As part of the performance evaluation process, the NRC will take the necessary measures to ensure that the radiation protection programmes of the Member State of the Agreement remain appropriate and compatible. Such measures may include more frequent PMI inspections of State Party programmes and assistance in addressing shortcomings or areas that need to be improved under a State Party programme. Surveillance, enhanced surveillance, conditional release, suspension or termination of an agreement may be applied in the event of a program failure or emergency (e.g.B loss of funding, natural or human events, pandemic). Nrc`s actions to address program deficiencies or emergencies are implemented through a clearly defined process and applied in a consistent and fair manner. The NRC and the Contracting States will continue to jointly evaluate national programmes and regulatory status agreements of the agreement documents in order to identify specific modifications to be considered on the basis of experience gained or to further improve overall safety, performance, compatibility and efficiency. How many states are currently in the state agreement program? This Policy Statement constitutes nrc policy for determining the adequacy and compatibility of the Contracting State`s programs. This policy statement clarifies the meaning and use of the terms „appropriate to protect public health and safety“ and „consistent with the NRC regulatory programme“, as applied to the State Party`s programmes. The terms „appropriate“ and „compatible“ are fundamental concepts in the public programmes of the Agreement approved in 1959 by Section 274 of the AEA. Subsection 274 d.d. provides that the NRC has entered into an agreement below subsection 274b. that the NRC regulatory authority shall decide on certain AEA radioactive materials and activities within a state, provided that the state`s public health and public safety protection program is appropriate and consistent with the NRC`s regulatory program. Subsection 274 Oct.
authorizes and directs the NRC to cooperate with States in developing standards to ensure the coordination and compatibility of national and national programmes for protection against radiological risks. Subsection 274 j.1, the NRC is required to periodically review agreements and measures taken by States under the agreements to ensure compliance with the provisions of Section 274. This policy statement is intended exclusively to guide the NRC and the States Parties in the implementation of the State Agreement Programme. This policy statement itself does not impose legally binding requirements on States Parties. In addition, nothing in this Directive Impressions page 48536Declaration of the legal power of the Contracting States beyond the power already conferred by Section 274 of the AEA and other relevant legal powers; this policy statement does not limit or limit the NRC`s authority under the AEA. The implementation procedures adopted under this policy statement shall be in accordance with the legal authorities of the NRC and the States Parties. The adequacy elements of the programme  focus on the protection of public health and safety in a given Contracting State, while the elements of the compatibility programme focus on the effects of national regulation of contractual documents by a Contracting State or their potential effects on other legal systems. Certain elements of the program for compatibility reasons may also have an impact on public health and safety. Therefore, they can also be considered as program elements for adequacy.
1. Subsection 274b. of the AEA authorizes the NRC to enter into an agreement where by which the NRC is terminated and by the State the power to regulate some or all of these materials. Material over which the State has regulatory authority under such an agreement is referred to as „agreement material“. The NRC said it is transferring 36 academic, commercial, and medical licenses for radioactive materials to Vermont jurisdiction.