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Monday, October 14, 2013                                                                     ________                                                              

Travel Day – Complimentary golf; visit New Mexico Living Desert State Park or Carlsbad Caverns National Park

7:15 AM to 5:15 PM                        WIPP tours (Must be registered for tour in advance)

Tours meet at Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center (Civic Center) at 7:15 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, & 1:15 PM

7:15 AM to 1:15 PM                        Conference Registration @

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM                        Conference Registration @ Living Desert State Park

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM                        Opening Reception / Registration

-        Welcome by President, Carlsbad Department of Development & Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

-        Drinks & heavy hors d'oeuvres at Living Desert State Park

-        Opening Presentation by Prominent Speaker

Tuesday, October 15, 2013                                                                                                                                              

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM                        Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration @ Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center (Civic Center)

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM                          Registration desk, booths and displays open at Civic Center

8:00 AM TO 8:30 AM                      Formal Welcome

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM                        Why Nuclear? 

BREAK

9:15 AM to 12:00 PM                      Plenary:  How Did We Get Here?  

-        History of Nuclear Weapons Production – Origin of Defense Waste Streams

-        History of Nuclear Power Production - Waste From Commercial Power Plants

-        Early Radioactive Waste Management, Evolution of Policies, Laws and Regulations

-        Radiation 101

-        Waste Forms and Characteristics

LUNCH                                               Civic Center Annex  / Lunch Program TBA

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM                        Panel:    Defense Waste History, Status and Issues

Panelists:

-        Los Alamos National Laboratory - The Original (and Still Going) Defense Waste Site

  • Ryan Flynn, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Environment Dept.

-        Hanford - The Largest Cleanup Program in the US

-        Savannah River Site - TRU Waste Disposal, DHLW and Tank Closure Making Good Progress

-        Idaho National Laboratory - Cleanup with Continuing Nuclear Energy Mission

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM                        The Success of WIPP

-        The Technical Success

  • Farok Sharif, President, NWP

-        The Community Success

 

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM                        Panel: Commercial Spent or Used Nuclear Fuel (UNF) History, Status & Issues

                                                            Panelists:

-        The Utility Perspective

-        The NRC Perspective

-        The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Perspective

-        The Industry Perspective

-        The DOE Perspective

-        The States’ Perspective       

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM                        Dinner at the PRVCC and               Pecos River Boat Tours Available

-        Presentation by Honorable Congressman Stevan Pearce,  (NM)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013                                                                                                                                        

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM                        Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration @ Civic Center

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM                          Registration desk, booths and displays open at Civic Center

8:00 AM to 8:15 AM                        Housekeeping and Intro of First Panel

8:15 AM to 10:15 AM                      Panel:    Used Nuclear Fuel Interim Storage - Issues and Future Options

Panelists:

-        The Office of Nuclear Waste Negotiator - Why It Failed

  •  Lake Barrett

-        PFS/Goshute Effort at UNF Consolidated Storage

-        Power Plant Operator's Perspective - Critical Need or Cost Efficiency

-        On-Site /Independent spent fuel storage installations (ISFSI) Success Stories Across the Commercial Nuclear Power Plant Fleet

-        Issues Facing a Future Commercial ISFSI

-        NRC Approach to Licensing a Commercial ISFSI

BREAK

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM                   Panel:    Does America Need a Reprocessing Future?

                                                            Panelists: 

-        A Primer on Reprocessing

  • Mark T. Peters, Argonne National Laboratory

-        International Lessons Learned and the French Model –

-        Why the Existing US Inventory of Candidate UNF for Reprocessing Exists Only in the Future

                                               

LUNCH                                               Civic Center Annex

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM                        Panel:    Radioactive Waste Policy Discussion & Science to Get us there

                                                            Panelists:           

-        Summary of the BRC and Its Recommendations

-        Developing a Consent-based Approach

  • David Martin, Cabinet Secretary, NM Energy Minerals & Natural Resources Dept.

-        Legislative Proposals in Play - The Nuclear Waste Administration Act

-        Should the US Separate Defense and Commercial Waste Disposal? - The Comingling Question  

-        Legal Challenges Going Forward

BREAK

3:15 PM to 3:40 PM                        Closing Remarks / Summary

3:45 PM to 4:15 PM                        Presentation: “Balancing Policy with Science”- James Conca, PhD, Forbes contributing author and noted nuclear scientist

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM                        Mixer / Exhibits & Booth visits – Civic Center

7:00 PM                                             Dinner / Guest Speaker  (TBA)/ Recognitions – Civic Center

-        Closing Presentation

Thursday, October 17, 2013                                                                                                                                            

7:00 AM to 5:15 PM                        WIPP tours (Must be registered for tour in advance)

Tours meet at Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center (Civic Center) at 7:15 AM, 9:15 AM, 11:15 AM, & 1:15 PM

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM                        Opportunities to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park and NM Living Desert State Park