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U.S.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission:


Tribal Liaison Program
National Environmental Justice Conference
March 12, 2015

Sandra Talley and Stuart Easson


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Who We Are
Pre 1974 Atomic Energy
Commission
Energy Reorganization Act of
1974
Established NRC regulate
Dept. of Energy promote
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Our Mission
To license and regulate the nations
civilian use of byproduct, source and
special nuclear materials to ensure
adequate protection of public health and
safety, promote the common defense and
security, and protect the environment.
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The NRC Regulates:


Nuclear reactors
Nuclear materials
Nuclear waste
Nuclear security
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What We Dont Do:


Nuclear weapons or military
reactors
Lobby for nuclear power
Operate nuclear power plants
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Tribal Liaison Program


Mission

The NRC Tribal Liaison Team


will advance the NRCs mission
by fostering effective
consultation, cooperation, and
communication between the
NRC and Tribal governments.
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Tribal Policy
Prior to 2013 case-by-case
2013 - public comment - content
Dec. 2014 proposed policy
statement
Solicitation ends May 31, 2015

Proposed Tribal Policy


Federal Trust Relationship
Government-to-Government
Relationship
Conduct Outreach
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Proposed Tribal Policy


Timely Consultation
Coordinate with Other Federal
Agencies
State-Recognized Tribes
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Submit Comments
www.regulations.gov
(Docket ID NRC-2012-0235)
Rulemaking.Comments@nrc.gov
Cindy Bladey
Mail Stop: 3WFN-06-44M
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555-000

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Internal - Tribal Toolbox


Tribal Protocol Manual
Tribal nations contacts
Mapping for project
consultations
Knowledge management
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Tribal Toolbox - Future


Training
Procedures and
guidance update
Consultation protocols
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Tribal Activities
Tribal advocacy groups and
alliances
Project-specific consultations
Collaborative Federal
outreach
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Tribal Engagement
Pilot Tribal training
Webinar radioactive
effluents
Advanced notification
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Outreach & Engagement


Website
Enhanced project
consultation
Information exchange
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Contact Us
Sandra Talley 301-415-8059
Sandra.talley@nrc.gov
Stuart Easson 301-415-2326
Stuart.easson@nrc.gov
Tribal_Outreach Resource@nrc.gov
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