NETWG Working Group Meeting | Arlington, Va. | Jan. 22-23, 2019


Jan. 22-23, 2019 | Arlington, Va.

NETWG logo.The Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group (NETWG) is a chartered working group, focused on engaging tribal governments interested in the broad spectrum of the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear energy activities. 

NETWG held its first meeting of 2019 on Jan. 22-23 at the Westin Crystal City in Arlington, Va.

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  •  Opening prayer
  •  Overview of meeting priorities

DOE Program Update

  • Jay Jones, physical scientist, DOE-NE
  • Andrew Richards, deputy chief of staff, DOE-NE 
  • Brandt Petrasek, director of Tribal Programs, DOE-EM

NETWG Business Session

  • Tribal roundtable: updates and report on current programs and initiatives
  • Review existing NETWG action plan (2018-2019)
  • Finalize 2019 objectives and priorities
  • NETWG 2019-2020 ideas for meeting locations

NCSL Update

  •  NCSL provided an update on NETWG projects/accomplishments along with an update on relevant policy and other items of interest. 

NETWG STEM White Paper Update 

  • Melinda Higgins, advisor, Nuclear Energy Tribal STEM Program | Presentation
  • NETWG subcommittee on STEM 

DOE-NE Senior Leadership Updates 

Cultural Resource Management 

  • Bruce Bernstein, Ph.D., tribal historic preservation officer, Pueblo of Pojoaque | Presentation 

ACHP - Grid and Infrastructure overview of the applicability of Section 106

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

Deep Isolation Project

NETWG Business Session 

Wrap up and adjourn