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DSFM REG CON 2018 Agenda

Theme: "Building on Experience to Improve Spent Fuel Management"

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.

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Day 1 – Tuesday, December 11, 2018

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Conference Check-in
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction — Yoira Diaz-Sanabria, Acting Deputy Director, DSFM/NRC

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Keynote Speaker — Marc Dapas, Director, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and  Safeguards, NRC
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Session #1: Progress Report on DSFM Initiatives
(Session Chair: Travis Tate, DSFM/NRC)
  1. High Burnup Fuel NUREGs/ MAPS (Wendy Reed, DSFM/NRC)
  2. NEI-14-03/Part 71 Rulemaking (Kris Banovac, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Graded Approach/Consolidation of Storage and Transportation SRPs (Donald Chung, DSFM/NRC)
  4. Graded Approach from an Industry Perspective (Don Shaw, Orano Group)
  5. Session #1 Biographies
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Session #2: Spent Fuel Cladding Integrity
(Session Chair: Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Regulatory Guidance on Spent Fuel Cladding Integrity (Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Spent Fuel Cladding Integrity – Past, Present & Future (Keith Waldrop, EPRI)
  3. Integrated Approach to Closing Cladding Data Gaps, Thermal Analysis, and Hoop Stress (Brady Hanson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  4. Sister Rod Destructive Examination Test Plan: Phase 1 (Mike Billone, Argonne National Laboratory)
  5. Post-Irradiation Examinations of High-Burnup Pressurized Water Reactor Fuel Rods (Rose Montgomery, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  6. Session #2 Biographies
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM – 3:15 PM Session #3: Spent Fuel Transportation
(Session Chair: Chris Bajwa, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Expiration Term for CoCs for Transportation Packages (Torre Taylor/Bernie White, DSFM/NRC)
  2. NRC Process for Route Reviews of Spent Nuclear Fuel Shipments (Gerard Jackson, NSIR/NRC)
  3. Transportation Data Analysis (Brady Hanson, PNNL)
  4. Used Fuel Transportation Tabletop Exercise: An Overview (Mark Richter, NEI)
  5. Naval Spent Fuel Transportation (Roy Pratt, U.S. Navy)
  6. Session #3 Biographies
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Session #4: Future Perspectives
(Session Chair: Rod McCullum, NEI)
  1. Spent Fuel Management – An Orano TN Perspective (Prakash Narayanan, Orano Group)
  2. Future Licensing and Industry Perspectives (Stefan Anton, Holtec)
  3. NAC's Focus on the Future (George Carver, NAC)
  4. Session #4 Biographies

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Day 2 – Wednesday, December 12, 2018

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome Remarks – Michael Layton, Director, DSFM/NRC
8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Session #5: Inspection Oversight
(Session Chair: Jeremy Tapp, DSFM/NRC)
  1. NRC Inspection Observations (Nicole Fields, Region III/NRC)
  2. Inspection Oversight and Regulatory Experience Related to the Review of 10 CFR 72.48 Evaluations (Marlone Davis, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Insights from Aging Management Program Temporary Instruction Inspections (Carla Roque-Cruz, DSFM/NRC)
  4. Utility Perspective on the ISFSI Aging Management INPO Database (AMID) (Neil Fales, 3 Yankees)
  5. Session #5 Biographies
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Session #6: Looking over the Horizon: DPC Perspectives on Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Management
(Session Chair: Mike Callahan, DPC)
  1. Decommissioning Plant Coalition (Bob Capstick, 3 Yankees)
  2. NUTUG Pre-Application Inspection of the NAC UMS and MPC Systems at Maine Yankee (Paul Plante, 3 Yankees)
  3. Stakeholder Engagement Alternatives (Phyllis Dixon, Duke Energy [Crystal River])
  4. New Business Model – The Promise of Sooner DECON (Jeff Dunlap, Exelon)
  5. Future Capabilities (Gerry Van Noordennen, EnergySolutions)
  6. What Needs to Be Done – Summary (All)
  7. Session #6 Biographies
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Session #7: Public Insights
(Session Chair: Dr. David Victor)

  1. Presentation from Dr. Victor
  2. Biography of Dr. Victor
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Session #8: Regulatory State of the Art
(Session Chair: Bob Quinn, Westinghouse)
  1. The Role of NEI 12-04 on Improving the Focus on Safety (Brian Gutherman, Gutherman Technical Services)
  2. Thermal Modeling:  A Benchmark Study (Jeremy Renshaw, EPRI)
  3. Thermal Analysis of Dry Storage Casks: Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification (Jorge Solis, DSFM/NRC)
  4. Understanding Dry Storage Safety Margin (Rod McCullum, NEI)
  5. Session #8 Biographies
4:15 PM Closing Remarks — Michael Layton, Director, DSFM/NRC

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