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American Nuclear Society Operations and Power Division Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors Tom Snow Reno, NV November 12, 2008 OPD Mission The advancement of science and engineering related to: • The dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. • Power plants, research and test reactors, and other nuclear facilities, including but not limited to design, construction, economics, licensing, quality assurance, fuels, management, and public acceptance. • The safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities, including power reactors, research and test reactors, and other nuclear facilities, through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues. OPD Governance • Officers: Chair: Tom Snow Secretary: Sandra Sloan First Vice-chair: Sean O’Kelly Treasurer: Stephanie Banker Second Vice-chair: Don Eggett Past-chair: Greg Gibson • Executive Committee: 2009 2010 2011 Robert Penn, Jr. Roman Estrada Sasan Etamadi Bill Corcoran Thomas Remick Alan Fiorente Brian Katz Steven Stamm Steven Reese Preston Pratt Chris Wiegand Richard St. Onge Michael Spellman Brian Vitiello • Board Liaison: John McGaha OPD Governance Total Membership OPD Governance Student Membership OPD Governance - Budget Actual Budget Actual Division Finances 12/31/2007 2008 8/31/2008 Budget Funds Carry Forward 105,605 105,605 97,657 Member Allocation 4,063 4,100 8,374 Division Income 35,000 33,628 Total Budget Funds 109,668 144,705 139,659 Budget Expenses Awards and Plaques 500 255 National Meeting Costs 3,689 2,500 802 NEED Funding 5,000 5,000 5,000 Landis Challenge 5,000 Student Support 3,304 25,500 14,100 Total Expenses 11,993 33,500 25,157 Excess of Budgeted Funds over Expenses 97,675 111,205 114,502 OPD Governance Planning • 1-year Tactical Plan – Updated for 2009 • 5-year Strategic Plan – Update planned • Succession planning: – 6-year rotation of officers – Treasurer elected each year – Automatic succession for other officers • 14 Additional At-large members on the Executive Committee for 3-year terms • OPD website is posted • Two newsletters published each year OPD Contributions to ANS • ANS Position Statements #14 Use of Nuclear Energy for the Production of Process Heat (Nov. 2003) #33 Licensing New Nuclear Plants (Nov. 2005) #51 Reactor Safety (June 2007) #56 The Need for Near-Term Deployment of New Nuclear Plants (June 2005) #60 Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation (June 2003) #62 Use of Nuclear Energy for Desalination (March 2005) #75 The Need for Deployment of the Next Generation Nuclear Power Project (March 2005) OPD Contributions to ANS • Society Leadership – OPD Executive Committee meets at both National Meetings – OPD Maintains Active Liaisons with ANS National Committees • Bylaws and Rules Committee (OPD Chair) • Honors and Awards Committee (OPD Chair) • Professional Divisions Committee (OPD Chair is an at-large member) • Public Information (Executive Committee Member) • Membership (OPD Secretary) • Local Sections (Executive Committee Member) OPD Service to Membership • UWC 2007: “Root Cause Analysis for Safety Culture and Human Performance Improvement” • UWC 2008: “Root Cause Analysis for Safety Culture and Human Performance Improvement” OPD Service to Membership • Peer Recognition/Awards – Walter H. Zinn Award (1976) • 2008 William F. Naughton • 2007 Leonard J. Koch – Utility Leadership Award (1994, National in 2005) • 2008 Marvin S. Fertel (NEI) • 2007 Marilyn C. Kray (NuStart) – Utility Achievement Award (1994, National in 2005) • 2008 Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant • 2007 LaSalle County Station Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant – Mona Grimsley Best Session Awards – Best Paper Awards OPD Service to Membership Power (1985) Bisesti(1994) Lacy (1995) OPD Scholarships (#2760) (#2778) (#2780) Awarded annually 2500 2000 2000 OPD endowment 45,209 22,855 25,571 OPD Service to Membership • Student Support – Provided financial support for two student interns to participate in the Utility Working Conferences in 2007 and 2008. – Provided a financial contribution of $6000 for the 2008 student conference. – Provide $7500 for student travel to the ANS National Meetings in 2008. OPD Meeting Participation • Two National Meetings per year – 2007 Annual Meeting – 7 sessions – 2007 Winter Meeting – 11 sessions – 2008 Annual Meeting – 9 sessions – 2008 Winter Meeting – 9 sessions • Class I, II, and II Topical Meetings – UWC (Class I every August at Amelia Island, FL) – ICAPP (International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants; Class III in even years, Class IV in odd years) 2007 OPD Metrics and Measures Division Division Division Division Meetings Governance Contributions Services to to Society Membership National Meeting Succession ANS Position Professional Participation Planning Statements Development Class I and II Membership Participation with Scholarships Topicals Trends Outside Professional Societies Class III Topicals Communications Society Leadership Peer Recognition/ Awards Division Planning Non-meeting Student Support Publications Commitment to YMG Areas of Success • Utility Working Conference • ICAPP • Scholarships • Student Support (conferences and travel) • Awards (UWC and National technical sessions) Summary Future Focus Areas • Maintain the Utility Working Conference as the premiere topical meeting for utility participation. • Maintain stability in the number of OPD members. • Increase the number of student members. • Continue support for the student conference, student internships for the UWC, and student travel to the national meetings. • Continue to support the national ANS initiative to revitalize utility involvement in the ANS. • Evaluate appropriate uses for OPD funds.
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