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2021 Hodes Award Nominations Sought

Nominations must be received by August 31, 2020. Click here for the nomination packet. The Award The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management is accepting nominations for the 2020 Richard S. Hodes, M.D. Honor Lecture Award—a program that recognizes an individual, company, or organization that contributed in a significant way to improving the […]

Savannah River Remediation LLC Receives 2020 Hodes Award

The Southeast Compact Commission (SECC) selected Savannah River Remediation LLC (SRR) to receive the 2020 Richard S. Hodes Award (Award) for developing and implementing a technical, regulatory, and engineering strategy to work with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the removal and treatment of liquid radioactive waste associated with reprocessing in a manner that […]

State and Local Government Organizations Seek Pause on Public Comments on Rulemaking Processes

March 20, 2020 President Donald J. Trump The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of the nation’s states, cities, and counties, we write to request a formal pause, beginning on March 11, for all open public comment periods concerning both active rulemakings and nonrulemaking notices across every federal department […]

NRC Proposed interpretive rule related to very low-level radioactive waste disposal and associated public meetings

We wanted to make you aware that the agency recently published a Federal Register notice announcing a proposed interpretive rule related to very low-level radioactive waste disposal and will be holding a public meeting via WebEx on March 30, 2020 , to present information on this topic. This proposed interpretation of the low-level radioactive waste […]



The Commission is required by its By-Laws to meet twice each year. The Southeast Compact Commission’s fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. Meetings are open to the public.



The Southeast Compact Commission oversees the administration of the Compact agreement. The Commission is composed of two commissioners and two alternate commissioners appointed from each member state.


Richard S. Hodes Award

THE RICHARD S. HODES, M.D. HONOR LECTURE AWARD honors the memory of its late chairman, Dr. Richard S. Hodes, a strong proponent for innovation in the field of low-level radioactive waste management.

Upcoming Meetings

On March 6, 2020, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on a proposed interpretation of its low-level radioactive waste disposal regulations that would permit licensees to dispose of waste by transfer to persons who hold specific exemptions for the purpose of disposal. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on April […]

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