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The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management is accepting nominations for the 2022 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 technology, policy, or practices of low-level radioactive waste management in the United States.  The award recipient […]


The Commission (SECC) selected Frank Hahne to receive the 2021 Richard S. Hodes Award (Award) for the significant role he played in successfully designing, implementing and leading the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) successful uranium bartering program during the deactivation and decommissioning (D&D) clean-up work at the former enrichment site in Portsmouth, Ohio.  Frank Hahne […]

President Biden selects Commissioner Hanson as new Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Christopher T. Hanson has been designated by U.S. President Joe Biden as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 18th Chairman, effective immediately. Hanson replaces Kristine L. Svinicki, who departed the agency on Jan. 20, 2021, after serving as Chairman since 2017. “I am honored to have been selected by President Biden to serve as the next NRC […]

Chairman Kristine Svinicki Announces Her Intent to Depart The NRC

Today, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Kristine L. Svinicki announced that she intends to leave the NRC on Jan. 20, 2021. Chairman Svinicki issued the following statement… see PDF for full statement



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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