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Regional Administrator: Catherine Haney
Deputy Regional Administrator: Laura Dudes

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Public Affairs Staff

Sr. Public Affairs Officer: Roger Hanah
Field Public Affairs Officer: Joseph Ledford

Implements NRC policies and programs for public affairs in the Region.

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Regional Counsel

Sarah Price

Advises the regional administrator on legal issues.

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Regional State Liaison Officer

John Pelchat

Coordinates and carries out communication between NRC and the States and appropriate local governments within the Region regarding the regulation of nuclear materials and facilities.

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Enforcement and Investigations Coordination Staff

Enforcement Officer: Mark Kowal

Implements enforcement policy in the Region and coordinates allegation and investigation activities.

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Division of Reactor Projects

Director: Joel Munday
Deputy Director: Mark Franke

Implements and coordinates the inspection of all reactors and related project management activities. Supervises and directs the resident inspection staff at each reactor facility and coordinates site inspection activities with the Division of Reactor Safety. The span of activities includes, but is not limited to, routine, special, and reactive inspections; enforcement; assessment; allegation follow-up; and the recruiting and training of staff. Coordinates with the Project Division of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.

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Reactor Projects Branches 1-6

Plans, directs and coordinates the inspection activities and related project management functions at assigned reactor facilities. Supervises and trains staff, including resident inspectors. Performs assessment of power reactor facilities, which includes baseline and supplemental inspections, enforcement assessment, allegation follow-up, and the recruiting and training of staff. 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.

Reactor Projects Branch 1

Chief: Frank Ehrhardt

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Reactor Projects Branch 2

Chief: Alan Blamey

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Reactor Projects Branch 3

Chief: Randall Musser

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Reactor Projects Branch 4

Chief: Steven Rose

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Reactor Projects Branch 5

Chief: Anthony Masters

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Reactor Projects Branch 6

Chief: Shane Sandal

Plans, directs, and coordinates the inspection activities for the Problem Identification and Resolution inspection program. Supervises and trains staff, including qualifying inspectors in the Resident Inspector Development Program and Senior Reactor Analysts. Provides program support for the performance of Temporary Instruction inspections, Special Inspections, and Supplemental inspections. Assists with the implementation of Management Directive 8.3.  Provides Technical Support for implementation of the Reactor Oversight Program. Completes phase 3 of the Significance Determination Process and provides risk insights, and risk analyses for both inspections and emergent issues. Maintains the applications of the Reactor Program System. Monitors internal controls, FTE utilization, operating plans, and other metrics. Coordinates and facilitates assessment meetings. Coordinates and executes self-assessments and audits, participates on program-office working groups, evaluates Operating Experience, and coordinates Inspection Manual reviews for Reactor Oversight Program enhancements. Acts as the primary regional liaison with the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, and the industry.


Division of Reactor Safety

Director: Anthony Gody
Deputy Director: Mark Miller

Implements the NRC's Reactor Oversight Program in the areas of engineering, maintenance, radiological controls, emergency preparedness, security, and operator license requalification. Implements the NRC operator license examination program; the fuel facilities security inspection program; the license renewal inspection program; the independent spent fuel storage installation inspections program. Provides specialized technical support. Reviews license changes to emergency preparedness and security plans. Coordinates with the technical Divisions in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, and the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

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Engineering Branch 1

Chief: Marvin Sykes

Inspects reactor licensee activities in the area of engineering. Provides technical expertise and support in the engineering areas of design, modifications and evaluations of changes, tests and experiments. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental engineering inspections.

Engineering Branch 2

Chief: Scott Shaeffer

Inspects reactor licensee and fuel facility activities in the areas of fire protection and problem identification and resolution. Provides technical expertise and support in the fire protection area and risk analysis. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental fire protection inspections and problem identification and resolution inspections.

Engineering Branch 3

Chief: Brian Bonser

Inspects reactor licensee activities in the areas of in-service inspection program, maintenance rule implementation, heat sink performance, health physics, and environmental and effluent monitoring and controls. Provides technical expertise and support for the license renewal inspection program; the reactor and fuel facility construction programs; and independent spent fuel storage installation inspection program.  Also, provides technical expertise and support for the radiation protection program.  Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental inspections, as needed.

Plant Support Branch

Chief: Binoy Desai

Inspects reactor licensee and fuel facility activities in the area of security. Provides technical expertise and support for the security safeguards programs. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental security inspections at reactor and fuel facilities, as needed.

Operations Branch1

Chief: Gerald McCoy

Administers the operator licensing program by conducting operator requalification training inspections, and operator licensing examinations. Provides technical expertise and support for the operator licensing program. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental operator licensing program inspections.

Operations Branch2

Chief: Eugene Guthrie

Administers the operator licensing program by conducting operator requalification training inspections, and operator licensing examinations. Provides technical expertise and support for the operator licensing program. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental operator licensing program inspections. Also inspects reactor licensee activities in emergency preparedness. Provides technical expertise and support for the emergency preparedness programs. Conducts Region-based baseline and supplemental emergency preparedness inspections, as needed.


Division of Fuel Facility Inspection

Director: Mark Lesser
Deputy Director: LaDonna Suggs

Implements and coordinates the inspection of all Fuel Facilities in the United States and related project management activities. Supervises and directs the fuel facilities inspection staff including resident inspection staff at selected fuel facilities. The span of activities includes, but is not limited to, core, regional initiative, and reactive inspections; emergency preparedness and response; enforcement; assessment; allegation follow-up; and the recruiting and training of staff. Coordinates activities with the Division of Reactor Safety, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards.

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Projects Branch 1

Chief: Omar Lopez-Santiago

Plans, directs and coordinates the inspection activities and related project management functions at assigned fuel facilities. Supervises, recruits, develops and maintains technical expertise in Operations, Integrated Safety Analysis and Information Security. Performs inspections and assessment of fuel facilities, which includes core, regional initiative and reactive inspections, enforcement, assessment, and allegation follow-up. Coordinates inspection activities and transition of Information Security Inspection program within the Division as well as with the Division of Reactor Safety, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS). Supports the Region II Incident Response Program as well as NMSS and NSIR guidance development for fuel facilities.

Projects Branch 2

Chief: Eric Michel

Plans, directs and coordinates the inspection activities and related project management functions at assigned fuel facilities. Supervises, recruits, develops and maintains technical expertise in Operations, Integrated Safety Analysis and Fire Protection. Performs inspections and assessment of fuel facilities, which includes core, regional initiative and reactive inspections, enforcement, assessment, and allegation follow-up. Coordinates inspection activities within the Division as well as with the Division of Reactor Safety, the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS). Supports the Region II Incident Response Program as well as NMSS and NSIR guidance development for fuel facilities.

Safety Branch

Chief: Rebecca Nease

Implements and coordinates fuel facility inspection in the areas of Criticality Safety, Material Control and Accountability, Engineering, Emergency Planning, Health Physics, Environmental and Transportation. Recruits, develops and maintain technical expertise in these specialty areas. Provides the program management, inspection program oversight and assessment for the assigned technical disciplines and implements enforcement, assessment and allegation follow-up in connection with technical program areas. Coordinates inspection activities and transition of the Criticality Safety and Material Control and Accountability inspection programs within the Division as well as with the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR) and the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS). Supports the Region II incident Response Program as well as NMSS and NSIR guidance development for fuel facilities.


Division of Resource Management and Administration

Director: Glenn Trent
Deputy Director: (Vacant)

Performs administrative functions in human resource management, contract administration, budget and fiscal management, ADP services, space and property management, telecommunications, and general administrative services, including license fee management and FOIA processing.

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Human Resources Branch

Chief: Gloria Reeves

Provides and coordinates regional human resource services, including training, staffing, employee benefits, and labor relations.

Information Resources Branch

Chief: Jose Diaz-Velez

Provides regional information support services, including computer operations, telecommunications, mail, and records file management, including FOIA. Computer services include application/system development, end user support, LAN administration, integration of headquarters and regional systems, office automation, and equipment and software analysis. Telecommunications include both voice and data communication.

Financial Management Branch

Chief: Clinton McGill

Performs budgeting, accounting, management analysis, travel, contract administration, purchasing, procurement of goods and services. Performs facility management functions, security, property management, and space planning.


Division of Construction Oversight

Director: William Jones
Deputy Director: Shakur Walker

Responsible for inspection and technical evaluation of all NRC regulated areas associated with new construction of commercial nuclear facilities.  Responsible for project management activities for these facilities and oversight of the associated inspection program.  Acts as the focal point for coordination with headquarters program offices in the new construction area.  Responsible for the development and implementation of inspection programs as a part of the initial test program, the operational programs and the initial startup testing program.

Construction Inspection Branch 1

Chief: Jamie Heisserer

Responsible for evaluation and inspection of Vogtle Units 3 and 4 construction.  Provides program management, scheduling and coordination, and inspection program oversight for the assigned site.  Focal point for coordination with headquarters program offices for the assigned new reactor construction site.  Responsible for the conduct of technical inspections at the assigned site including the resident inspector program and routine site activities, e.g., allegations and enforcement.  Lead licensee performance reviews of the assigned site.  Coordinates and manages allegations for all of the new construction sites.  Provides inspection program infrastructure management, inspection tracking and data management, and is responsible for contractor oversight.  Provides support for guidance/development for new construction, ITAAC review, and inspection planning.  Manages CIPMS auditing.

Construction Inspection Branch 2

Chief: Michael Ernstes

Responsible for the MOX fuel fabrication facility and future construction at the SHINE Molybdenum-99 production facility and Northwest Medical Isotope facility.  Provides program management, scheduling and coordination, inspection implementation, and enforcement and allegation review for these assigned sites.  Focal point for coordination with the respective headquarters program offices.  Provides the inspection technical expertise and support for the AP-1000 sites and provides input to licensee performance reviews, resource allocation, and inspection planning in the areas of civil/structural, nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering.  Implements construction inspections, allegation reviews, technical reviews, proposes and supports enforcement actions, and implements the preoperational, digital and startup testing program inspections along with Branch 1.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, August 20, 2018