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DSFM REG CON 2017 Final Agenda

Theme: "Focusing on the NRC Mission While Adapting to Change and Preparing for the Future"

The Division of Spent Fuel Management (DSFM) Regulatory Conference (REG CON) is an annual forum to discuss NRC regulatory and technical issues involving spent fuel storage, decommissioning and the transportation of radioactive material. The Conference provides an opportunity to share with interested stakeholders our regulatory perspectives and initiatives on pertinent licensing, inspection, and regulatory challenges. The forum also provides an opportunity for stakeholders to share experiences and provide insights on improving regulatory oversight in spent fuel storage and transportation. The NRC has objectives of improving openness, regulatory effectiveness, and predictability, while ensuring public health and safety in the storage of spent nuclear fuel and transportation of radioactive material. It is a goal of this conference to achieve these objectives through constructive dialogue with our stakeholders.

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Day 1 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Conference Check-in
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction – Michael Layton, Director, DSFM/NRC

Welcome and Introduction slides

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker – Marc Dapas, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, NRC

Marc Dapas's biography

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Session #1: Licensing & Certification
(Session Chair: John McKirgan, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Timely Regulatory Decision Making in An Environment of Reducing Resources  (John McKirgan, DSFM/NRC)
  2. The Imperative of Used Fuel Regulatory Efficiency (Pam Cowan, NEI)
  3. Improving the Efficiency and Openness of NRC's Storage/Transportation Licensing and Certification Activities (Jose Cuadrado, DSFM/NRC)

Session #1 biographies

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Session #2: Thermal Activities
(Session Chair: Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Thermal Loads for Spent Fuel Dry Casks (John Scaglione, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  2. Summary of a Dry Cask Simulator with Applications to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Model Validation (Sam Durbin, Sandia National Laboratory)
  3. Validation of Dry Cask CFD Models Using Recent Dry Cask Simulator Data (Ghani Zigh, RES/NRC)
  4. Best Practice Guidelines for the Use of CFD in Dry Cask Applications (Jorge Solis, DSFM/NRC)

Session #2 biographies

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Session #3: Storage Renewal Status Update
(Session Chair: Kristina Banovac, DSFM/NRC)
  1. NUREG-2214, Managing Aging Processes in Storage (MAPS) Report (John Wise, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Aging Management Temporary Instruction (TI) Implementation (Marlone Davis, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Calvert Cliffs – ISFSI AMP Update & Lessons Learned (Jack DeSando, Exelon Corporation)
  4. Dry Cask Storage Inspection and Delivery System Development (Jeremy Renshaw, EPRI)

Session #3 biographies

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Session #4: Research Activities
(Session Chair: Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)
  1. ENSA/ENUN/DOE 32P Multi-Modal Normal Conditions of Transport Tests: Trains, Boats, and Trucks (Sylvia J. Saltzstein, Sandia National Laboratory)
  2. High Burnup Fuel Test Results and Guidance (Ricardo Torres, DSFM/NRC)
  3. HBU Sister Rod Preliminary Testing Results and Future Testing Plan  (Sylvia J. Saltzstein, Sandia National Laboratory)
  4. BWR Burnup Credit Update  (Drew Barto, DSFM/NRC)

Session #4 biographies

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Day 2 – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome Remarks – Tony Hsia, Deputy Division Director, DSFM/NRC
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Session #5: Storage/Transportation Interface
(Session Chair: Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Storage – Transportation Interface Opening Discussion (Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)
  2. A CoC Holder's Perspective on Links between Storage, Transport, and Storage at a ISF Again (Jack Boshoven, TN)
  3. Dual Purpose Canisters and Shipment Preparation (Wren Fowler, NAC)
  4. Holtec's Perspective on Storage – Transport – Storage Transitions for Spent Fuel Canisters  (Stefan Anton, Holtec)
  5. Guidance Development for a Storage-Transportation-Storage Interface (Darrell Dunn, DSFM/NRC)

Session #5 biographies

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Session #6: Decommissioning
(Session Chair: Bruce Watson, DUWP/NRC)
  1. Reactor Decommissioning Issues (Bruce Watson, DUWP/NRC)
  2. Reactor Decommissioning Inspection Experience during Transition (Rhex Edwards, Region III/NRC)
  3. Reactor Decommissioning Licensing and Rulemaking Activities (Meena Khanna, NMSS/NRC)
  4. NRC Financial Qualifications & Decommissioning Funding Assurance (Mike Dusaniwskyj, NRR/NRC)
  5. Efficient Transition to Reactor Decommissioning (Mark Richter, NEI)

Session #6 biographies

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Session #7: Transportation of Radioactive Material
(Session Chair: Patti Silva, DSFM/NRC) 
  1. Part 37:  Operating Experience and Best Practices (Adelaide Giantelli, MSTR/NRC)
  2. Quality Assurance and Inspection Experience for Radioactive Material Transport (Earl Love, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Planning for Shipments of Radioactive Material through the Midwestern States (Paul Schmidt, Wisconsin Department of Health Services)
  4. Naval Spent Fuel Transportation (Barry Miles, U.S. Navy)

Session #7 biographies

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Session #8: Status Updates of Initiatives
(Session Chair: Travis Tate, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Boral Performance in Dry Storage and Transportation (Ricardo Torres, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Improving the Part 72 Regulatory Framework through Risk-Informed Graded Approach (Donald Chung, DSFM/NRC)
  3. NRC Review of NEI 12-04, "Guidelines for 10 CFR 72.48 Implementation" (Patti Silva, DSFM/NRC)
  4. Consolidation and Updating Standard Review Plans for Spent Fuel & Radioactive Material Storage and Transportation (Jeremy Smith, DSFM/NRC)
  5. A Status Update on Fee Initiatives in Spent Fuel Management (John McKirgan, DSFM/NRC)

Session #8 biographies

4:15 PM Closing Remarks – Michael Layton, Director, DSFM/NRC

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