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2015 Technical Exchange – Interpretation of Performance and Risk Assessment Results

Interagency Steering Committee on Performance and Risk Assessment Community of Practice Annual Technical Exchange Meeting 2015

December 15 and 16, 2015 Washington State Department of Ecology

Final Agenda

Meeting Attendees

Theme: Interpretation of Performance and Risk Assessment Results


8:00 – 8:05 am Welcome Remarks, Ms. Jane Hedges (WA Ecology) (Video)

8:05 – 8:15 am DOE Management Remarks, Mr. Robert Seifert (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 – 9:15 am Risk Informing Environmental Cleanup Priorities, Mr. Mark Gilbertson (DOE EM) (Video)

9:15 – 10:15 am A Regulator’s Perspective on Interpretation of Performance and Risk Assessment Results, Dr. David Esh (NRC) (Video)

10:15 – 10:30 am Break Session 1: Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analyses for Model Confidence Building (Video)

10:30 am – 11:15 am Approaches for Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analysis, Dr. Matt Kozak (INTERA) (Video)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm Using Performance Assessments to Focus R&D Activities, Mr. Kent Rosenberger (SRR) (Video)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Discussion, Dr. Matt Kozak (INTERA) & Mr. Kent Rosenberger (SRR) Lead (Video)

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch

Session 2: Data Analyses and Quality Assurance

1:30 – 2:15 pm Scaling of Saltstone Disposal Facility Testing, Mr. Kent Rosenberger (SRR) (Video)

2:15 – 3:00 pm Quality Assurance for Performance Assessment Modeling, Dr. Paul Black and Dr. John Tauxe (Neptune) (Video)

3:00 – 3:30 pm Discussion, Mr. Kent Rosenberger (SRR), Dr. David Esh (NRC), and Dr. Paul Black (Neptune) Lead (Video)

3:30 – 3:45 pm Break

Session 3: Interpretation of Results

3:45 – 4:30 pm Managing Uncertainty and Demonstrating Compliance, Mr. Roger Seitz (SRNL) (Video)

4:30 – 5:15 pm Addressing Temporal Uncertainty Associated with Long Timeframes, Mr. Chris McKenney (NRC) (Video)

5:15 – 5:45 pm Discussion, Mr. Roger Seitz and Mr. Chris McKenney (NRC) Lead (Video)


Session 4: Cementitious Barrier Partnership and Deep Borehole Disposal Programs

8:00 – 8:45 am Cementitious Barrier Partnership Program Update, Dr. Kevin Brown (Vanderbilt) (Video)

8:45 – 9:15 am Summary of NWTRB Deep Borehole Disposal Workshop, Dr. Bret Leslie NWTRB (Video)

9:15 – 9:45 am Deep Borehole Disposal (DBD) Performance Assessment, Dr. Geoff Freeze (SNL) (Video)

9:45 – 10:15 am Discussion, Dr. Geoff Freeze (SNL)/Dr. Bret Leslie (NWTRB), Dr. Kevin Brown (Vanderbilt) Lead (Video)

10:15 -10:30 am Break

Session 5: Performance and Risk Assessment Case Studies

10:30 am – 11:30 pm WIPP Performance Assessment: Current Status and the Road Ahead, Dr. Todd Zeitler (SNL) (Video)

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Performance Assessment of the Portsmouth On-Site Waste Disposal Facility, Dr. Richard Abitz (FBP) (Video)

12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch

Session 6: International Program Updates 

1:15 – 2:15 pm MODARIA: Modelling and Data for Radiological Impact Assessment Context and Overview, Dr. Gerhard Proehl (IAEA) (Video)

2:15 – 3:00 pm Hanford Site Waste Management Area C Performance Assessment, Mr. Chris Kemp (DOE ORP) ( Video)

3:00 – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 – 4:00 pm Baseline Risk Assessment for 200-BP-5 Groundwater Operable Unit, Ms. Donna Morgans (INTERA) (Video)

4:00 – 4:45 pm Status of SRS Liquid Waste Performance Assessment Program, Mr. Kent Rosenberger (SRR); and E-Area Performance Assessment, Mr. Roger Seitz (SRNL) (Video)

4:45 – 5:30 pm

Discussions, All Participants


Tour of the Hanford Site (Optional) 8:15 am – 3:30 pm Registered participants only. Pick up and drop off at the lobby of the Federal Building at 825 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA 99352. Tour organizers: Mr. Doug Hildebrand and Mr. Richard Buel (DOE RL)

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