Contact Expert Group

Ninth Contact Expert Group (CEG) Meeting

(Berlin, Germany, 8 - 10 November 1999)

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Monday, 8 November 1999
09.00-09.10 Opening of the Meeting
by CEG Chairman
09.10-09.20 Welcoming Statement
by German Host
09.20-09.30 Adoption of the Agenda
09.30-09.50 Introduction of Participants
by Heads of Delegations
09.50-10.35 Overall Strategy for Radwaste and Spent Fuel Management in the RF

a. Presentation of a document describing the Russian strategy
on the management of SNF and RAW from decommissioned
nuclear submarines
by RF member
10.35-10.55 Coffee break
10.55-12.30 b. The Results of Analysis of additional RF Information on an
Strategy of Radwaste and Spent Fuel Management in the RF
by SWG Chairman
12.30-13.00 Overview of Waste Management Developments in the RF and Implementation of the RF Waste Management Programme
by RF member
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-16.30 Summary information on Status of Co-operation Projects
by CEG members/observers
16.30-16.50 Coffee break
16.50-17.00 Status of CEG appeal for support of international efforts in solving RF WM problems, possible next steps.
by the CEG Executive Secretary
by CEG Chairman
17.00-18.00 The CEG Highest Priority Tasks

a. Summing Up of information on the content and status of the
CEG Highest Priority Tasks
by the CEG Executive Secretary
b. Discussion on problems and measures necessary for their
by CEG Chairman
18.30 Departure from the hotel by bus for a sightseeing tour through the city of Berlin, to see the governmental places, Brandenburg Gate and quarters of old Berlin
20.00 "Traditional Old Berlin Dinner" at the eldest restaurant of Berlin
Tuesday, 9 November 1999
09.00-10.00 Continued
10.00-11.00 Final Disposal of Radwaste in the Russian Federation (new developments)
by RF representative and co-operating CEG members
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-12.20 CEG Secretariat's Reports on:
  1. CEG Secretariat's activities (April-October 1999)
  2. Realization of the 8th CEG meeting's decisions
  3. Provisional Financial Report of the CEG Secretariat for 1999
  4. Updating of the CEG co-operation projects Data Base
  5. Present status of co-operation projects
  6. Progress reporting on the implementation of or negotiations on co-operation projects
  7. Information on the IAEA decisions and activities of interest to the CEG
by the CEG Executive Secretary
12.20-12.30 Time and place of next CEG Meetings
by CEG Chairman
12.30-13.00 Organizational matters of the CEG operation
(CEG Members only)
  1. Nomination/re-nomination of the CEG members for the next term of the CEG operation
    by the CEG Executive Secretary
  2. Election of the CEG Chairman for the next term of the CEG operation
    by the CEG members
  3. Change of the CEG Executive Secretary (from 16 July 2000)
    by the CEG Chairman
13.00-14.30 Lunch break
14.30-15.00 Continued
15.00-16.00 Coffee break
(preparation of a draft Chairman's Summing Up)
by the CEG Executive Secretary
16.00-17.00 Summing Up of the Meeting
by the CEG Chairman
Wednesday, 10 November 1999
Technical Visit to the Gorleben radioactive waste repository