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Project Information


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


Project Scope:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will conduct an independent assessment of technology development efforts within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM). This assessment will involve the following:

  1.  A review of DOE-EM’s technology development efforts, including an assessment of the processes by which technologies are identified and selected for development.
  2. A review and assessment of the types of technologies and/or alternative approaches for the DOE-EM cleanup program that could
    1. Reduce long-term costs,
    2. Accelerate schedules,
    3. Mitigate uncertainties, vulnerabilities, or risks, or
    4. Otherwise significantly improve the cleanup program.

The study will produce a consensus report that contains findings and recommendations. The report will not contain policy recommendations that involve non-technical value judgments.

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-NRSB-17-01

Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Kosti, Ourania

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

Topic(s):

Engineering and Technology
Environment and Environmental Studies
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 11/16/2017

Patricia J. Culligan - (Chair)
Patricia J. Culligan, Ph.D., is the Robert A. W. and Christine S. Carlton Professor of Civil Engineering at Columbia University and co-Director of the Urban Design Lab for Columbia’s Earth Institute. From July 2012 until July 2017, she served as the Founding Associate Director of Columbia’s Data Science Institute. Dr. Culligan’s expertise lies in the field of geo-environmental engineering, with an emphasis on water resource management in both urban and rural settings. She has conducted research aimed at understanding and controlling the migration of contaminants from waste disposal sites. She has also studied the behavior of miscible contaminants, non-aqueous phase liquids and colloids in soil and fractured rock and the effectiveness of in situ remediation strategies for the cleanup of waste sites. In addition, she has interest and experience in the design of land-based disposal sites for waste materials. Dr. Culligan has served on the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board and on several National Academies studies including the study titled Development and Implementation of a Cleanup Technology Roadmap. She earned a B.Sc. in civil engineering from University of Leeds and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from Cambridge University, England.


M. John Plodinec - (Vice Chair)
M. John Plodinec, Ph.D., has over 40 years of experience in waste characterization and immobilization. During his involvement with the Department of Energy's Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) he was responsible for programs ranging from waste characterization to waste form development. He was the primary technical lead for the DWPF product qualification program tasked with achieving the concurrence of the regulatory community. He also coordinated waste immobilization programs across the DOE complex, and internationally, for DOE’s Office of Environmental Management (EM). He represented EM in development of the Waste Acceptance Product Specifications, which govern all of the HLW glass products produced in the US. He was made a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in recognition of his work on HLW immobilization. He received his BA in chemistry from Franklin and Marshall College, and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Florida.
Sue B. Clark
Sue Clark, Ph.D., is a Regents Distinguished Professor of Chemistry with tenure at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington and holds the position of Battelle Fellow and Chief Scientist and Technology Officer in the Energy and Environment Directorate with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this joint appointment, she leads research efforts focused on the chemistry and chemical engineering of processing nuclear materials. Her current research areas include chemistry of radioactive waste systems, environmental chemistry, actinide separations, and radioanalytical chemistry. Her research support has included grants and contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and National Nuclear Security Administration. Dr. Clark served as a Board Member on the US Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board from 2011 to 2014, and served on the National Academies’ Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board from 2004 to 2009; she was also a member of many of the study committees established by the Board. Dr. Clark currently serves as a consultant to the Helmholtz Association in Germany, and previously to the Nuclear Energy Agency of France, the Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute, and the Battelle Memorial Institute. She received a B.S. in chemistry from Lander College, an M.S. in inorganic chemistry from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in inorganic and radiochemistry from Florida State University.



Paul T. Dickman
Paul Dickman, M.S., is a senior policy fellow with Argonne National Laboratory focusing on international nuclear energy, nonproliferation, and national security policy. For more than 30 years, Mr. Dickman has been in the forefront of nuclear energy and national security programs in the United States and internationally. He has held senior leadership positions at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he served as Chief of Staff to Chairman Dale E. Klein, and at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear Security Administration, where he served as Deputy Director for the Office of Policy. During his career he has held several managerial and senior staff positions within the DOE and national laboratory system. He also serves as an adviser to the Japanese government on the decommissioning of the Fukushima accident site. Mr. Dickman received a B.A. in history of science from University of Denver and an M.S. in natural sciences in nuclear chemistry and physics from University of Wyoming.
Barbara L. Hamrick
Ms. Hamrick currently serves as the Radiation Safety Officer and chief Health Physicist at University of California, Irvine (UCI) Health. Prior to joining the UCI Health team, Ms. Hamrick spent nearly 20 years as a health physicist in regulatory programs at the federal, state, and local levels. While with the California Department of Public Health, Ms. Hamrick worked closely with other regulatory partners across multiple jurisdictions coordinating decommissioning efforts at several sites in California. She currently serves on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Radiation Advisory Committee. Ms. Hamrick’s professional interests lie in the acute and long-term health effects of radiation exposure, risk communication, and the intersection of science and administrative law. Ms. Hamrick received a JD in Law from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and a MS and BS in Physics from UCI. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Health Physics, and a Fellow of the Health Physics Society.
Robert T. Jubin
Robert Jubin, Ph.D., is project manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Technology Research and Development —Material Recovery and Waste Form Development Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He has more than 40 years of experience with nuclear fuel reprocessing, including solvent extraction and development of advanced centrifugal contactors; management of volatile radionuclides; and management of gaseous radioactive wastes. His solvent extraction experience includes an extended assignment with the Commissariat a l’energie atomique et aux energies alternatives at Fontenay-aux-Roses, near Paris, France, where he helped to develop the DIAMEX process for separation of actinides and lanthanides from high-level liquid wastes. Dr. Jubin is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and received its 2013 Robert E. Wilson Award for outstanding chemical engineering contributions and achievements in the nuclear industry. He received the 2016 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Fuel Cycle & Waste Management Division Significant Contributions Award for his work in the area of nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste treatment technologies. He also chairs the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Gas Processing Subcommittee. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2007 at the rank of colonel. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Akron and an M.S. in engineering management and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, both from the University of Tennessee.


Bill Lee
Bill Lee, Ph.D., is co-director of the Institute of Security Science and Technology at Imperial College, London, and chair in ceramic science and engineering. His research focuses on the relation between processing, properties, and microstructures in a broad range of ceramics. He is the immediate past-president of the American Ceramic Society, , a member of the Leverhulme Trust Panel of Advisors, the Royal Academy of Engineering International Activities Committee, and the Scientific and Environmental Advisory Board Tokamak Energy Ltd. He is also an IAEA technical expert. Dr. Lee was Deputy Chair of the UK Government advisory Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) from 2007-2013, a member of the UK Government’s Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) from 2014-17, and has acted as special advisor nuclear to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee (2013). He received a B.Sc. in physical metallurgy from Aston University and a D.Phil. on radiation damage in sapphire from Oxford University.
Alexandra Navrotsky
Alexandra Navrotsky, Ph.D., is the Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry, and the Edward Roessler Chair in Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of California Davis. Her research interests have centered about relating microscopic features of structure and bonding to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior in minerals, ceramics, and other complex materials. She has made contributions to mineral thermodynamics; mantle mineralogy and high pressure phase transitions; silicate melt and glass thermodynamics; order-disorder in spinels; framework silicates; and other oxides; ceramic processing; oxide superconductors; nanophase oxides, zeolites, nitrides, perovskites; and the general problem of structure-energy-property systematics. The main technical area of her laboratory is high temperature reaction calorimetry. She is director of the UC Davis Organized Research Unit on Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture and Technology (NEAT-ORU). She received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
James Rispoli
James Rispoli, M.Sc.,M.A. is a former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management who served for three and a half years during the administration of President George W. Bush. As Assistant Secretary of Energy, Rispoli led the nation’s cleanup of waste and environmental contamination from nuclear-related research and production activities. He managed the largest capital construction portfolio in the Department of Energy (DOE), with the biggest project valued at more than $12 billion and the smallest in excess of $400 million. His previous position was as director of the DOE's Office of Engineering and Construction Management. He is currently Senior Executive Advisor at Project Time and Cost, LLC, an Atlanta-based engineering company of which he was previoulsy president and CEO for three years. Additionally, he is a Professor of Practice at North Carolina State University, where he teaches at the graduate level. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Rispoli was vice president and managing principal of Dames & Moore’s Pacific-Ocean area operations, and president of M&E Pacific, responsible for Metcalf and Eddy’s Hawaii offices. In both firms, he led major engineering, environmental, and construction projects for private clients, state and federal governmental agencies. He served in the United States Navy, retiring at the rank of Captain, Civil Engineer Corps where he held executive level environmental, construction, and facilities management positions. He serves on the National Academies’ Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, and is chair of the NAS’s Federal Facilities Council. Mr. Rispoli also serves on the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Advisory Board. Mr. Rispoli received a B.Engineering in civil engineering from Manhattan College, an M.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire, and an M.A. in business management from Central Michigan University. A licensed engineer in five states, he is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (radiation protection), a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the National Academy of Construction.
Rebecca A. Robbins
Rebecca A. Robbins is currently the predisposal unit head within the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In this role she is responsible for working with IAEA member states to develop and disseminate IAEA guidance in all aspects of the characterization, processing, packaging, and storage of radioactive waste. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the nuclear industry working originally for BNFL in the UK and then its associated companies in the US, including EnergySolutions. She began her career working in research and development into innovative waste management technologies at BNFL’s corporate laboratory before moving into the field of LLW disposal. She supported the post-closure safety case for the UK LLW waste disposal site at Drigg and the development and deployment of technologies for processing of radioactive waste for storage and dispsoal. She has devised and implemented process flowsheets for both solid and liquid waste processing plant, including the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Plant for the processing of 65,000 m3 of TRU waste at the Idaho National Laboratory site for BNFL Inc. Her experitise in radioactive waste management has been applied to the development of strategies to manage legacy waste clean-up challenges world-wide for both government and commercial entities. She served on the National Academies committee on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposition: A Workshop. She earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Leeds, UK.
Robin D. Rogers
Dr. Robin D. Rogers is a Research Professor at The University of Alabama and President, Owner, and Founder of 525 Solutions, Inc., in Tuscaloosa, AL USA. He has previously served at Northern Illinois University as Presidential Research Professor, The University of Alabama as Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry, Distinguished Research Professor, and Director of the Center for Green Manufacturing, The Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland as Chair of Green Chemistry and Co-Director of QUILL, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute for Process Engineering as Honorary Professor, and McGill University as Canada Excellence Research Chair in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals. His research interests cover the use of ionic liquids and green chemistry for sustainable technology through innovation and include materials (advanced polymeric and composite materials from biorenewables), separations (novel strategies for separation and purification of value added products from biomass), energy (new lubricant technologies and selective separations), and medicine (elimination of waste while delivering improved pharmaceutical performance). He has served on several National Academies studies on radioactive waste management and cleanup. Dr. Rogers obtained a B.S. in chemistry and Ph.D. in chemistry from The University of Alabama.


Pol D. Spanos
Pol Spanos, Ph.D., is Lewis B. Ryon Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Civil Engineering at Rice University. Professor Spanos' research efforts focus on the dynamics and vibrations of structural and mechanical systems under a variety of loads. Systems exhibiting nonlinear behavior and/or exposed to hazard/risk inducing conditions receive particular attention. His group is also interested in fatigue and fracture issues of modern composite materials, and in signal processing algorithms for dynamic effects in biomedical applications. Solution techniques developed by Professor Spanos are applied to diverse themes such as vehicle and robot dynamics; estimation of seismic spectra; flow-induced vibrations of offshore rigs, marine risers, and pipelines; dynamic analysis and certification of payloads in aerospace missions; directional oil well drilling; vibration and aseismic protection of structures and equipment; wind loads simulation; and signal processing for electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, and bone mechanics. He is a member of the academies of several foreign countries; and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA) and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received a 5-year diploma in engineering sciences and mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens; and an M.S. in civil engineering, and a Ph.D. in applied mechanics from the California Institute of Technology.


Events


Event Type :  
TeleConference

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Contact Name:  Ourania Kosti
Contact Email:  nrsb@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3066

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Plodinec
Patricia Culligan
Rebecca Robbins
Barbara Hamrick
Sue Clark
Robin Rogers
Alexandra Navrotsky

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report progress

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 03, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
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Event Type :  
Webinar

Description :   

Topic: Briefing from Rod Rimando, Director, DOE-EM/Office of Technology Development
Time: Oct 19, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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October 5, 2018, 1-2:30 PM (ET)

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Discussion of report draft chapter. 


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Bill Lee
Barbara Hamrick
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Jim Rispoli
Rebecca Robbins

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Report draft chapter

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October 01, 2018
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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Barbara Hamrick
Robert Jubin
Patricia Culligan
Jim Rispoli
John Plodinec
Alex Navrotsky
Robin Rogers
Rebecca Robbins

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft findings and recommendations

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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 21, 2018
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Keck Center
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Report discussion with Chair and Co-Chair


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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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Patricia Culligan
John Plodinec

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report progress review

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N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 30, 2018
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-

Event Type :  
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Description :   

Closed session discussion for the Committee via conference call (Zoom).


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Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

• Patricia Culligan
• John Plodinec
• Alex Navrotsky
• Robert Jubin
• Bill Lee
• Rebecca Robbins
• Barbara Hamrick
• Jim Rispoli

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Findings and recommendations.

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

Draft findings and recommendations

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 24, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
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Description :   

On-line briefing with Dr. John Marra, Chief Engineer, DOE-EM

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Location:


Federal Building 2714-G Conference Room
Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
USA

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AGENDA

Thursday, August 9, 2018

INFORMATION GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Federal Building 2714-G Conference Room

 

4:00 pm – 4:10 pm

                Welcome remarks and introductions by the National Academies

4:10 pm – 4:40 pm

                OREM mission, accomplishments, and broad level plans (ETTP to Y-12 focus), Jay Mullis, DOE OREM Site Manager

4:40 pm – 5:10 pm

                D&D and remediation challenges and strategy to-date, Kent Fortenberry, UCOR Project Manager

5:10 pm – 5:30 pm

                BREAK

5:30 pm – 6:40 pm         

Stakeholder presentations

Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (accepted)

EPA, declined

Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB), Dennis Wilson (accepted)

Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (declined)

Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association (ETEBA), Tim Griffin (accepted)

6:40 pm – 7:00 pm

Public comments

7:00 pm

Adjourn public meeting

 

Friday, August 10, 2018

INFORMATION GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Federal Building 2714-G Conference Room

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Academies brief welcome.

8:15 am – 8:45 am

D&D lessons learned and future TD needs, John Wrapp, UCOR

8:45 am - 9:15 am

Waste disposal lessons learned and future TD needs, John Wrapp, UCOR

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Groundwater and soils remediation lessons learned and future TD needs, Samantha Pack, UCOR

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Break

10:00 am –10:30 am

History…Mercury contamination in Oak Ridge and Y-12 and the Mercury challenge, Scott Brooks, ORNL

10:30 am – 11:00 am

The use of S&T and TD to address mercury in the OREM program (history, RMPE, etc.), Janice Hensley, UCOR

11:00 am – 11:30 am

The LEFPC Mercury TD project, Mark Peterson, ORNL

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Integration of Science and EM, Eric Pierce, ORNL

12:00 pm

Closing remarks; adjourn session open to the public


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Rebecca Robbins
Pol Spanos
Barbara Hamrick
Paul Dickman
John Plodinec

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Key points from site visit
Report findings and recommendations

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N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 20, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:


Ohio State University Endeavor Center
Room 160
Piketon, OH, 45661
USA

Event Type :  
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Description :   

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

PORTSMOUTH SITE VISIT

August 8 – 9, 2018

 

AGENDA

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

 

 

 

INFORMATION GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Ohio State University Endeavor Center, Room 160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Technology Impacts, Marty Reibold, Fluor

  • Large Component Assay System
  • Talon Robot for Emergency Operations
  • Next generation personal protective equipment
  • In-pipe NDA measurement system

 

 

 

 

BREAK at the discretion of the chair

 

 

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Stakeholder Presentations

  • Ohio EPA, Jim Sferra (accepted)
  • Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio, Jennifer Jacobs,  (pending)
  • Site Specific Advisory Board, Robert Berry (pending)
  • Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative, Shepherd (pending)

 

 

 

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Public comments

Adjourn meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

 

 

INFORMATION GATHERING SESSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Ohio State University Endeavor Center, Room 160

 

 

 

7:30 am – 10:00 pm

 

Future Needs and Potential Technologies

Marty Reibold and J.D. Chiou, Fluor

 

 

 

 

BREAK at the discretion  of the chair

 

 

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Programmatic Path Forward

TBD

 

 

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Opportunity for general discussion and questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00 pm

Adjourn meeting open to the public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sue Clark
Robin Rogers
Robert Jubin
Bill Lee

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• Key points from site visit
• Findings and recommendations

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N/A

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August 20, 2018
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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Report discussion.


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Patricia Culligan
John Plodinec

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Report progress

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n/a

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July 23, 2018
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-


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Agenda
Briefing from the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCG.

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Briefings on Convergence Science

1. Joseph DeSimone, UNC
2. Dragana Brzakovic, NSF
3. Michael Berube, Vehicle Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)/DOE
4. John Gilleland, TerraPower

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Agenda


Springhill Suites Marriott
665 Riverwalk Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

May 16-17, 2018


Wednesday, May 16, 2018


4:00 PM – 4:10 PM Welcome Remarks, Trish Culligan, National Academies

4:10 PM – 6:30 PM Stakeholder presentations
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Mark Clough
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM Idaho Department of Commerce, invited
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM Idaho Cleanup Project Citizens Advisory Board, Keith Branter
5:10 PM – 5:30 PM Regional Economic Development Eastern Idaho, invited
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM Fort Hall Business Council, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, invited

5:50 PM – 6:00 PM BREAK

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Public comment period







Thursday, May 17, 2018


7:20 AM – 7:30 AM Welcome Remarks, Trish Culligan, Committee Chair

7:30 AM – 11:25 AM Briefings by INL
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) Technical Issues Resolution, Joe Giebel/Leo Thompson
8:30 AM – 8:50 AM Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) Technical Review Group Overview and observations, Richard Board
8:50 AM – 9:10 AM Overview of the Idaho Spent Nuclear Fuel Program, Mike Swain (20’)
9:10 AM – 9:30 AM BREAK
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Calcine Retrieval Project Overview, Howard Forsythe (30’)
10:00 AM – 11:40 AM Aluminum SNF Dry Storage Studies
• Extended (>50 years) Dry Storage of Aluminum Clad Spent Nuclear Fuel: Technical Considerations and Challenges, Michael Connolly
• Chemistry/Behavior of Aluminum Oxyhydroxide Layers During Aluminum Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage, Ted Lister
• Radiation Chemistry Inside Aluminum Spent Nuclear Fuel Dry Storage Canisters, Peter Zalupski
• Multiphysics Modeling of Coupled Thermal Convective Transport of Radiolysis Generated Species Inside Sealed and Unsealed Aluminum SNF Storage Canisters, Hai Huang

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM General Questions and Discussion

12:00 PM - 12:05 PM Closing Remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair
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John Plodinec
Sue Clark
Barbara Hamrick
Bill Lee
Rebecca Robbins
Robin Rogers
Pol Spanos

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Comments on key points from Hanford.
Report draft outline.
Discussion on recommended process of S&T development.
Future information gathering meetings.

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n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 21, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Zoom Conference call
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Agenda

1. Philip Heermann, Sandia National Laboratories, will talk about DOE-EM’s robotics activities over the past few years and opportunities for robotics to reduce cost and schedule for the DOE-EM cleanup efforts.
2. Robert Buckingham, UK Atomic Energy Authority, will talk about experiences from the UK on using robotics for cleanup activities.
3. Monica Garcia, Southwest Research Institute, will talk about lessons learned from Fukushima on using robotics and remote systems.
4. Robert Ambrose, NASA, will talk about robotics and automation system solution for NASA and possible applications for DOE-EM’s mission
5. Bill Hamel, University of Tennessee, will talk about applied research in robotics and remote handling for nuclear environments.

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Agenda


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


Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House
802 George Washington Way
Richland, Washington 99352
Columbia Room


AGENDA

April 23-24, 2018














Monday, April 23, 2018


7:20 AM – 7:30 AM

Welcome remarks and introductions, Trish Culligan, National Academies
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Background Briefings from RL and ORP
7:30 AM – 7:40 AM Welcome, Naomi Jaschke
7:40 AM – 8:30 AM Hanford Mission, Brian Vance


SITE VISIT FOR COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM


3:30 PM – 3:40 PM Welcome Remarks and introductions, Trish Culligan, National Academies

3:30 PM – 6:10 PM Stakeholder presentations
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM Hanford Communities, Pam Larsen
3:50 PM – 4:10 AM Environmental Protection Agency (invited)
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM Hanford Advisory Board, Susan Leckband
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM Tri-Cities Development Economic Council (TRIDEC), David Reeploeg
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM Washington State Department of Ecology, Alex Smith
5:10 PM – 5:30 PM Nez Perce Tribe, Jack Bell
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Matthew Johnson
5:50 PM – 6:10 PM Yakama Nation Fisheries, Rose Longoria (tentative)

6:10 PM – 6:30 PM Public comment period


Tuesday, April 24, 2018


7:30 AM – 11:25 AM Briefings by ORP and RL on S&T Development
7:30 AM – 7:40 AM Welcome and presentation by DOE management,
7:40 AM – 8:00 AM ORP Site technology development opportunities and challenges, Elaine Diaz
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM ORP key technology development priorities for FY18, Naomi Jaschke
8:10 AM – 8:30 AM Overview of technology development process, Jason Vitali
8:30 AM – 9:10 AM Overview of technology development projects
9:10 AM – 9:25 AM BREAK
9:25 AM – 10:25 AM Soil and groundwater remediation status and future outlook: TD process prioritization and needs identification, Michael Truex
10:25 AM – 11:25 AM Overview of RL key projects and significant mission challenges: Vadoze zone sources, groundwater remedies, monitoring and end-states, Michael Truex
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Richland, Washington
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Agenda
Monday, April 23, 2018


7:20 AM – 7:30 AM
Welcome remarks and introductions, Trish Culligan, National Academies
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Background Briefings from RL and ORP
7:30 AM – 7:40 AM Welcome, Naomi Jaschke
7:40 AM – 8:30 AM Hanford Mission, Brian Vance


SITE VISIT FOR COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM Welcome Remarks and introductions, Trish Culligan, National Academies
3:30 PM – 6:10 PM Stakeholder presentations
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM Hanford Communities, Pam Larsen
3:50 PM – 4:10 AM Environmental Protection Agency (invited)
4:10 PM – 4:30 PM Hanford Advisory Board, Susan Leckband
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM Tri-Cities Development Economic Council (TRIDEC), David Reeploeg
4:50 PM – 5:10 PM Washington State Department of Ecology, Alex Smith
5:10 PM – 5:30 PM Nez Perce Tribe, Jack Bell
5:30 PM – 5:50 PM Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Matthew Johnson
5:50 PM – 6:10 PM Yakama Nation Fisheries, Rose Longoria (tentative)

6:10 PM – 6:30 PM Public comment period


Tuesday, April 24, 2018


7:30 AM – 11:25 AM Briefings by ORP and RL on S&T Development
7:30 AM – 7:40 AM Welcome and presentation by DOE management,
7:40 AM – 8:00 AM ORP Site technology development opportunities and challenges, Elaine Diaz
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM ORP key technology development priorities for FY18, Naomi Jaschke
8:10 AM – 8:30 AM Overview of technology development process, Jason Vitali
8:30 AM – 9:10 AM Overview of technology development projects
9:10 AM – 9:25 AM BREAK
9:25 AM – 10:25 AM Soil and groundwater remediation status and future outlook: TD process prioritization and needs identification, Michael Truex
10:25 AM – 11:25 AM Overview of RL key projects and significant mission challenges: Vadoze zone sources, groundwater remedies, monitoring and end-states, Michael Truex
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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Patrica Culligan
John Plodenic
Sue Clark
Paul Dickman
Barbara Hamrick
Robert Jubin
Bill Lee
Alexandra Navrotsky
Rebecca Robbins
Robin Rogers
Pol Spanos


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Comments on briefings
International approaches on S&T program development
Review of draft findings and recommendations
Future site visits and briefings

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 01, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Zoom conference call
Event Type :  
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N/A
Supporting File(s)
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Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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• Hamcrick
• Jubin
• Cullihan
• Plodinec
• Dickman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

DOE-NE’s Sigma teams and the draft report layout

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 12, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

conference call
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-

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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Trish Culligan
John Plodinec


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report layout
Closed session agenda for site visit to Hanford in April
Agenda for Idaho site visit in May

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 05, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

ZOOM Remote Conferencing
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Agenda
N/A
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Bill Lee
Sue Clark
Rebecca Robbins
Patricia Culligan
Jon Plodinec
Barbara Hamrick
Robin Rogers
Alexandra Navrotsky

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

- Impressions from the February 14 conference call with DOE’s Office of Science
- Need for future briefings


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

n/a

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 29, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Zoom conference
Event Type :  
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Agenda
March 14, 2018
3-4 PM (ET)
Zoom conference link will be posted closer to the briefing date


Briefing from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science: From scientific advancements to technology development relevant to DOE-EM’s cleanup mission.

• Dr. Andrew Schwartz, Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
• Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, Biological and Environmental Research (BER)


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Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Trish Culligan
John Plodinec
Bill Lee
Paul Dickman
Rebecca Robbins
Robin Rogers
Sue Clark
Barbara Hamrick



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

-agenda draft for site visit to Hanford
-draft report writing assignments

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 27, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Patricia Culligan
John Plodinec
Sue Clark
Paul Dickman
Barbara Hamrick
Alex Navrotsky
Rebecca Robbins
Robin Rogers


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Preliminary findings from the site visit to SRS

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

N/A

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 22, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Willcox Hotel and Savannah River Site Visit
Event Type :  
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Agenda
Monday, January 29, 2018

1:40 PM Welcome remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair
2:00 PM SRS Welcome, Tony Polk (DOE-SR)
Discussion on specific research and technology impacts and direction
• on tank waste processing, David Dooley (SRNL)/
Kent Fortenberry (SRR)
• on soil and groundwater remediation, Brian Looney (SRNL)/
Chris Bergren (SRNS)
• on deactivation and decommissioning, Mike Serrato (SRNL)/Chris Bergren (SRNS)
• on nuclear material processing & disposition, Bill Bates (SRNL)/ Jimmy Winkler (SRNS)
5:00 PM BREAK
5:15 PM Briefings from stakeholders
• Environmental Protection Agency, Jon Richards (15’)
• SRS Citizen's Advisory Board, Gil Allensworth (15’)
• SRS Heritage Foundation, Joseph Ortaldo and Walt Joseph (10’)
• Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, Jim Marra (10’)
• SRS Community Reuse Organization, Rick McLeod (10’)
6:20 PM SRNL role in execution of EM programmatic and project technology development, Jeff Griffin (SRNL)
7:20 PM Opportunity for public comments
7:30 PM End of open session

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

8:00 AM Welcome remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair
8:05 AM Briefings from stakeholders (cont.)
• Economic Development Partnership, Will Williams (15’)
• S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control, Shelly Wilson (20’)
8:50 AM Contractor session on research and technology needs
• in SRS Liquid Waste, Kent Fortenberry (SRR)
• in SRS Nuclear Materials and Soil and Groundwater, Chris Bergren (SRNS)
BREAK (15’)
• in SRS nuclear materials, Jimmy Winkler (SRNS)
• in selection of research and technology initiatives, Tony Polk (DOE-SR)
12:45 PM Opportunity for public comments
1:00 PM End of open session

1:00 - 7:00 PM Closed Committee Discussion
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Patricia Culligan
John Plodenic
Paul Dickman
Barbara Hamrick
Robert Jubin
Bill Lee
Alexandra Navrotsky
James Rispoli
Rebecca Robbins
Robin Rogers



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Site visit and report discussion

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

DOE-EM organization chart

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 06, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Willcox Hotel
100 Colleton Ave SW
Aiken South Carolina 29801
phone (803) 648-1898

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Toni Greenleaf
Contact Email:  mgreenleaf@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  7033722652

Agenda

Monday, January 29, 2018

1:40 PM Welcome remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair
2:00 PM SRS Welcome, Tony Polk (DOE-SR)
Discussion on specific research and technology impacts and direction
• on tank waste processing, David Dooley (SRNL)/
Kent Fortenberry (SRR)
• on soil and groundwater remediation, Brian Looney (SRNL)/
Chris Bergren (SRNS)
• on deactivation and decommissioning, Mike Serrato (SRNL)/Chris Bergren (SRNS)
• on nuclear material processing & disposition, Bill Bates (SRNL)/ Jimmy Winkler (SRNS)
5:00 PM BREAK
5:15 PM Briefings from stakeholders
• Environmental Protection Agency, Jon Richards (20’)
• SRS Heritage Foundation, Joseph Ortaldo and Walt Joseph (15’)
• Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, Jim Marra (15’)
• SRS Community Reuse Organization, Rick McLeod (15’)
6:15 PM SRNL role in execution of EM programmatic and project technology development, Jeff Griffin (SRNL)
7:15 PM Opportunity for public comments
7:30 PM End of session









Tuesday January 30, 2018

8:00 AM Welcome remarks, Trish Culligan, committee chair
8:05 AM Briefings from stakeholders (cont.)
• Economic Development Partnership, Will Williams (15’)
• S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control, Shelly Wilson (20’)
8:50 AM Contractor session on research and technology needs
• in SRS Liquid Waste, Kent Fortenberry (SRR)
• in SRS Nuclear Materials and Soil and Groundwater, Chris Bergren (SRNS)
BREAK (15’)
• in SRS nuclear materials, Jimmy Winkler (SRNS)
• in selection of research and technology initiatives, Tony Polk (DOE-SR)
12:45 PM Opportunity for public comments
1:00 PM End of session
6:00 – 7:00 PM Visit of a subgroup of the committee to the SRS Heritage Foundation Museum (confirmation pending)




Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Ourania Kosti
Contact Email:  okosti@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343066

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Patricia Culligan
Chair and John Plodinec
Vice-chair

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Phone discussion to work on the agenda for the upcoming site visit to Savannah River.

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 09, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Ourania Kosti
Contact Email:  okosti@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343066

Agenda
Discuss the first site visit including location and other information related to setting up this site visit.
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Patricia Culligan
John Plodinec


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Site visit #1, Savannah River, what to see, location and other logistical and information data.

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

NONE

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 19, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Ourania Kosti
Contact Email:  okosti@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343066

Agenda
No formal agenda
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

John Plodinec
James Rispoli

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Supplemental Balance and Composition discussion

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 19, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Toni G Greenleaf
Contact Email:  tgreenle@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343066

Agenda
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
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 07, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Rania Kosti
Contact Email:  okosti@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202 334 3066

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Trish Culligan
John Plodinec

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

First fill committee meeting agenda draft
Study schedule

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

Agenda draft

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 21, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

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Publications

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