Amy Cubbage


Amy E. Cubbage serves as Reactor Policy Advisor to Commissioner Ostendorff. She has 25 years of experience at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission including 10 years in various leadership positions within the NRC’s Office of New Reactors.  She lead ESBWR design certification and also oversaw the development of guidance, policy, and rulemaking for both large light water reactors and small modular reactors. Cubbage holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.

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Licensing Small Modular Reactors: An Overview Of Regulatory And Policy Issues

by William C. Ostendorff, Amy Cubbagevia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 6, 2015

Small modular reactors (SMRs) have recently garnered significant interest in the United States and abroad. The responsibility to review and license SMRs falls to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which has been closely watching small modular reactor developments and is currently conducting detailed pre-application reviews.