Regulatory Links

Government Agencies

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Lawrence E. Kokajko, Director,
Division of High-Level Waste Repository Safety
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Atten: Lawrence E. Kokajko, Director, DHLWRS
11545 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852-2738

NRC Las Vegas Office
Robert Latta, Senior Site Representative
Fuel Cycle & Decommissioning Branch
Division of Nuclear Material Safety, Region IV
PO Box 371048
Las Vegas, NV 89137-1048

Environmental Protection Agency

View the Nuclear Waste Policy Act

In 1982, the U.S. Congress enacted a law called the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. The Act established a comprehensive national program for the safe, permanent disposal of highly radioactive wastes.

This law is based on the principle that our society is responsible for safely disposing of the nuclear wastes we create.

The Act directed the U.S. Department of Energy to study suitable sites for a geologic repository. The geologic repository envisioned by the Act is an engineered disposal facility located deep underground. After more than two decades of scientific study, in 2002, Congress and the President approved the development of a geologic repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

US Department of Energy (DOE)

Western Interstate Energy Board

Transportation External Coordination Working Group

Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

Nuclear Waste Package Performance Study References

Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board

US DOE National Transportation Program

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

State of Nevada (Nuclear Waste Transportation)

US DOE Carlsbad Waste Isolation Storage Plant

Skull Valley Spent Fuel Storage Project

National Archives and Records Administration (Code of Federal Regulations)

Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Nevada State Legislature


Nuclear Energy Institute
Yucca Mountain Standards
Yucca Mountain Geophysical Studies
New Mexico’s WIPP Transportation Safety Program