verify that nuclear facilities are constructed and operated in accordance with permits and licenses and that the environmental and safety regulatory infrastructure is adequate to support the issuance of new licenses.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, February 25, 2021