Due to the lapse in government funding, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC), website was last updated Oct. 9 and will not be updated until further notice.
Normal business activities (including public meetings) are suspended. According to the NRC’s shutdown plan, approved by the Office of Management and Budget, the agency will retain about 300 of its current 3,900 employees for “excepted functions” during a lapse of appropriations. Of that number, roughly half are resident inspectors assigned to reactor and fuel facilities. The rest are staff necessary to respond to emergency situations at NRC-licensed facilities.