Jan. 23-25, 2019 | Midyear Meeting

Arlington, VA

2019 Midyear Meeting

Meeting Overview

The Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee (TRMTC) held its mid-year meeting on Jan. 23-25, 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

Welcome and Overview

  • Opening prayer

  • Overview of meeting priorities

TRMTC Business Session

This session was only open to TRMTC members, and NCSL staff

  • TRMTC Executive Committee Updates

  • NCSL Updates and TRMTC accomplishments report

  • FY19 action plan review and updates

  • Tribal Transportation White Paper

  • TRMTC meeting priorities

DOE Program Updates

  • Jay Jones, physical scientist, DOE-NE

  • Brandt Petrasek, director of Tribal Programs, DOE-EM

DOE, Office of Environmental Management – Office of Packaging and Transportation Updates

  • Demitrous Blount, NTSF lead, DOE-EM-OPT | Combined Presentation

  • Ellen Edge, TEPP program manager, DOE-EM- OPT

  • Joe Martinez, transportation specialist, DOE-EM-OPT

Tribal Roundtable Discussion

Participants provided brief updates on meetings they have attended and discussed current transportation topics of his/her respective tribe. Topics of the conversation focused on the transportation of radioactive waste, emergency response and preparedness.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

State Regional Group Updates

  • SSEB – Chris Wells, assistant director, Nuclear Programs

  • CSG - Midwest – Lisa Janairo, program director

  • CSG - Northeast – Uldis Vanags, project director

  • WIEB - Melanie Snyder, program manager, High-Level Radioactive Waste

Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Environment and Safety Review, Decommissioning Process

NRC’s Tribal Program Update and CISF Status and Next Steps:

  • Sandra Talley, senior liaison project manager

  • Cinthya Roman, chief, Environmental Review Branch | Presentation

NRC decommissioning process and facility status:

  • Jack Parrott, senior project manager, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery, and Waste Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards

Proposed decommissioning rule:

  • Dan Doyle, project manager, Division of Rulemaking, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards | Presentation

Development of a generic environmental impact statement for decommissioning:

  • Jessie Quintero, project manager, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety, Safeguards and Environmental Review, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards | Presentation

Holtec International

  • Myron Kaczmarsky, senior director of Holtec Government Services | Handout 1 - HI-Store Consolidated Interim Storage Facility | Handout 2 - Record of Transportation of Used Nuclear Fuel

Federal Agency Panel Discussion on Transportation Route Planning – criteria, processes and notification

  • Jeff Moore, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

  • Gerard Jackson, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) | Presentation

  • Robert Fronczak, Association of American Railroads (AAR)

Nuclear Energy Institute – Tabletop Exercise Preview

  • Mark Richter, Nuclear Energy Institute | Presentation

Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

NTSF 2019 Annual Meeting Action Planning Session