Monday, June 5, 2017

Tribal caucus members meet in Pittsburgh.The Tribal Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee(TRMTC) Meeting was held in conjunction with the National Transportation Stakeholders Forum on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Agenda and Presentations

Tribal Executive Session

Welcome and Updates from the Tribal Caucus

  • Richard Arnold, chairman, Pahrump Paiute Tribe
  • Ronald Johnson, tribal administrator, Prairie Island Indian Community

Updates from DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)

  • Joanne Lorence, director, packaging and transportation U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM)
  • Michael Wangler, transportation specialist, DOE-EM
  • Demitrous Blount, DOE-EM

Updates from DOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)

  • Andrew Griffith, associate deputy assistant secretary for fuel cycle technologyU.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE)
  • Erica Bickford, manager, Transportation ProgramDOE-NE
  • Melissa Bates, general engineer, DOE-NE
  • Jay Jones, physical scientist, DOE-NE

Tribal Caucus Updates from Recently Attended Meetings

  • NTSF Core Group meeting
  • Ft. Calhoun Shutdown Site Visit
  • National Tribal Energy Summit (NETWG and individual attendees)
  • State and Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG)

Updates from Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

An overview of FRA’s recent activities and provide an update to the Safety Compliance Oversight Policy was provided.

  • L. Mel Massaro, railroad safety specialist and Kevin Blackwell, hazardous materials specialist, Federal Railroad Administration | Presentation

Updates from Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Updates were provided to the group on NRC’s recent activities and Advanced Notification Protocol.

  • Stuart Easson, project manager, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • David Pstrak, senior project manager, NRC
  • Alex Sapountzis, NRC

NTSF Meeting Overview and Closing Business

Tribal Executive Session