United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Douglas J. Walters

Doug Walters is the vice president of regulatory affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the organization responsible for establishing unified policy on matters affecting the nuclear energy industry.

He has 29 years of experience in the nuclear power industry where his responsibilities have included nuclear plant construction issues, licensing and operations. He has been with NEI and its predecessor organizations since 1991. In 2004, he became senior director of security, with responsibility for oversight of nuclear plant security. In 2008, he was named senior director of operations support, assuming responsibility for security and emergency planning activities. The following year, he was named senior director of new plant licensing and was responsible for coordinating the nuclear industry’s generic activities on new nuclear plants. In 2009, Mr. Walters was promoted to vice president of regulatory affairs. He is currently responsible for executive oversight of activities including new plant deployment, nuclear plant security, emergency planning and safety-focused regulation.

In his tenure at NEI, Mr. Walters has led industry efforts in areas including license renewal rulemaking, guidance for preparing an environmental impact statement for license renewal and guidance for preparing an early site permit. He was instrumental in leading industry security efforts in response to the 9/11 events, including strategies for implementing numerous security orders.

Prior to joining NEI, he was with Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. in various engineering and licensing positions in support of the construction and operation of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant.

Mr. Walters graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in engineering management.

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