United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Tours of the NRC Operations Center

Tours of the NRC Operations Center

Sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response

Attendees are invited to experience the inner workings of the newly constructed NRC Operations Center, which serves as the focal point for coordination of events involving NRC licensed facilities or materials. This session will be offered concurrent with some of the technical sessions, and will emphasize select incident response assets, including Radiological Assessment System for Consequence Analysis (RASCAL 4.3) and Web-Based Emergency Operations Center (Web-EOC). It will also address the roles and responsibilities of various teams that compose the NRC response organization when it is staffed during an emergency. This session will further address the resources that the NRC utilizes when communicating information to external stakeholders and receiving information from the licensees during an emergency. The session is hosted by the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR). Photo ID required. Tours will depart from the RIC registration desk and participants will walk to the Three White Flint North (3WFN) building.

Tours of the NRC Operations Center are scheduled on the days and times identified below:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Tour #1  Depart 1:30 p.m.Return 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Tour #2  Depart 10:30 a.m.Return 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Tour #3  Depart 1:30 p.m.Return 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Tour #4  Depart 8:30 a.m.Return 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 Tour #5  Depart 10:30 a.m.Return 12:00 p.m.

Tours run concurrently only with the technical session times noted above. Tour participants should plan to arrive at the tour pick-up and drop-off area — located on the lower level of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center — 10 minutes before the tour start time. Tour participants should be prepared to provide a photo ID upon arrival at NRC headquarters.

Note to Tour Participants: Selected tours are ticketed events and constitute your commitment to participate in the scheduled tour of your choice. Staff will distribute tickets at registration. If your plans to participate change, you must cancel at the conference registration desk at least 1 hour before the scheduled tour time.


Tour Coordinator:

Mary Glenn Crutchley, Emergency Response Coordinator, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC, 301-287-0832, MaryGlenn.Crutchley@nrc.gov

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, February 24, 2015