2019 Agenda

Monday | June 17

  1. 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

    Registration Open

  2. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Continental Breakfast and Registration

  3. 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

    Welcome and Introductions

  4. 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    Keynote Address: US Decommissioning Market and Opportunities

    • Maria G. Korsnick President and Chief Executive Officer Nuclear Energy Institute
  5. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Regulatory Oversight of Decommissioning Trust Funds

    This session will offer an update on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s current framework for use of trust funds for nuclear power plant decommissioning and spent fuel management, including the agency’s current decommissioning rulemaking. The discussion will cover the planning required to effectively use the trust funds and the regulatory hurdles utilities will need to prepare for.

  6. 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Networking Break

  7. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    What Today’s Decommissioning Business Models Mean for the US Nuclear Industry (part one)

    Today there are at least four major business models for decommissioning nuclear power plants in the United States: self-performance, decommissioning general contractor, license stewardship, and asset transfer. Executives from major players in this business will offer insight into the models, and discuss the trend away from delayed decommissioning toward beginning work quickly after a plant closes.

  8. 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

    Lunch

  9. 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

    What Today’s Decommissioning Business Models Mean for the US Nuclear Industry (part two)

    Today there are at least four major business models for decommissioning nuclear power plants in the United States: contractor oversight, shared stewardship, and asset acquisition. Executives from major players in this business will offer insight into the models, and discuss the trend away from delayed decommissioning toward beginning work quickly after a plant closes.

  10. 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

    Progress Toward Transportation, Packaging, and Interim Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

    Stakeholders in industry and government will discuss the latest on the interim storage approach to managing the nation’s spent fuel, focusing on two ongoing programs to secure Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses and begin operating storage sites in Texas and New Mexico.

  11. 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

    Networking Break

  12. 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

    NRC Perspectives on Nuclear Decommissioning Operations and Rulemaking

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will provide an update on its long-gestating rulemaking on nuclear power plants shifting from operations to decommissioning. NRC updates will also include the addition of public meetings to process as well as updates to the NRC GEIS review will be discussed. Representatives from states where nuclear power plants are, or soon will be, in decommissioning will also offer their perspectives on this complex, costly work.

  13. 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Decommissioning Opportunities: Two Army Deactivated Nuclear Power Plants

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) holds permits for deactivated nuclear reactor facilities at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Fort Greely, Alaska. These historic reactors were built and operated under the Army Nuclear Power Program and ceased operation in the early 1970s. Both projects will present unique challenges -- working on a small footprint close to research and residential areas at Fort Belvoir, near Washington, D.C., for the SM-1 reactor; and removal of the encased SM-1A reactor components from an operating heating plant while working around the extreme Alaskan weather. Army Corps representatives will discuss the opportunities at both projects -- the USACE Baltimore District is currently requesting proposals to complete the decommissioning of the SM-1 reactor, with a contract award anticipated in 2020.

  14. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Opening Reception

    Join us on the beautiful rooftop area of the Westin Nashville for drinks and heavy hor d'oeuvres, for a chance to network in a beautiful, informal setting.

Tuesday | June 18

  1. 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Registration Open

  2. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

    Continental Breakfast

  3. 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

    Wrap up from Day One

  4. 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    Where State and Local Governments Fit in the Decommissioning Process

    Officials from states with retired nuclear power plants will discuss the role of state and local jurisdictions in decommissioning. They will highlight the value and importance of securing stakeholder input into this work and coordinating with state regulators.

  5. 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

    Networking Break

  6. 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    Lessons Learned from Completed and Active Decommissioning Programs

    Companies with the know-how in nuclear decommissioning will discuss their experiences, focusing on plants that shifted out of operations within the last five years. They will provide the latest insight on strategic thinking and planning for decommissioning.

  7. 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

    Road Map to Efficient Decommissioning Strategies: Key Markers for Success

  8. 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

    Closing Remarks from the Chair


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