October 28-30, 2013 | New Orleans, LA
On October 28-30, 2013, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Federal Facilities Task Force met for the twelfth combined intergovernmental meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The meeting was held jointly with the Energy Communities Alliance, the Environmental Council of the States, the National Association of Attorneys General, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the State and Tribal Government Working Group.
The meeting provided an opportunity for states, tribes, and local governments affected by the ongoing cleanup of the nuclear weapons complex to discuss critical issues with each other and with DOE’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) and other relevant Federal agencies. Topics for discussion included budget and planning, waste management, contract and project management, the DOE nuclear energy program, and the future of the Waste Isolation Pilot Project disposal facility. The groups also discussed how they can work together to develop common priorities for cleanup at their sites and broadly across the complex.
Presentation of Intergovernmental Group Priorities
- Seth Kirshenberg, executive director, Energy Communities Alliance
Update on the DOE Environmental Management Program
- David Huizenga, senior advisor for environmental management, U.S. Department of Energy
The Budget and Long-Term Planning
- Terry Tyborowski, deputy assistant secretary for program planning and budget, DOE-EM
EM Contract and Project Management
- Thomas Johnson, associate deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and project management, DOE-EM
Update on the DOE Nuclear Energy Program
- Dr. Peter B. Lyons, assistant secretary for nuclear energy, U.S. Department of Energy
- Frank Marcinowski, deputy assistant secretary for waste management, DOE-EM