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Webinar #4 - Establishing New Routes to Lead the Way to Deployment
June 1, 2021: Noon - 3:00 pm MT
  • Prepping Your Vehicle: Smartly Leveraging Past Work - Doug McDonald
    • Precedent, Peers, Problem-solving...
  • The Road Less Traveled: Blazing a Trail Customized for Your Vehicle - Ross Moore
    • ​Developing a novel license application approach
    • Submitting the first ever advanced reactor combined license
    • Creating a simplier, flexible, performance-based approach to licensing
  • The Driver's Seat: Tailoring the Route You Take - Peter Hastings
    • Leveraging guidance / Making the approach your own
  • Under Construction: Where to Next? - Marc Nichol
    • Building bridges (using Par 50/52 more efficiently)
    • Express lanes (streamline with an eye on current requirements)
    • Superhighway (Tech-incl RIPB à timely & efficient deployment)
  • Moderated Panel Discussion with Presenters - Tom Bergman
    • Discussion / Q&A


Webinar ​#1 - Paving the Way: A Historic Journey to Deployment
January 27, ​2021: Noon - 3:00 pm MT

  • ​Historical Development of Nuclear Energy - Phil Hildebrandt​
    • ​​1940s-1960s
    • History of Naval Nuclear Propulsion and the Hand-off to Commercial​
  • Structure of NRC Regulatory Framework: Historical Licensing Landmarks - Roger Mattson
    • Searching for the Regulator's Role: 1954 to 1975
    • Developing the Independent Regulator: 1975 to 1979
    • Correcting for Operational Experience​: 1980 to Today
  • Structure of the Current NRC Regulatory Framework and Considerations for Advanced Technologies - Jim Kinsey
    • ​Fundamental Safety Functions
    • "Patchwork" or Regulatory Requirements
    • Key Takeaways and Topics for Next Webinar
Presentations                                                                                                       Presenter Bios​
 Historical Develo​pment of Nuclear Energy Technology​​ ​                           Phil Hildebrandt
 Structure of NRC Regulatory Framework​                                                    Roger Mattson
 Structure of Current Regulatory Framework​                                             Jim Kinsey​

Q & A - Responses​

​​   Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident

Webinar #2: Understanding and Navigating Within the Existing Regulatory  Framework February 24, 2021: Noon - 3:00 pm MT
  • So – Just What is the Regulatory “Framework"? - Ryan Lighty
    • Overview of NRC organizational structure
    • Statutes, regulations, guidance, Commission policy
    • Hierarchy of documents & significance of that hierarchy​
  • Insights on the Efficient Exchange of Licensing Information - Ray Schiele
    • Available NRC communication paths
    • Establishing an effective pre-application approach
    • Examples of completed licensing actions
  • Regulatory Considerations when Developing a Deployment Path - Jim Kinsey
    • Review of insights from Webinar # 1
    • Key takeaways from today
    • Plans for Webinar # 3 (and beyond?)
   Agenda ​​
Presentations                                                                                                      ​Presenter Bios
   What Is The Regulatory Framework                                                            Ryan Lighty
   Executing A Regulatory Engagement Strategy                                          Ray Schiele
   ​Regulatory Framework Development​                                                         Jim Kinsey
   Q & A Responses​​

​  The Regulatory Route to Commercial Nuclear Deployment Webinar Video #2

Webinar #3: Identifying and Managing Regulatory Risk on the Paths to Successful Deploy​ment​
March 31, 2021: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MT
  • ​​AvailableNRC Licensing Pathways and Associated Hearing Processes - Stephen Burdick
    • Part 50 two-step, design certification, early site permit, and combined license options
    • Legal considerations for the licensing pathways
    • Contested, madatory, and ITAAC hearings
  • The Use of Non-public Information Within the Licensing Process - Ray Kuyler
    • ​Protecting proprietary information and SUNSI​
    • Safeguards information and SUNSI
    • Confidential informations in the NRC hearing process
  • The Impact of the Regulatory Process on Overall Project Risk - Chris Nolan​
    • ​Climate Change
    • Technical / Siting / Regulatory Risks
    • Early Site Permit (ESP)
    • Part 50 and Part 52 Licensing
  • Regulatory Consideration when Developing a Deployment Path - Jim Kinsey
    • ​Key takeaways of webinar #3
    • Review of insights from this werbinar series
 ​ Agenda​
Presentations                                                                                                       Presentater Bios
  Available NRC Licensing Pathways and Associated Hearing Processes​      Stephen Burdick
  The Use of Non-Public Information in the NRC Licensing Process             Ray Kuyler
  The Impact of the Regulatory Process on Overall Project Risk                  Chris Nolan
  Regulatory Condiserations when Developing a Deployment Path ​           Jim Kinsey​

​​  The Regulatory Route to Commercial Nuclear Deployment Webinar Video #3

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