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Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meetings

To provide an update on activities related to the Waste Confidence rulemaking and preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS) that will support the revised Waste Confidence rule. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Waste Confidence Directorate staff will provide a brief overview of the recently completed scoping period and an update on the status of the EIS. Interested parties and members of the public are invited to participate and ask questions; however, discussions in this forum will not be considered formal comments.

In an effort to promote transparency and provide an opportunity for open discussion and information sharing, the Waste Confidence Directorate is planning to hold monthly Status Update Teleconferences on the third Wednesday of every month, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST.

Date Description
Wednesday,
October 30, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-888-323-6436 and provide the operator with passcode 7160878.

Thursday,
September 12, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

August 14, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

June 19, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

May 29, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

April 17, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

March 20, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

February 20, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

January 16, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Monthly Public Teleconference Status Meeting

Prior to the start of the meeting, please dial 1-800-857-2553 and provide the operator with passcode 3682386.

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Public Meetings and Webcasts

The following table lists public meetings and webcasts that the NRC has held in connection with Waste Confidence. To view a previously conducted webcast, see the archived video in our NRC Webcast Portal.

Date Description
07/23/2013:
2:00 p.m. (EDT);
3:00 p.m. (EDT)

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the Waste Confidence Directorate held an "NRC Chat." This social media platform features online real-time discussions on specific issues with NRC experts to respond to your questions. Keith McConnell, Director of the Waste Confidence Directorate, moderated the Chat.

03/14/2013

NRC Regulatory Information Conference

TH30  Key Insights to the Future of High Level Waste Management

Speakers will provide perspectives on the plan of action for and status of the agency’s resolution of the Waste Confidence rule remand.  Topics will also include the Administration’s Post-BRC (Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future) Strategy and Action Plan.  Speakers will include representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, Tribal and state governments, industry, and NRC staff.

Agenda, Speaker Biographies and Presentation Slides

Audio, Transcript and Photos:  Audio | Transcript | Photos

Responses to unanswered questions from the session

12/05/2012:
1:00 p.m. (EST);
10:00 a.m. (PST)

and 12/06/12
9:00 p.m. (EST);
6:00 p.m. (PST)

Waste Confidence Scoping Meeting for the Environmental Impact Statement

11/14/2012:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.(EST);
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.(PST)

Waste Confidence Scoping Meeting for the Environmental Impact Statement: Session I

This meeting provided an opportunity for members of the public to present comments on the scope of the environmental impact statement (EIS) that will be prepared to support the rulemaking to update the Commission’s Waste Confidence Decision and Rule. The meeting opened with a brief overview of the history of the Waste Confidence Decision and the scoping process for the EIS. The remainder of the meeting was dedicated to receiving public input.

11/14/2012:
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.(EST);
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.(PST)

Waste Confidence Scoping Meeting for the Environmental Impact Statement: Session II (see Session I description, above)

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