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Project Title: Independent Assessment of Science and Technology for the Department of Energy’s Defense Environmental Cleanup Program

PIN: DELS-NRSB-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

Kosti, Ourania

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology

Independent Assessment of Science and Technology for DOE's Defense Environmental Cleanup Program
December 5, 2017 - December 6, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Toni G Greenleaf
Phone: 2023343066
Fax: 2023343077


AGENDA DRAFT (SUBJECT TO CHANGE, updated 11-29-2017)

10:00 am Call to order and welcome
Trish Culligan, Committee Chair

10:10 am Briefing from the Department of Energy-Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) S&T Program
Rodrigo Rimando, Director, Office of Technology Development, DOE-EM
Part 1: Review of the S&T Program
Part 2: Recommendations from for this Academies study
Part 3: Reflections on previous Academies work

Questions and discussion to follow each part

12:10 pm LUNCH (available for purchase in the Refectory [3rd Floor])

1:45 pm The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s report of the Task Force on Technology Development for Environmental Management
Richard Meserve, Covington & Burling LLP

2:05 pm Questions and discussion

2:25 pm Comments from Congress on the Study Request
Drew Walter, House Armed Services Committee
Leonor Tomero, House Armed Services Committee

2:45 pm Questions and discussion

3:05 pm The Government Accountability Office’s views on DOE-EM S&T Program
David Trimble, Government Accountability Office
Timothy Persons, Government Accountability Office

3:25 pm Questions and discussion

3:45 pm BREAK

4:00 pm The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s views on DOE-EM S&T Program related to Waste Incidental to Reprocessing activities at the Savannah River Site and related NRC research activities
Christianne Ridge, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

4:20 pm Questions and discussion

4:40 pm Opportunity for General Questions and Discussion

5:00 pm Public Comments

5:30 pm Adjourn Day #1

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Patricia J. Culligan
M. John Plodinec
Sue B. Clark
Paul T. Dickman
Barbara Hamrick
Robert T. Jubin
Bill Lee
Alexandra Navrotsky
Rebecca Robbins
Robin D. Rogers
Pol D. Spanos

Plus staff: Ourania Kosti; Kevin Crowley; Charles Ferguson

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Site visit dates and times; what information do we need to receive and from whom; committee expertise.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 7, 2017