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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fundamentals
Presented on July 22, 2015
Please join us for a panel presentation of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) basics. Topics will include NRC jurisdiction and organizational structure, and an overview of NRC licensing, adjudication, oversight, rulemaking, and enforcement.
Stephen J. Burdick is a Partner in the nuclear practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Stephen counsels clients across the nuclear industry, both inside and outside the United States. His practice focuses on regulatory and litigation matters before administrative bodies, such as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This includes a wide scope of licensing activities for nuclear plants, including new reactor projects, operating license renewal, and license amendments. Prior to his career as an attorney, Stephen worked as a Nuclear Plant Engineer for Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory. He operated a nuclear plant and trained personnel in the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. Stephen received his law degree from the UC Berkeley School of Law and his B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University.
Tison A. Campbell is Acting Deputy Director in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Office of Commission Appellate Adjudication. Tison joined the NRC’s Office of the General Counsel in 2006, where he worked on matters related to rulemaking, enforcement, reactor and materials licensing, low-level waste disposal, waste confidence, and the Agreement State program. From 2013 through September 2014 he was lead counsel for the Continued Storage Generic Environmental Impact Statement and rule. Tison earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Virginia.
Jon Rund is Assistant General Counsel at the Nuclear Energy Institute. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating and representing the nuclear industry in litigation matters, including the litigation associated with the Continued Storage Rule. His areas of responsibility at NEI also include a variety of corporate, regulatory, and legislative matters. Jon has over 10 years of experience working in the nuclear industry. Before joining NEI, Jon practiced law in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’s Energy Practice. He also worked as an attorney in the NRC Office of General Counsel and served as a law clerk to the NRC’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board.
Christine A. Jochim is an associate in the Denver office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Christine’s practice concentrates on energy, environmental and natural resources compliance counseling and federal policy, litigation and government enforcement. Prior to moving to Denver, Christine worked in the environment, land and natural resources practice group of K&L Gates LLP in Washington, DC. Christine also worked in the Materials Litigation & Enforcement Division within the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Christine graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with a Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law. Concurrent with her legal studies, Christine obtained a Master of Public Health, with a concentration in environmental and occupational health, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Christine earned her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.
About the Committee
The Nuclear Law Committee focuses on the legal issues related to nuclear power and nuclear materials. Nuclear power is more than just the licensing and operation of power plants—the nuclear fuel cycle also involves fuel production, storage and disposal. Nuclear materials are used to diagnose and treat many types of illness and injury; in industrial and construction applications; and in academia and scientific research.