REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FALL 2017 LLW FORUM MEETING

Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia
October 16-17, 2017

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum (LLW Forum) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our fall 2017 meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia on October 16-17, 2017.  Please mark your calendars accordingly and save the date!

In terms of planning and making travel arrangements, please note that there will be a separate, closed-session meeting only for state and compact members of the LLW Forum’s Board of Directors and their designated representatives on Tuesday afternoon (October 17, 2017) from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss timely and relevant issues of common interest; coordinate greater involvement and outreach by states and compacts; and, address planning issues related to the future direction and funding of LLW Forum.  All state and compact Directors, Alternates and their designated representatives are invited and encouraged to attend the Tuesday afternoon planning meeting. 

The Disused Sources Working Group (DSWG) – including members, staff, organizational liaisons and invited guests – will meet on Wednesday afternoon (October 18) from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to register and make hotel reservations for the meeting at your earliest convenience, as there is limited space available in our discount room block.

The Southeast Compact Commission for Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and the Central Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission are co-sponsoring the meeting.

The meeting documents—including a meeting bulletin and registration form—have been posted to the LLW Forum Meeting page of the organization’s web site at www.llwforum.org.

 As a new option for interested stakeholders, a registration form may be completed and submitted online.

Attendance

Officials from states, compacts, federal agencies, nuclear utilities, disposal operators, brokers/processors, industry, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend the spring 2017 LLW Forum meeting.

LLW Forum meetings are an excellent opportunity to stay up-to-date on the most recent and significant developments in the area of low-level radioactive waste management and disposal.  They also offer an important opportunity to network with other government and industry officials and to participate in decision-making on future actions and endeavors affecting low-level radioactive waste management and disposal.

Location and Dates

The fall 2017 LLW Forum meeting will be held on Monday, October 16 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) and Tuesday, October 17 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) at:  

Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel
1767 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia

Located in the historic, vibrant King Street neighborhood, the Hilton Alexandria Old Town hotel is one of the most convenient hotels in Alexandria, VA for business and leisure travelers visiting Washington, DC.  The hotel is just steps away from King Street Metro station and close to Reagan National Airport.  Downtown DC attractions and government buildings are minutes away by Metro.

Registration

All persons must pre-register for the meeting and pay any associated registration fees in order to be allowed entry.  Registration forms are needed in order to ensure that you receive a meeting packet and name badge.  Accordingly, interested attendees are asked to please take a moment to complete the registration form at your earliest convenience and return it to the Southeast Compact Commission at the mailing or e-mail address listed at the bottom of the form.

The meeting is free for up to two individuals representing members of the LLW Forum.  Additional and non-member registration is $500, payable by check only to the “LLW Forum, Inc.”  (Credit card payments are not accepted.)

Reservations

Persons who plan to attend the meeting are strongly encouraged to make their hotel reservations and send in their registration forms as soon as possible, as we have exceeded our block at the last few meetings.

A limited block of hotel rooms has been reserved for Sunday, October 15th and Monday, October 16th at the rate of $231.00 plus tax per night (for single/double occupancy), $239 plus tax (king), $251 triple and $271 quad).  The same rates have been extended to three days prior and three days post the meeting dates.

To make a reservation, please call (703) 647-2035 (Group Code is OLW).  Reservations may also be made at the website: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCAOTHF-OLW-20171015/index.jhtml

The deadline for reserving a room at the discounted rate is September 29, 2017.

Transportation and Directions  

From Reagan National Airport via the Metro, the hotel is located next to the King Street Metro Station, accessible by the Blue and Yellow lines and only two stops from Reagan National Airport. Directions from other airports are given on the Hilton website, www.hiltonalexandria.com.  Taxi fares are typically around $20.00.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Todd D. Lovinger, Esq.—Executive Director of the LLW Forum and Project Director of the Disused Sources and Part 61 Working Groups (DSWG/P61WG)—at (754) 779-7551 or at LLWForumInc@aol.com