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NWTRB Mission

The mission of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board is to perform unbiased and ongoing technical and scientific peer review of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) nuclear waste management activities, the Board makes an essential contribution to increasing confidence in the scientific process and to informing, from a technical and scientific perspective, decisions on nuclear waste management. The Board provides objective information to Congress, the Administration, DOE, government and non-government organizations, and the public on a wide-range of issues related to spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste disposition.

NWTRB mission


NWTRB Strategic Plan

The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board’s (Board) Strategic Plan describes the Board's mission and the vision and values that underlie the Board’s work and the development of the Board’s Strategic Goals and Objectives.  As an independent Federal agency in the Executive Branch, the Board is committed to effectively carrying out its legislative mandate to "… evaluate the technical and scientific validity of the Department of Energy's activities related to managing and disposing of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste." The Board’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014 - 2018 provides a roadmap to guide us in achieving our Strategic Goals and Objectives and a benchmark, against which to evaluate the Board’s performance in meeting those Goals and Objectives in the years ahead.

 NWTRB Strategic Plan FY 2014-2018


NWTRB Enabling Legislation - Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (NWPAA)

Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (1987) [Public Law 100-203-December 22, 1987, Part E] directs the Board to evaluate the technical and scientific validity of activities undertaken by the Department of Energy related to implementing the NWPAA.

Public Law 100-203-December 22,1987