United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Program Agenda

Monday, March 07, 2016
3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Early Registration Open

(Registration Service Desk)
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Service Area Open

(Registration, Internet/Printer Center, and Help Desk)
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Technical Poster and Tabletop Presentations on Display

7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Meet and Greet—Networking Opportunity

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Opening Session

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Technical Posters and Tabletop Presentations on Display

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Commissioner Plenary

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Commissioner Plenary

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

Technical Poster and Tabletop Presentations on Display

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

T1 – 25 Years of NRC’s Principles of Good Regulation
T2 – Approaches to Certified Designs without Design Acceptance Criteria (DAC)
T3 – Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation and Certificate of Compliance Renewals—Update on the Latest Guidance Developments
T4 – International Strategies to Support Ongoing Regulatory Activities and Emerging Nuclear Safety and Security Issues
T5 – Radiation Protection Computer Code Analysis and Maintenance Program (RAMP) at 1 Year: Advancing Radiation Protection Codes through International Cooperation
T6 – Using Risk-Informed Decisionmaking to Focus Regulatory Efforts

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

NRC Operations Center Tour #1

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

Technical Posters and Tabletop Presentations on Display

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

T7 – Alkali Silica Reaction Degradation in Nuclear Concrete Structures
T8 – Cybersecurity Programs: A Consequence-Based Approach
T9 – Deployment of Robotic Technologies at Nuclear Facilities
T10 – Project Aim: Accomplishments and Next Steps
T11 – Recent Developments in Federal Administrative Law of Potential Relevance to the NRC
T12 – Understanding the NRC’s Review and Approval Process for New Fuels

Wednesday, March 09, 2016
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Service Area Open

(Registration, Internet/Print Center, and Help Desk)
8:15 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Technical Poster and Tabletop Presentations on Display

8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Meet and Greet—Networking Opportunity

9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Commissioner Plenary

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Technical Posters and Tabletop Presentations on Display

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

W13 – Domestic and International Efforts to Prepare for Advanced and Small Modular Reactors
W14 – Improving Confidence in Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics - Part 1: Regulatory andResearch Perspectives
W15 – Proposed Changes to the Operator Initial License Examination Process
W16 – Regional Administrators’ Session on Current Regulatory Issues
W17 – Treatment of Mitigating Strategies in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking
W18 – What’s New in the Area of Severe Accident and Offsite Consequence Analysis

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NRC Operations Center Tour #2

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

Technical Posters and Tabletop Presentations on Display

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Lunchtime Workshop

ADAMS at Work: Understanding the Public Version of the NRC’s Agency Document Repository

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

W19 – Improving Confidence in Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics - Part 2: Regulatory Applications
W20 – Perspectives on Risk-Informed Licensing Changes for Operating Reactors
W21 – Procurement Oversight: Quality Counts
W22 – Spent Fuel Research Activities: Research Efforts Affecting Spent Fuel Storage and Transportation
W23 – Subsequent License Renewal - Part 1: Addressing Tomorrow’s Issues Today

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

NRC Operations Center Tour #3

3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

Technical Posters and Tabletop Presentations on Display

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

W24 – A Look at Experience Implementing Risk-Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection Programs
W25 – Human Capital Challenges in Health Physics and Other Technical Areas: Will the United States Meet Domestic and International Needs?
W26 – Perspectives on New Nuclear Construction in the United States
W27 – Southern Exposure 2015: Lessons Learned from a Fully Integrated Nuclear Plant Emergency Exercise
W28 – Subsequent License Renewal (SLR) - Part 2: Near-Term Research Supporting the Technical Bases for SLR

Thursday, March 10, 2016
7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Service Area Open

(Registration, Internet/Print Center, and Help Desk)
7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Technical Poster and Tabletop Presentations on Display

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Technical Sessions

TH29 – Enhancing New Reactor Reviews through International Cooperation
TH30 – From Operation to Decommissioning: International Perspectives on Nuclear PowerPlant Closure Considerations
TH31 – Fukushima Dai-ichi: U.S. Road to Closure
TH32 – Improving Realism in Fire Probabilistic Risk Assessments
TH33 – Spent Fuel – Perspectives on Interim Consolidated Storage

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

NRC Operations Center Tour #4

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

Technical Posters and Tabletop Presentations on Display

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Technical Sessions

TH34 – Enhancing the Significance Determination Process of the Reactor Oversight Process
TH35 – Leveraging Topical Partnerships for Improved Nuclear Safety and Security Practices
TH36 – On the Path Forward: Implementing Digital Instrumentation and Controls
TH37 – Reactor Decommissioning Rulemaking: Path to Regulatory Transparency
TH38 – The Use of Modeling and Simulation Tools to Conduct Security Vulnerability Assessments to Support Regulatory Decisions

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

NRC Operations Center Tour #5

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