The Sector-Specific Agency Executive Management Office (SSA EMO) coordinates the preparedness, protection, and resilience of nuclear and radiological facilities and materials, including commercial nuclear power plants, research and test reactors, radioactive materials used in medical, industrial, and academic settings, radioactive waste, decommissioned nuclear facilities, and radioactive source production and distribution facilities.
In support of these responsibilities, SSA EMO also engages sector partners, including Nuclear Sector owners and operators, other federal departments and agencies, and state officials, to enhance protection, security, recovery, and resilience capabilities through strategic planning documents, exercises, and coordination.
- How We Regulate
Overview of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) regulatory process.
- "Nuclear Knowledge Central" at the Nuclear Energy Institute
Data, charts, publications and DVDs on nuclear energy.
- NRC Reading Room
Library of documents and records released by the NRC to the public pertinent to NRC's regulatory activities.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program
- Ensure that the health and safety of citizens living around commercial nuclear power plants would be adequately protected in the event of a nuclear power plant accident; and
- Inform and educate the public about radiological emergency preparedness.
- Counterterrorism Operations Support - Courses
Online courses in radiological/nuclear awareness training created by Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS).
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
IAEA was established as the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field and works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.
- World Institute of Nuclear Security (WINS)
WINS' mission is to provide an international forum for those accountable for nuclear security to share and promote the implementation of best security practices.
- Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
The mission of the NEA is to assist its Member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Nuclear Facilities Subsector
- U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Website describing EIA's programs, as well as its data, statistics and analysis for energy sources.
- NRC Security Spotlight
Developed by the NRC to help illustrate and explain the security improvements made to the nuclear sector since Sept. 11th, and new security changes that are in process.
- Nuclear Power Plant Emergency
Procedures developed by FEMA to be considered in the event of a nuclear power plant emergency.
- NRC: Nuclear Reactors
Comprehensive resource about safety and safety oversight of U.S. commercial nuclear plants that includes safety manuals and reactor operating experiences.
- World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)
An association created to improve safety at every nuclear power plant in the world.
- World Nuclear Association Reactor Database (WNARD)
Database containing information on past, present and future nuclear reactors globally.
Nuclear Materials Subsector
- Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI)
Established to identify, secure, remove and/or facilitate the disposition of high-risk vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials around the world, as quickly as possible, that pose a threat to the United States and the international community.
- NRC: Nuclear Materials
Map of locations containing nuclear materials, overview of regulated nuclear materials, and overview of regulated activities.
- Health Physics Society
Information and answers to questions about radiation and radiation safety/protection.
- Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD)
CRCPD's mission is to promote consistency in addressing and resolving radiation protection issues, to encourage high standards of quality in radiation protection programs, and to provide leadership in radiation safety and education.
- Organization of Agreement States (OAS)
The OAS provides a mechanism for the Agreement States to work with each other, and with NRC, on regulatory issues associated with their respective agreements.
Nuclear Waste Subsector
- NRC: Radioactive Waste
Map of locations containing nuclear waste, overview of regulated waste, and overview of regulated activities.
- U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB)
The NWTRB is an independent agency whose sole purpose is to provide independent scientific and technical oversight of the Department of Energy's program for managing and disposing of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
- DOE/NNSA/GTRI's Offsite Source Recovery Program
The program's mission is to remove excess, unwanted, abandoned, or orphan radioactive sealed sources that pose a potential risk to health, safety, and national security.
- Survey of National Programs for Managing High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel (PDF - 76 pages, 1.35 MB)
An NWTRB report to Congress and the Secretary of Energy providing up-to-date information on the status of selected national programs to manage high-activity, long-lived radioactive waste.
- Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM)
OCRWM's mission is to manage and dispose of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in a manner that protects health, safety, and the environment; enhances national and energy security; and merits public confidence.