United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Public Meetings Regarding the Nuclear Fuel Services Fuel Fabrication Facility

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has a long-standing practice of conducting its regulatory responsibilities in an open manner, and keeping the public informed of the agency's regulatory, licensing, and oversight activities. For that reason, the NRC is committed to informing the public about its regulatory activities regarding the Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) fuel fabrication facility in Erwin, Tennessee. See Public Meetings and Involvement, Hearing Opportunities and License Applications, and NUREG/BR-0215, "Public Involvement in the Regulatory Process," for general information about the available opportunities for public involvement in NRC activities. For more specific information about public meetings that the NRC staff has conducted to discuss topics related to NFS, see the following chronological listings on this page:

2000s: | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

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2010 Public Meetings

Date Description
08/03/2010 Category 1* Meeting to Discuss the Results of the Restart Readiness Assessment Team Review, which Led to the Decision to Authorize the Restart of the Uranium-Aluminum Process Line, as well as continued NFS compliance with the requirements of the Confirmatory Action Letter (CAL) issued January 7, 2010.

The public can observe the business portion of this meeting, and will have an opportunity to communicate with the NRC regarding the inspection results before and after the meeting.

06/24/2010 Category 1 Meeting* to Discuss the Results of the Restart Readiness Assessment Team Review of the Uranium Metal/Oxide Process Line and Associated Support Systems, and the Requirements Discussed in the Confirmatory Action Letter (CAL) issued on January 7, 2010

The public can observe the business portion of this meeting, and will have the opportunity to communicate with the NRC before and after the business portion.

2009 Public Meetings

Date Description
10/29/2009 NRC Followup Public Outreach Meeting to Provide the Local Community with Insight into NRC's Inspection and Oversight Activities at the Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) Facility
09/24/2009 Notice of Meeting With Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. to Discuss the Non-safeguards Results of the NRC Review of NFS Performance in Conducting NRC Licensed Activities
06/17/2009 Exit Meeting To Present the Preliminary Findings from the NRC Operational Readiness Review Inspection of the NFS Commercial Development Line
05/28/2009 Community Outreach Meeting To Discuss NRC Inspection Activities Associated With Operations at the NFS Facility
05/13/2009 Community Outreach Open Public Meeting To Provide the Public an Opportunity To Discuss NRC Inspection Activities Associated with Operations at the NFS Facility
05/05–06/2009 Pre-Application Meeting To Discuss Changes that Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) Intends to Make In Its Application for License Renewal
03/18/2009 Open Public Meeting on Status of Safety Culture Implementation at NFS
02/13/2009 Open Pre-Decisional Enforcement Conference

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2008 Public Meetings

Date Description
12/09/2008 Meeting with Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., To Discuss Significant, Unresolved Issues in the NFS Application To Operate the New CD Line
11/20/2008 Meeting with Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) Regarding Changes that NFS Intends To Make in the Radiation Protection Chapter of its License Renewal Application
10/02/2008 Meeting To Discuss Results of the NFS Licensee Performance Review for January 1 through July 5, 2008
04/22/2008 Meeting with Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., To Present the Results of the Independent Third-Party Safety Culture Assessment Conducted at NFS
04/02/2008 Open Meeting with Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. To Discuss Report from National Nuclear Security Administration on Environmental Impact of the Program to Dispose of Highly Enriched Uranium
02/28/2008 Meeting Regarding the Results of the Licensee Performance Review for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., for July 29 through December 31, 2007

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2007 Public Meetings

Date Description
09/17/2007 Management Meeting To Discuss the Results of the Licensee Performance Review for Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., for October 14, 2006 through July 28, 2007, and Open House Public Meeting To Provide Information Concerning the Performance and Oversight of the NFS Facility and Changes in NRC Policy
08/28–29/2007 Workshop on IAEA Safeguards With Respect to NRC-Licensed Facilities
05/30/2007 Closed Meeting With Nuclear Fuels Services (NFS) To Discuss NFS Plan to Conduct a Third-Party Independent Safety Culture Assessment
3/16/2007 Closed Meeting Among NFS, Edlow International, and NRC Regarding Physical Protection of Nuclear Material in Transit

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