United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Travel Information

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Conference Dates and Times

The conference will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26 and 27, from approximately 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Optional training sessions will occur on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The Small Modular Reactors, Advanced Reactors, and Other Nuclear Technology Workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the Response Technical Tools for Core Damage Assessment Course will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Conference Location

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
White Flint Amphitheater
5701 Marinelli Road
Rockville, MD 20852

Invitational Travel

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will fund the travel of each State Liaison Officer, or one designated representative in their place, to attend the 2017 National State Liaison Officer Conference. Upon receipt of your online registration form, Ms. Marcia Casby, Agreement State Training and Travel Coordinator, will reply with a travel application form to be completed and returned to her at ASTrainingandTravel.Resource@nrc.gov at your earliest opportunity, but no later than Friday, September 1, 2017

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Attendees will receive the following funding/reimbursements:

  • Hotel and hotel tax for check-in no earlier than Monday, September 25, and check out no later than Thursday, September 28.  You may elect to depart on Friday, September 29, if available transportation will not allow you to return prior to midnight on Thursday, September 28.
    • Hotel, not to exceed $231 plus applicable taxes, is paid by the attendee and reimbursed by NRC.
    • Hotel tax is a separate line item on the voucher for reimbursement.
    • The NRC will not reimburse for hotel costs above $231 plus applicable taxes.
  • Flight (directly billed to the NRC).
  • Baggage Fees (reimbursed by the NRC).
  • Mileage for personal vehicle (reimbursed at $0.535 cents per mile by the NRC).
  • Parking and tolls.
  • Taxi/Shuttle.
  • Rental cars are not authorized for reimbursement.

Please note that the NRC will not reimburse a State directly. All reimbursements are paid directly to the traveler, and all receipts should identify the traveler as the payer.


Please plan to arrive on Monday, September 25, 2017 – the day before the conference begins.  Your departure is dependent on whether or not you will be participating in the optional training that is taking place on Thursday, September 28.  The Advanced Reactor Workshop ends at 12:00 p.m. and the Response Technical Tools for Core Damage Assessment Course ends at 4:00 p.m.  In any circumstance, if available flights will not allow you to arrive home by midnight, you may stay an additional night and fly out the next morning. 

Attendees must make their own lodging and travel arrangements. Please contact the NRC's travel management company, El Sol Travel, Inc. at 844-244-6694 for airline reservations, and indicate that the travel is "Invitational" for the NRC. Please select a fully-refundable Government fare and make sure that El Sol Travel, Inc. correctly direct-bills your fare to credit card ending 2835. Flights may be converted by Marcia Casby to less costly, non-refundable tickets, so please select carefully. If the need arises, and you must make a change, contact Marcia Casby at 301-415-6525.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (where the conference will take place) for an agreed-upon rate of $231 (plus taxes) per night:

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone: 301-822-9200

Make a hotel reservation online, or call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 301-822-9200. If calling, you must identify yourself as part of the "NRC State Liaison Officer Conference" to receive the special group rate. A credit card is required to guarantee individual reservations. Hotel reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. on September 1, 2017. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after the specified cut-off date on a space- and rate-available basis. High speed internet is not reimbursable by NRC. However, we have negotiated complimentary high-speed internet at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Upon check-in, please confirm that you will not be charged.

Ground Transportation

Super Shuttle (800-BLUE-VAN or 800-258-3826) services all three of the DC area airports. If you are flying into Reagan National Airport, you can take the BLUE LINE Metrorail (train) to the Metro Center Station or the YELLOW LINE Metrorail to the Gallery Place/Chinatown Station, then transfer to the RED LINE in the direction of Shady Grove Station. The NRC headquarters building and the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel & Conference Center are located at the White Flint Metro Station. See the map of the Metrorail System.

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, August 24, 2017