2019 PROCEEDINGS

Advancing Goal-Oriented Nuclear Waste Cleanup, Today and Tomorrow


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Sept. 10, 2019

Registration, exhibits, and the welcome reception will be in the Plaza Ballroom Foyer.


4:00pm—6:00pm               Registration Opens

4:00pm—7:00pm               Exhibits Open

5:00pm—7:00pm               Welcome Reception


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Sept. 11, 2019

7:00am—8:00am               Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:00am—8:15am               Opening Remarks


                                                  County Executive Ron Woody, Roane County, TN; Chair, Energy Communities Alliance (ECA)
                                                  Sandra Fairchild
, Vice Chair, Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG)

8:15am—8:45am               Keynote Address: DOE Priorities


                                                  Moderator: Glenn Morgan, President, N3B Los Alamos

                                                  Paul Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, DOE

8:45am—9:30am               Ensuring Continued Progress at EM Sites


                                                  Moderator: Karen Wiemelt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jacobs

                                                  Todd Shrader, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, DOE

9:30am—10:00am             COFFEE BREAK

10:00am—10:15am           Perspectives on Hanford and DOE Priorities


​                                                  Moderator: Sandra Fairchild, Vice Chair, EFCOG

                                                  Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)


10:15am—12:00pm           30 Years of EM Cleanup: A Foundation of Success


                                                  Moderator: Todd Shrader, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, DOE


                                                  ...The Genesis of the EM Program

                                                         Tom Grumbly, Former Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, DOE


                                                  ...Building a Partnership with Local Communities

                                                         Seth Kirshenberg, Executive Director, ECA

                                                         Rick McLeod, Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization


                                                  ...The Rocky Flats Success

                                                         Paul Golan, former Acting Assistant Secretary for EM and Deputy Manager, Rocky Flats Field Office


                                                  ...The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

                                                         Keith Klein, former Manager, Carlsbad Field Office; Vice President, Longenecker & Associates


                                                  ...The Defense Waste Processing Facility Success

                                                         Jack Craig, former Manager, Savannah River Site, DOE; Vice President, Atkins


                                                  ...Preserving the History and Importance of EM Sites through the Manhattan Project National Historical Park

                                                         Former Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)

12:00pm—1:00pm             LUNCH

1:00pm—2:15pm               Highlighting EM Success from Across the Complex


​                                                  Moderator: Jeff Griffin, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management, DOE


                                                  ...AMWTP Progress

                                                         Jack Zimmerman, Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project, DOE

                                                         Kliss McNeel, ES&H Director, Fluor Idaho


                                                  ...DUF-6

                                                         Robert Edwards, Manager, Portsmouth Paducah Project Office, DOE

                                                         Zack Smith, President and Project Manager, Mid-America Conversion Services


                                                  ...Reducing Risk and Enabling Federal Land Reuse on the Oak Ridge Reservation

                                                         Jay Mullis, Manager, Oak Ridge EM, DOE

                                                         Ken Rueter, President, UCOR


                                                  ...Full Interim Measure—Chromium

                                                         Doug Hintze, Manager, EM Los Alamos, DOE

                                                         Glenn Morgan, President, N3B Los Alamos

2:15pm—2:30pm               COFFEE BREAK

2:30pm—3:00pm               Contracting Update: End-States, Small Business, and Opportunities


                                                  Moderator: Liz Porter, Senior Vice President, Leidos

                                                  Norbert Doyle, Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Services, DOE-EM

3:00pm—4:00pm               Roundtable: Continuing Acquisition Momentum and Improving Project Performance


                                                  Moderator: Martin Schneider, EFCOG

                                                  Norbert Doyle, Acting Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Services, DOE-EM

                                                  Alan Parker, Executive Vice President, Atkins Nuclear Secured

                                                  Karen Wiemelt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jacobs

                                                  James Taylor, General Manager-Environmental, Bechtel

                                                  Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Fluor

                                                  Mark Whitney, Executive Vice President and General Manager, AECOM

                                                  Heatherly Dukes, President, Technical Services Group, BWXT

                                                  David Reeploeg, TRIDEC

4:00pm                               ADJOURN (House Cleanup Caucus event to follow)


5:30pm—7:30pm               House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Event at Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2060


                                                  For more information, contact: Francis Brunet at 202-739-8066 / fab@nei.org


Sept. 12, 2019

7:00am—8:00am               Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00am—8:45am               Legislative Challenges and Opportunities for the EM Program


                                                  Moderator: Susana Navarro-Valenti, President and CEO, Navarro

                                                  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)

8:45am—9:45am               Interpreting the Definition of HLW: Challenges and Opportunities


                                                  Moderator: Shelly Wilson, Senior Associate, Longenecker & Associates

                                                  Mark Senderling, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Waste and Materials Management, DOE-EM

                                                  Michael Budney, Manager, Savannah River Operations Office, DOE-EM

                                                  Kara Colton, ECA

                                                  Henry Porter, Chief, Bureau of Land and Waste Management, SC DHEC

                                                  Carolyn Hanson, Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Council of the States

9:45am—10:00am             COFFEE BREAK

10:00am—11:00am           Hanford: Past, Present, and Future


                                                  Moderator: Brent Gerry, Mayor, City of West Richland, WA

                                                  Brian Vance, Manager, Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office, DOE

                                                  Ty Blackford, President, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company

                                                  Bob Wilkinson, President, Mission Support Alliance

                                                  John Eschenberg, President & Chief Executive Officer, Washington River Protection Solutions

                                                  Val McCain, Bechtel Principal Vice President and WTP Project Director

11:00am—12:00pm           The Future of the Savannah River Site


                                                  Moderator: Betsy Connell, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Policy Affairs, DOE

                                                  T.L. Cubbage, Deputy Under Secretary for Science, DOE

                                                  Stuart MacVean, President, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

                                                  Vahid Majidi, Director, Savannah River National Laboratory

                                                  Michael Budney, Manager, Savannah River Operations Office, DOE

                                                  Nicole Nelson-Jean, Manager, Savannah River Field Office, NNSA

                                                  Tom Foster, President and Project Manager, Savannah River Remediation

                                                  Chuck Smith, Aiken County Council

12:00pm—1:15pm             LUNCH


1:15pm—2:30pm               Roundtable: DOE Field Office Managers


​                                                  Moderator: Pam Larsen, Hanford Communities

                                                  Jay Mullis, Manager, Oak Ridge EM, DOE

                                                  Robert Edwards, Manager, Portsmouth Paducah Project Office, DOE

                                                  Jack Zimmerman, Manager, Idaho Cleanup Project, DOE

                                                  Doug Hintze, Manager, EM Los Alamos, DOE

                                                  Michael Budney, Manager, Savannah River Operations Office, DOE

                                                  Brian Vance, Manager, Office of River Protection and Richland Operations Office, DOE

2:30pm—2:45pm               COFFEE BREAK

2:45pm—3:45pm               Investing in Infrastructure to Enable Cleanup and Future Missions


                                                  Moderator: Jim Fiore, Waste Management Symposia

                                                  Kirk Lachman, Acting Manager, Carlsbad Field Office

                                                  Jim McConnell, Associate Administrator for Safety, Infrastructure and Operations, DOE-NNSA

                                                  Carmelo Melendez, Director, Office of Legacy Management, DOE

                                                  Mark Watson, City Manager, Oak Ridge, TN

3:45pm—4:00pm               DOE Congressional Affairs Outlook


                                                  Moderator: Dwight Cates, Director of Government Relations, Fluor

                                                  Melissa Burnison, Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, DOE

4:00pm—5:00pm               Congressional Staff Perspective


​                                                  Moderator: Bob Thompson, Mayor, City of Richland, WA

                                                  Adam DeMella, Majority Clerk, Senate Appropriations Committee, Energy and Water Development Subcommittee

                                                  Jaime Shimek, Majority Clerk, House Appropriations Committee, Energy and Water Development Subcommittee

                                                  Sean O’Brien, Legislative Director, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)


5:00pm                               ADJOURN



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