2020 Agenda

Tuesday | September 8

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

  2. 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    Office of Environmental Management Prioritization Approach

    This session will discuss EM cleanup objectives safely within a framework of regulatory compliance commitments and best business practices.

    • Todd Shrader, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy
  3. 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    National Nuclear Security Administration Prioritization Approach

    • James J. McConnell, Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure and Operations, National Nuclear Security Administration
  4. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    NETWORKING BREAK

  5. 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

    Best Practices: Assessments for NNSS/Y-12 incident

  6. 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

    Challenges to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and Alternatives for Interim Storage

  7. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    NETWORKING LUNCHEON

  8. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Tank Waste Management Site Updates

  9. 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

    Excess Facilities Deactivation and Decommissioning- Portsmouth/Paducah

  10. 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

    Spent Fuel Storage Innovations– dry storage casks, deep isolation alternative

  11. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    NETWORKING BREAK

  12. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Mercury Challenge Update

  13. 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    NETWORKING RECEPTION

Wednesday | September 9

  1. 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

    Registration and Continental Breakfast

  2. 8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

    General Accounting Office (GAO) Update

    Speakers will present an overview of GAO’s recent work related to the Department of Energy’s growing environmental liabilities, which was added to GAO’s High Risk List in 2017. Session will include an update on GAO’s recent reviews of Hanford’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant, cleanup of the gaseous diffusion plants, DOE’s Office of Legacy Management, and risk-informed decision-making.

    • Allison Bawden, Director, Natural Resources & Environment (NRE) team, Government Accountability Office
    • Amanda Kolling, Assistant Director, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  3. 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

    Soil and Groundwater Remediation Best Practices

  4. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    NETWORKING BREAK

  5. 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    Commercial Technology Capabilities for Waste Management Processes

  6. 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Transitioning Sites from Waste Generation/Disposition to Pit Production

  7. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    NETWORKING LUNCHEON

  8. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    Spent Fuel Transportation

  9. 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

    Waste Isolation Processing Pilot Plant (WIPP) Update

  10. 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

    NETWORKING BREAK

  11. 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

    Legacy Clean Up activities at Nevada National Security Site

  12. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    New World Order: Enhanced Safety Protocols and Emergency Operations Planning

  13. 5:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Conference Ends