U.S. Federal Regulators and Information

The following government agencies all provide regulations for the safe use of radiation:

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The NRC provides regulations for NRC license holders, including power generation facilities, hospitals and universities . Their portion of the CFRs is 10CFR part 0-199.

NRC Head Quarters

NRC Web Site Index

Search NRC Web Site

Health Physics Positions Based on 10 CFR Part 20 (HPPOS)

Occupational Radiation Exposure at NRC Licensed Facilities

NRC Reference Library: (NUREG-series reports, inspection manual and reports, Systematic Assessment of Licensee Performance (SALP)reports, etc

New Search access to NRC Documents

NRC Office of State Programs

NRC Offices and Field Offices Information

NRC Website to Announce Meetings Open to Public

NRC information notices

NRC Regulations (10 CFR, NUREG, Reg guides, Fed regster)

NRC Generic Communications

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fact Sheet

News

Access to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Bulletin Board Systems

What's New at NRC

NRC meetings, public and professional

Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation regulates the shipment of radioactive materials in the United States. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under CFRs is 49CFR parts 170-175

Head quarters

DOT's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

RAMREG-001-98, "DOT Radioactive Material Regulations Review (pdf 1.3 Mbyte)

Radioactive Material Transportation (NRC)

News

DOT News+

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA publishes ALI and DAC information, effect dose equivalents, and regulations on emissions and releases of radioactive materials. gases. It also controls the SuperFund Clean Up programs. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 40CFR parts 61, 141, 190, 192, 220-229, 440

EPA Head Quarters

Local Offices

EPA Provided Software

Rules, Regulations and Legislation

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

Radiation Site Cleanup Regulation HomePage

Office of Radiation & Indoor Air, Radiation Protection Division

Office of Radiation and Indoor Air

EPA Envirofacts (EPA Databases)

News

EPA Press Releases

What's New at EPA

Food and Drug Administration

Food and drug Administration sets standards for the use of lasers (21CFR) and other non-ionizing radiations, food irradiation, and pharmaceuticals. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 21CFR 1000

Food and Drug Administration Head Quarters

Center For Devices and Radiological Health

News

FDA News

What's new at the FDA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA regulates the control of radioactive material in the work place that are not controlled by the DOE or the NRC. They also control overall safety of the work place, including physical, chemical, sound and light hazards including non-ionizing radiation. Their portion of the CFRs for radiation protection can be found under 29CFR parts 1910, 1926

OSHA Head quarters

NIOSH

OSHA Standards & Related Documents

OSHA Computerized Information Center

OSHA Publications & Electronic Products

Ionizing Radiation from OSHA

News

OSHA News

What's New at OSHA

Department of Defense

DOD regulates some of the control of radioactive material in the military.

DOD HP

News

Government Accounting Office

GPO Direct

To access GAO reports as FULL TEXT ASCII electronic files from the Government Printing Office (GPO) Access via a WAIS (Wide Area Information Search) database, follow these steps:

Note: PDF (Portable Document Format) files are available only via WWW or a WAIS client.

Via WWW:

    1. Go to: http://thorplus.lib.purdue.edu/gpo/
    2. Select GAO database (near bottom of 2nd screen),
    3. perform search for document(s). For example, a KEYWORD search on a subject: "Welfare Reform", OR a KEYWORD search on a report number:> reportnum="HEHS-95-58" (must use quotes in searches).
    4. use the "m" command to mail the file to yourself.

Via TELNET:

    1. TELNET to: swais.access.gpo.gov;
    2. login as > gao (must be lower case);
    3. perform search for document(s). For example, a KEYWORD search on a subject: "Welfare Reform", OR a KEYWORD search on a report number:> reportnum="HEHS-95-58" (must use quotes in searches).
    4. use the "m" command to mail the file to yourself.

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