NRIC Quality Assurance Series: QA 101
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 1 – 2 p.m. ET
Advanced reactor developers will need a firm understanding of quality assurance (QA) requirements, how to implement them, and the role they play in the successful deployment of a new reactor designs.
NRIC’s three-part QA Tech Talk Series will start with QA fundamentals, then continue with how best to align with Idaho National Laboratory/Department of Energy (DOE) QA requirements, and close with a review of QA lessons learned.
In part one of the series, our speakers will cover U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and DOE requirements, industry best practices, and the role and function of Nuclear Procurement Issues Corporation (NUPIC).
Chairman, Nuclear Procurement Issues Corporation
Roger is the current Chairman of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Corporation and PSEG Vendor Auditor.
Roger served in various positions with Public Service Electric and Gas since 1999 and is currently supporting Quality in the Nuclear Oversight Group.
Roger has a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology and a Master’s in Technology Management. Roger is also a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
An advocate of both sharing knowledge and learning, Roger is a member of the Nuclear Quality Managers Leadership Committee, the INPO Spare Parts Quality Working Group, INPO Subgroup for Large Components, and INPO Part 21 Working Group.
Roger served as Chair of the NUPIC Vendor Performance Monitoring Committee, NUPIC Secretary, NUPIC Vice-Chairman and is currently serving as the NUPIC Chairman.
Volunteer work includes providing assistance after natural disasters including home rebuilding after the EF5 Tornado at Joplin, MO and the flooding in Hazard, KY.
Technical Advisor, Nuclear Energy Institute
Mark is a technical advisor at the Nuclear Energy Institute. He manages NEI’s Used Fuel Transportation & Consolidated Interim Storage, Dry Storage, and Spent Fuel Performance Margins Task Forces, as well as Advanced Reactor Codes and Standards, materials degradation, and quality program areas. He’s been with NEI for 11 years, after spending nearly 25 years with Constellation Energy. He has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Applied Science in Metallurgy from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate degree in materials science and engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.
Senior Reactor Operations Engineer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mr. Prescott is a Senior Reactor Operations Engineer. In this capacity he provides technical expertise in the areas of planning, leading and coordinating vendor inspections and quality assurance program reviews, technical oversight on commercial-grade dedication and Part 21 implementation. He was a Resident and Senior Resident Inspector in Region III. He is a member of the Main Committee and Executive Committee of ASME NQA-1 and a subcommittee member of the NQA-1 Engineering and Procurement Process Subcommittee. He has interacted with stakeholders to develop guidance in the areas of reactor operations quality assurance programs, software quality assurance, and commercial-grade dedication implementation. Mr. Prescott has 30+ years of experience with the NRC and is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award. He previously held a U.S. Coast Guard Engineering license and was employed by Texaco Marine Services and General Dynamics in Groton, CT.
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