From time to time the ANS is requested, or anticipates a request, to provide, or has an opportunity to provide, statements of the Society's position on public issues involving various aspects of nuclear science and technology. It is the role of the Public Policy Committee to facilitate the Society's response in such situations in the form of position statements which are approved by the Board of Directors. The committee shall suggest areas where such statements may be appropriate, or respond to suggestions from Society members or professional staff. The committee shall also provide support to Society leadership in interactions with government officials or on other appropriate occasions.
This committee shall be composed of not fewer than ten (10) or more than twenty (20) Fellows, Members, Student, Emeritus, or Honorary Life Members, preferably representing a broad range of the professional divisions and technical groups. At least one (1) of the appointed members shall be a non-U.S. resident. At least one (1) of the appointed members shall be a member of the Board of Directors. In addition, the chairpersons of the Public Information, Local Sections, and Professional Divisions Committees, or their designated representatives, shall serve as ex officio members. The appointed members shall have terms of three (3) years, and the term designated for each shall be such that, in conjunction with the terms of the ex officio members, effective continuity of experience will be maintained.
Committee Chair: Paul Dickman
Last updated January 15, 2015, 8:48am CST.