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DOE ASSISTANT SECRETARY ANNE WHITE RESIGNS

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Gilbertson Reassigned In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) Anne White had submitted her resignation.  White’s resignation, which was detailed in a department announcement signed off with the names of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the Deputy Secretary of […]

TEXAS GOVERNOR VETOES SB 1804 DUE TO AMENDMENT SEEKING TO DELAY INCREASE IN WCS FACILITY SURCHARGES AND FEES

On June 5, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) vetoed a widely supported domestic violence bill due to the inclusion of a late amendment related to radioactive waste disposal.  Abbott called the measure, Senate Bill (SB) 1804, a “laudable effort” that lost his support when “someone slipped in an ill-considered giveaway to a radioactive waste disposal facility.” […]

DOE PUBLISHES INTERPRETATION OF HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

On June 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sent a supplemental notice to the Federal Register that provides the public with its interpretation of high-level radioactive waste, informed by more than 5,000 public comments. For decades, DOE has managed nearly all reprocessing waste streams as high-level radioactive waste regardless of radioactivity.  According to […]

CRCPD ANNOUNCES OPENING OF REGISTRATION FOR NORM IX SYMPOSIUM

The Conference of Radiation Control Program (CRCPD) recently announced that registration for NORM IX is now open.  NORM IX will be hosted for the first time in the United States.  The symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado from September 23-27, 2019. Overview During the conference, stakeholders […]

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The Commission is required by its By-Laws to meet twice each year. The Southeast Compact Commission’s fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30. Meetings are open to the public.

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Membership

The Southeast Compact Commission oversees the administration of the Compact agreement. The Commission is composed of two commissioners and two alternate commissioners appointed from each member state.

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Richard S. Hodes Award

THE RICHARD S. HODES, M.D. HONOR LECTURE AWARD honors the memory of its late chairman, Dr. Richard S. Hodes, a strong proponent for innovation in the field of low-level radioactive waste management.

Upcoming Meetings

A special called meeting of the Administrative Committee of the Southeast Compact Commission will be held by conference call on November 16, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. EST.   The Committee will discuss ad hoc committees reviewing Commission bylaws, staffing requirements, staff salaries and benefits, personnel policies, internal controls for accounting and financial matters, as well as […]

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