Registration is now open for the 2019 Waste Management (WM) conference, which will be held at the Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona from March 3-7, 2019.
The 2019 WM conference theme is “Encouraging Young Men & Women to Achieve Their Goals in Radwaste Management.” The conference focus is promoting the next generation of radwaste management professionals, so young professionals are strongly encouraged to get involved. The 2019 WM conference plans to have several special programs to encourage and support their participation.
The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) typically organizes a panel for the WM conference titled, Hot Topics and Emerging Issues in U.S. Commercial Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management. The LLW Forum-organized panel focuses on emerging issues in U.S. commercial low-level radioactive waste management from the perspective of active members of the LLW Forum. During the panel, state, compact, federal and industry officials share their views on a variety of timely and significant topics related to low-level radioactive waste management, disposal and related issues.
The annual WM conference, presented by WM Symposia (WMS), is an international symposium concerning the safe and secure management of radioactive wastes arising from nuclear operations, facility decommissioning and environmental remediation, as well as storage, transportation and disposal and associated activates. WMS was founded to provide a forum for discussing and seeking cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions for the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and radioactive materials.
The WM 2019 conference marks the 45th annual Waste Management Symposium. The conference provides an opportunity for stakeholders to connect with the worldwide nuclear community in a forum for discussing and seeking safe and cost-effective solutions to managing and dispositioning radioactive waste and decommissioning nuclear facilities. The WM 2019 conference will feature more than 500 papers and over 40 panel discussions in 130 plus technical sessions complemented by the industry’s largest annual exhibition of nearly 200 companies. Registration will open in late August 2018.
For additional information on the Waste Management Conference, please call (480) 557-0263 or email to (shelley (at) wmarizona (dot) org) shelley (at) wmarizona (dot) org or visit the organization’s website at www.wmsym.org. For technical program questions, please contact WM Deputy Managing Director and Program Advisory Committee (PAC) Chair Gary Benda at (803) 317-1116 or at (gbenda (at) wmarizona (dot) org) gbenda (at) wmarizona (dot) org
A special called meeting of the Administrative Committee of the Southeast Compact Commission will be held by conference call on September 12, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. EDT. The Committee will discuss administrative matters related to the continued operations and staffing of the Commission, including, but not limited to, Commission bylaws, staffing requirements, staff salaries and benefits, personnel policies, internal controls for accounting, and transition planning.
If you would like to participate on the call in your state, please click here to view the attached meeting notice for the meeting location in each party state. For more information, contact us at (secc (at) secompact (dot) org) secc (at) secompact (dot) org.
Red Lion Hotel in Richland, Washington
October 2-4, 2018
The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our fall 2018 meeting, which will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Richland, Washington on October 3-4, 2018.
In terms of planning and making travel arrangements, please note that there will be an optional site tour of Hanford’s Historic B Reactor for interested stakeholders from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2018.
The Executive Committee will meet from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning (October 3, 2018). The Disused Sources Working Group (DSWG) will meet from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday (October 4, 2018).
Interested stakeholders are encouraged to register and make hotel reservations for the meeting at your earliest convenience, as there is limited space available in our discount room block.
The Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management is sponsoring the meeting.
The meeting documents—including a meeting bulletin and registration form—are available on the LLW Forum Meeting page of the organization’s web site at http://llwforum.org/llw-forum-meeting/.
As a new option for interested stakeholders, a registration form may be completed and submitted online.
Officials from states, compacts, federal agencies, nuclear utilities, disposal operators, brokers/processors, industry and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the fall 2018 LLW Forum meeting.
LLW Forum meetings are an excellent opportunity to stay up-to-date on the most recent and significant developments in the area of low-level radioactive waste management and disposal. They also offer an important opportunity to network with other government and industry officials and to participate in decision-making on future actions and endeavors affecting low-level radioactive waste management and disposal.
LLW Forum Meeting Location and Dates
The fall 2018 LLW Forum meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 3 (9:00 am – 5:00 p.m.) and Thursday, October 4 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) at:
Red Lion Richland Hanford House Hotel
802 George Washington Way
Richland, Washington 99354
Located in the heart of historic Richland, the Red Lion Hanford House is centrally located for business and leisure travelers visiting the Hanford Reservation. The hotel, overlooking the Columbia River, is within easy walking distance of several restaurants and government buildings.
Optional Hanford B Reactor Site Tour Logistics
The Washington State Department of Health will sponsor an optional tour of Hanford’s Historic B Reactor on Tuesday afternoon (October 2, 2018) from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. The B Reactor is the world’s first full-scale plutonium production reactor.
Interested parties need to check the box on the LLW Forum meeting registration form, as well as complete and submit the separate Hanford B Reactor optional site tour registration form. The tour originates from the B Reactor offices located about 7 minutes from the Hanford House.
All persons must pre-register for the LLW Forum meeting and pay any associated registration fees in order to be allowed entry. Registration forms are needed in order to ensure that you receive a meeting packet and name badge. Accordingly, interested attendees are asked to please take a moment to complete the meeting registration form at your earliest convenience and return it to the LLW Forum at the mailing or e-mail address listed at the bottom of the form.
Attendees that are planning to participate in the optional Hanford B Reactor site tour must also pre-register. Please note that there is a separate registration form with differential submittal directions for the optional site tour.
The meeting is free for up to two individuals representing members of the LLW Forum. Additional and non-member registration is $600, payable by check only to the “LLW Forum, Inc.” (Credit card payments are not accepted.)
Persons who plan to attend the meeting are strongly encouraged to make their hotel reservations and send in their registration forms as soon as possible, as we have exceeded our block at the last few meetings.
A block of rooms have been reserved for Monday through Thursday (October 1-4, 2018) for meeting attendees at the special, discounted rate of $96.00 (single/double rate) plus tax. To make a reservation, please go to the booking link on the attached meeting bulletin or call (509) 946-7611, press zero for the operator and ask for a reservation under the discount group code WSDO1001. Please note that you must provide the code in order to get the special, discounted rate.
The deadline for reserving a room at the discounted rate is September 10, 2018.
Transportation and Directions
The Red Lion Richland Hanford House Hotel is located 10-12 minutes from the Pasco Airport, which is the nearest commercial travel connection.
If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Todd D. Lovinger, Esq. — Executive Director of the LLW Forum and Project Director of the Disused Sources and Part 61 Working Groups (DSWG/P61WG) — at (754) 779-7551 or at (LLWForumInc (at) aol (dot) com) LLWForumInc (at) aol (dot) com.
SOUTHEAST COMPACT COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE
GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE AUTHORITY OFFICES
233 Peachtree St NE, Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30303
JUNE 25-26, 2018
June 25, 2018
POLICY AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING – The Policy and Planning Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m. EDT in the Board Room at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Office to consider and to review the Strategic Plan and other matters that come before the committee.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING – The Administrative Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. EDT in the Board Room at the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Office. The committee will discuss the proposed 2018-19 budget, Commission finances, the ad hoc committee review of staff salaries and benefits, and other matters that come before the committee.
June 26, 2018
Accommodations – Commission members will be at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA. The Hyatt is located across the street from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. There are several other nearby hotels within walking distance of the meeting location if meeting attendees need accommodations.
Directions – When Traveling via MARTA from the airport:
Take the northbound train to the Peachtree Center Station stop, one stop north of the Five Points transfer station. Exit the train and take the escalator up towards Peachtree Center Mall. Once inside the mall, follow the signs to the covered walkway into the hotel.
When Traveling by automobile from Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal:
Head west on Aviation Blvd towards Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Blvd. Continue onto Charles W Grant Pkwy. Turn left onto I-75/85 N, take the right-hand exit 248-C (International Blvd.). Turn left onto International Blvd. Turn right at the third traffic light onto Peachtree Center Avenue. Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s Motor Lobby entrance is one block on the left. Valet parking is available for overnight hotel guests for $40 with in and out privileges.
Daytime parking for meeting attendees not staying at the Hyatt is available in a parking lot near the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.
SOUTHEAST COMPACT COMMISSION
P.O. BOX 5427 CARY, NC 27512
(secc (at) secompact (dot) org) secc (at) secompact (dot) org