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2018 Agenda

Wednesday | June 6

  1. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Registration Open

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  2. 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Exhibitor Set Up

Thursday | June 7

  1. 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Registration Open

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  2. 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

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  3. 8:00 AM – 8:15 AM

    Welcome and Introductions

    • Chair - Larry W. Camper USNRC Retired, Nuclear Safety Consultant Talisman International LLC
  4. 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

    The Policy, Economic, and Climate Implications of Nuclear Retirements

    A high-level discussion of the broader impact that early retirements of US nuclear power plants could have on the U.S. economy and climate change policy.

    • Keynote - Pamela B. Cowan Vice President, Nuclear Generation Nuclear Energy Institute
  5. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Alternate Pathways for Decommissioning and Strategic Trust Fund Management

    This panel will provide a thorough discussion of the strategic decisions facing utilities, including when to decommission (now or later), and the relative trade-offs of the alternative approaches (DECON, SAFSTOR, ENTOMB). Adequacy of the decommissioning trust fund reserves and time required for funds to grow to adequate levels, implications of transferring responsibility for project completion to future generations, and risk of regulatory change will be discussed.

    • Moderator - John E. Matthews Partner Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP
    • Joseph E. Carignan Principal Carignan & Associates, LLC
    • Adam H. Levin Principal AHL Consulting
  6. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    University of Tennessee Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Management Program

    • J. Wesley Hines, PhD Chairman, Department of Nuclear Engineering University of Tennessee
  7. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Networking Break

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  8. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Innovative Business Models and Technologies for Decommissioning

    This session will present the relative advantages of innovative business models for impact on the project timelines to accelerate schedules, as well as technologies for the decommissioning industry, including the impact of outsourcing to specialist teams, decontamination, large component removal, remote handling, and robotics.

    • Moderator - John E. Matthews Partner Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP
    • Frederic Bailly President, Decommissioning Services Orano
    • Jeff Hays Senior Vice President, Commercial Decommissioning Energy Solutions
  9. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Networking Luncheon

  10. 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

    The Significance of Interim Storage and an Approved Transportation Plan

    This session will provide a comprehensive update on the progress toward siting the consolidated interim spent fuel storage facilities, along with the importance of stakeholder outreach and an overview of current transportation design approaches under consideration.

    • Moderator - Richard Reid Technical Executive EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
    • David Carlson President and Chief Operating Officer Waste Control Specialists, LLC
    • Robert D. Quinn Director, Global Spent Fuel Storage and Disposal Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
  11. 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

    Networking Break

  12. 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

    Nuclear Decommissioning Regulatory Update; State and Federal Implications

    This session will provide a comprehensive update on important regulatory issues and developments and nuclear decommissioning rule making. Topics will include license renewal for dry cask storage and Part 50 mitigation for foreign ownership.

    • Moderator - Rod McCullum Senior Director, Fuel and Decommissioning Programs Nuclear Energy Institute
    • Patricia K. Holahan, PhD Director, Office of Enforcement Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • Michele Sampson Acting Deputy Director, Division of Decommissioning, Uranium Recovery and Waste Programs Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    • Tracey LeRoy Associate General Counsel Duke Energy
  13. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Decommissioning Market and Business Opportunities Overview, including Supply Chain Opportunities for Small and Medium Size Providers

    Providing an overview of the global market for commercial nuclear plant decommissioning - with a specific emphasis on US projects currently underway or projected through 2050, as well as the market opportunities for major contractors/ teams, and small-medium supply chain providers. This session will discuss the macro forces in global energy markets that drive the trends in decommissioning, as well as the impact of recent court decisions on plant closures.

    • Moderator - James Joosten President and Managing Director CONNECT-USA, LLC
    • Jeff Kerridge Senior Vice President, Business Development, Nuclear & Environment (N&E) Strategic Business Unit AECOM
    • J. Greg Meyer Senior Vice President, Operations, Environmental & Nuclear Fluor
    • James Taylor Principle Vice President and General Manager of Environmental Bechtel Corporation
  14. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Networking Reception

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Friday | June 8

  1. 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Registration Open

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  2. 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

    Networking Breakfast

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  3. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    Day One Recap

    • Larry Camper USNRC Retired, Nuclear Safety Consultant Talisman International LLC
  4. 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

    Advance Coordination with Federal and State Agencies

    This session will serve to identify the various federal and state agencies that a decommissioning site will need to contact and interact with along the way during the decommissioning process. The session will specifically provide case examples of interactions with federal and state regulatory agencies and utility commissions etc. along with the planning and lessons learned to make the overall decommissioning process more efficient and effective.

    What are the various agencies that must be contacted when a site undergoes decommissioning?

    Are there regulatory processes that are not well understood and that can create significant delays in the decommissioning process?

    Are there different decommissioning criteria that must be known and addressed?

    Precisely, what is the role and impact of the various state agencies on the decommissioning process?

    • Moderator - Francis (Chip) Cameron Managing DIrector Tribal Strategies, LLC
    • James A. Hamilton Principal Stakeholder Capital Consulting
    • Eric Howes Director Public and Government Affairs Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company
    • Christopher Recchia Principle Energy and Environment Solutions, LLC
  5. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Commercial Transaction Landscape for US Decommissioning Market

    This session will discuss the national outlook for this sector as well as insights into deal strategy and challenges/opportunities.

    • Mile Milisavljevic Principal, Deals Strategy PwC
  6. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Networking Break

  7. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Update on Current US Decommissioning Projects and the Availability of Experienced Decommissioning Project Managers

    This session will provide an update on the SONGS project - with a focus on important experiences and lessons learned and the importance of effective stakeholder outreach at the local and state levels. This session will also discuss the availability of experienced project managers to handle the increasing number of projects (some running concurrently).

    • Matthew J. Marston Senior Vice President, Operations and Executive Sponsor, SONGS Decommissioning Solutions AECOM
  8. 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Lessons Learned and the Future/Wrap Up

    Major conclusions and participant takeaways will be reviewed within the context of the most important challenges and opportunities for the U.S. commercial nuclear plant decommissioning industry.

    • Larry Camper USNRC Retired, Nuclear Safety Consultant Talisman International LLC
  9. 12:00 PM

    Adjourn


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