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2010 Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Licensing Process Conference

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Date: Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24, 2010

Location: NRC Headquarters Two White Flint Auditorium

The conference was held as part of the NRC staff's initiative to continuously improve the licensing process for 10 CFR Part 71 and 10 CFR Part 72 licensing actions. Participants were encouraged to interact with the NRC staff and with colleagues to discuss insights on how interactions could be more effective and efficient.

Conference topics included the Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation’s (SFST's) "rules of engagement" with licensees, lessons learned regarding the existing licensing processes, and an open discussion on ideas for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the licensing process.  The information centered on where the licensing process has taken us, its status, and where it will go in the next 3 to 5 years.  Participants included SFST management and staff, representatives from industry, and other stakeholders.

Agenda: (See Public Meeting Notice and Agenda.)

Meeting Summary: (See Public Meeting Summary)

Presentation Materials

Day 1 (June 23, 2010):

Keynote: Michael F. Weber, Deputy Executive Director for Operations – Where will we be in 2050?

Afternoon Opening Comments: Cathy Haney, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards – Anticipating the Future in Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Licensing

Panel 1 – Informational Items Panel - High Level Summary of Actions Taken Since 2005 Licensing Conference:

Christopher Staab, Acceptance Reviews for Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Applications; Office Instruction – 14

Ron Parkhill, Updating NUREG-1536 Standard Review Plan for Spent Fuel Dry Storage Systems at a General License Facility

Matthew Gordon, Development of Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) Documents in Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation

Kevin Witt, NRC’s Safety Culture Initiative

Mike Waters, Regulatory Program Review for Extended Storage and Transportation

Everett Redmond, Update on NEI Dry Storage Task Force Activities

Panel 2 – Thoughts and Insights Panel - (NEI, Utility Dry Storage Users Groups, Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation CoC Holders, Non-spent fuel Part 71 CoC Holders):

Everett Redmond, NEI Dry Storage Task Force Thoughts and Insights

Kate Roughan, Type B(U) Licensing Issues

Tammy Morin, License Application/Amendment Process Successes and Areas for Improvement

Raymond Termini, Recent Exelon Experience and Observations with Regulatory Oversight of Dry Cask Storage Implementation and Operations

Randy Bunt, NRC Communication with Dry Storage Users Groups (Holtec)

Panel 3 – Thoughts and Insights Panel - (Media Representatives, State Representatives, External Stakeholders)

Bob Halstead – License Process Conference, Thoughts and Insights Panel

Tim Runyon – Licensing Process Conference, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Division of Nuclear Safety, Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation

Charles Pennington – NRC Licensing Conference, Thoughts and Observations on Progressing Towards Regulatory and Licensing Proportionality

Maureen Conley – NRC as Superhero: Keeping the Country Safe

Day 2 (June 24, 2010):

Morning Opening Session: Ray Lorson, Deputy Director for Technical Review Directorate, Division of Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation – 10 CFR 72.48 Capturing Experience and Seeking Improvements

Afternoon Opening Session: Brian Gutherman, Advanced Concepts, Inc. for The Nuclear Energy Institute – Industry Proposal on Part 72 CoC and Technical Specification Contents

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