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. This session will be offered concurrent with some of the technical sessions, and will emphasize select incident response tools, including the Radiological Assessment System for Consequence Analysis (RASCAL 4.3.1) and the WEB Emergency Operations Center (EOC). It will also address the roles and responsibilities of various incident response 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 receiving information from its licensees during an emergency and communicating information to external stakeholders. The session is hosted by the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NSIR).

Tour participants should be prepared to provide a photo ID upon arrival at the guard’s desk in the Three White Flint North (3WFN) building. Entry to all NRC facilities will require screening of individuals and their belongings as well as presentation of a valid photo identification. Large items (suitcases, luggage, etc.) will not be permitted and photography is strictly prohibited. Visitors will be under escort for the duration of their tour.

Tours will depart from the lower level of the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center 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 8, 2016 Tour #1   1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Tour #2   10:30 a.m.
     Tour #3   1:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Tour #4   8:30 a.m.
     Tour #5   10:30 a.m.

Tours run concurrently only with the technical session times noted above.

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 tour tickets at registration.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, January 5, 2016