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Feedback from nuclear sector to inform hearing on NRC licensing process
Leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce last month sent letters to a variety of nuclear sector stakeholders requesting input in preparation for a June 14 hearing titled “Oversight of NRC: Ensuring Efficient and Predictable Nuclear Safety Regulation for a Prosperous America.” (The hearing will be livestreamed at https://energycommerce.house.gov/.)
“We invite you to submit to the committee information and recommendations to improve the licensing review and approval process, as well as the oversight of NRC licensees,” the lawmakers wrote. “We are interested in NRC activities involving the licensing and oversight of today’s operating reactors, as well as the siting, licensing, construction, and oversight of advanced nuclear reactor technologies.” The letter also noted the committee’s interest in “improving NRC efficiency, management of regulatory costs and fees, public health and safety, staff effectiveness and culture, collaboration with the Department of Energy, and international activities.”
University of Florida (First Place)Kansas State University (Second Place)University of Maryland (Third Place)University of Missouri-Columbia (Third Place_University of New Mexico (Third Place)University of Wisconsin-Madison (Third Place)
William M. Thompson
Ronald M. Gilgenbach
Michael D. McCormickLynn R. Wallis
Trinity (Best Overall, Large)Eastern Carolinas (Best Overall, Small)Eastern Washington (ANS Local Section Exhibit, Section Management, Meetings and Programs, Public Information and Management)Idaho (Membership Development, Section Management, Meetings and Programs)Northern Pennsylvania (Membership Development)Delaware Valley (Meetings and Programs)Pittsburgh (Meetings and Programs)San Diego (Public Information and Management)Florida (Public Information and Management)Connecticut (Public Information and Management)
FFTF Reactor Operations Management Team: R. H. DavisG. B. GriffinD. G. HamrickL. E. HarvilleC. P. WickD. J. SwaimJohn C. Merritt, Jr. (Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company)Team: Shuh-Ji Tsuei (Taiwan Power Company)Shoei-Jin LiaoNeng-Fu Shih
Chicago Pile - 5 Approved FebruaryExperimental Boiling Water Reactor Approved FebruaryHigh Flux Beam Reactor Approved OctoberNorthwest Electrodevelopment Lab. Approved October
B. Stephen CarpenterWilliam L. McLaughlin
Arthur B. Chilton
GraduateUniversity of TennesseeScott Thomas, Leonard Palko, Aiman Amer, Luiz Leal, Jerry KingUndergraduateUniversity of Notre DameDavid Dusing, Gerald Goldner, Michael MacLennan, Yerolemos Michael, John MullaneHonorable Mention - GraduateUniversity of TennesseeJeff Buczek, Mike Roberts, Chris Robinson, Wilson VieraHonorable Mention - UndergraduateGeorgia Institute of TechnologyDavid N. Anthony, Kathleen A. Gustad, Tanya M. Hall, Philip C. Howell, John R. Thatcher, Jr.
Spencer H. Bush
Nunzio J. Palladino