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- Region III Office
- Public Affairs Staff Field Office
- Regional Counsel
- State and Governmental Affairs
- Enforcement and Investigation Coordination Staff
- Division of Reactor Projects
- Division of Reactor Safety
- Division of Nuclear Materials Safety
- Division of Resource Management and Administration
Regional Administrator: Cynthia Pederson
Deputy Regional Administrator: Darrell Roberts
Executes established NRC policies and assigned programs relating to inspection, licensing, investigation, enforcement, emergency response, governmental liaison, agreement state activities and resource management within regional boundaries.
Public Affairs Staff
Senior Public Affairs Officer: Viktoria Mitlyng
Field Public Affairs Officer: Prema Chandrathil
Implements NRC policies and programs for Public Affairs in the Region.
Regional Counsel: Jared Heck
Advises the Regional Administrator on legal issues.
State and Governmental Affairs
Regional State Liaison Officer: Allan Barker
Coordinates and carries out communications between NRC and the States and appropriate local governments within the Region regarding the regulation of nuclear materials and facilities.
Enforcement and Investigation Coordination Staff
Enforcement/Investigations Officer (TL): Richard Skokowski
Implements enforcement policy in the region and coordinates allegation and investigation activities.
Division of Reactor Projects
Director: Patrick Louden
Deputy Director: Julio Lara
Provides implementation policy oversight and direction for the inspection and assessment programs for power reactors, including inspection program management, resident inspection, and allegation follow-up. Serves as the contact with licensees, headquarters office, and the public for power reactors in Region III. Provides for prompt onsite response to reactor events.
Reactor Projects Branches 1-6
Performs project management for routine and reactive inspections of power reactors during all phases of testing and operation. Implements the inspection program for power reactors including maintaining the Reactor Planning System (RPS) and the Inspection Followup System (IFS), supporting the Plant Performance Review (PPR) process, and managing and participating in inspections. Performs licensee assessments and implements the Enforcement Policy. Responds to operating events. Develops generic correspondence. Coordinates Commission visits to reactor sites and responds to public inquiries.
Reactor Projects Branch 1
Chief: James McGhee
Clinton Resident Office
Duane Arnold Resident Office
Quad Cities Resident Office
Reactor Projects Branch 2
Chief: Ken Riemer
Prairie Island Resident Office
Monticello Resident Office
D.C. Cook Resident Office
Reactor Projects Branch 3
Chief: John Ellegood
Byron Resident Office
Braidwood Resident Office
Palisades Resident Office
Reactor Projects Branch 4
Dresden Resident Office
Davis Besse Resident Office
Point Beach Resident Office
Reactor Projects Branch 5
Chief: Michael Kunowski
LaSalle Resident Office
Fermi Resident Office
Perry Resident Office
Technical Support Staff
Chief: Ann Marie Stone
Functions as the primary reactor program 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. Serves as a liaison for managing and making staff available for backfill to other DRP and DRS branches for emergent needs. 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.
Division of Reactor Safety
Director: Kenneth O'Brien
Deputy Director: Mohammed Shuaibi
Performs inspections of operations, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, and human factor engineering, human performance, risk assessment and management, management of systems, facility operations, maintenance, radiation protection, emergency preparedness, and security for all power reactor programs. Conducts the operator licensing function for power reactor facilities. Reviews emergency preparedness and security program changes. Serves as the focal point for coordinating with technical counterparts and referring potentially generic insights to Headquarters. Manages enforcement and allegation followup. Maintains Region's incident response capability.
Chief: Hironori Peterson
Reviews operator licensing activities at power reactors including the administration of the initial and upgrade examinations for all operators. Assures that NRC examinations and the licensee's training and testing comply with the agency's guidelines. Inspects facility requalification programs, emergency and other operating procedures, and conducts operational evaluations.
Engineering Branch 1
Chief: David Hills
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 areas. Particular emphasis is placed in the areas of structural design, materials degradation, reactor pressure vessels, steam generators, piping, and related components, processes, and testing.
Engineering Branch 2
Chief: Christine Lipa
Performs inspection and technical evaluation of plant engineering, design, and maintenance activities, supports response to occurrences at facilities, and conducts assessment of licensee performance while focusing on both mechanical and electrical areas including transients and integrated plant response. Particular emphasis is placed in the areas of mechanical systems and components including pumps, valves, heat exchangers, and ventilation equipment.
Engineering Branch 3
Chief: Robert Daley
Performs inspection and technical evaluation of plant engineering, design, and maintenance activities, supports response to occurrences at facilities, and conducts assessment of licensee performance while primarily focusing on electrical areas. Particular emphasis is placed in the areas of electrical systems and components, instrumentation, fire protection, and environmental qualification.
Plant Support Branch
Chief: Steven Orth
Performs inspection and technical reviews of physical protection and emergency preparedness programs. Interfaces with other NRC offices and federal and state agencies in the resolution of generic issues. Performs review of changes to emergency and security plans. Maintains Region's incident response capability. Supports reactive response to occurrences at facilities.
Health Physics and Incident Response Branch
Chief: Billy Dickson
The Health Physics and Incident Response Branch (HPIRB) 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.
Division of Nuclear Materials Safety
Director: John Giessner
Deputy Director: (Vacant)
Provides implementation policy oversight and direction for the Materials Licensing and Inspection Programs, and Spent Fuel Storage Inspections. Manages and inspects site decommissioning activities. Maintains effective communications and working relationships between the NRC and the Agreement States. Provides for prompt onsite response to events at materials facilities and at sites in decommissioning. Manages enforcement and allegation follow-up. Serves as the focal point for coordinating with licensees, headquarters, and the public for these facilities in Region III.
Materials Licensing Branch
Chief: Patricia Pelke
Performs safety and security oversight of nuclear materials licensees by licensing facilities (e.g., hospitals, medical clinics, universities, industrials, research development), activities, and personnel. Provides oversight and performs licensing and inspection activities for the Department of Veteran Affairs Master Materials License. Manages the Financial Assurance Program for materials licenses in Region III.
Materials Inspection Branch
Chief: Aaron McCraw
Performs nuclear materials safety and security inspection activities for medical, industrial, and research and development licensees. Implements enforcement and allegations programs.
Materials Control, ISFSI and Decommissioning Branch
Chief: Robert Orlikowski
Performs project management and inspection of facilities and reactor sites in various stages of complex decommissioning activities. Performs inspections of initial dry fuel storage facility construction and loading as well as periodic routine inspections of operational ISFSIs. Implements enforcement and allegations programs.
Division of Resource Management and Administration
Director: Kostantina Sotiropoulos
Deputy Director: Mary Elizabeth Walsh
Responsible for human resources management, budget and fiscal management, contract administration, IT equipment and services, space and property management, telecommunications, office security, regional health and safety, ADAMS implementation and general administrative services, including license fee management and FOIA processing.
Human Resources Branch
Chief: Mark Rubic
Provides and coordinates regional human resources services, including training, staffing, employee benefits and labor relations.
Financial Resources Branch
Chief: Keith Scharringhausen
Performs budgeting, accounting, procurement, contract administration, travel, property management, building maintenance and security.
Information Resources Branch
Chief: Roger Doornbos
Provides information technology/management services, regional computer support, LAN administration, telecommunications services, mail processing, and document reproductions. Coordinates records, files, FOIA activities, and ADAMS implementation.