U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1 Page: 2-05
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As may be seen from Fig. 2.2 the significant AEC divisions concerned
in the licensing of nuclear facilities are the Division of Reactor Li-
censing and the Division of Compliance. In addition the AEC General Coun-
sel's Office and the Atomic Safety and Licensing Boards play important
roles in the process. The functions of each of these four groups are
briefly summarized below.
184.108.40.206 Division of Reactor Licensing
The Division of Reactor Licensing is directly concerned with all as-
pects of administering the Commission's program of reactor licensing.
The Division has the responsibility of developing licensing and regulatory
policies in close cooperation with the several advisory groups that are
available to it. This includes development of regulations for particular
uses, development of criteria for issuance of specific and general li-
censes, evaluation of health and safety features of proposed activities,
determination of technical and financial qualifications of applicants,
allocation of special nuclear material, and development and application
of the indemnity program. The Division has the further responsibility of
licensing all private activities in the U. S. involving the use of source
and special materials.
220.127.116.11 Division of Compliance
The purpose of the Division of Compliance is to direct the program
for the inspection and investigation of materials and facilities to de-
termine compliance. The Division provides guidance and assistance to the
licensee's inspection staff. Although not responsible for development of
regulations, the Division through its experience, is able to recommend
regulation and regulatory changes.
18.104.22.168 Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel is closely involved in the legal
aspects of all phases of AEC licensing, regulatory, compliance, and in-
spection activities. The most substantial participation of the Office of
the General Counsel in the regulatory program is through counsel to the
Division of Reactor Licensing and the Division of Compliance. In licens-
ing cases the Office closely follows, from the legal standpoint, all docu-
ments and testimony submitted by the licensee and other interested parties.
22.214.171.124 Atomic Safety and Licensing Board
The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has the responsibility of con-
ducting hearings and issuing orders and decisions in licensing cases.
The Board performs no direct role in the development of general Commis-
sion regulatory policies, except to the extent that such policies may be
developed in a decision or order which becomes the action of the Commis-
sion or becomes' a final order in the absence of review by the Commission.
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Cottrell, William B. U.S. Reactor Containment Technology: a Compilation of Current Practice in Analysis, Design, Construction, Test, and Operation, Volume 1, report, August 1965; Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc101033/m1/91/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.