Division of Spent Fuel Management Regulatory Conference 2015 (DSFM REG CON)

The DSFM REG CON, being hosted by the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS), Division of Spent Fuel Management (DSFM) held its annual Regulatory Conference (REG CON) on Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

This conference provided an opportunity for NRC staff, industry representatives, licensees, and other stakeholders to openly discuss regulatory issues of mutual interest, as they relate to spent fuel storage licensing, change control threshold, spent fuel storage and transportation research activities, stakeholder perspectives, inspection and operation experiences (OpE), technical issues, transportation certification, and consolidated storage.

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Day 1 - Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Conference Check-in  
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome and Introduction Mark Lombard, Acting Office Deputy Director
      Office of Nuclear Material Safety
      and Safeguards, NRC
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Keynote Speaker Chairman Burns
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Break  
9:15 AM – 11:30 AM Session #1: Storage Licensing

(Session Chair: Michele Sampson, DSFM/NRC)

  1. Risk Informing Spent Fuel Dry Storage (Donald Chung, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Storage Certificate Renewals (Jennifer Davis, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Principles of PRM 72-7 (Kris Cummings, NEI)
  4. Storage Renewal Framework (Kristina Banovac, DSFM/NRC)
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch  
12:45 PM – 3:00 PM Session #2: Change Control Threshold (Session Chair: Patricia Silva, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Update on 72.48 Guidance (Ray Wharton, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Perspective from AREVA (Don Shaw, AREVA)
  3. Perspective from Entergy (Suzanne Leblang, Entergy)
  4. Perspective from Holtec (Kimberly Manzione, Holtec)
  5. NEI 12-04 (Brian Gutherman, Gutherman Technical Services)
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break  
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Roundtable Discussion: Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation Research Activities (Roundtable Discussion Chair: Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)
  1. NRC – Meraj Rahimi
  2. EPRI – Keith Waldrop
  3. Sandia – Sylvia Saltzstein
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Information Session #1: Stakeholder Perspectives (Information Session #1 Chair: Mark Lombard, NMSS/NRC)
  1. Ron Johnson – Prairie Island Indian Community
  2. Erica Gray

Day 2 - Thursday, November 19, 2015

7:30 AM ­ 7:45 AM Welcome Remarks Glenn Tracy, Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, and Compliance Programs, NRC
7:45 AM - 9:30 AM Session #3: Inspections/Operating Experience (OpE) (Session Chair: Ray Kellar, Region IV/NRC)
  1. OpE Experience at Susquehanna (John Wise, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Dry Storage OpE (Eric Shewbridge, NAC)
  3. NEI-14-03 (Rod McCullum, NEI)
  4. Reactor Oversight Process (ROP) Integration (Marlone Davis, DSFM/NRC)
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Break  
9:45 AM – 11:45 AM Session #4: Technical Issues (Session Chair: Christian Araguas, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Extended Storage and Transportation (Chris Jacobs, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Stack-Up RIS (John Vera, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Cladding (Albert Machiels, EPRI)
  4. Susceptibility Assessment Criteria (John Broussard, Dominion)
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Session #5: Transportation Certification (Panel Chair: Bernie White, DSFM/NRC)
  1. Update on DOT and IAEA Regulations (Michael Conroy, DOT)
  2. New ANSI N 14.5 (JoAnn Ireland, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Lessons Learned from GE-2000 (Cindy Fung Poon, GE Hitachi)
  4. Implementation of new Part 71 Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Requirements (Jeremy Tapp, DSFM/NRC)
  5. Overview of Naval Reactors Transportation Program (Barry Miles, Naval Reactors)
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break  
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Information Session #2: Consolidated Storage (Information Session #2 Chair: Tony Hsia, DSFM/NRC)
  1. WCS (Scott Kirk, WCS)
  2. Holtec/Eddy-Lea (Dr. Stefan Anton, Holtec)
  3. Dry Storage Concepts (Mike Reim, DOE/NE)
  4. NRC Licensing Perspective (Jose Cuadrado, DSFM/NRC)
  5. Decommissioning Plant Coalition (Chris Wamser, Vermont Yankee)
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks Tony Hsia, Acting Director Division of Spent Fuel Management, NRC

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To view presentations and other pertinent information from the 2014 conference, go to REG CON 2014.

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