Agenda

Monday, June 3

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  1. 10:00 am

    Registration is Open

  2. 1:00 pm — 1:15 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  3. 1:15 pm — 2:15 pm

    Opening Keynote: Waste Management Initiatives; National Priorities

    Join us for the opening keynote session as we delve into the critical topic of waste management initiatives and national priorities. Panelists will provide invaluable insights into the current landscape of waste management, highlighting national priorities and initiatives aimed at mitigating the environmental impact of waste.

    From innovative recycling programs to waste-to-energy solutions, this session will explore diverse approaches adopted by nations to address the pressing challenges of waste management. Moreover, the session will illuminate the interconnected nature of waste management with broader environmental, economic, and social considerations, underscoring the importance of collaborative efforts across sectors.

  4. 2:15 pm — 3:00 pm

    Beyond Disposal: Commercial Achievements and Innovations in Spent Fuel Management

    Managing spent nuclear fuel is a critical aspect of nuclear energy production, requiring innovative solutions to ensure safety, security, and environmental protection. This session will delve into the latest commercial achievements and cutting-edge innovations in spent fuel management, addressing the challenges and opportunities in this vital area.

  5. 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by:

    Dominion Engineering, Inc
  6. 3:30 pm — 4:15 pm

    Community and Tribal Relationships that Create State and Local Opportunities

    Explore the pivotal role of community and tribal relationships in fostering opportunities for nuclear waste management at the state and local levels in this timely session. From transparent communication to inclusive decision-making processes, this session will spotlight the importance of engaging with communities and tribal nations in the development and implementation of nuclear waste management strategies.

    Through collaborative partnerships, states and localities can harness the expertise, perspectives, and resources of diverse stakeholders to address the complex challenges associated with nuclear waste disposal and storage. Discover best practices in building constructive relationships with communities and tribal nations to facilitate informed decision-making and garner public support for nuclear waste management initiatives.

  7. 4:15 pm — 5:00 pm

    Nuclear Renaissance: Renewed Support for Nuclear Projects as States Drop Moratoriums

    This panel will explore the energy transformation that is emerging in many states as public officials predict sharply increasing demands for power while also facing pressures to reduce carbon emissions.

    In South Dakota, supporters of House Bill 1071 say the bill updates the legal language, and is the first step of a process in potentially having nuclear power in the state. The Kentucky Senate voted overwhelmingly to lay the foundation to attract nuclear energy projects to a state where coal has dominated and fueled the economy for generations.  Who’s Next?

  8. 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

    Opening Reception

    Sponsored by:

    NAC International Inc.

Tuesday, June 4

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  1. 7:30 am — 8:15 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Sponsored by:

    Veolia Nuclear Services – Federal Services
  2. 8:15 am — 8:30 am

    Recap from Day One

  3. 8:30 am — 9:00 am

    Office of Environmental Management Field Offices Initiatives

  4. 9:00 am — 10:00 am

    Nuclear Regulatory Commission Integrated Rule Making

    Panelists will discuss the implications for the industry on the NRC’s proposed Integrated Rule-making.  The NRC has released/will release a significant change to their rules regarding low-level radioactive waste disposal in found in 10 CFR Part 61. The proposed rule will require that a Performance Assessment be conducted and includes compliance time periods for short and long-lived isotopes.  The rule will be accompanied by a guidance document to assist agreement states in evaluating license applications.  In addition, the proposed rule will include a framework for states to license the disposal of Greater-Than-Class C waste at a near surface disposal facility.   

  5. 10:00 am — 10:30 am

    Networking Break

    Sponsored by:

    American Nuclear Society
  6. 10:30 am — 11:15 am

    Dimensions in Decommissioning

    Commercial nuclear decommissioning is having its moment. This panel will discuss the state of the industry and the evolving regulatory framework for decommissioning. The panel will also explore state efforts to regulate decommissioning and waste disposal activities, public perceptions of decommissioning, and governmental efforts to address the economic impacts of plant shutdowns on “nuclear closure communities.”

  7. 11:15 am — 12:00 pm

    Cleanup to Clean Energy Initiatives

    Through the Cleanup to Clean Energy initiative, DOE will leverage areas that were previously used to protect our national security and will repurpose them to the same end—this time, generating clean energy that will help save the planet and protect our energy independence and transform the lands used over decades for nuclear security and environmental remediation to build some of the largest clean energy projects in the world. DOE’s Office of Environmental Management, Office of Nuclear Energy, and National Nuclear Security Administration have identified about 70,000 acres for potential development at five sites, Hanford, Idaho National Laboratory, Nevada National Security Site, Savannah River Site and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.  What happens next?

  8. 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Sponsored by:

    Waste Control Specialists, LLC
  9. 1:15 pm — 2:00 pm

    NNSA Weapons Modernization Program and the Impacts on Waste Management within the Nuclear Security Enterprise

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) oversees the modernization of the United States’ nuclear weapons stockpile while also managing nuclear waste generated across the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE). This session will explore the interplay between the NNSA’s weapons modernization program and the changes occurring in waste management practices across the NSE.

    This session will feature presentations from NNSA officials, and waste management experts, providing insights into the complex challenges and opportunities at the intersection of nuclear weapons modernization and waste management within the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the strategies, technologies, and policies driving advancements in nuclear waste management and the broader implications for national security and environmental stewardship.

  10. 2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

    Secure Transport, Packaging, and Storage of High and Low-Level Nuclear Waste: Best Practices and Innovations

    Ensuring the safe and secure transportation, packaging, and storage of high and low-level nuclear waste is paramount for protecting public health, the environment, and national security. This session will delve into the best practices, innovations, and challenges associated with these critical aspects of nuclear waste management, including infrastructure and logistics, packaging technologies and design, and storage of high and low-level nuclear waste.

  11. 2:45 pm — 3:15 pm

    Networking Break

  12. 3:15 pm — 4:00 pm

    Small Businesses, Big Missions

    Across the DOE complex, small businesses are managing and executing large environmental programs on behalf of the federal government. Panelists will discuss the evolution of small businesses from support-service and subcontractor roles to prime contractors, provide updates on current mission work, and offer perspectives on lessons-learned and best practices in small business growth strategies. 

  13. 4:00 pm — 4:45 pm

    DUF6 Recycle Update

  14. 4:45 pm — 5:30 pm

    Technology Innovations that Convert Waste into Energy Sources

    This panel will discuss the innovative public-private partnership between DOE and Zeno Power to disposition a “hard to dispose” DOE legacy byproduct material, Strontium-90, through beneficially reuse instead of disposing of it at a waste site.  Zeno will transform DOE Strontium-90, a taxpayer liability, into a fuel for radioisotope power systems that will serve U.S. national security and scientific missions.

  15. 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm

    Reception at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

    Join us for an evening reception at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory which will offer conference attendees a unique and memorable experience steeped in the rich tradition of America’s favorite pastime. As guests wander through the museum, they are treated to a visual and educational feast, showcasing the history of the Louisville Slugger and its iconic status in the world of baseball.

    The factory tour provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and care that goes into each bat. Set against the backdrop of baseball lore, the evening is filled with engaging exhibits, interactive displays, and the charm of baseball’s storied history, making it a perfect blend of entertainment and education for conference attendees looking for an unforgettable Louisville experience. 

    Light appetizers, beer, wine and cocktails will be offered at this unique event! Chartered bus transportation will also be provided.

Wednesday, June 5

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  1. 7:30 am — 8:15 am

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:15 am — 8:30 am

    Recap from Day Two

  3. 8:30 am — 9:15 am

    TBD

  4. 9:15 am — 10:00 am

    Unlocking Business Horizons: Leveraging Brokerage Services for Nuclear Waste Management Expansion

    Explore the opportunities of the strategic utilization of brokerage services to catalyze growth and innovation in the realm of nuclear waste management. Unlock the potential of brokerage services to drive forward-thinking initiatives and create a safer, more sustainable future for generations to come. Explore the role of brokerage services in facilitating partnerships, streamlining logistics, and optimizing resource allocation.

    Discover how brokerage platforms can bridge gaps between waste producers, treatment facilities, and disposal sites, fostering a seamless ecosystem for sustainable waste. This session is a must-attend for stakeholders seeking to navigate the complexities of nuclear waste management with foresight, innovation, and a strategic mindset. 

  5. 10:00 am — 10:30 am

    Networking Break

  6. 10:30 am — 11:15 am

    Paradigm Shift in Tank Waste Management Progress

    Prepare to embark on a transformative journey through the evolving landscape of tank waste management as we explore the paradigm shift driving progress in this critical field. This session delves deep into the innovative strategies, technological advancements, and collaborative approaches reshaping the trajectory of tank waste management.

    Join leading experts, researchers, and industry pioneers as they examine the changes revolutionizing traditional practices and paving the way for enhanced efficiency, safety, and sustainability. From novel waste treatment methodologies to advanced monitoring and remediation techniques, discover how emerging technologies are redefining the boundaries of what is possible in waste management. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the evolving regulatory landscape, stakeholder engagement, and the imperative for transparent, science-based decision-making in driving progress. 

  7. 11:15 am — 12:30 pm

    The Path Forward: Seizing Cleanup Site Opportunities and Celebrating Achievements

    Embark on an inspiring journey of reflection and forward-thinking as we explore the path forward in cleanup site management, highlighting both the opportunities that lie ahead and the remarkable achievements already realized. This session serves as a platform to celebrate successes, share lessons learned, and chart a course towards a future of cleaner, safer environments.

    Join current stakeholders as they showcase innovative approaches, cutting-edge technologies, and collaborative initiatives driving progress in cleanup efforts. From remediation breakthroughs to community engagement strategies, delve into the multifaceted dimensions of cleanup site management. Explore success stories and the path to the future from across various sites, offering valuable insights into effective practices and impactful outcomes.

  8. 12:30 pm

    Conference Ends

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