M2 Transformation and Modernization of NRC Environmental Review Processes—Meeting the Challenge

Sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

This session will describe how the NRC continues to meet its requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and associated laws, while transforming its reviews into a more modern and risk-informed framework. Staff members will highlight how they are adapting environmental experience to support a new generation of NEPA reviews for advanced reactor technologies, license renewals, nonpower reactors, and materials applications. Recent experiences and lessons learned, project updates, and future ideas will be discussed by a wide variety of staff and stakeholders. 
 
SESSION CHAIR(S):
 
  • Peyton Doub, Senior Environmental Scientist, Environmental Review New Reactors Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, NMSS/NRC tel: 301-415-6703, e-mail: Peyton.Doub@nrc.gov
 
SPEAKER(S):
 
  • Introductory Remarks - NEPA Streamlining in Action: Environmental Review Guidance for Micro-Reactors
    Peyton Doub, Senior Environmental Scientist, Environmental Review New Reactors Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, NMSS/NRC
  • Advanced Reactor Generic Environmental Impact Statement
    Jack Cushing, Senior Environmental Project Manager, Environmental Review New Reactors Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, NMSS/NRC
  • Environmental Rulemaking Initiatives at the NRC
    Ken Erwin, Chief, Environmental Review New Reactors Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, NMSS/NRC
  • UCS Views on the NRC’s Environmental Review Processes
    Edwin Lyman, Director of Nuclear Power Safety, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • NEI Perspective
    Kati Austgen, Senior Project Manager, New Reactors, Nuclear Energy Institute
 
SESSION COORDINATOR(S):
 
  • Peyton Doub, Senior Environmental Scientist, Environmental Review New Reactors Branch, Division of Rulemaking, Environmental, and Financial Support, NMSS/NRC tel: 301-415-6703, e-mail: Peyton.Doub@nrc.gov

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