The EM International Program provides an important and complementary function within the overall EM program. In conjunction with EM senior management, Program Offices, and EM Sites we develop and implement strategies for effective interactions with the international community that are focused on areas related to the EM mission. Through these interactions, the EM International Program contributes to successfully completing the challenging clean-up mission, while ensuring compliance with U.S. policy.
The mission of the EM International Program is to provide benefit to the Department in successful completion of the EM clean-up mission, through establishing strategic approaches for specific international collaboration initiatives that are focused on applicable strategic program goals, and aligned with U.S. foreign policy.
The vision of the EM International Program is to be an integral component of the overall DOE and EM strategies for mission success through leveraging international capabilities and expertise that offer benefit and assistance in addressing the challenges of the EM clean-up program.
The EM International Program performs several key strategic actions to ensure that EM is actively engaged with and is well represented throughout the International community for matters related to environmental cleanup. Key components include having visible and effective representation through the following activities:
- Engaging with DOE program offices
- Engaging with other U.S. agencies and programs
- Participating in multinational forums and agencies
- Exercising and/ or establishing collaborative international agreements
- Participating in key International conferences
These efforts position the EM International Program to identify and leverage opportunities to engage with international partners in specific areas that can potentially benefit the EM clean-up mission.
KEY AREAS OF FOCUS
The EM International program will work closely with the program offices within the EM organization to identify areas of collaboration that are aligned with the high priority technical challenges facing the EM program. Current areas of technical focus identified by respective EM program offices are:
- Tank Waste Management and Disposition
- Soils and Groundwater Remediation
- Decontamination and Decommissioning
- Nuclear Materials Management and Disposition
EM INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020
The 2015 - 2020 EM International Strategic Plan outlines the EM International Program's strategic approaches to provide benefit to the department in the successful completion of the EM clean-up mission by establishing specific international partnerships that are focused on applicable strategic program goals and aligned with U.S. foreign policy.
EM INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM LEVERAGES GLOBAL PARTNERS TO HELP RESOLVE CLEANUP CHALLENGES
The challenges related to cleanup resulting from nuclear energy and weapons production activities are not unique to the U.S. EM has made significant progress, but much is left to be done. Opportunities exist to leverage key capabilities and expertise in areas of similar interest with international partners to address/resolve EM issues. The EM International Program helps implement and maintain the framework to enable and support beneficial interactions.
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Ana M. Han
Lead Foreign Affairs Specialist
Office of Environmental Management
Phone: (202) 586-0579
Fax: (202) 586-1492
Rosa R. Elmetti
Technical Advisor to International Programs
Office of Environmental Management
Phone: (202) 586-7652