2022 AGENDA

​​​​​​​​2022 National Cleanup Workshop

Clearing the Decks to Enable the Next Decade of Cleanup Success​​

Wednesday, September 21

4:00pm - 6:00pm             REGISTRATION OPENS


4:00pm - 7:00pm             EXHIBITS OPEN


5:00pm - 7:00pm             WELCOME RECEPTION


Thursday, September 22

7:00am - 8:00am             REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:00am - 8:15am             OPENING REMARKS

                                           Introduction: Seth Kirshenberg, Executive Director, Energy Communities Alliance (ECA)
                                                  Brent Gerry, Mayor, City of West Richland, WA; Chair, ECA
                                                  Michael Lempke, Chair, Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG); President, Nuclear and Environmental                                                               group, HII’s Mission Technologies division


8:15am - 8:45am             KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DOE PRIORITIES

                                                  Hon. Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Secretary of Energy (Invited)


8:45am - 9:15am             A NEW ERA FOR EM CLEANUP

                                                  Ike White, Senior Advisor for Environmental Management, DOE


9:15am - 9:45am             PERSPECTIVE FROM CAPITOL HILL

                                                  Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV)


9:45am - 10:00am           COFFEE BREAK


10:00am - 10:30am         PERSPECTIVES ON HANFORD AND DOE PRIORITIES

                                                  Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)


10:30am - 12:00pm         THE NEXT PHASE OF EM PROGRESS

                                                  Moderator: Candice Robertson, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE-EM

​                                                  ...Completing D&D of Building 326 at Portsmouth

​                                                         Joel Bradburne, Manager, Portsmouth Paducah Project Office, DOE

                                                        Greg Wilkett, Site Project Director, FBP

                                                  …A New Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility in Oak Ridge

                                                         Laura Wilkerson, Acting Manager, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management

                                                         Ken Rueter, President and CEO, United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR)

                                                  …End-State Contracting Model Implementation at Idaho

                                                         Connie Flohr, Manager, EM-Idaho

                                                         Ty Blackford, President, Idaho Environmental Coalition, LLC


12:00pm - 1:00pm           LUNCH


1:00pm - 2:00pm             RESETTING REGULATORY RELATIONSHIPS AND APPROACHES TO ENABLE THE EM MISSION

​                                                  Moderator: Shelly Wilson, Longenecker & Associates

                                                  Jay Mullis, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Policy Affairs, DOE-EM

                                                  Kim Lebak, President, N3B Los Alamos

                                                  Laura Wilkerson, Acting Manager, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management

                                                  Wyatt Clark, Chief Operating Officer, Savannah River Mission Completion

                                                  Connie Herman, Associate Lab Director, Savannah River National Laboratory and executive sponsor, SRNL

                                                         Regulatory Center of Excellence

                                                  Amy Fitzgerald, Government Affairs and Information Services Director, City of Oak Ridge, TN


2:00pm - 2:30pm             UPCOMING EM ACQUISITION PLANS AND SCHEDULE

                                                  Angela Watmore, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Project Management, DOE-EM


2:30pm - 3:00pm             COFFEE BREAK


3:00pm - 4:00pm             DEVELOPING THE FUTURE EM WORKFORCE

                                                  Moderator: David Izraelevitz, Councilor, Los Alamos County, NM; Treasurer, ECA

                                                  Kristen Ellis, Acting Director for Regulatory Intergovernmental and Stakeholder Engagement, DOE-EM

                                                  Nicole Nelson-Jean, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations, DOE-EM

                                                  JJ Chavez, Council Member, City of Carlsbad, NM; ECA Executive Board

                                                  John Eschenberg, President, CPCC


4:00pm - 5:00pm             ROUNDTABLE: LESSONS LEARNED AND IMPROVING PROJECT PERFORMANCE

​                                                  Moderator: Martin Schneider, Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG)

                                                  Candice Robertson, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE-EM

                                                  Tom Jouvanis, President, Atkins Nuclear Secured

                                                  Michael Lempke, President, Nuclear and Environmental group, HII’s Mission Technologies division

                                                  Greg Meyer, Senior Vice President, Fluor

                                                  Billy Morrison, President and CEO, Veolia Nuclear Solutions-Federal Services

                                                  Dena Volovar, Executive Vice President, Nuclear, Security & Environmental (NS&E), Bechtel

                                                  Mark Whitney, President-National Security, Amentum


5:00pm                              ADJOURN



Friday, September 23

7:00am - 8:00am             REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:00am - 8:30am             LEGISLATIVE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE EM PROGRAM

                                                  Introduction: Chuck Hope, Council Member, City of Oak Ridge, TN

                                                  Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Chairman, House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus (Invited)


8:30am - 9:30am             DOE LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES

                                                  Moderator: Colin Jones, Deputy General Manager, North American Nuclear, Jacobs

​                                                  Candice Robertson, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, DOE-EM

                                                  Nicole Nelson-Jean, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations, DOE-EM

                                                  Dae Chung, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Services, DOE-EM

                                                  Jay Mullis, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regulatory and Policy Affairs, DOE-EM


9:30am - 10:00am           COFFEE BREAK


10:00am - 11:00am         ROUNDTABLE: DOE FIELD OFFICE MANAGERS

                                                  Moderator: Rebecca Casper, Mayor, City of Idaho Falls

​                                                  Laura Wilkerson, Acting Manager, Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, DOE-EM

                                                  Joel Bradburne, Manager, Portsmouth Paducah Project Office

                                                  Connie Flohr, Manager, EM Idaho Operations Office, DOE

                                                  Michael Mikolanis, Manager, EM Los Alamos

                                                  Reinhard Knerr, Carlsbad Operations Office, DOE

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

                                                  Brian Vance, Manager, Office of River Protection/Richland Operations Office, DOE-EM

                                                  Jack Zimmerman, Director, Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center, DOE-EM


11:00am - 12:00pm         MAXIMIZING REUSE OPPORTUNITIES AT EM SITES

​​                                                  Moderator: Rick McLeod, President and CEO, Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization

                                                  Randall Ryti, Chair, Los Alamos County Council

                                                  Diahann Howard, Executive Director, Port of Benton

                                                  Steve L. Shepherd, Executive Director, Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (Invited)

                                                  Ken Rueter, President and CEO, UCOR


12:00pm - 1:00pm           LUNCH


1:00pm - 2:00pm             MAKING GLASS: ENTERING A NEW ERA FOR HANFORD TANK WASTE

​​                                                  Brian Vance, Manager, Office of River Protection/Richland Operations Office

​                                                  Steven Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

                                                  Wes Bryan, President, Washington River Protection Solutions

                                                  Val McCain, Project Manager, Bechtel-WTP

                                                  Bob Wilkinson, President, Hanford Mission Integration Solutions

                                                  David Reeploeg, Executive Director, Hanford Communities


2:00pm - 3:00pm             IMPROVING ASSURANCE APPROACHES TO ADDRESS EMERGING CHALLENGES

​                                                  Moderator: Jack Craig, COO, Atkins Nuclear Secured

                                                  Dae Chung, Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporate Services, DOE-EM

                                                  David Blevins, Vice President and General Manager, North American Nuclear, Jacobs

                                                  Stuart MacVean, President, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

                                                  Jim Blankenhorn, Senior Vice President-Environment and Security, Amentum

                                                  Sandra Fairchild, Director of Mission Assurance and Controls, UCOR

                                                  Heatherly Dukes, President, BWXT Technical Services Group

                                                  Nathan Anderson, Director-Natural Resources and Environment, GAO


3:00pm - 4:00pm             PERSPECTIVES ON LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES AND ACTIONS

​                                                  Moderator: Seth Kirshenberg, Executive Director, ECA

                                                  Speakers TBD


4:00pm                              ADJOURN



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