Agency for Nuclear Projects

NEVADA AGENCY FOR NUCLEAR PROJECTS SUMMARY OF MISSION AND FUNCTIONS


AGENCY MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Nevada Agency for Nuclear Projects is to assure that the health, safety, and welfare of Nevada's citizens and the State's unique environment and economy are adequately protected with regard to any federal high-level nuclear waste disposal activities in the State.

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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS

The Agency for Nuclear Projects operates as part of the Nevada Governor's Office and consists of a Division of Technical Programs and a Division of Planning. The Executive Director is appointed by the governor and serves at the pleasure of the Commission on Nuclear Projects. The seven member Commission advises the governor and legislature on nuclear wastes issues and oversees Agency activities. The Agency oversees the federal high-level radioactive waste disposal program; carries out independent technical, socioeconomic and other studies; works closely with state agencies and local governments on matters relating to radioactive waste; and provides information to the governor, legislature, and any interested parties. The Agency uses a small, central staff supplemented by contractual services for needed technical and specialized expertise in order to provide high quality oversight and monitoring of federal activities, to conduct necessary independent studies, and to avoid unnecessary duplication of efforts and resources.

The work of the Agency specifically includes:

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STATUTORY AUTHORITY

The Agency functions under the authority specified in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS 459.009 - 459.0098).


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