NRC’s Annual Assessment Meeting for Pilgrim Nuclear
Doors to the meeting room will open to the public at 6:00 p.m.
Introduction… (5 minutes)
2015 Plant Performance discussion… (10 minutes)
Discussion of Pilgrim’s programs that will maintain or improve Entergy’s current performance… (15 minutes)
Break… (10 minutes)
Public Q&A session with NRC… (75 minutes)
Closing Remarks… (5 minutes)
*Items in bold will be a discussion between the NRC and Entergy. There will be no opportunity for public comments/questions during this time period.
Download/view: NRC Notice of Public Meeting (PDF)
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff will meet with Entergy to discuss the NRC’s assessment of safety performance at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station for 2015, as described in the March 2, 2016, annual assessment letter. Following the meeting with Entergy, the NRC will have a separate session to respond to questions from the public. The agenda is enclosed.
David Lew, Acting Regional Administrator, Region I
Raymond Lorson, Director, Division of Reactor Safety
Arthur Burritt, Chief, Projects Branch 5, Division of Reactor Projects
Erin Carfang, Senior Resident Inspector, Pilgrim
Sarah Elkhiamy, Resident Inspector, Pilgrim
Stacey Horvitz, Resident Inspector, Pilgrim
This is a Category 1 Meeting. The public will have an opportunity to communicate with NRC staff following the meeting with Entergy.
Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the public is invited to observe the discussion between Entergy and the NRC staff regarding the plant performance at Pilgrim. Following the business portion, the public will have the opportunity to pose comments and questions to the NRC.
Members of the public and media may enter the Grand Ballroom beginning at 6:00 p.m. Prior to 6:00 p.m., entrance to the Grand Ballroom will be limited to NRC staff and those performing services under contract to the NRC in support of this meeting.
The NRC will conduct the meeting in an orderly fashion and will endeavor to engender an environment that encourages respectful dialogue. Threatening language will not be tolerated and will be cause for removal from the meeting by local law enforcement. In addition, individuals who repeatedly interrupt the meeting will be asked to leave. The meeting will be facilitated by Brett Klukan, Regional Counsel for NRC Region I.
Members of the public who wish to speak during the Q&A portion of the meeting will be required to sign up on one of two lists prior to entering the Grand Ballroom. One list will be for those who plan to voice concerns or raise questions critical of current operations; the other list will be for those who plan to speak in support of the plant or who take no position. Public speakers will be called in ascending chronological order (i.e., the first to sign up will be the first to be called), rotating back and forth between the two lists. The lists will be available at 6:00 p.m. outside the Grand Ballroom.
Time for individual questions or comments at this meeting will likely have to be limited, based on the number of speakers, to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Please expect no more than three minutes per speaker.
Local law enforcement officers will be conducting searches of personal items (briefcases, purses, backpacks, equipment cases, etc.) and performing random screenings outside the entry into the Grand Ballroom. No weapons of any kind are permitted.
Signs, banners, posters, and displays not larger than 18” x 18” are permitted in the meeting room. In the interest of public safety, signs affixed to any sticks, poles, or other similar devices are strictly prohibited. No tables or displays are permitted at the hotel.
Arthur L. Burritt, Chief, Projects Branch 5
The NRC’s annual assessment letter regarding Pilgrim performance during 2015 can be found in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) with Accession Number ML16061A419. The Pilgrim Inspection Procedure 95003 Phase ‘A’ report can be found with Accession Number ML16060A018. ADAMS is accessible from the NRC website at: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html.
Additional information relative to the NRC’s annual assessment process and the safety performance of Pilgrim Unit 1 can be found on the NRC’s website at: http://www.nrc.gov/NRR/OVERSIGHT/ASSESS/index.html.
The NRC’s Policy Statement, “Enhancing Public Participation in NRC Meetings,” May 28, 2002, applies to this meeting. The policy statement may be found on the NRC website, http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/commission/policy/67fr36920.html.
The NRC provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting, or need the meeting notice or other information from the meeting in another format (e.g., Braille, large print), please notify the NRC’s meeting contact. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Persons requiring assistance to attend the meeting shall make their requests known to the NRC meeting contact no later than two business days prior to the meeting.
Attendance by other NRC personnel at this meeting should be made known by April 4, 2016, via telephone to the NRC meeting contact.
Meetings are sometimes canceled or rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please confirm the meeting schedule on the NRC website under public meetings.
Arthur L. Burritt, Chief
Projects Branch 5
Division of Reactor Projects