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Regional Administrator: Victor McCree
Deputy Regional Administrator for Operations: Leonard Wert

Executes established NRC policies and assigned programs relating to inspection, licensing, enforcement, investigation, governmental liaison, and emergency response within regional boundaries.

Deputy Regional Administrator for Construction: Frederick Brown

Executes established NRC policies and assigned programs relating to inspection, licensing, enforcement, investigation, and governmental liaison for construction inspection program activities for reactors and fuel cycle facilities, nationwide.

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Public Affairs Staff

Sr. Public Affairs Officer: Roger Hanah
Field Public Affairs Officer: Joseph Ledford

Implements NRC policies and programs for public affairs in the Region.

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Office of Investigations Field Office

Special Agent in Charge: Robert Rzepka

Provides investigative support to Region II.

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Regional Counsel

(Vacant)

Advises the regional administrator on legal issues.

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Regional State Liaison Officer

John Pelchat

Coordinates and carries out communication between NRC and the States and appropriate local governments within the Region regarding the regulation of nuclear materials and facilities.

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Enforcement and Investigations Coordination Staff

Enforcement Officer: David Gamberoni

Implements enforcement policy in the Region and coordinates allegation and investigation activities.

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Division of Reactor Projects

Director: Joel Munday
Deputy Director: Mark Lesser

Implements and coordinates the inspection of all reactors and related project management activities. Supervises and directs the resident inspection staff at each reactor facility and coordinates site inspection activities with the Division of Reactor Safety. The span of activities includes, but is not limited to, routine, special, and reactive inspections; enforcement; assessment; allegation follow-up; and the recruiting and training of staff. Coordinates with the Project Division of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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Reactor Projects Branches 1-7

Plans, directs and coordinates the inspection activities and related project management functions at assigned reactor facilities. Supervises and trains staff, including resident inspectors. Performs assessment of power reactor facilities, which includes baseline and supplemental inspections, enforcement assessment, allegation follow-up, and the recruiting and training of staff. Coordinates inspection activities with the Division of Reactor Safety and the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. Acts as liaison with the Project Division counterpart in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

Reactor Projects Branch 1

Chief: Frank Ehrhardt

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Reactor Projects Branch 2

Chief: Mark Franke

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Reactor Projects Branch 3

Chief: (Vacant)

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Reactor Projects Branch 4

Chief: George Hopper

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Reactor Projects Branch 5

Chief: Michael King

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Reactor Projects Branch 6

Chief: Jonathan Bartley

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Reactor Projects Branch 7

Chief: Steven Rose

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Division of Reactor Safety

Director: Terrance Reis
Deputy Director: Mark Miller

Implements the NRC's Reactor Oversight Program in the areas of engineering, maintenance, radiological controls, emergency preparedness, security, and operator license requalification. Implements the NRC operator license examination program; the fuel facilities security inspection program; the license renewal inspection program; the independent spent fuel storage installation inspections program. Provides specialized technical support. Reviews license changes to emergency preparedness and security plans. Coordinates with the technical Divisions in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, and the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

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Engineering Branch 1

Chief: Rebecca Nease

Inspects reactor licensee activities in the area of engineering. Provides technical expertise and support in the engineering areas of design, modifications and evaluations of changes, tests and experiments. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental engineering inspections.

Engineering Branch 2

Chief: Scott Shaeffer

Inspects reactor licensee and fuel facility activities in the areas of fire protection and problem identification and resolution. Provides technical expertise and support in the fire protection area and risk analysis. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental fire protection inspections and problem identification and resolution inspections.

Engineering Branch 3

Chief: (Vacant)

Inspects reactor licensee activities in the areas of inservice inspection program, maintenance rule implementation, and heat sink performance. Provides technical expertise and support for the license renewal inspection program; the reactor and fuel facility construction programs; and independent spent fuel storage installation inspection program. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental maintenance inspections

Plant Support Branch 1

Chief: Brian Bonser

Inspects reactor licensee activities in the areas of health physics, environmental and effluent monitoring and controls, and emergency preparedness. Provides technical expertise and support for the radiation protection and emergency preparedness programs. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental radiation protection and emergency preparedness inspections.

Plant Support Branch 2

Chief: Binoy Desai

Inspects reactor licensee and fuel facility activities in the area of security. Provides technical expertise and support for the security safeguards programs. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental security inspections at reactor and fuel facilities.

Operations Branch1

Chief: Gerald McCoy

Administers the operator licensing program by conducting operator requalification training inspections, and operator licensing examinations. Provides technical expertise and support for the operator licensing program. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental operator licensing program inspections.

Operations Branch2

Chief: Eugene Guthrie

Administers the operator licensing program by conducting operator requalification training inspections, and operator licensing examinations. Provides technical expertise and support for the operator licensing program. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental operator licensing program inspections.


Division of Fuel Facility Inspection

Director: Anthony Gody
Deputy Director: Carolyn Evans

Implements and coordinates the inspection of all Fuel Facilities in the United States and related project management activities.  Supervises and directs the fuel facilities inspection staff including resident inspection staff at selected fuel facilities.  The span of activities includes, but is not limited to, core, regional initiative, and reactive inspections; emergency preparedness and response; enforcement; assessment; allegation follow-up; and the recruiting and training of staff.  Coordinates activities with the Division of Reactor Safety, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards.

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Projects Branch 1

Chief: James Hickey

Plans, directs and coordinates the inspection activities and related project management functions at assigned fuel facilities.  Supervises, recruits, develops and maintains technical expertise in Operations, Integrated Safety Analysis and Information Security.  Performs inspections and assessment of fuel facilities, which includes core, regional initiative and reactive inspections, enforcement, assessment, and allegation follow-up.  Coordinates inspection activities and transition of Information Security Inspection program within the Division as well as with the Division of Reactor Safety, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS).  Supports the Region II Incident Response Program as well as NMSS and NSIR guidance development for fuel facilities.

Projects Branch 2

Chief: Marvin Sykes

Plans, directs and coordinates the inspection activities and related project management functions at assigned fuel facilities.  Supervises, recruits, develops and maintains technical expertise in Operations, Integrated Safety Analysis and Fire Protection.  Performs inspections and assessment of fuel facilities, which includes core, regional initiative and reactive inspections, enforcement, assessment, and allegation follow-up.  Coordinates inspection activities within the Division as well as with the Division of Reactor Safety, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS).  Supports the Region II Incident Response Program as well as NMSS and NSIR guidance development for fuel facilities.

Safety Branch

Chief: Alan Blamey

Implements and coordinates fuel facility inspection in the areas of Criticality Safety, Material Control and Accountability, Engineering, Emergency Planning, Health Physics, Environmental and Transportation.  Recruits, develops and maintain technical expertise in these specialty areas.  Provides the program management, inspection program oversight and assessment for the assigned technical disciplines and implements enforcement, assessment and allegation follow-up in connection with technical program areas.  Coordinates inspection activities and transition of the Criticality Safety and Material Control and Accountability inspection programs within the Division as well as with the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS).  Supports the Region II incident Response Program as well as NMSS and NSIR guidance development for fuel facilities.


Division of Resource Management and Administration

Director: Glenn Trent
Deputy Director: Clarissa Evans Brown

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 license fee management and FOIA processing.

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Human Resources Branch

Chief: (Vacant)

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

Information Technology Branch

Chief: Russell Ficken

Provides regional information support services, including computer operations, telecommunications, mail, and records file management, including FOIA. Computer services include application/system development, end user support, LAN administration, integration of headquarters and regional systems, office automation, and equipment and software analysis. Telecommunications include both voice and data communication.

Financial Management Branch

Chief: Clinton McGill

Performs budgeting, accounting, management analysis, travel, contract administration, purchasing, procurement of goods and services. Performs facility management functions, security, property management, and space planning.


Division of Construction Projects

Director: William Jones
Deputy Director: (Vacant)

Implements and coordinates the inspection of construction and fabrication activities for new reactors and fuel cycle facilities. Performs related project management activities. Supervises and directs the resident inspection staff at each reactor construction site and coordinates site inspection activities with the Division of Construction Inspection. The span of activities includes, but is not limited to, inspections; enforcement; assessment; allegation follow-up; and the recruiting and training of staff. Assists the Office of New Reactors in the development of the necessary regulatory infrastructure to support reactor and fuel cycle facility construction activities. Coordinates with the Office of New Reactors, the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, and the host regional office. Serves as the contact with applicants, Headquarters offices, external stakeholders, and the public for construction activities.

Construction Projects Branch 1

Chief: Deborah Seymour

Plans, directs, and coordinates all aspects of construction and pre-operational readiness inspections at assigned fuel facilities under construction. This includes routine and reactive inspections, as well as allegation follow-up and facility assessment. Hires, trains, and supervises staff, including resident inspectors. Performs project management activities for assigned facilities and serves as primary interface point with fuel facility applicants or licensees. Performs liaison with other NRC staff such as the Office of Nuclear Material and Safeguards, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, and the Region II Division of Fuel Facility Inspection.

Construction Projects Branch 2

Chief: David Ayres

Serves as the lead for the Center for Construction Inspection's (CCI) work developing the infrastructure and processes for implementing the new reactor inspection program. Developing the infrastructure and processes for implementing the new reactor construction program includes: (1) ITTAAC scheduling, (2) inspection reporting, and (3) hiring and developing the resident and regional office staff. Also provides program office support in the development of areas such as assessment, enforcement, and ITAAC closure. Serves as primary interface point with the Office of New Reactors and other NRC offices on issues related to the development of the new reactor inspection program.

Construction Projects Branch 3

Chief: Robert Haag

Plans, directs, and coordinates all aspects of inspection at Watts Bar Unit 2. This includes routine and reactive inspections, as well as allegation follow-up and facility assessment. Hires, trains and supervises staff, including resident inspectors. Performs project management activities for Watts Bar Unit 2 and serves as the primary interface point with this licensee. Performs liaison with other NRC staff such as the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and the Region II Divisions of Reactor Projects and Reactor Safety.

Construction Projects Branch 4

Chief: Michael Ernstes

Plans, directs, and coordinates all aspects of inspection at new reactor facilities under construction. This includes routine and reactive inspections, as well as allegation follow-up and facility assessment. Hires, trains and supervises staff, including resident inspectors. Performs project management activities for assigned facilities and serves as primary interface point with new construction power reactor licensees. Performs liaison with other NRC staff such as the Office of New Reactors and the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response.


Division of Construction Inspection

Director: Jimi Yerokun
Deputy Director: (Vacant)

Implements assigned portions of the construction inspection program and the vendor inspection program for all new reactors and fuel facilities. Provides specialized technical support to the Division of Construction Projects. Serves as the focal point for coordinating with technical counterparts and referring potential generic insights to Headquarters. Coordinates with the technical divisions in the Office of New Reactors, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, and the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

Construction Inspection Branch 1

Chief: Anthony Masters

Plans, conducts, and documents inspections, primarily in the electrical and instrumentation and controls areas, to verify licensee applicant compliance with associated commitments and regulations. Participates in enforcement and assessments activities. Activities are primarily focused on the activities of fuel facilities, Watts Bar Unit 2, and new reactor applicants and licensees. Inspections of vendor activities, in support of the Office of New Reactors and the Office of Nuclear Material and Safeguards are also conducted. In addition, the branch serves as the focal point for coordinating with technical counterparts and referring technical issues to Headquarters in the electrical and instrumentation and controls areas. As appropriate, also coordinates technical issues with the Divisions of Reactor Projects and Reactor Safety in the host regions. Hires, trains and supervises staff.

Construction Inspection Branch 2

Chief: (Vacant)

Plans, conducts, and documents inspections, primarily in the civil engineering area, to verify licensee applicant compliance with associated commitments and regulations. Participates in enforcement and assessments activities. Activities are primarily focused on the activities of fuel facilities, Watts Bar Unit 2, and new reactor applicants and licensees. Inspections of vendor activities, in support of the Office of New Reactors and the Office of Nuclear Material and Safeguards are also conducted. In addition, the branch serves as the focal point for coordinating with technical counterparts and referring technical issues to Headquarters in the civil engineering area. As appropriate, also coordinates technical issues with the Divisions of Reactor Projects and Reactor Safety in the host regions. Hires, trains and supervises staff.

Construction Inspection Branch 3

Chief: Randall Musser

Plans, conducts, and documents inspections, primarily in the mechanical and welding engineering areas, to verify licensee applicant compliance with associated commitments and regulations. Participates in enforcement and assessments activities. Activities are primarily focused on the activities of fuel facilities, Watts Bar Unit 2, and new reactor applicants and licensees. Inspections of vendor activities, in support of the Office of New Reactors and the Office of Nuclear Material and Safeguards are also conducted. In addition, the branch serves as the focal point for coordinating with technical counterparts and referring technical issues to Headquarters in the mechanical and welding engineering areas. As appropriate, also coordinates technical issues with the Divisions of Reactor Projects and Reactor Safety in the host regions. Hires, trains and supervises staff.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, December 09, 2014