Frequent Questions

What is EPA's Federal Guidance for Radiation program?

EPA's Federal Guidance Program fulfills the Agency's responsibility for providing general radiation protection guidance to the federal government and states. Other federal and state agencies use this guidance as a reference for developing radiation protection rules and regulations to protect the American public from the harmful effects of radiation.

EPA develops its Federal Guidance with input from other federal and state agencies; we issue guidance both as recommendations and as technical reports. Federal Guidance recommendations are signed by the President. Technical reports are issued by EPA and provide current scientific and technical information for radiation dose and risk assessment. Federal Guidance promotes protection of both the general public and the people who work with and around radiation every day.

View and download federal guidance for radiation protection, including technical reports and policy recommendations.

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