May
1
8:30 AM08:30

Discussion of DOE's Proposed HLW Interpretation, Implementation, and Impact

The Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) and the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) are hosting a joint meeting to facilitate discussion of DOE’s proposed interpretation of the statutory definition for high-level radioactive waste (HLW). Local, state, and tribal government officials, the Department of Energy (DOE), and others are invited to share and discuss perspectives on DOE’s interpretation, potential challenges, and opportunities for coordination in regards to the examination of defense HLW disposal alternatives.

This event is by invitation only. Registration information and a preliminary agenda will be shared with ECA members and other invited guests in advance.

For questions about this event, contact ECA Program Manager Megan Casper at meganc@energyca.org.

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May
2
8:30 AM08:30

ECA Member Roundtable Discussion

Members of the ECA Board of Directors are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion to meet with officials from the DOE Offices of Environmental Management, Nuclear Energy, and the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as discuss local government/member priorities and site-specific concerns.

This event is by invitation only. Registration information and a preliminary agenda will be shared with ECA members in advance.

For questions about this event, contact ECA Program Manager Megan Casper at meganc@energyca.org.

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Sep
10
9:30 AM09:30

ECA Board of Directors Meeting

In conjunction with the 2019 National Cleanup Workshop, Members of the ECA Board of Directors are invited to participate in a Board Meeting in order to review ECA activities and operations, and discuss local government/member priorities and site-specific concerns. Members may expect to hear from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management, as well as other DOE program offices.

This event is by invitation only. Registration information and a preliminary agenda will be shared with ECA members in advance.

For questions about this event, contact ECA Program Manager Megan Casper at meganc@energyca.org.

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2019 National Cleanup Workshop
Sep
10
to Sep 12

2019 National Cleanup Workshop

  • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (map)
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The Energy Communities Alliance (ECA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the Energy Facility Contractors Group, is pleased to announce the fifth-annual National Cleanup Workshop, to be held September 10-12, 2019 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria, VA.

The Workshop will bring together senior DOE executives and site officials, industry executives, and other stakeholders to discuss EM's progress on the cleanup of the environmental legacy of the nation's Manhattan Project and Cold War nuclear weapons program.

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Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

ECA Board of Directors Meeting

In conjunction with the 2019 Intergovernmental Meeting with the Department of Energy (DOE), Members of the ECA Board of Directors are invited to participate in a Board Meeting in order to review ECA activities and operations, and discuss local government/member priorities and site-specific concerns. Members may expect to hear from DOE’s Office of Environmental Management.

This event is by invitation only. Registration information and a preliminary agenda will be shared with ECA members in advance.

For questions about this event, contact ECA Program Manager Megan Casper at meganc@energyca.org.

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2019 Intergovernmental Meeting with DOE
Nov
19
to Nov 21

2019 Intergovernmental Meeting with DOE

  • Loews Vanderbilt Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Energy Communities Alliance (ECA), the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), the National Governors Association's Federal Facilities Task Force (NGA FFTF), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the State and Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG), will come together for the 2019 Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Nashville, TN from November 19-21, 2019. 

This meeting provides opportunities for increased communication and coordination with DOE and among states, Tribes, and local communities affected by the ongoing cleanup of the nation's nuclear weapons complex. 

This event is by invitation only. Registration information and a preliminary agenda will be shared with ECA members in advance.

For questions about this event, contact ECA Program Manager Megan Casper at meganc@energyca.org.

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2018 National Cleanup Workshop
Sep
11
to Sep 13

2018 National Cleanup Workshop

  • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Energy Communities Alliance (ECA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the Energy Facility Contractors Group, is pleased to announce the fourth-annual National Cleanup Workshop, to be held September 11-13, 2018 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria, VA.

The Workshop will bring together senior DOE executives and site officials, industry executives, and other stakeholders to discuss EM's progress on the cleanup of the environmental legacy of the nation's Manhattan Project and Cold War nuclear weapons program.

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2018 ECA Annual Conference: Securing Progress at DOE
Apr
12
8:00 AM08:00

2018 ECA Annual Conference: Securing Progress at DOE

This meeting will focus on the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Offices of Environmental Management, Nuclear Energy, and the National Nuclear Security Administration.  Meeting attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from DOE officials, key Members of Congress and Congressional staff, and other DC insiders.

Meeting registrants are encouraged to attend the House Nuclear Cleanup Caucus Event on April 11, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM EST at the Rayburn House Office Building. Visit here for more details. 

Meeting registrants are also welcome to join the Energy Communities Alliance for a reception following the confernece the evening of April 12, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30 PM EST at the Dubliner Restaurant, 4 F Street NW, Washington, DC. 

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact ECA Program Manager Megan Casper at 202-828-2410 or meganc@energyca.org. 

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2017 Intergovernmental Meeting with DOE
Nov
15
to Nov 17

2017 Intergovernmental Meeting with DOE

The Energy Communities Alliance (ECA), the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), the National Governors Association's Federal Facilities Task Force (NGA FFTF), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the State and Tribal Government Working Group (STGWG), have come together for the 2017 Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in San Antonio, TX from November 15-17, 2017. 

This meeting provides opportunities for increased communication and coordination with DOE and among states, trives, and local communities affected bt the ongoing cleanup of the nation's nucelar weapons complex. 

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2017 National Cleanup Workshop
Sep
12
to Sep 14

2017 National Cleanup Workshop

  • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Energy Communities Alliance (ECA), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), is pleased to announce the third-annual National Cleanup Workshop on September 12-14, 2017 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel in Alexandria, VA.

The Workshop will bring together senior DOE executives and site officials, industry executives, and other stakeholders to discuss EM's progress on the cleanup of the environmental legacy of the nation's Manhattan Project and Cold War nuclear weapons program.

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Implementation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park
Aug
16
to Aug 17

Implementation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park

This invitation only Peer Exchange is to discuss the continued implementation of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Speakers will include Department of Energy (DOE) and National Park Service (NPS) officials at the national and local levels, local-elected officials and representatives from the tourism bureaus from each of the three Park sites, and more. 

Meeting Presentations:

Engaging the Public through Interpretation at Legacy Sites - Thomas Pauling
DOE Legacy Management Park Update - Tracy Atkins
NPS Park Update - Kris Kirby
Tri-Cities/Hanford Community Update - Mayor Brent Gerry
Los Alamos Community Update - Councilor Rick Reiss
Oak Ridge Community Update - Councilman Chuck Hope
DOE Hanford Site Update - Colleen French
NPS & DOE Oak Ridge Site Update - Niki Nicholas & Jonathan Sitzlar
NPS Los Alamos Site Update - Charles Strickfaden
Park Branding Presentation - Kris Watkins, Marc DeRose, & Patrick Sullivan
Investing in the Park: Opportunities for Philanthropy - Jeff Reinbold
Optimizing Partnerships with Local Universities #1 - Linda Deck
Optimizing Partnerships with Local Universities #2 - Michael Mays

Thanks to Our Sponsors: 

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The New Administration: Securing Progress
Feb
23
to Feb 24

The New Administration: Securing Progress

This meeting is the first national meeting in the new Administration focusing on the DOE Offices of Environmental Management, Nuclear Energy, and National Nuclear Security Administration. Meeting attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from DOE officials, key Congressional staff, and other DC insiders.

Meeting Presentations:

Acquisition and the Communities - Mayor Steve Young
Federal Budget Process - Melissa Burnison
Centralized Interim Storage for Used Nuclear Fuel - John Heaton
Update from DOE-NE - Raymond Furstenau
Update from NNSA - William "Ike" White
Update on Manhattan Project Park #1 - Councilor Rick Reiss
Update on Manhattan Project Park #2 - Mayor Brent Gerry
Update on Manhattan Project Park #3 - Mark Watson

Thanks to Our Sponsors:

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