The President today announced his intention to designate Joseph M. Henritie, of Bellport, N.Y., as Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission upon his confirmation by the Senate.
Mr. Hendrie was nominated on June 30, 1977, to be a member of .the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 1981.
Hendrie is a member of the board of directors of the American Nuclear Society and serves on the Risk-Impact Panel, Committee on Nuclear and Alternative Energy Systems of the National Research Council. Since 1974 he has been the U.S. Representative on the International Atomic Energy Agency's Senior Advisory Group on Reactor Safety Codes and Guides. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission from 1966 to 1972. He has had numerous articles published in professional journals.