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Douglas J. Walters

Douglas Waters

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Doug Walters is the vice president of regulatory affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the organization responsible for establishing unified policy on matters affecting the nuclear energy industry.

He has 30 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, where his responsibilities have run the gamut of nuclear plant construction, licensing and operations. He has been with NEI and its predecessor organizations since 1991. In 2004, he was assigned the position of senior director – security with responsibility for oversight of nuclear plant security, and in 2008, he was named senior director – operations support, assuming responsibility for security and emergency planning activities. In January 2009, he was named senior director – new plants and was responsible for coordinating the nuclear industry’s generic activities on new nuclear plants. He was promoted to vice president of regulatory affairs in August 2009 and is currently responsible for executive oversight of activities including engineering, licensing, new plant deployment, and nuclear plant security.

In his tenure at NEI, Mr. Walters has led industry efforts in areas including license renewal rulemaking, guidance for preparing an environmental impact statement for license renewal and guidance for preparing an early site permit. He was instrumental in leading industry security efforts in response to the 9/11 events, including strategies for implementing numerous security orders.

Prior to joining NEI, Mr. Walters was with Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. in various engineering and licensing positions in support of the construction and operation of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant

Mr. Walters is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science in engineering management.