President Trump is planning to nominate three commissioners to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
If confirmed by the Senate, the nominees would bring the NRC to its full slate of five commissioners and avoid the potential that the body, now with only three members, would lose a commissioner and lack a quorum in July.
The White House said Annie Caputo and David Wright would both be new to the NRC, while Kristine Svinicki, the current chairwoman, is being tapped for a new five-year term. All three are Republicans.
The commission is the main regulatory body for the nation’s nuclear power industry, developing and enforcing regulations, overseeing the safety of nuclear materials and licensing facilities, among other responsibilities. Read more at The Hill.