TRMTC Midyear Meeting | Scottsdale, Ariz. | Jan. 23-24, 2020


Photograph of the exterior of the Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town in Scottsdale, Arizona

Meeting Overview

The Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee (TRMTC) held its midyear meeting Jan. 23-24, 2020, at the Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town in Scottsdale, Ariz. The TRMTC engages tribal governments interested in or impacted by the broad spectrum of the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear energy activities related to shipments of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. 

This meeting brought together ­­­­­­­­­­­­TRMTC members with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management, DOE Office of Nuclear Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Federal Railroad Administration. Other presenters at this meeting include representatives from the American Association of Railroads, Interim Storage Partners LLC, Orano TN and the state regional groups. The composition of TRMTC offers a unique perspective on the broad range of issues surrounding transportation or storage of radioactive materials and spent nuclear fuel. NCSL provides staff support to this group through a cooperative agreement with the DOE.

Agenda Overview | Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

TRMTC Business Session 

Department of Energy Updates

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)| Presentation

Panel: Transportation to Consolidated Interim Storage Facilities—Process for Planning and Approving Routes, Certifying Casks and Notifying States and Tribes 

Agenda Overview | Friday, Jan. 24, 2020

State Regional Group Updates

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)—A discussion on tribal engagement and outreach 

Additional Resources