2010 Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Licensing Process Conference
- Archived Video of Conference on June 23, 2010
- Archived Video of Conference on June 24, 2010
- Press Release for 2010 Conference
- Link to 2005 Spent Fuel Project Office (precursor to SFST) Licensing Process Conference
- Link to Federal Register Notice, NRC–2010–0076, “Solicitation of Topics for Discussion at a Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Licensing Conference”
- Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Interim Staff Guidance documents
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Date: Wednesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 24, 2010
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)
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:
Kevin Witt, NRC’s Safety Culture Initiative
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
Panel 3 – Thoughts and Insights Panel - (Media Representatives, State Representatives, External Stakeholders)
Bob Halstead – License Process Conference, Thoughts and Insights Panel
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