WASHINGTON — Nevada’s Bradley R. Crowell this week was nominated by President Joe Biden to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Crowell is the director of Nevada’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is an independent government agency tasked with ensuring safe use of nuclear materials and energy to protect the public and environment. Commissioners, of which there are five, serve a five-year term and work to develop policies and regulations as well as issue orders to licensees and adjudicate legal matters.
Crowell has served at DNCR as director since his appointment by Gov. Brian Sandoval in 2016. He was reappointed by Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2019.
Over his career he has spent more than 20 years working in federal and state leadership positions and gaining experience in the fields of energy, environment, natural resources, climate change and national security.
Crowell lives in Reno and is a native of Carson City.