About Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) oversees civilian use of nuclear materials. Its regulatory oversight encompasses four primary components: commercial electric-power generation reactors and research/test reactors; nuclear materials in medical, industrial, and academic settings; nuclear waste disposal; and nuclear safeguards and security. The NRC traces its beginnings to 1946 and the establishment of the Atomic Energy Act, which created the then Atomic Energy Commission. A five-member governing board of commissioners formulates policies and regulations regarding nuclear reactor and material safety, oversees licensees, and hears various legal matters. The agency's annual budget is just over $1 billion.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, United States

11555 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852-2746
Phone: 1 (800) 368-5642


  • Employer Type: Government Agency
  • Chief, Customer Outreach: Anthony Calvo
  • Chief, Poia, Privacy And Information Collections: Laura Pearson
  • Chief, Reactor Decommissioning: Bruce Watson
  • Employees: 4,000

Major Office Locations

  • Rockville, MD