Regions of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
|Region I||King of Prussia, Pennsylvania||North-east||25||16|
|Region II||Atlanta, Georgia||South-east||33||17|
|Region III||Lisle, Illinois||Northern mid-west||23||15|
|Region IV||Arlington, Texas||Southern midwest and west||19||13|
- 1 Tasks
- 2 Region I
- 3 Region II
- 4 Region III
- 5 Region IV
- 6 Former regions
- 7 References
These four regions oversee the operation of 104 power-producing reactors, and 36 non-power-producing reactors. This oversight is done on several levels, for example:
- Each power-producing reactor site has Resident Inspectors, who monitor day-to-day operations
- Numerous special inspection teams, with many different specialties, routinely conduct inspections at each site
- Whistleblower reports are investigated by the Office of Enforcement, specifically the Allegations branch
- Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Lower Alloways Creek Township
- Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Forked River
- Salem Nuclear Power Plant in Lower Alloways Creek Township
- Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan
- Ginna Nuclear Generating Station in Ontario
- Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station in Scriba
- James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba
- Beaver Valley Nuclear Generating Station near Shippingport
- Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Limerick Township, Montgomery County
- Peach Bottom Nuclear Generating Station in Peach Bottom Township, York County
- Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Salem Township
- Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station near Harrisburg
- Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station in Hollywood
- Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant near Decatur and Athens
- Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station near Dothan
- St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant near Ft. Pierce
- Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station near Homestead
- Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Power Plant near Baxley
- Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Augusta and Waynesboro
- Brunswick Nuclear Generating Station near Southport
- McGuire Nuclear Station near Charlotte
- Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in New Hill
- Catawba Nuclear Station near York
- Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca
- H. B. Robinson Nuclear Generating Station near Hartsville
- Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station near Winnsboro
- Sequoyah Nuclear Generating Station near Soddy-Daisy
- Watts Bar Nuclear Generating Station near Spring City
- Braidwood Nuclear Generating Station in Will County
- Byron Nuclear Generating Station near Byron
- Clinton Nuclear Generating Station near Clinton
- Dresden Nuclear Power Plant in Morris
- LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station near Ottawa
- Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station near Cordova
- Donald C. Cook Nuclear Generating Station in Bridgman
- Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe
- Palisades Nuclear Generating Station near South Haven
- Diablo Canyon Power Plant in Avila Beach
- San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Diego County (in process of becoming decommissioned)
- River Bend Nuclear Generating Station in St. Francisville
- Waterford Nuclear Generating Station near Hahnville
- Comanche Peak Nuclear Generating Station near Glen Rose
- South Texas Nuclear Generating Station near Bay City
The NRC previously had five regions. Region V was headquartered in Walnut Creek, California and was responsible for activities in the seven far-west states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The NRC decided in September 1993 to consolidate Regions IV and V into a single Region headquartered in Arlington, Texas. On April 4, 1994, NRC Region V was abolished, and the NRC Region IV office in Arlington, Texas was given expanded responsibilities to include the seven states formerly governed by Region V. The former NRC Region V office in Walnut Creek remained open as the redesignated Walnut Creek Field Office, supporting resident inspection activities at power plants in the Pacific states of Washington, Oregon and California until October 1, 1998, when the Walnut Creek Field Office was abolished to further reduce costs.
- "NRC: Locations".
- "NRC: Region I Jurisdiction".
- "NRC: Region II Jurisdiction".
- "NRC: Region III Jurisdiction".
- "NRC: Region IV Jurisdiction".
- "NRC: Allegations".
- "NRC to restructure regional functions in west; Walnut Creek to be Field Office" (PDF) (Press release). Washington D.C.: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. September 22, 1993. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "NRC Administrative Letter 94-08: Consolidation of the NRC Region IV and Region V Offices" (PDF) (Letter). Letter to "All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear reactors". July 13, 1994. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "Consolidation of two NRC western Regions effective on April 4" (PDF) (Press release). Washington D.C.: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. March 30, 1994. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- Callan, L. Joseph (December 18, 1997). "Walnut Creek Field Office (WCFO) Closure Plan" (PDF) (Letter). Letter to "The [NRC] Commissioners". Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "NRC to close California Field Office in 1998" (PDF) (Press release). Washington D.C.: Nuclear Regulatory Commission. September 5, 1997. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "NRC California Field Office to close September 30" (PDF) (Press release). Arlington, Texas: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV. September 23, 1998. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
- "NRC Administrative Letter 98-08: Availability of Revised NRC Form 3, "Notice to Employees" and Closure of NRC Walnut Creek Field Office" (PDF) (Letter). Letter to "All NRC licensees". October 9, 1998. Retrieved December 3, 2014.