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Project Title: Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

PIN: DELS-NRSB-17-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

RSO:
Heimberg, Jennifer

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; International Issues; National Security and Defense; Transportation and Infrastructure


Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant - Meeting #1
November 28, 2017 - November 30, 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: Darlene Gros
Email: Disposal_Plutonium@nas.edu
Phone: (202) 334-3066
Fax: (202) 334-3077


Agenda:

Disposal of Surplus Plutonium in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

*tentative agenda and subject to change*

Meeting #1: November 28-30

The Keck Center
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

This meeting will be webcast. Instructions for connecting to the webcast will be added to this agenda closer to the date of the meeting.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Keck Center, Room 206

1:00 pm Call to order and welcome, brief introductions by the committee
Bob Dynes, committee chair

1:15 pm Congressional Perspectives on the Tasking
Loraine Heckenberg, Staff Assistant, House Committee on Appropriations (majority)
TBD, minority

1:35 pm National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Overview of the Material Management and Minimization Program and the Committee’s Tasking
Peter Hanlon, NNSA, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Material Management and Minimization

2:00 pm Plutonium Dilute and Dispose Program Scope and Status
Sachiko McAlhany, NNSA, senior technical advisor

3:00 pm BREAK

3:15 pm Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management’s Role and Responsibilities within the Plutonium Dilute and Dispose Program
Mark S. Senderling, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste and Materials Management, DOE-EM

4:00 pm Environmental Protection Agency’s Activities Related to the Plutonium Dilute and Dispose Program
Thomas Peake, EPA Radiation Protection Division, director for the Center for Waste Management and Regulations

5:00 pm Opportunity for Public Comment

5:15 pm End Data Gathering Session



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

DATA-GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Keck Center, Room 206

9:00 Call to order and welcome, open session reminder
Bob Dynes, committee chair

9:10 New Mexico Stakeholder Perspectives:
New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED)
Michael Kesler, District Manager for the Carlsbad region, WIPP DOE Oversight Division, INVITED

Southwest Research and Information Center
Don Hancock, director, CONFIRMED
via Webcast

South Carolina Stakeholder Perspectives:
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Shelly Wilson, manager of the Savannah River Site monitoring program, INVITED

10:30 BREAK

10:45 Other Technical Perspectives:
Dilute and Dispose: The Best Available Approach for Excess Plutonium Disposition
Ed Lyman, Senior Scientist, Global Security Program, Union of Concerned Scientists-CONFIRMED

States Transportation experts:
William (Bill) Craig, chair, Western Governors Association, WIPP Technical Advisory Group—INVITED

Christopher Wells, assistant director of nuclear programs within the Southern States Energy Board (SSEB)--INVITED

12:00 pm LUNCH

Reviews by Independent Oversight/overviews:
Perspectives from the US Government Accountability Office
David Trimble, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, US GAO, CONFIRMED
Eli Lewine, Senior Analyst, Natural Resources and Environment, US GAO, CONFIRMED

Historical Perspectives and Congressional Authorities, James Werner, Congressional Research Service, CONFIRMED

2:15 pm Opportunity for Public Comment

2:30 End public session



Thursday, November 30, 2017

DATA-GATHERING SESSION NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Department of Energy, Forrestal Building

8:30 am Meet at the Forrestal Building for check-in, badging, and security check

9:00 Welcome and Introductions, Review Security Procedures

Briefings

12:45 pm Wrap-up

1:00 ADJOURN