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Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group 2022 Q2 Meeting, Washington, D.C. | March 15-16, 2022

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Meeting Overview

The Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG) held its second-quarter meeting of the 2022 fiscal year at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol in Washington, D.C. on March 15-16, 2022. Representatives from nine tribes attended the meeting and were joined by officials from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

NETWG is a chartered working group, focused on engaging tribal governments interested in the broad spectrum of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear energy activities. NCSL provides staff support to this group through a cooperative agreement with the DOE.

Agenda Overview

  • NETWG Business Session
  • DOE Program Updates & Discussion
    • DOE’s Equity, Justice Initiatives | Presentation
    • Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Project Updates | Presentation
    • Consent-Based Siting Overview and Discussion | Presentation
  • NETWG Round Table Discussion on Tribal Activities
  • NRC Updates & Discussion
    • Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Licensing Process | Presentation
    • Update on tribal outreach to tribes who may be impacted by siting of Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities
    • Update and process on the Environmental Justice Report
    • Decommissioning and Tribal Engagement | Presentation
  • NEPA 201: Becoming A Cooperating Agency | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2
  • Tribal STEM Subcommittee and DOE STEM Update and Discussion | Presentation
  • Next Steps and Closing Remarks

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