The Federal Office for Radiation Protection is an independent federal authority in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection is responsible for administrative tasks of the Federal Government in the fields of radiation protection including radiation protection precaution and nuclear safety, the transport of radioactive substances and the disposal of radioactive waste, including the construction and operation of facilities of the Federal Government for the safe storage and ultimate waste disposal of radioactive waste. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection supports the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety regarding technical and scientific aspects in the aforementioned fields, in particular in exercising the federal supervision, the elaboration of legal and administrative regulations and co-operation between the Länder. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection is engaged in scientific research to perform its tasks.