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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Tribal Outreach and Policy Development AISES Government Relations Council July 11, 2013 Kevin OSullivan, Intergovernmental.

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1 U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Tribal Outreach and Policy Development AISES Government Relations Council July 11, 2013 Kevin OSullivan, Intergovernmental Liaison Michelle Ryan, Intergovernmental Liaison Allan Barker, Regional Governmental Liaison 1

2 2 NRC Tribal Outreach NRC recognizes unique relationship between Federal government and Tribal governments, and upholds the spirit of Executive Orders and Memorandum: Executive Order (Clinton, November 2000) Executive Memorandum issued by President Obama at White House Tribal Nations Conference (November 2009) NRC interacts with Tribal Governments on a case-by-case basis

3 NRC Tribal Outreach The NRC meets and collaborates with the National Congress of American Indians to communicate with tribal governments. Mailings to 566 Federally Recognized tribes Rulemaking Activities – Advance Notification of tribes regarding the shipment of certain nuclear fuel shipments and Waste Confidence rule Participation in events sponsored by other Federal agencies and NCAI Outreach on NRC Tribal Policy Development 3

4 NRC Tribal Consultation & Interaction Consultations related to Uranium Recovery Licensing Activity –Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Rulemakings –Advance Notification of Spent Fuel –Waste Confidence Cooperating Agency Agreements 4

5 NRC Regional Tribal Outreach Regional Support Support NRC Mission and Goals Facilitate Information exchange Engage in Relationship Building 5

6 NRC Regional Tribal Outreach Prairie Island Indian Community Memorandum of Understanding Spent fuel storage at the Prairie Island nuclear plant MOU describes roles and responsibilities Tribal government will serve as a cooperating agency for the environmental review. 6

7 Tribal Policy Development COMWDM , Tribal Consultation Policy Statement and Protocol, dated May 22, Development of draft policy statement and protocol on NRC consultations with Native American Tribal governments. –Federal Register Notice soliciting Comments (10/11/12) –NRC Working Group Contributions from NRC Program Offices Analysis of Other Federal Agencies –Outreach and Communications to Tribes 7

8 Contact Us Kevin OSullivan:(301) Michelle Ryan:(630) Allan Barker :(630)

9 Resources NRC Intergovernmental Outreach: liaison.html NRC Tribal Policy Development (Policy and Manual): 9


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