NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION AGREEMENT AND NO-ACCORD 244 STATES E Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agreement and Non-agreement States NON-AGREEMENT States Alabama Nebraska Arizona Arkansas New Hampshire California New Mexico New York North Carolina Georgia North Korea North Korea Oregon Rhode Island Kansas South Carolina Kentucky Tennessee Tennessee Louisiana Texas Maine Utah Washington Maryland Mississippi Mississippi NON-AGREEMENT STATES Alaska For the purposes of this statement of principle , “program element” refers to any component or function of a radiation control administration program, including the legally binding rules and other requirements imposed on regulated persons that contribute to the implementation of this program. The State party conducts regular inspections of licensed activities on contract equipment to ensure adequate security for safe licensing operations and to determine compliance with its regulatory requirements. If the state deems it necessary, it should take timely enforcement action through legal sanctions, which are approved by state laws and regulations. The NRC will provide states with training and other support, such as. B assistance in the development of rules and programme descriptions, in order to help Member States prepare their request for an agreement and to help them before adopting the regulatory authority. Once the agreement has been approved and the regulator has been taken over by a new contracting state, to the extent that resources permit, NRC can provide additional training and support (for example. B, review of proposed regulatory changes to help states parties manage their regulatory tasks). Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of each State party to ensure that it has sufficient qualified staff to implement its programme. If the NRC is unable to provide training, the State party must do so. A “compatible” program consists of the program elements needed to maintain an orderly model of contract equipment regulation. A contracting state has the flexibility to adopt and implement program elements within the jurisdiction of the state (i.e. elements that are not areas of the exclusive RNA regulator) that are not covered by the NRC or program elements that are not necessary for compatibility (i.e.
elements of the NRC program that are not allocated to Category A B or C). However, elements of a contracting state`s contracting program on contracting equipment (1) are consistent with those of the NRC (i.e., there should be no conflicts, duplication, deficiencies or other conditions that would jeopardize an orderly model of regulatory regulation of contract equipment at the national level); (2) do not oppose a practice approved by the AEA and in the national interest; and (3) NRC`s ability to assess the effectiveness of contracting states` programs for contract equipment in protecting public health and public safety.