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Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Coordination
Radiation Safety Division (RSD)
United States Department of Agriculture

Authorizing Documents

The Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 is the authorizing document creating the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 


The Form NRC-3 "Notice to Employees” must be posted in areas where employees will see it, for example, on a safety bulletin board. This notice explains NRC's role and advises employees of their rights and responsibilities when working with radioactive materials.


In addition, the following information must be posted so that it is readily observable or otherwise readily available, or accessible on the computer: 

  • 10 CFR Part 19 - Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers: Inspection and Investigations
  • 10 CFR Part 20 - Standards for Protection Against Radiation
  • any notice of violation involving radiological working conditions, proposed imposition of civil penalty, or order issued by the NRC, and any response from the licensee, such notice being posted according to RSD instructions.