The NCS Consensus Committee (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 NCS oversees one subcommittee. This committee is ANS-8, Fissionable Material Outside Reactors. 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 NCS oversees the following subcommittee:
Last updated July 22, 2014, 2:55pm CDT.