United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Paul A. Russ

As director, Licensing and Regulatory Support, Paul Russ is responsible for Westinghouse licensing activities at the AP1000® new-plant projects in China and the United States, as well as AP1000 plants proposed at other locations globally. The U.S. projects in Georgia and South Carolina involve the first-ever use of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Part 52 combined license process, which combines a construction permit and an operating license with conditions for plant operation.

Paul’s role includes key interaction with regulators, Westinghouse AP1000 plant project staff and customers on licensing requirements. He works to support actions related to critical construction schedules, and successfully led the comprehensive review to ensure that the start of new construction at the project sites met NRC licensing standards.

Paul previously served as director, AP1000 International Licensing. His responsibilities in the position focused on the leadership of AP1000 licensing activities with regulators and utilities around the globe. Paul’s work encompassed the development of licensing strategies and the management of licensing deliverables and schedules.

Prior to joining Westinghouse in 2009, Paul served in technical and leadership roles in the nuclear and aerospace industries, including positions in business, engineering, quality and licensing disciplines.

His previous nuclear industry experience involved positions of increasing responsibility at nuclear power generation stations during construction and initial plant startup, and included roles in operations, licensing and regulatory compliance, and as a reactor engineer with the NRC. He also served in the U.S. Navy as an officer on the USS Nathan Hale nuclear submarine.

Paul received a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier University.
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