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INTERAGENCY NUCLEAR SAFETY REVIEW BOARD (NASA), Aug 29, 2024, virtual, 3:00-4:00 pm ET

NASA will host a virtual meeting of the Interagency Nuclear Safety Review Board (INSRB) that was established in 2020 to replace the ad hoc Interagency Nuclear Safety review panels used for prior NASA missions that utilize radioactive power sources.

The meeting will take place via WebEx from 3:00-4:00 pm ET and is designed to explain “what the INSRB is and is not charged to do, and how it conducts its business”  since there appear to be misunderstandings in the community at large.

Anyone interested in participating must contact NASA’s Donald Helton IN ADVANCE per the instructions in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below. Questions must be submitted by August 15, 2024.

SUMMARY: NASA, as the administering agency of the Interagency Nuclear 
Safety Review Board (INSRB) created by National Security Presidential 
Memorandum, invites all interested parties to participate in a meeting 
in which current INSRB members and alternates will provide information 
about the INSRB's processes and practices, as well as answer submitted 
questions.

DATES: The meeting will take place in a fully virtual format, using 
Microsoft Teams, from 3 to 4 p.m. EST on August 29, 2024. Questions 
must be submitted by August 15, 2024. The meeting will be recorded and 
the video of the recording will be posted publicly.

ADDRESSES: Requests to participate (i.e., to be sent the meeting link), 
as well as submitting questions (if desired) should be directed to 
donald.m.helton@nasa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For other matters related to the 
meeting, contact Donald Helton, 202-358-0311, donald.m.helton@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    I. Background: National Security Presidential Memorandum No. 20 
(NSPM-20) directed the NASA Administrator to establish the INSRB to 
replace the ad hoc Interagency Nuclear Safety Review Panels used for 
prior missions. The INSRB was first empaneled in 2020, and per NSPM-20 
consists of ``representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, 
Energy, and Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, 
and, as appropriate, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.'' Following its 
formation, the INSRB issued a Charter, as well as a guidance document 
known as the INSRB Playbook. While the INSRB's scope is defined by 
NSPM-20, and while its conduct of operations is described in the INSRB 
Charter and the INSRB Playbook, the INSRB has continued to receive 
questions from the community-at-large that suggest misunderstandings. 
The INSRB is hosting this virtual open house as a diverse means of 
communicating to interested parties about what the INSRB is and is not 
charged to do, and how it conducts its business.
    II. Resources: The INSRB Charter and INSRB Playbook are publicly 
available at the following link: https://sma.nasa.gov/sma-disciplines/nuclear-flight-safety. 
This same web page contains an INSRB brochure 
and an INSRB presentation that will form the basis for the remarks made 
during the virtual open house.

			

Details

Date:
August 29
Time:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm