DSFM REG CON 2019 Agenda

Theme: "Bringing the Spent Fuel Management Program to You!"

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Division of Spent Fuel Management’s Regulatory Conference (REG CON) is our annual engagement with public and industry to share the latest developments and to listen to our stakeholders on the future of spent fuel management.

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Day 1 – September 17, 2019

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Conference Check-in
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome and Introduction — Michael Layton, Director, DSFM/NRC
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Keynote Speaker — Ray Lorson, Deputy Regional Administrator Region I/NRC
10:45 AM – 12:45 PM Track I: Licensing
(Track Chair: John McKirgan, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Transportation Roles, Responsibilities, and Future Challenges (Chris Allen, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Reactor Decommissioning Issues and Challenges (Bruce Watson, DUWP/NRC)
  3. Licensing Efficiency – Important to Safety (Rod McCullum, NEI)
  4. Renewals: Guidance Updates and Lessons Learned (John Wise, DSFM/NRC)
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch
2:15 PM – 4:30 PM Track II: Oversight Program
(Track Co-Chair: Tony Dimitriadis, Region I/NRC)
(Track Co-Chair: Brian Gutherman,
Gutherman Technical Services)
  1. Decommissioning Updates and Lessons Learned (Randall Granaas, Southern California Edison)
  2. ISFSI Inspection Enhancements (Katherine Warner, Region I/NRC)
  3. Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation Inspection Readiness (Jeremy Tapp, DSFM/NRC)
  4. Dry Storage Canister Inspection, Mitigation, and Repair R&D (Jeremy Renshaw, EPRI)
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Afternoon Break for Dinner
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Track III: External Engagement and Outreach
(Track Chair: Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Developing a Working Relationship with Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (Heather Westra, Prairie Island Indian Community)
  2. A Single Raindrop - The Importance of Public Perception in the Nuclear Industry (Carlyn Greene, UxC LLC)
  3. Where the Rubber Meets the Road: NRC External Engagement (Neil Sheehan, Region I/NRC)
  4. Openness, Clarity, Independence: Stakeholder Engagement in CISF Licensing (Jose Cuadrado, DSFM/NRC)
8:00 PM Adjournment of Day 1

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Day 2 – September 18, 2019

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks — Christopher Regan, Deputy Director, DSFM/NRC
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM Track IV: Future Enhancements
(Track Co-Chair: Veronica Wilson, DSFM/NRC)
(Track Co-Chair: Bruce Montgomery, NEI)
  1. Graded Approach for Spent Fuel Dry Storage (Jeremy Smith, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Status Update of 72.48 Program Changes (Jeremy Tapp, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Advanced Fuels Update on the Front End of the Fuel Cycle (Marilyn Diaz-Maldonado, FCSE/NRC)
  4. NEI Used Fuel Transportation Table Top Exercise (Mark Richter, NEI)
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM – 2:45 PM Track V: Technical Issues
(Track Co-Chair: Chris Bajwa, DSFM/NRC)
(Track Co-Chair: Sylvia Saltzstein, Sandia National Lab)
  1. Safety Margin (Bob Quinn, Westinghouse)
  2. Application of Modeling Techniques (Jason Piotter, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Collaboration on Thermal/Fuel Performance Nexus (Al Csontos, EPRI)
  4. Spent Fuel Regulatory Research (Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)
  5. License Renewal Inspections and AMID (Roger Maggi, Orano)
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Closing Remarks — Michael Layton, Director, DSFM/NRC

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