"Nuclear: Vacancies Could Lead To Rare One-Man Rule at NRC"

"If President Trump fails to nominate and the Senate confirm at least one new member for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission before the end of June, the regulatory body could face a significant organizational shift.

Right now, there are three sitting commissioners on the five-member body. The term of Chairwoman Kristine Svinicki, the lone Republican, ends June 30. She is eligible for renomination, and other potential candidates have emerged for the additional open seats.

But if Svinicki's departure day comes and the White House has not acted, the commission could move temporarily to a system where its chairman has sole authority over top-line decisions."

Sam Mintz reports for Greenwire April 20, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 04/21/2017