The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama will nominate Jeffery M. Baran and Stephen Burns to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Baran is a senior Democratic staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and aide to retiring Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
Burns is a former NRC general counsel who is currently head of legal affairs at the Paris-based Nuclear Energy Agency, a unit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
If confirmed by the Senate, they will fill two Democratic vacancies on the five-member commission, which oversees U.S. nuclear power safety.
Commissioner William D. Magwood said Tuesday that he will depart on Aug. 31 to become director-general of the agency on Sept. 1, a move he previously announced. George Apostolakis was not nominated by Obama for a second term and departed the commission at the end of June.