Federal Radiation Regulatory Agencies
(and selected useful links)
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Last update:  December 02, 2013

United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)  Home Page

Physical Location:
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
One White Flint North
11555 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852-2738
Mail Address:
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-0001

Main Phone Number:


Useful Links
In General, the US NRC's scope of responsibility includes regulation of-- 
    • Commercial nuclear power reactors; nonpower research, test, and training reactors
    • Fuel cycle facilities; medical, academic, and industrial uses of nuclear materials 
    • Transport, storage, and disposal of nuclear materials and waste
    • Security of nuclear materials

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Home Page
Physical Location:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20460

Main Phone Number:

Useful Links

The EPA, coordinating with the US NRC and other federal agencies, regulates release of materials to the environment - including radioactive materials.

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDAHome Page

      Physical Location:

      U.S. Food and Drug Administration
      10903 New Hampshire Avenue
      Silver Spring, MD 20993

      Main Phone Number:


Useful Links

FDA is an agency within the Public Health Service -- a part of the Department of Health and Human Services.  It regulates manufacturing of medical x-ray, laser, and other devices.

United States Department of Transportation (DOTHome Page

Physical Location:
US Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590

Phone Number:
1 (202) 366-4000
Useful Links

DOT regulates the transportation of hazardous materials (which includes radioactive materials) in interstate commerce.

United States Department of Energy (DOEHome Page

Physical Location:
U.S. Department of Energy, Headquarters
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington DC 20585

Phone Number:


Useful Links
Although not normally encountered by non-government radiation users, DOE has resources that can be useful for particular circumstances -- such as research laboratories and waste disposal of certain problem radiation sources.

United States Department of Homeland Security (DHSHome Page

Physical Location:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Phone Number:


Useful Links
DHS has responsibilities for security of radioactive materials and any acts of terrorism.  One would normally deal with one of the component agencies.

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