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Nuclear Criticality Safety Consensus Committee (NCSCC)

The NCSCC (formerly known as N16) is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards for determining the potential for nuclear criticality of fissile material outside reactors, for the prevention of accidental criticality, for mitigating consequences of accidents should they occur, and for the prevention of nuclear chain reactions in activities associated with handling, storing, transporting, processing, and treating fissionable nuclides. The ANS Standards Committee Procedures Manual for Consensus Committees shall be used to guide the activities of this consensus committee.

The NCSCC oversees one subcommittee. This committee is Fissionable Material Outside Reactors (ANS-8). Taken from their scope, this committee aims "to establish standards providing guidance in the prevention of nuclear chain reactions in all procedures for handling, storing, transporting, processing, and treating fissionable nuclides."

The NCSCC oversees the following subcommittee:

  • Fissionable Material Outside Reactors (ANS-8)

NCSCC Membership Roster

Larry L. Wetzel (Chair), BWXT, Inc.
William Shackleford (Vice Chair), Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.
Roger W. Bartholomay, C.S. Engineering,Inc
Lawrence J. Berg, U.S. Department of Energy
Douglas Bowen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Robert D. Busch, University of New Mexico
William Doane, Framatome
Robert S. Eby, AIChE (Employed by Navarro Research & Engineering)
Ernest Elliott, N3B - Los Alamos
Calvin M. Hopper, Individual
Kevin Kimball, Individual
Ronald A. Knief, Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (Employed by Sandia National Laboratories)
John A. Miller, Sandia National Laboratory
Scott P. Murray, Health Physics Society (Employed by General Electric Company)
Richard G. Taylor, C.S. Engineering, Inc.
Robert E. Wilson, U.S. Department of Energy


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