West Virginia State Agreement Application Process

Point of Contacts

West Virginia’s Agreement will assume authority over byproduct material as defined in Sections 11e(1), of the AEA, Byproduct material as defined in Sections 11e(3), of the AEA, Byproduct material as defined in Sections 11e(4), of the AEA, Source material, and Special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. AEA, Source material, and Special nuclear material in quantities not sufficient to form a critical mass. Once the Agreement process is completed, the NRC will transfer the licenses for approximately 131 academic, commercial and medical facilities to the State of Indiana. The process steps can be seen in the table below.

AGREEMENT APPLICATION PROCESS AND THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
Agreement Process West Virginia Status
Governor submits Letter of Intent to NRC Chairman January 9, 2023; ML23039A192
NMSS assigns a Project Manager Huda Akhavannik, huda.akhavanni@nrc.gov or 301-415-5253
State develops draft Agreement application  
State submits draft Agreement application to NRC for review  
NRC provides letter to State detailing review team's comments on draft application  
State develops Formal Request (final application) for an Agreement;  
Governor submits Formal Request and certifies State has adequate program  
NRC staff prepares Commission Paper that includes draft analysis, draft Agreement and Federal Register notice requesting comments  
Commission approves publication in the Federal Register for public review and comment  
Draft Agreement and staff analysis published in Federal Register for four consecutive weeks  
NRC staff analyzes public comments  
NRC staff prepares Commission Paper that includes final draft analysis, Agreement and resolution to public comments  
Commission approves Agreement  
Chairman and Governor sign Agreement  
State assumes regulation authority  
Final Agreement published in Federal Register