June 6, 2016 | Annual Meeting

Orlando, FL

2016 Annual Meeting

Meeting Overview

The Tribal Caucus met on Monday, June 6, 2016, as part of the broader National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF) Annual Meeting, which was held June 7-9, 2016, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, in Orlando, Fla. The Tribal Caucus met for a full day on June 6 and the NTSF met for three full days from June 7-9.

Agenda Overview

Tribal Executive Session

Welcome and Introductions

  • Richard Arnold, Pahrump Paiute Tribe

  • Ronald Johnson, Prairie Island Indian Community

Consent-based Siting Briefing and Comment Period

  • John Kotek, Acting Assistant Secretary, DOE-Office of Nuclear Energy

  • Facilitated discussion by Chip Cameron, The Zero Gravity Group LLC

Discussion of Other Issues with DOE-Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)

An overview of the DOE-NE’s current consent-based siting efforts was provided followed by an open conversation with the group.

  • John Kotek, Acting Assistant Secretary, DOE-Office of Nuclear Energy

  • Facilitated by Chip Cameron from The Zero Gravity Group LLC

Updates from DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)

  • Frank Marcinowski, Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE-EM

  • Albert Petrasek and Michael Wangler, DOE-EM

Updates from the Office of Legacy Management (LM)

General updates on LM activities, with a specific focus on uranium mining were presented.

Updates from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Updates were provided to the group on NRC’s recent activities and inform members of the importance of the Advanced Notification training offered Thursday, June 9th as part of the NTSF Annual Meeting.

  • Stuart Easson, NRC

Updates from Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

An overview of tribal jurisdiction and authority to stop shipments of nuclear waste.

Tribal Caucus Updates from Recently Attended Meetings

  • NTSF Core Group meeting

  • Recent site visits

Tribal Executive Session