Mr. Camper is an experienced health physicist, radiation safety expert, environmental remediation expert and executive with 40 years of professional experience with various aspects of the nuclear industry within both the private and public sectors including: radiation safety; medical, research and academic uses; commercial uses; industrial uses; environmental assessment and management; low-level waste oversight; uranium recovery; decommissioning of reactors and complex material sites; spent fuel management and performance assessment. Mr. Camper has been very involved both nationally and internationally and increasingly has focused on the nexus between energy production and related environmental concerns as well as stakeholder outreach and coordination.
He presently serves as the Director of the Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Camper served in several Senior Executive Service positions within the NRC including Director of the Division of Decommissioning, Waste Management and Environmental Management Programs in the former Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs and two years as the Deputy Director, Spent Fuel Project Office. Mr. Camper also serves as the U.S. Representative to the Waste Safety Standards Advisory Committee of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Chairman of the NRC NEPA Executive Steering Committee, a member of the NRC Fuel Reprocessing Executive Steering Committee, the NRC Agency Historic Preservation Officer, a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Waste Management Symposia.
Mr. Camper received a B.S. degree in Radiological Science and Administration and an M.S. degree in Business Administration both from George Washington University. Mr. Camper also completed graduate course work in applied health physics at Oak Ridge Associate Universities and he completed a graduate level Certificate in the National Environmental Policy Act from Duke University, co-sponsored by the Council on Environmental Quality. Mr. Camper completed a certificate in Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. Mr. Camper also completed a certificate in Environmental Collaboration at the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Mr. Camper is a Registered Environmental Professional (REP) and is also certified by the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) with a specialty in environmental assessment. Additionally, Mr. Camper is certified by the American Academy of Project Management as a Certified International Project Manager (CIPM). Mr. Camper is a 2005 recipient of the Presidential Rank Award as a Meritorious Executive within the Senior Executive Service and is the 2010 recipient of the Richard S. Hodes, M.D. Honor Lecture Award provided by the Southeast Compact for outstanding leadership in the low-level waste industry. In 2014, Mr. Camper was elected as a Fellow of the Waste Management Symposia based on his many years of dedicated service to the Symposia and to the Low-Level Waste industry.