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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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After decades of relinquishing its value and return on investment as “emission-free” electricity generation, segments of the nuclear industry are pursuing actions in several states to secure emission credits for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. To harmonize electricity market stability and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, states such as New York and New Jersey have enacted programs to award zero emission credits (ZECs) to nuclear plants for their emission-free output.
Dearly earned and too long forgone, air emission credits have been the economic birthright of the nuclear industry since the passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) amendments, when emission control capability first became a tradable commodity. Yet it took until 2016 for ratepayers and shareholders to receive even a small fraction of this valuable return on investment.
For International Participation at ANS National and Topical Meetings
Today, as in the past, many travelers to the U.S. must obtain a visa, and this requirement is generally mandatory for international participants at American Nuclear Society (ANS) National and Topical Meetings. The visa process includes application forms and face-to-face interviews, as well as collection and cross-checking of names in a highly sophisticated U.S. Government inter-agency database.
These name checking and registration processes are necessary and crucial elements that protect U.S. citizens and visitors, so please allow for extra time in your planning to invite international participants to ANS meetings.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended that your meeting planning, with respect to invitation of international participants, be especially timely, in order to allow your international participants a minimum of three to four months to obtain their visas. Note that some countries will require at least three to four months, so your international meeting participants need to submit their visa applications as soon as possible. Please emphasize the need to APPLY EARLY!!
Further, it is recommended that the preceding information be included on your conference website.
Hopefully, the preceding instructions and actions will help ANS meeting organizers to expedite their meeting planning so that the today's more stringent requirements of the visa application process are not a barrier to international participation/information exchange.
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