DSFM REG CON 2016 Final Agenda

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.

Bridgeline and Passcode for the DSFM REG CON 2016:

Day 1 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

7:30 AM 8:00 AM
Conference Check-in
8:00 AM 8:15 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Mark Lombard, Director, Division of Spent Fuel Management, NMSS
8:15 AM 8:45 AM
Keynote Speaker
Michael Weber, Acting Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, Compliance, Administration, and Human Capital Programs, NRC
See the bio and presentations of both the Welcome and Introduction and the Keynote Speaker.
8:45 AM 10:15 AM

Session #1: NRC Process Improvements
(Session Chair: John McKirgan, DSFM/NRC)

  1. Boosting Efficiencies through Internal Division Processes
  2. Licensing Program Improvements (LPI) (Emma Wong, DSFM/NRC)
  3. Consolidation and Updating Standard Review Plans for Spent Fuel & Radioactive Material Storage and Transportation (Jeremy Smith, DSFM/NRC)

See the bios and presentations for Session #1.

10:15 AM 10:30 AM
10:30 AM 12:00 PM

Session #2: "Collaboration, Not Collusion"
(Session Chair: Mark Lombard, DSFM/NRC)

  1. Regulatory Issue Resolution Protocol (RIRP) for Graded Approach (Mark Richter, NEI)
  2. NEI-12-04, "Guidelines for 10 CFR 72.48 Implementation" (Brian Gutherman, Gutherman Technical Services)
  3. NRC's Collaborative Efforts (Mark Lombard, DSFM/NRC)

See the bios and presentations for Session #2.

12:00 PM 1:15 PM
1:15 PM 2:30 PM

Session #3: Fuel Performance
(Session Chair: Meraj Rahimi, DSFM/NRC)

  1. Update on High Burnup Fuel Hydride Reorientation (Ricardo Torres, DSFM/NRC)
  2. An Integrated Approach for Closing the Gaps Associated with Spent Nuclear Fuel Cladding Hydrides (Ken Sorenson, Sandia National Laboratories)
  3. Recent Millstone Dry Storage Loading Experience (Rich Ridder, Dominion)

See the bios and presentations for Session #3.

2:30 PM 2:45 PM
2:45 PM 3:45 PM

Roundtable Discussion on Graded Approach
(Moderated by Travis Tate, DSFM/NRC)

Participants: Brian Gutherman, Gutherman Technical Services, Donald Chung, DSFM/NRC, Paul Plante, 3 Yankees, Michael Moran, Southern California Edison

See the bios and presentations for Roundtable Discussion on Graded Approach.

3:45 PM 4:45 PM

Roundtable Discussion on Renewal Implementation, Plans for Success
(Host: Mark Lombard, DSFM/NRC)

Participants: Steve Sisley, EnergySolutions, James Wood, Exelon Corporation, Terry Pickens, Xcel Energy


Day 2 - Thursday, December 8, 2016

7:45 AM 8:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
Anthony Hsia, Deputy Director, Division of Spent Fuel Management, NMSS
8:00 AM 10:00 AM

Session #4: Decommissioning
(Session Chair: Bruce Watson, DUWP/NRC)

  1. Reactor Decommissioning Overview (Bruce Watson, DUWP/NRC)
  2. Decommissioning Transitioning / Decommissioning Rule Making
  3. Decommissioning and Spent Fuel Management at Zion
  4. NEI Perspectives on Decommissioning and Spent Fuel Management
  5. Decommissioning and Spent Fuel Issues (Bob Capstick, DPC)

See the bios and presentations for Session #4.

10:00 AM 10:15 AM
10:15 AM 12:00 PM

Session #5: Renewals
(Session Chair: Darrell Dunn, DSFM/NRC)

  1. Managing Aging Processes in Storage (MAPS) Report (John Wise, DSFM/NRC)
  2. Trojan ISFSI: License Renewal and AMP Inspections (Mark Tursa, Portland General Electric Corporation)
  3. Non-Destructive Examinations (NDE) Techniques (Keith Waldrop, EPRI)
  4. Draft Temporary Instruction for Aging Management Program Reviews for Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installations (Marlone Davis, DSFM/NRC)

See the bios and presentations for Session #5.

12:00 PM 1:15 PM
1:15 PM 2:45 PM

Session #6: Transportation Certification
(Session Chair: Bernie White, DSFM/NRC)

  1. Transportation Presentation (Jack Edlow, Edlow International)
  2. Obtaining a NRC Exemption for TRUPACT-III Package Shipments (Todd Sellmer, NWP)
  3. NRC Route Review Process (Gerard Jackson, NSIR/NRC)
  4. DOE's Planning Activities for Future Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation (Melissa Bates, DOE)

See the bios and presentations for Session #6.

2:45 PM 3:00 PM
3:00 PM 4:30 PM

Session #7: Consolidated Storage
(Session Chair: John-Chau Nguyen, DSFM/NRC)

  1. Lessons Learned on WCS CISF License Application (Michael Ford, WCS)
  2. Holtec (Stefan Anton, Holtec)
  3. DOE (Melissa Bates, DOE)

See the bios and presentations for Session #7.

4:30 PM Closing Remarks
Mark Lombard, Director, Division of Spent Fuel Management, NMSS

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