Program Agenda

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Agenda is tentative and subject to change. All times noted are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Session

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Andrea Veil, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, NRC
Ray Furstenau, Director, Office Nuclear Regulatory Research, NRC

National Anthem
Joseph Goodridge, Administrative Assistant, Division of Preparedness & Response, NSIR/NRC

Remarks by Christopher T. Hanson

The Honorable Christopher T. Hanson, Chairman, NRC | Video | Transcript
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Commissioner Plenary

Introduction and Moderator
Ray Furstenau, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, NRC

Remarks by Jeff Baran
The Honorable Jeff Baran, Commissioner, NRC | Video | Transcript
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Commissioner Plenary

Introduction and Moderator
Andrea Veil, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, NRC

Remarks by David A. Wright
The Honorable David A. Wright, Commissioner, NRC | Video | Transcript
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

EDO Plenary

Introduction and Moderator | Video |  Transcript
Ray Furstenau, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, NRC

Preparing for Tomorrow as a Modern Risk-Informed Regulator
Dan Dorman, Executive Director for Operations, NRC
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Break

9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

Special Plenary

Waste and Water: The Future of Decommissioning Efforts at Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
The unprecedented impacts from the 2011 Great Tohuko Earthquake have required the development of complex and multilayered approaches to safely decommission the Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS).  This session will focus on two unique perspectives on Fukushima-Daiichi NPS decommissioning activities: the IAEA Task Force monitoring and reviewing the safety of the planned discharge of treated water currently stored on site and the NDF, the entity leading strategic planning related to decontamination and decommissioning at the site.  Attendees will learn about ongoing and future decommissioning activities at Fukushima-Daiichi NPS, lessons learned, and the role of the IAEA in reviewing the planned release of treated water from the site by the Government of Japan. 

Introduction and Moderator
David Skeen, Deputy Director, Office of International Programs, NRC

Speakers  | Video | Transcript
Decommissioning of Fukushima-Daiichi NPP - Waste and Water - Long-term Decommissioning Plan
Hajimu Yamana, President, Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation of Japan

IAEA’s Review of Safety Related Aspects of ALPS Treated Water discharge at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Gustavo Caruso, Director and Coordinator, Fukushima ALPS Treated Water Review, International Atomic Energy Agency 
9:45a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Special Guest Speaker

Introduction | Video | Transcript
Andrea Veil, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, NRC

Remarks by The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Special Plenary

Women Belong in All Places Where [Nuclear Safety] Decisions are Being Made
In a moderated discussion with Brooke Clark, the NRC’s newly-named Gender Champion, President Rumina Velshi of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission will discuss the role of women in the global nuclear safety community. Chairman Hanson and President Velshi will also address their respective efforts to promote a workplace that values diversity and identifies and removes barriers to women; efforts to focus on youth education to build the female talent pipeline; and hiring practices to improve gender balance.

Speakers
The Honorable Christopher T. Hanson, Chairman, NRC | Video | Transcript
Rumina Velshi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Brooke Poole Clark, Office of the Secretary, NRC
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Technical Sessions

Thursday, March 10, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Technical Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

12:00 p.m.

Adjourn

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