The High-Level Radioactive Waste Committee is composed of nuclear waste
transportation experts appointed by the Governors of
eleven Western States
The Committee works with the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a safe
and publicly acceptable system for transporting spent nuclear fuel and
high-level radioactive waste under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. The
HLW Committee's primary management directives come from a series of Western
Governors' Resolutions dating back to 1985, which express the Governors'
goal of "safe and uneventful transport of nuclear waste."