Licensee: Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc.
Facility: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station
Docket No: 50-293
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Doors to the meeting room will open to the public at 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel 1620 Regency Ballroom, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360

Purpose:

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 (Pilgrim) during the 2017 calendar year, as described in the NRC annual assessment letter dated February 28, 2018. Following the meeting with Entergy, the NRC will hold a separate session, during which members of the public will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments to the NRC. The agenda is attached.

NRC Attendees:
  • David Lew, Acting Regional Administrator, Region I
  • David Pelton, Acting Director, Division of Reactor Projects, Region I
  • Anthony Dimitriadis, Chief, Projects Branch 5, Division of Reactor Projects, Region I
  • Bruce Watson, Chief, Decommissioning Branch, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards
  • Erin Carfang, Senior Resident Inspector, Pilgrim
Public Participation:

This is a Category 1 Meeting, which the public is invited to observe. Following the business portion of the meeting, the public will have the opportunity to discuss Entergy’s performance and NRC’s oversight of Pilgrim with the NRC.

Members of the public and media may enter the Regency Ballroom beginning at 5:00 p.m. Prior to that, entrance to the main auditorium will be limited to NRC staff and contractors.

The NRC will conduct the meeting in an orderly fashion and will maintain an environment that encourages respectful discussion. Threatening language will not be tolerated and will be cause for removal from the meeting by local law enforcement. In addition, individuals who repeatedly disrupt the meeting will be removed from the auditorium. The meeting will be facilitated by Brett Klukan, Regional Counsel for NRC, Region I.

Members of the public who wish to speak during the meeting will be required to sign up, beginning at 5:00 p.m., prior to entering the Regency Ballroom. The order of public speakers will be determined by random selection, so there is no need to line up prior to 5:00 p.m. to reserve a place in the speaking order.

Since the NRC will be using a projector and laptop for its presentation, public attendees will be permitted to show up to three slides or pages (in PDF or PowerPoint format) when speaking. Slides must be emailed to Brett.Klukan@nrc.gov no later than March 23, 2018. Due to computer security concerns, the NRC will not be able to accept electronic media on site. The submission of slides, in advance of the meeting, does not guarantee any particular position in the speaking order, which will be determined, as stated, by random selection.

For security purposes, NRC and local law enforcement personnel will conduct searches of personal items (briefcases, purses, backpacks, equipment cases, etc.) outside the entrance to the main auditorium. No weapons of any kind are permitted. Any props should be fairly lightweight (i.e., would not injure a person if thrown or swung with force) and should not contain any metal fixtures or sharp edges.

Signs, banners, posters, and displays not larger than 18” x 18” are permitted in the meeting room, although sticks, poles, or other similar devices are prohibited. No tables or displays will be permitted inside the main auditorium.

Meeting Contact:

Anthony Dimitriadis, Chief, Projects Branch 5
610-337-6953
E-mail: Anthony.Dimitriadis@nrc.gov

The NRC’s annual assessment letter regarding Pilgrim performance during 2017 can be found in the NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) with Accession Number ML18058A025. 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 can be found on the NRC’s website at: https://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/oversight.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 Thursday, March 22, 2017, 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.