United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Charles R. Pierce

Charles R. "Chuck" Pierce graduated with a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1980. Since 1980, Pierce has worked in the nuclear arena first at Southern Company Services and beginning in 1988 at Southern Nuclear. His career has been focused on managing both engineering and licensing projects. In his early career, he set up the environmental qualification program for the Hatch plant. In 1995, he assumed responsibility for Southern Nuclear's license renewal project, first re-licensing Hatch for sixty years and later Farley. During that time he was the BWROG License Renewal Chairman.

In 2004, Pierce assumed his current position as the Nuclear Development AP1000 Licensing Manager. His first assignment was to obtain an Early Site Permit for Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4. At the same time as pursuing the ESP, Vogtle 3 and 4 pursued and became the first plant to obtain a Limited Work Authorization under the new rule. Currently, Vogtle 3 and 4 is the Reference COLA for the AP1000 community. Vogtle is also the first new nuclear plant to start formal construction under the new regulations, that activity beginning on March 8, 2010.

Chuck and his wife Mary have two daughters and one son.

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