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2014 Technical Exchange -Best Practices in Performance and Risk Assessments in Support of Risk-Informed, Cost-Effective Environmental Management Decisions

Interagency Steering Committee on Performance and Risk Assessment Community of Practice
Annual Technical Exchange Meeting

December 11 and 12, 2014 The National Atomic Testing Museum

Theme: Best Practices in Performance and Risk Assessments in Support of Risk-Informed,
Cost-Effective Environmental Management Decisions

Final Agenda
Meeting Attendees
Biosketches of Speakers


Tour of the Nevada National Security Site (Optional)
7:15 am – 6:30 pm Registered participants only. Pick up and drop off at the Parking Lot of the National Atomic Testing Museum.

Tour Booklet

7:30 – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 – 8:15 am Management Remarks, Mr. Bill Levitan (DOE EM) (Video)
8:15 – 8:30 am Status Updates on the Performance and Risk Assessment Community of Practice (P&RA CoP), Dr. Ming Zhu (DOE EM) (Video)

Keynote Presentations:
8:30 – 9:30 am National Academy of Sciences Workshops on Best Practices for Risk-Informed Decision Making Regarding Contaminated Sites, Dr. Jennifer Heimberg (National Academy of Sciences) (Video)
9:30 – 10:30 am Hanford Site-wide Risk Review, Dr. David Kosson (Vanderbilt University) (Video)
10:30 – 10:45 am Break

Topical Presentations:
10:45 am – 11:45 pm Analysis of Environmental Monitoring Data following Site Closure, Dr. Rich Bush (DOE LM) (Video)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 pm On Performance of Covers and Liners, Dr. Craig Benson (University of Wisconsin) (Video) & Mr. Mark Phifer (SRNL) (Video)

1:45 – 2:45 pm Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) Remediation Management of Complex Sites: Case Studies and Guidance, Dr. Hope Lee (PNNL) (Video)
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Risk Analysis and Decision-Making under Uncertainty, Dr. Mary Hill (University of Kansas) & Dr. Ming Ye (Florida State University) (Video Part 1) (Video Part 2)
4:00 – 5:00 pm Cementitious Barrier Partnership (CBP) Toolsets, Dr. Kevin Brown (Vanderbilt University) (Video)
5:00 – 6:00 pm Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Software Capabilities and Performance Assessment Deployments, Dr. Greg Flach (SRNL) (Video)

Site Presentations:
8:00 – 9:00 am Lessons Learned and Best Practices in Savannah River Site Saltstone and Tank Farm Performance Assessments, Mr. Kent Rosenberger (SRR) (Video)
9:00 – 10:00 am Use of Barrier Analysis in NRC Staff’s Performance Assessment Reviews, Ms. Cynthia Barr (NRC) (Video)
10:00 -10:15 am Break
10:15 -11:15 am Hanford Site Waste Management Area C Performance Assessment – Current Status, Mr. Marcel Bergeron (WRPS) & Dr. Alaa Aly (INTERA) (Video – Part 1) (Video Part 2)
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Performance Assessment Updates for Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recertification, Dr. R. Chris Camphouse (SNL) (Video)
12:15 am – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 pm Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Underground Test Area (UGTA) Flow and Transport Modeling, Dr. Bob Andrews (Navarro-INTERA) (Video)
2:15 – 3:15 pm NNSS Low Level Waste Landfill Performance Assessment Updates for New Waste Streams, Mr. Greg Shott (NSTec) (Video)
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Use of Probabilistic Performance Assessment in Support of West Valley Decommissioning Phase 2 Studies, Dr. Zintars Zadins (Chenega) (Video)
4:30 – 6:00 pm Discussions, All Participants (Video)

Technical Exchange Meeting 2014 – Risk-Informed Approach for Defining End State for Closure of Remediated Sites (Video Playlist)