Nuclear Power Industry

Nuclear power – generally created from a nuclear reaction – plays a major role and is highly regulated part of the energy industry. Here you will find resources to help nuclear power producers comply with government regulations.

Nuclear Reactors

New Reactor Licensing
Commercial nuclear power facilities licensing information including standard design certifications, early site and construction permits, operating licenses, and combined licenses.

Operating Guidelines and Regulations
Operational information on regulations, oversight activities, and licensing.

Operator Licensing
Information for operators on licensing and examinations.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) protects the health and safety of the public and the environment by regulating the design, location, construction, and operation of new commercial nuclear power facilities.

NRC Regulatory Processes
Overview of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)’s regulatory processes including licensing, decommissioning, oversight, and support for decisions.

Regulatory Guides
Series of guides for licensees and applicants on implementing specific aspects of the NRC's regulations.

Consolidation Guidance About Materials Licenses
Regulatory information for those involved with the use of materials that require a license.

NRC Licensing Fees
The NRC portal provides applicants and licensees an electronic access to the rules, regulations, forms, and billing system.

Related Resources

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about NRC programs and regulations.

Fact Sheets
These fact sheets cover a variety of regulatory areas, including nuclear materials and wastes, power plants, licensing, and emergency preparedness.