Frequent Questions

What other organizations are involved with radiation protection in the U.S.?

Many federal, state, local, industry, and non-governmental organizations play a role in radiation protection. Some (but not all) of these include:

  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurements (NCRP)
  • State radiation protection programs

For more information about how other Federal agencies regulate radiation sources, visit Radiation Resources Outside of EPA on

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