The adequacy elements of the programme  focus on the protection of public health and safety in a given Contracting State, while the elements of the compatibility programme focus on the effects of national regulation of contractual documents by a Contracting State or their potential effects on other legal systems. Certain elements of the program for compatibility reasons may also have an impact on public health and safety. Therefore, they can also be considered as program elements for adequacy. NRC supports states that have expressed interest in implementing support programs for NRC regulators, in accordance with the Nuclear Act of 1954, as amended. Section 274 of the Act provides a legal basis in which NRC cedes some of its regulatory power to states to concede and regulate by-products (radioisotopes); raw materials (uranium and thorium); and certain quantities of special nuclear material. The mechanism for deleging nrc powers to a state is an agreement signed by the state governor and the chairperson of the Commission in accordance with section 274 ter of the Act. In the particular situation of working in federally controlled locations in the Contracting States, it is necessary to know the country of the country in order to determine whether nrc or the State Party has regulatory authority. The NRC has regulatory powers for the Länder called “exclusive federal jurisdiction”, while the Contracting State is responsible for non-exclusive states. It is the responsibility of licensees to know in advance the competence status of the specific areas in which they wish to carry out licensed transactions. NRC recommends that licensees consult with their local contacts with the Federal Site Supervisory Authority to determine the status of the country and to provide written information so that licensees can, where appropriate, meet the regulatory requirements of the NRC or the Contracting State. Under the general authorisation, reciprocal activities are only permitted as long as the licensee has a valid authorisation for radioactive material.
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