United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Region I

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Regional Administrator: Daniel Dorman
Deputy Regional Administrator:
David Lew

Executes established NRC policies and assigned programs relating to inspection, licensing, incident response, governmental liaison, resource management, and human resources.

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Office of Investigations Field Office

Special Agent in Charge: Jeffrey Teator

Provides investigative support to Region I.

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Public Affairs Staff

Senior Public Affairs Officer: Diane Screnci
Field Public Affairs Officer: Neil Sheehan

Implements NRC policies and programs for Public Affairs in the Region.

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Regional Counsel

(Vacant)

Advises the regional administrator on legal issues.

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Allegations/Enforcement Staff

Team Leader: Brice Bickett

Performs the functions of enforcement and allegations.

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State Liaison Officers

Nancy McNamara, Douglas Tifft

Serves as the principal point of contact between NRC Region I Office and senior level State officials, regional governmental organizations and appropriate local governments within the Region to coordinate and address a broad range of requests pertaining to technical, political and legal issues. Implements policies and guidelines provided by the Office of State Programs and the Region relative to NRC relations with State and local governments within the Region.

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Division of Reactor Projects

Director: Ho Nieh
Deputy Director: Michael Scott

Provides implementation policy oversight and direction for Reactor Oversight Process inspection and assessment of power reactors, including inspection program management, resident inspection, Problem Identification and Resolution Inspection program leadership, and allegation follow-up. Serves as the contact with licensees, Headquarters offices, and the public for power reactors in Region I. Provides for prompt onsite response to reactor events.

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Reactor Projects Branches 1-6

Implements the inspection program for power reactors including maintaining the Inspection Planning (IP) and Items Reporting Systems (IRS), supporting the Reactor Oversight Process, and managing and participating in inspections. Performs licensee assessments, supports Agency Action Review Meetings, and conducts Public Annual Assessment Meetings at all sites. Implements the Enforcement Policy. Responds to operating events. Performs resident inspections, leads PIR inspections for assigned facilities, supports PIR inspection as needed in other branches, and conducts allegation follow-up. Develops generic correspondence and provides feedback on Reactor Oversight Process implementation. Coordinates Commission visits to reactor sites and responds to public inquiries.

Reactor Projects Branch #1

Chief: Daniel Schroeder

Calvert Cliffs 1 & 2 Resident Office
Ginna Resident Office
Nine Mile Point 1 & 2 Resident Office

(See Reactor Projects Branch Description)

Reactor Projects Branch #2

Chief: Arthur Burritt

Fitzpatrick Resident Office
Indian Point 2 Resident Office
Indian Point 3 Resident Office

(See Reactor Projects Branch Description)

Reactor Projects Branch #3

Chief: Glenn Dentel

Hope Creek Resident Office
Salem 1 & 2 Resident Office
Seabrook Resident Office

(See Reactor Projects Branch Description)

Reactor Projects Branch #4

Chief: Fred Bower

Limerick 1 & 2 Resident Office
Peach Bottom 2 & 3 Resident Office
Susquehanna 1 & 2 Resident Office

(See Reactor Projects Branch Description)

Reactor Projects Branch #5

Chief: Raymond McKinley, Jr.

Vermont Yankee Resident Office
Pilgrim Resident Office
Millstone 2 & 3 Resident Office

(See Reactor Projects Branch Description)

Reactor Projects Branch #6

Chief: (Vacant)

Beaver Valley 1 & 2 Resident Office
TMI 1 Resident Office
Oyster Creek Resident Office

(See Reactor Projects Branch Description)

Technical Support and Assessment Branch

Chief: Raymond Powell

Functions as the primary divisional interface regarding operational and strategic planning, resource allocation, and budgeting. Manages a staff to monitor, assess, and improve the implementation of the Reactor Oversight Process (ROP) for power reactors. Manages a staff to monitor resource expenditures, inspection activities, and performance metrics. Compiles input for management reports. Develops feedback to the ROP, budget and resource planning processes to improve reactor safety and the effectiveness of agency processes. Leads problem identification inspections at power reactors, including staffing, scheduling, conduct of inspection and documentation. Responsible for the training, development, and qualification process for regional personnel in the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program (NSPDP). Responsible for managing and making staff available for backfill to other DRP branches for emergent needs.


Division of Reactor Safety

Director: Raymond Lorson
Deputy Director: James Trapp

The Division implements the NRC's Reactor Oversight Process in the areas of engineering, maintenance, radiological controls, emergency preparedness, security, and operator license requalification training. Additionally, the Division implements the NRC operator license examination program and the license renewal inspection program; reviews changes to emergency preparedness and security plans; provides specialized technical support; and coordinates with the technical Divisions in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.

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Plant Support Branch 1

Chief: Anthony Dimitriadis

Plant Support Branch 1 inspects reactor licensee activities in the areas of physical security and emergency preparedness; provides technical expertise and support for the security safeguards and emergency preparedness programs; provides technical expertise and support for incident response; reviews changes to emergency preparedness and security plans; and performs Region-based baseline and supplemental security and emergency preparedness inspections.

Plant Support Branch 2

Chief: James Noggle

Plant Support Branch 2 inspects reactor licensee activities in the area of radiation protection; maintains the Region Incident Response Center; provides technical expertise and support for incident response; and performs Region-based baseline and supplemental radiation protection program inspections.

Engineering Branch 1

Chief: Melvin Gray

Engineering Branch 1 performs inspection and technical evaluation of plant engineering, design and maintenance activities; supports response to occurrences at facilities and conducts assessments of licensee performance while primarily focusing on mechanical structures systems and components at nuclear power facilities.  Particular emphasis is placed in the areas of structural design, materials degradation, reactor pressure vessels, heat exchangers, steam generators, piping, and related components, processes, and testing.  Also responsible for the inspection of licensee activities to manage the effects of aging related to the NRC’s license renewal review process.

Engineering Branch 2

Chief: Paul Krohn

Engineering Branch 2 inspects reactor licensee activities as part of the Reactor Oversight Process by performing Component Design Basis Inspections (CDBIs) and Permanent Plant Modification Inspections.  These inspections encompass multiple engineering disciplines and ensure the licensing and design basis of nuclear plants are maintained.  In addition, provides technical expertise and support to multiple other branches within the reactor oversight divisions, as well as performing reactive and supplemental inspections as necessary.

Engineering Branch 3

Chief: John Rogge

Engineering Branch 3 inspects reactor licensee activities in the area of fire protection and cyber security; provides technical expertise and support in the electrical area; and performs Region-based baseline and supplemental fire protection and cyber security inspections.  Additionally, coordinates power uprate inspections and Part 21 report reviews.

Operations Branch

Chief: Donald Jackson

The Operations Safety Branch implements the operator licensing program by performing operator requalification training inspections and operator licensing examinations; provides technical expertise and support for the operator licensing program; and performs Region-based baseline and supplemental operator requalification training program inspections.


Division of Nuclear Materials Safety

Director: Daniel Collins
Deputy Director: James Dwyer

Provides implementation policy oversight and direction for the Materials Safety Licensing and Inspection Programs, and Agreement State reviews. Manages reactor decommissioning activities and regional Site Decommissioning Management Plan (SDMP) activities. Provides for prompt onsite response to events at materials facilities and at sites in decommissioning. Manages enforcement and allegation follow-up for materials licensees and sites in decommissioning. Manages the fixed and mobile radiological laboratories in support of the materials and reactor inspection, and decommissioning program.

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Decommissioning and Technical Support Branch

Chief: Marc Ferdas

Performs project management, licensing, and inspection of decommissioning activities at SDMP sites, fuel facilities, and power and non-power reactor sites. Also implements the enforcement policy and performs allegation follow up at licensed facilities.

Medical Branch

Chief: (Vacant)

Performs licensing and inspection activities for NRC licensed medical and academic materials licensees in the Northeastern U.S. Also implements the enforcement policy and performs allegation follow up at licensed facilities.

Commercial, Industrial, R&D and Academic Branch

Chief: Blake Welling

Performs licensing and inspection activities for NRC licensed commercial, industrial and R&D materials users in the Northeastern U.S. Also implements the enforcement policy and performs allegation follow up at licensed facilities.

Part 37 Team

Team Leader: Randolph Ragland, Jr.


Division of Resource Management

Director: Pamela Baker
Deputy Director: Tracy Walker

Performs administrative functions in human resource management, contract administration, budget and fiscal management, ADP services, space and property management, telecommunications, and general administrative services, including licensee fee management and FOIA processing.

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Human Resources Staff

Human Resources Team Leader: Colleen Todd

Provides and coordinates regional human resource services, including training, staffing, employee benefits, and labor relations.

Financial Resources Branch

Chief: David Rule

Performs all fiscal activities for the Region including budget formulation and execution, accounting, procurement, contract management, travel services, vehicle functions, and property management and space utilization services.

Information Resources Branch

Chief: Michael Dean

Provides Regional information technology/information management support, including computer operations, telecommunications, mail, and records file management, including ADAMS and FOIA, and license fee reporting. Computer services include application/system development, end user support, and LAN administration.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, December 09, 2014