Nuclear Regulatory Process
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates the construction and operation of new commercial nuclear power facilities in the United States. They issue standard design certifications, early site permits, construction permits, operating licenses and combined licenses for nuclear power facilities.
The NRC’s mission is to protect the health and safety of the public and the environment by regulating all aspects of commercial nuclear power facilities. Their licensing process offers a variety of opportunities for public input. Learn more about the nuclear regulatory process.