THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JEFFREY S. MERRIFIELD AS A MEMBER OF THE NUCLEAR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Jeffrey S. Merrifield to serve as a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Jeffrey S. Merrifield, of Antrim, New Hampshire, has served since 1995 as Counsel/Staff Director to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Control, and Risk Assessment where he drafted the Superfund Cleanup Acceleration Act and helped amend Superfund Program legislation, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Toxic Substance Control Act. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Merrifield served as an Associate with the law firm of McKenna & Cuneo where he represented environmental, government contracting, and trade association clients in corporate, regulatory, and litigation matters. From 1990 to 1992, he served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Robert C. Smith where he drafted legislation, testimony, and statements regarding energy, transportation and environmental issues. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Merrifield served as a Legislative Assistant to former Senator Gordon J. Humphrey.
Mr. Merrifield received his B.A., magna cum laude, in political science and history from Tufts University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Merrifield is a Member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is a bi-partisan, independent regulatory commission responsible for ensuring adequate protection of public health and safety, common defense and security, and the environment with respect to the use of nuclear materials for civilian purposes in the United States. Activities licensed and regulated by the Commission include: commercial nuclear power reactors; non-power research, test, and training reactors; fuel cycle facilities; medial, academic and industrial uses of nuclear materials; and the transport, storage and disposal of nuclear materials and waste.