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American Nuclear Society Nuclear Installations Safety Division. Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors John E. Kelly, NISD Chair June 12, 2010 San Diego, CA. NISD Mission.

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American nuclear society nuclear installations safety division

American Nuclear SocietyNuclear Installations Safety Division

Presentation to the

ANS Board of Directors

John E. Kelly, NISD Chair

June 12, 2010

San Diego, CA

Nisd mission
NISD Mission

Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.

Nisd governance
NISD Governance

  • Executive Committee Structure

    • Chair, John Kelly

    • Vice-Chair, Chair-Elect – Michael Corradini

    • Secretary-Treasurer, Gerald Loignon

    • 8 Additional Members with 3 yr. terms

    • BOD Liaison, William Burchill

    • Liaisons with THD, OPD, YMG

  • Committee Structure

    • Program – Steven Schultz

    • Honors & Awards – Phillip Ellison

    • Nominating – Kevin O’Kula

    • Finance Committee – Gerald Loignon

  • Division Planning and Guidance

    • Strategic and Tactical Plan, including succession planning

    • Bylaws

    • Rules

  • Communications

    • Gary Wilson maintains our website and produces newsletter

    • Korey Hosack created a NISD group on Facebook

Nisd membership trends
NISD Membership Trends

~ 60 Student Members

Nisd budget1
NISD Budget

Budget Planning

In 2009, the NISD finance committee developed a multi-year spending plan

Goal was to increase student support while ensuring adequate reserve

Increases student funding to $5000/yr

Plan was approved by the EC Executive Committee in November 2009

Nisd planning
NISD Planning


Strategic and Tactical Plan updated annually

A yearly Succession Plan is included in S&T Plan

2010 Priorities

Division’s Commitment to Young Member Group and Student Support

Visibly and actively support ANS Young Member Group (YMG). Support a presence and provide representatives at the ANS National Student Conference at University of Michigan Establish a Facebook page to link Young Members in NISD.

Class I and Class III Topical Meetings

Maintain leadership of PSA topical as the pre-eminent meeting in Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis. Work with Wilmington Section on PSA 2011 to ensure the meeting is well organized and adequately staffed.

Professional Development

Develop workshops to be given at national ANS meetings to provide technical training and development opportunities for NISD members.


Continue to improve NISD communications by updating ANS position statements and other communications with ANS members, policy makers, and nuclear organizations that reflect NISD views on nuclear science and technology issues

Nisd communications
NISD Communications

Web Page

NISD website updated multiple times each year


Mission statement

Committee structure, member names, meeting minutes

Newsletter archives

Bylaws and Rules, PC Manual, Rules

Awards & scholarship information


2 newsletters published every year

NISD is on Facebook

Nisd contributions to ans
NISD Contributions to ANS

  • ANS Position Statements

    • #24 Nuclear Facility Safety Standards

    • #46 Risk Informed & Performance Based Regulations for Nuclear Power Plants

    • #51 Reactor Safety

    • Position papers active and reviewed in 2009

  • Participation with Other Professional Societies

    • Active Participation with EFCOG, IEEE, NHA, ASME, NEI

  • Society Leadership

    • Division Chair is co-chairing President’s Special Committee on SMRs

    • NISD members holding national offices and serve on national committees

    • Full participation in PDC meetings and workshops

  • Non-Meeting Publications

    • ANS Std-10.4 WG

    • RISC Committee

    • ANS Fire PSA

    • ANS 54.1 restarted in 2009

Nisd services to membership
NISD Services to Membership

  • Professional Development

    • Severe accident training course in 2007 (Bob Henry)

    • Source term methodology course in 2010 (Jofu Mishma)

  • Scholarships

    • Saul Levine and Ray DiSalvo fully endowed and awarded annually

  • Peer Recognition/Awards

    • Tommy Thompson Award for Nuclear Safety

      • 2006 - Joe Murphy

      • 2007 - Dana Powers

      • 2008 - Agustin Alonso

      • 2009 - Shunsuke Kondo

      • 2010 - David Diamond

    • George C. Laurence Pioneering Award for Nuclear Safety

      • 2007 - David Okrent

      • 2010 - Raj Sehgal

  • Student Support

    • 2008 – $5000

    • 2009 – $2250 disbursed, $4250 authorized

    • 2010 - $5000 (budget)

Nisd meetings
NISD Meetings

  • National Meeting Participation

    • Strong NISD Session Tracks at National Meetings

    • Consistently exceed minimum paper for large Division

  • Topicals

    • Class I

      • 2008 PSA-09 held in Knoxville

      • 2011 PSA-11 to be held in Wilmington

    • Class III

      • 2009 Risk Assessment in Washington DC

      • 2010 Safety & Technology of Nuclear Hydrogen Production in San Diego (with ESD)

      • 2012 Advanced Nuclear Installation and System Safety

      • 2012 Severe Accident Prevention and Mitigation

      • 2013 Risk Management

    • Class IV

      • 2009 National Hydrogen Association annual meeting in Columbia, SC (co-sponsored)


  • NISD Metrics and Measures are very healthy

  • Areas of Success

    • Strong member participation

    • Outstanding program committee supporting both national meetings and topicals

    • Strong support for students and YMG

      • Knowledge transfer is critical for future

  • Focus for Future Action

    • Continue knowledge transfer thrust

      • Student/YMG

      • Professional Development

    • Rebuild Class I topical meetings

    • Ensure safety remains a critical success factor for the future of the nuclear industry