Agreement State Non-Emergency Concerns

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State Program Concerns

The NRC does not regulate x-ray machines (including mammography activities), technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM), and non-ionizing radiation activities (including lasers, microwaves, and tanning booths and salons). These activities are regulated by most State agencies. If you have concerns regarding these activities, please contact the appropriate State Radiation Control Program.

Agreement State Program Concerns

39 States have entered into an Agreement with the NRC, whereby the NRC has relinquished authority and those States have assumed regulatory authority over certain byproduct, source, and small quantities of special nuclear materials (referred to as Agreement materials). The 39 Agreement States are: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MN, MS, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, and WY.

If your concerns involve violation of requirements and wrongdoing by individuals or organizations involving Agreement materials located within one of the Agreement States listed above, you may contact the State directly. Agreement States prefer direct contact since it allows the State to obtain all the necessary information and facilitates the ability of the State to investigate and respond to concern(s). However, please be advised that some Agreement States cannot protect alleger's identities from public release.

NRC's Allegations Program

For information on NRC's allegation program see Management Directive (MD) 8.8, "Management of Allegations." If you decide to contact the Agreement State directly after reviewing Exhibit 8, please contact the appropriate Agreement State Radiation Control Program.

If you decide not to contact the Agreement State directly, please contact Jeffery Lynch, Agreement State Performance Concern Coordinator, at 1-800-368-5642 ext. 415-5041 or e-mail: In addition, you may contact any NRC employee (including a resident inspector), or call: NRC's Toll-Free Safety Hotline at (800) 695-7403.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, May 18, 2023