March NRC Meeting to Focus on 'Enhancing Safety'
Regulatory Commission will hold its 20th Annual Regulatory Information
Conference (RIC) March 11-13 at the Marriott Bethesda North, 5701
Marinelli Road, Rockville, Md. This year's theme is Enhancing Safety
During the Global Nuclear Renaissance. More than 2,300 people are
expected to attend, including representatives from more than 25 foreign
countries, members of Congress and the nuclear industry.
Agency speakers at the conference will include NRC Chairman Dale
Klein and Commissioners Gregory Jaczko, Peter Lyons and Executive
Director for Operations Luis Reyes. The conference brings together NRC
staff, regulated utilities, materials users and other interested
stakeholders to discuss nuclear safety topics, significant and timely
regulatory activities and allow informal dialogue to ensure an open
regulatory process. Topics at this year's RIC include: construction and
licensing of new nuclear power plants; safe disposal of nuclear waste;
advanced reactor designs to improve safety; security; safety research
and operator training.
The conference is free and open to the public. The RIC is a joint
presentation of the NRC's Offices of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and
Nuclear Regulatory Research. Those interested in attending will be able
to register at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/conference-symposia/ric/registration.html. Onsite registration also will be available during the conference.
The conference agenda is available in PDF format at http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/conference-symposia/ric/program.pdf.