NRIC Tech Talk: Construction Activities with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
This webinar builds on NRIC’s previous Tech Talks with NRC experts. In this session, presenters will explain differences between a Limited Work Authorization (LWA) versus “pre-construction” activities, and the process for obtaining an LWA as part of a Combined License Application or Early Site Permit.
Michael Spencer is a senior attorney with 16 years of Nuclear Regulatory Commission experience, primarily focused on new reactor licensing issues.
Michael has served as lead attorney for applications for combined licenses, an early site permit, a design certification amendment, and a design certification renewal. He also led the effort to develop procedures for hearings on inspections, tests, analyses, and acceptance criteria in combined licenses. Michael won the Meritorious Service Award in 2020.
Greg Oberson is a project manager in the Advanced Reactor Licensing Branch in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation.
Greg joined the NRC in 2007 as an engineering technical reviewer for the Yucca Mountain High Level Waste Repository. Subsequently, he spent about 10 years in the Division of Engineering in NRC’s Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, managing research programs on corrosion of nuclear power plant and spent fuel dry storage systems.
Greg recently completed a two-year special assignment working in the Office of the Executive Director for Operations on agency transformation-related activities.
Greg has a BS in materials science and engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and an MS and PhD in materials science and engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Past Events & Webinars
Tech Talk: STAND Tool - January 26, 2022
Watch this webinar recording and learn more about the Siting Tool for Advanced Nuclear Development (STAND), a user-friendly decision tool that supports current and emerging advanced nuclear companies in locating potential host communities. STAND’s expansive data sets go beyond traditional proximity and safety siting data to also include socioeconomic data at the community level, which will help your team facilitate and accelerate the siting process.
Tech Talk: Enveloping Advanced Reactors to Streamline Environmental Analysis - August 12th, 2021
The NRIC Plant Parameter Envelope uses a bounding approach to efficiently analyze environmental impacts of reactor siting, construction, and operation. PNNL’s team developed parameters for the reactor plant and site, encompassing a wide array of potential designs and footprints. Learn more by watching this webinar recording.
Tech Talk: Construction Activities with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission webinar - July 6, 2021
This webinar built on NRIC’s previous Tech Talks with NRC experts. In this session, presenters explained differences between a Limited Work Authorization (LWA) versus “pre-construction” activities, and the process for obtaining an LWA as part of a Combined License Application or Early Site Permit.
Tech Talk: Pre-application Process with the NRC webinar -May 26, 2021
This webinar focused on topical reports, meetings, audits, and white papers for the pre-application process with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Adrian Muñiz, licensing project manager in the Division of Advanced Reactor and Non-Power Production and Utilization Facilities in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR) presented.
Tech Talk: Environmental Reviews with the NRC webinar - April 20, 2021
This webinar will allow you to engage with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and learn more about the National Environmental Policy Act process.
What Inspires Us: an Interactive Webinar on Nuclear Narratives - March 23, 2021
Inspiring others to understand the benefits of nuclear energy involves more than just laying out the facts. Thoughtful and personal storytelling bridges gaps between inspired individuals early in their careers and those who are unfamiliar with the field. Telling our personal stories and motivations for working in nuclear creates common ground. Human stories are our strongest tools when speaking to the public.
Tech Talk: Digital Engineering - February 16, 2021
Learn how this valuable tool can effectively and efficiently accelerate highly complex projects like advanced nuclear energy technologies.
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What Inspires Us: Advanced Reactor Demonstrations - Jan. 7, 2021
This 90-minute webinar, “What Inspires Us: Advanced Reactor Demonstrations,” is moderated by Ashley Finan, director of the National Reactor Innovation Center. It features Chris Levesque, president and chief executive officer of TerraPower, and Clay Sell, chief executive officer of X-energy. During this webinar they talk about their advanced reactor designs, which were awarded federal assistance under the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. Opening remarks are offered by Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson.
What Inspires Us - Sept 29, 2020
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