June 10, 2019 | Annual Meeting
2019 Annual Meeting
The Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee (TRMTC) held its annual meeting on June 10, 2019 at the Westin Crystal City hotel in Arlington, Va. TRMTC engages tribal governments interested in or impacted by the broad spectrum of the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear energy activities related to shipments of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
This meeting brought together TRMTC members with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Federal Railroad Administration. The U.S. Census Bureau also presented at this meeting. The composition of TRMTC offers a unique perspective on the broad range of issues surrounding the transportation or storage of radioactive materials and spent nuclear fuel. NCSL provides staff support to this group through a cooperative agreement with DOE.
Welcome and Introductions
Overview of meeting priorities
Updates from DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Updates on DOE-EM's recent activities and priorities.
Joanne Lorence, DOE-EM-OPT | Presentation
Ellen Edge, DOE-EM
Demitrous Blount, DOE-EM-OPT
Updates from DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
Updates on DOE-NE’s recent activities and priorities including Core Group meetings and Rail/Routing activities
Erica Bickford, DOE-NE
Jay Jones, DOE-NE
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Updates and Dialogue
Updates on NRC's recent activities and priorities.
Sandra Talley, Senior Liaison Project Manager
Hipolito Gonzales, Branch Chief, Materials Safety Licensing & Tribal Programs
Lance Racavan, Senior Communications Specialist
Joan Olmstead, Attorney
Kevin Williams, Deputy Director Division of Materials Safety, Security and Tribal Programs.
Christopher Reagan, Deputy Director, Division of Spent Fuel Management.
David Pstrak, Senior Project Manager, Division of Spent Fuel Management
Gerrard Jackson, Security Specialist-Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
A discussion on tribal engagement and outreach and an update on the status of the Safety Compliance Oversight Plan (SCOP).
Mark Maday, Staff Director, Hazardous Materials Division
Peter Cipriano, Senior Advisor for Policy & Infrastructure
Lawrence “Mel” Massaro, Hazardous Materials Specialist (RAM)
U.S. Census Bureau
A presentation on the Bureau’s process for consultation with tribes regarding tribal boundary data; when tribes might expect to be contacted and how points of contact are identified.
Dierdre Bevington Attardi, U.S. Census Bureau, Geographer
Madeline Sovich, U.S. Census Bureau, Geographer | Presentation
TRMTC Action Planning Workshop
Updates from TRMTC members, State Regional Groups and special guests
National Transportation Stakeholders Forum (NTSF) Meeting Overview and Closing Business