Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee (MRMTC)

Organized in 1989, CGS’s Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee brings the Midwestern States together to identify, prioritize and work with the U.S. Department of Energy to resolve regional issues related to the department’s transport of radioactive waste and materials, including spent nuclear fuel.

The committee originally focused on the future shipments planned by the DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management. Since 1998, however, the committee has also worked with the DOE’s Environmental Management program to address shipments of waste resulting from the cleanup of former defense plants. Committee members from states on the shipping routes have worked with the DOE to plan several shipping campaigns involving transuranic waste and spent nuclear fuel traveling through the Midwest.

The committee comprises representatives of the executive and legislative branches of government in 12 Midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The committee is the primary forum through which the Midwestern states have been, and will continue to be, involved in planning and preparing for DOE’s shipments. State legislators on the committee are appointed by the chair of the Midwestern Legislative Conference.

Committee Information

Committee Roster

Co-Chair: Michael Snee, Ohio

Co-Chair: Rodney Pitchford, Illinois

IllinoisKelly Horn, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Alternate: Rodney Pitchford, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
IndianaVacant
The Honorable Eric Koch, Indiana Senate
IowaChristopher Boswell, Iowa Department of Transportation
Alternate: Angela Leek, Iowa Department of Transportation
KansasDr. Swapan Saha, Kansas Division of Emergency Management
The Honorable Mark Schreiber, Kansas House of Representatives
MichiganGreg Gothard, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Alternate: Waylon Sanford, Michigan State Police
MinnesotaThe Honorable Pat Garofalo, Minnesota House of Representatives
The Honorable Mike Goggin, Minnesota Senate
Aaron Kallunki, Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
MissouriRyan Seabaugh, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Alternate: Justin Buckler, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
NebraskaThe Honorable Suzanne Geist, Nebraska Senate
James Rashilla, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
North DakotaThe Honorable Dale Patten, North Dakota Senate
The Honorable Dan Ruby, North Dakota House of Representatives
David Stradinger, North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality
OhioMichael Snee, Ohio Department of Health
Alternate: Tad Rumas, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
South DakotaNick Emme, South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
WisconsinRuhamah Bauman, Wisconsin Emergency Management
Alternate: Mark Paulson, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

PDF of Committee Roster

Committee Rules
Summaries of Committee Meetings

Upcoming Events

The committee held its Fall 2022 Meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota, on October 12 – 13.


Summaries and Other Information from Past Meetings

2022
October: Rapid City, South Dakota
June: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2006
November: Carlsbad, New Mexico
June: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2021
December: Chicago, Illinois
June: Virtual Meeting
2005
October: Okemos, Michigan
May: Traverse City, Michigan
2020
November: Virtual Meeting
May: Virtual Meeting
2004
November: Columbus, Ohio
June: Topeka, Kansas
2019
November: Indianapolis, Indiana
June: Arlington, Virginia
2003
December: Chicago, Illinois
June: Lincoln, Nebraska
2018
October: Madison, Wisconsin
June: Omaha, Nebraska
2002
October: Carlsbad, New Mexico
May: Overland Park, Kansas
2017
December: Cincinnati, Ohio
June: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2001
October: Orlando, Florida
October: Orlando, Florida (Tri-Regional Meeting)
2016
November: St. Louis, Missouri
June: Orlando, Florida
2000
October: Madison, Wisconsin
May: Minneapolis, Minnesota
2015
November: Des Moines, Iowa
May: Albuquerque, New Mexico
1999
November: Indianapolis, Indiana
June: Kansas City, Missouri
2014
November: Traverse City, Michigan
May: Bloomington, Minnesota
1998
December: Clive, Iowa
May: Chicago, Illinois
2013
December: Kansas City, Kansas
May: Buffalo, New York
1997
December: Las Vegas, Nevada
December: Las Vegas, Nevada (Second Joint Meeting)
2012
November: Omaha, Nebraska
May: Knoxville, Tennessee
1996
December: Chicago, Illinois
May: Chicago, Illinois
2011
December: Carlsbad, New Mexico
May: Denver, Colorado
1995
November: Charlotte, North Carolina (CSG/SSEB Routing Workshop)
April: Chicago, Illinois
2010
December: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May: Chicago, Illinois
1994
June: Las Vegas, Nevada
2009
October: Minneapolis, Minnesota
1993
November: Chicago, Illinois
May: South Bend, Indiana
2008
December: Lombard, Illinois
June: Indianapolis, Indiana
1992
November: Columbus, Ohio
May: Chicago, Illinois
2007
November: Columbus, Ohio
June: Jefferson City, Missouri
Committee Publications and Resources
Committee Correspondence

Regarding Activities of the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy


Regarding DOE’s Office of Environmental Management | Policies and Initiatives 


Regarding DOE’s Office of Environmental Management | Waste Isolation Pilot Plant


Regarding DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management | General Transportation Activities 


Regarding DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management | Section 180(c) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act


Regarding DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management | Acquisition of Waste Acceptance and Transportation Services


Regarding U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission activities 


Regarding U.S. Department of Transportation activities 


Regarding other topics 

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