National State Liaison Officers 2013 Conference

November 5–6, 2013

Conference Completed

Thanks to all those who attended or contributed to a successful event!

Meeting Location

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Two White Flint North Auditorium
11545 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD, 20852

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Background

Approximately every two years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) convenes a meeting with all Governor-appointed State Liaison Officers (SLOs) to discuss issues of significant interest to the States and NRC in the areas of nuclear regulation, nuclear security, radiological public health and safety, and environmental issues. This meeting provides a unique opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest with representatives from multiple States and NRC senior management. Previous National SLO Conferences have been well attended and very successful.

Based on feedback from NRC's Regional State Liaison Officers, which included input from some SLOs, we are developing an agenda for the conference that will include key items of interest for participants. Some of the agenda topics being considered, which are subject to change, include: Japan lessons learned activities, waste confidence activities, emergency preparedness updates, disaster initiated reviews, probabilistic flood hazard assessments for nuclear facilities, public affairs initiatives, agency Tribal activities, and open forum discussions.

The conference agenda is available here.

Questions or comments regarding the conference should be directed to:

Optional Training on November 7, 2013

NRC is pleased to offer an optional training session on effective communication of nuclear information for SLOs on the morning of November 7, 2013, at NRC headquarters. Based on feedback from the agency's Regional State Liaison Officers, NRC has scheduled this training to be held in conjunction with the 2013 conference to provide an opportunity for SLOs who are interested to attend.

The goal of this training session is to provide a forum for information sharing from some NRC staff and among the SLO attendees on effectively communicating information related to the civilian use of radioactive materials. There will be opportunity for SLOs to discuss and share: 1) tools, techniques, references, and resources available for supporting effective communication of nuclear information based on the audience and situation, and 2) best practices and lessons learned by NRC as well as SLOs in their experiences with communicating nuclear information. The presentations and discussions will be led mainly by NRC staff with expertise in these areas.

The session is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. and be completed by 12:00 p.m.