National Transportation Stakeholders Forum | Arlington, Va. | June 10-13, 2019 | Agenda

5/1/2019

Arlington, Va. | June 10-13, 2019

Join TRMTC in Arlington, Va., to discuss issues related to the safe transportation of radioactive waste. Get context and analysis of critical issues facing tribes and states. The meeting will be held at the Westin Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, Va.

Share your insights and experiences with colleagues from around the country. As in previous years, the State Regional Groups and TRMTC will hold meetings in conjunction with the 2019 NTSF Annual Meeting and a TRANSCOM Training will be offered.

NTSF 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda

Monday, June 10

  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee (TRMTC) Meeting 
  12 - 2 p.m. TRANSCOM User Group Meeting
  2:30 - 5:30 p.m. TRANSCOM Training

Tuesday, June 11

  9 a.m. - 12 p.m. NTSF Ad Hoc Working Group Meetings
  9 - 11 a.m.

Rail Routing

  9 - 10:30 a.m.

NTSF Management Plan

  10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

TEPP Training

  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Communications

  12 - 1:30 p.m.

TRMTC/SRG Luncheon: Updates from DOE-NE, DOE-EM OPT, NRC and WIPP

  1:30 - 5 p.m. State Regional Group Meetings
  1:30 - 5 p.m.

CSG-Midwest

(Lisa Janairo and Mitch Arvidson, Council of State Governments-Midwest)

  1:30 - 5 p.m.

CSG-Northeast 

(Uldis Vanags, Council of State Governments-ERC Northeast)

  1:30 - 5 p.m.

Southern States Energy Board

(Chris Wells, Southern States Energy Board)  

  1:30 - 5 p.m.

Western Interstate Energy Board /WGA

(Melanie Snyder, Western Interstate Energy Board)

  6 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Cultural Performance - Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers

Wednesday, June 12

  7:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Newcomers Orientation Breakfast*

  • NTSF Overview - DOE-EM, DOE-NE 
  • TRMTC representative
  • SRG representative
  • Resource overview

*Registered attendees only, please. 

  9 - 10:30 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Plenary 

  • Welcome to NTSF meeting: Maryland State Delegate Sally Jameson (retired) 
  • Opening Song and Traditional Invocation: Elston Yepa - 2nd Lt. Governor, Pueblo of Jemez 
  • Introduction: Joanne Lorence, DOE-EM-OPT
  • Keynote PresentationFrom Being in the Dark to Engaged Partner – Working With DOE on Transportation Planning

    (Ken Niles; Oregon Department of Energy)

  10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
  10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Morning Session:

The Role and Authority of Tribes in the Transportation of Radioactive Waste: Consultation and Cultural Resource Impacts

(Chip Cameron, presenter and moderator; Panel with Seneca Nation of Indians, Pueblo San Ildefonso, and other experts)

  11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

State of the Forum Luncheon & Nuclear Energy Institute Tabletop Exercise – Lessons Learned 


12:20 p.m.  State of the Forum  
Representatives of the Tribes, states, and DOE offices that make up the NTSF membership will reflect on the state of the cooperative relationship that the forum facilitates and suggest ways to strengthen the collaboration between the governments.
 
12:45 p.m. NEI Transportation Tabletop Exercise - Lessons Learned 
Panelists will report on their participation in an industry-led transportation tabletop at Prairie Island in May. Attendees will hear what transpired, what lessons learned resulted from the exercise, and what ideas the participants have for continuing the dialogue that the exercise initiated.

 

Facilitator: Kelly Horn
Panelists: Mark Richter, Heather Westra, Kevin Leuer
 

  1:45 - 3:15 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Round 1 (choose only one) 
  1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Communicate Like it Matters – Because it Does!

(Ken Niles, Oregon Department of Energy; Lisa Janairo, Council of State Governments-Midwest) 1 session only

  1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

DOE Transportation Topics (GTCC, HLW classification, DUF6 shipments)

(James Joyce, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Transportation and Packaging; Reinhardt Knerr, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management)

  1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

FEMA/DOE training crosswalk project - FRPCC 

 

This session will inform attendees about FEMA and DOE efforts to develop a resource that local, state, tribal, and federal agencies can use to identify in detail: 1. the types and levels of radiological response training available; 2.  programs that have met mutually agreeable levels of equivalency between various federal agencies that currently provide radiological response training; 3. appropriate training tracks for responders to follow to improve their capabilities and qualifications.

 

(James Mason, U.S. Department of Energy, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; Kelly Horn, Illinois Emergency Management Agency; Bernice Zaidel, Federal Emergency Management Institute; Ellen Edge, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management)

  1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Elevating Nuclear Response:  North Carolina Drone Radiation Monitoring Program 

FAA discussion on rules and regs) North Carolina Radiation Protection Division

(William Jeffries, Health Physicist, Brandon Warburton, Health Physicist, North Carolina Drone Radiation Monitoring Program)

  1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

FEMA/DOE training crosswalk project -FRPCC

 

This session will inform attendees about FEMA and DOE efforts to develop a resource that local, state, tribal, and federal agencies can use to identify in detail: 1. the types and levels of radiological response training available; 2.  programs that have met mutually agreeable levels of equivalency between various federal agencies that currently provide radiological response training; 3. appropriate training tracks for responders to follow to improve their capabilities and qualifications.

 

(James Mason, U.S. Department of Energy, Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; Kelly Horn, Illinois Emergency Management Agency; Bernice Zaidel, Federal Emergency Management Institute; Ellen Edge, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management) 

  3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Round 2 (choose only one)

  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Nuclear Policy Update 

An Overview of the Nuclear Waste Program and the Obstacles to Change.

(Mike McBride, Van Ness Feldman LLP)

  3:30 - 5 p.m.

NRC – Transportation Safety and Security

(David Pstrak, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Gerard Jackson, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission) 

  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Office of Secure Transportation – How the OST mission is accomplished for America’s national security

(Charles "Chuck" Miller, Russell Marshall, Brian Sullivan)

  3:30 - 5 p.m.

Elevating Nuclear Response  North Carolina Drone Radiation Monitoring Program 

FAA discussion on rules and regs) North Carolina Radiation Protection Division

(William Jeffries, Health Physicist, Brandon Warburton, Health Physicist, North Carolina Drone Radiation Monitoring Program)

 

Thursday, June 13

  7:30 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast for all NTSF attendees 
 

9 - 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Feature Panel: Preparing for Future Shipments: Options for Tribes and States 

Panelists will discuss various aspects of transportation planning and preparedness, and how they differ for public versus private shipments.

(Facilitator: Chip Cameron, Tribal Strategies, LLC) 

  10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Networking break
  11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Closing Session

Ad Hoc Working Group Reports

  • Ad Hoc Working Group Reports: Rail/Routing, Management Plan, TEPP Training, Communications
  • Meeting Evaluation
  • Announcement of 2020 Meeting Location
  • Closing Tribal InvocationDan King, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin
  • Closing Remarks – Adjourn Meeting, Demitrous Blount, DOE-EM
  1 - 4 p.m.

Tour (transportation via the Metro train). 

Tour participants: Please pick up your boxed lunch in the 2nd Floor Atrium and meet in the hotel lobby by 12:45 p.m. to travel to the Metro for the NRC Tour.

NRC Headquarters Operations Tour, Sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  • Attendees are invited to experience the inner workings of the NRC Operations Center, which serves as the focal point for coordination of events involving NRC licensed facilities.  The tour will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of various incident response teams that compose the NRC response organization when it is staffed during an emergency and the tools they employ.  It will also include discussions regarding the process in which the NRC receives information from its licensees during an emergency, how the NRC responds to such information and then manages this information through interactions with external stakeholders
  • Those attending the tour of the NRC Operations Center should travel by METRO, the Washington area subway system, departing from the Crystal City Metro station and exiting at the White Flint Metro station.  Travelers on the Metro system use a “SmartTrip” card to enter and exit the station.  This SmartTrip card costs $2.00.  Riders add cash/value to the card to pay the cost of travel.  The trip to NRC will cost $3.85 and the return trip $5.90 for a minimum cost for the card and rides of $11.75.  Additional value can be added to the card for travel around the Washington Metropolitan area.
     
    Attendees should plan to purchase their cards prior to the Thursday field trip.  Traveling to NRC may require about an hour, depending on the timing and frequency of the trains and having the card in advance will expedite the trip. More information on METRO can be found at www.wmata.com.  
  • Please bring a government issued I.D.