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Nuclear Licensing and Regulatory Compliance Expert Joey Clark Joins Certrec’s Office of Licensing and Compliance

33 Year Entergy / River Bend Veteran to Assist Certrec Nuclear Clients with Licensing issues, Regulatory Affairs, License Amendment Requests, Emergency Planning, Security, and Inspection Preparation Issues

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2016 — Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance provider for NRC, FERC, and NERC compliance, announced today that Joey Clark, a noted nuclear engineering, operations, and regulatory compliance expert has joined its Office of Licensing and Compliance practice. 

“We are excited to have Joey Clark join Certrec,” says Ted Enos, President of Certrec. “Joey is known throughout the nuclear community for his broad industry knowledge, operational and compliance experience, and leadership skills. He joins us at a critical time in the nuclear industry when many generators are juggling lower-cost energy sources, falling demand, safety retrofit expenses, and rising operating costs – coupled with the risk of early retirement.” 

“These issues can affect a plant’s licensing,” continues Enos. “As the former chairman of the BWR Owners Group, Joey’s ability to establish an open and honest dialogue with regulators ensured an accurate understanding of operator issues and compliance requirements.” 

Joey served as Entergy’s River Bend Station Regulatory Affairs Manager from 2011 to 2016. As Regulatory Affairs Manager, Joey was responsible for ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, and local regulatory requirements associated with operating the power plant. Leveraging technology and web services, he significantly increased efficiency – especially in the areas of Inspection management. Leveraging his operations experience and knowledge of the Technical Specification Task Force traveler process, Joey was able to align station priorities and focus resources on development of key licensing amendments that significantly reduced required maintenance and testing hence reducing station operating cost and dose to the workers. 

In year’s prior, he served as Senior Reactor Operator – rising to Assistant Operations Manager – Shift. His 28 years of experience in operations ranged from initial start-up testing activities, Initial fuel loading, operations training and five years as an operations shift manager. In his operations career, Joey was the lead for development of two consecutive Training Accreditation Self-evaluation Reports (ASER) and coordination of the associated INPO accreditation visits; each resulting in success re-accreditation of Operations training programs. 

“Certrec is doing things in the industry that few can match,” says Clark. “I have always regarded Certrec as a premier leader in providing regulatory services and support. “In my 6 year relationship with Ted Enos, Al Haeger, Mike O’Keefe and others, I’ve been impressed with Certrec’s people, professionalism, and support of the nuclear industry. Their multi-year participation in RUG IV has resulted in improved communication with the NRC and greater sharing of operating experience information.” 

“I am excited to be a part of this solid company,” says Clark, “as I predict the industry will rise to the challenges presented by low natural gas prices and increased regulation and continue to operate the nuclear fleet in a safe and efficient manner.”

About Certrec:
Certrec is a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions for the energy industry with the mission of helping ensure a stable, reliable, bulk electric supply. Since 1988, Certrec’s SaaS applications and consulting know-how have helped hundreds of power-generating facilities manage their regulatory compliance and reduce their risks.

Certrec’s engineers and business teams bring a cumulative 1,500 years of working experience in regulatory areas of compliance, engineering, and operations, including nuclear, fossil, solar, wind facilities, and other Registered Entities generation and transmission.

Certrec has helped more than 120 generating facilities establish and maintain NERC Compliance Programs. We manage the entire NERC compliance program for 60+ registered entities in the US and Canada that trust us to decrease their regulatory and reputational risk. Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certified and has successfully completed annual SOC 2 Type 2 examinations.

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