This category covers a limited number of program elements that exceed jurisdictional limits and should be addressed to ensure uniform regulation on a national basis. Examples include source registration certificates and sealed devices, transportation rules, x-ray certification, access authorization and safety plan requirements. The elements of the contracting state`s program must be essentially identical to those of the NRC. Since the elements of the contracting states` agenda are necessary to maintain an acceptable level of protection of public health and public safety, economic factors [5] are not taken into account. This statement of principles addresses the interaction between federal countries within the AEA in concluding and maintaining agreements (1) with states under subsection 274b, which provide for the termination by NRC and the management of a regulatory program for the safe use of contract equipment by NRC; (2) ensure that the interactions between NRC and the agreement`s radiation control programs are coordinated in accordance with the agreement; and (3) to ensure that States Parties provide adequate protection of public health and safety and maintain programs consistent with NRC`s regulatory agenda. Although the National Materials Program (NMP) is not defined in the AEA, it describes the overall collective effort in which NRC and contracting states act in the implementation of their respective contractual equipment regulatory programs. The vision of the MFN is to establish a coherent national system of regulation of contract materials to protect public health and public safety through compatible regulatory programs. Through the PNMP, NRC and contracting states act as regulatory partners. The legislation did not allow the Commission to completely and immediately abandon its regulatory tasks [2], but only a progressive and carefully considered turnover. Congress recognized that the federal government must support states to ensure that they develop the ability to exercise their regulatory authority competently and effectively. As a result, the legislation has authorized NRC to provide training with or without cost and other services to public servants and employees, as the Commission deems appropriate. However, with this support, Congress did not want NRC to provide grants to a state for the management of a state regulation program.

This was fully consistent with the objectives of Section 274, which is to qualify states to assume an independent regulatory authority in certain areas of the agreement and to allow nrc to terminate its regulatory duties in these areas. Section 274 of the AEA stipulates that the governor of that state must certify to the NRC that the state wishes to assume prudential responsibility as soon as the state requests state application status, that it must certify to the NRC that it wishes to assume regulatory responsibility and that it has a radiological risk control program to protect public health and public safety with respect to materials within the state that would fall under the proposed agreement.

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