NRC Announces Public Meeting to Discuss the Development of Safety Culture Policy Statement

August 24, 2010

NRC Announces Public Meeting to Discuss the Development of Safety Culture Policy Statement

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced a public meeting on September 28, 2010 to discuss and solicit comments on the revision of its draft safety culture policy statement, including the revised definition and traits. The NRC is working towards increasing the attention that is given to safety culture as part of its efforts to ensure the safe and secure possession and use of radioactive material within the NRC’s jurisdiction. Additionally, the NRC has been working with the Agreement States to facilitate their consideration and support of this effort in their oversight programs for their materials licensees. The goal of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders and other interested parties to offer their thoughts on the proposed revisions, including the revised definition and traits. The revised draft policy statement, definition and traits have benefitted from public comments, the results of the February workshop, and additional comments that have been provided to the staff at the various outreach activities.

The meeting will be held at the NRC's hearing facility in Las Vegas, NV and will be broadcast simultaneously to the NRC headquarters in Rockville, MD as well as on the internet. Please check the following NRC Web sites for any updates to the workshop schedules and/or information regarding this event: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/public-meetings/index.cfm and/or http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/regulatory/enforcement/safety-culture.html.