Gary Zimmerman has over forty years experience in the nuclear power industry, working with utilities and Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. He has expert knowledge of 10CFR, particularly Parts 50, 52, 72, and 830. He managed the nuclear regulation and licensing activities for an operating nuclear power plant, managed the Unreviewed Safety Question Determination (USQD) program at a DOE facility, managed the development of hazards analysis and the preparation of a site Safety Analysis Report <SAR) at a DOE facility, and performed periodic assessments of USQD Processes at DOE facilities. He has extensive project management experience and was certified as a Project Management Professional and registered as a Professional Engineer. Mr. Zimmerman has a B. S. in General Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy and a M. S. in Psychology Counseling from Pacific University.
Mr. Zimmerman participated in the initial licensing, startup and testing, and operations of the Trojan Nuclear Plant, which involved working closely with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the development of Standard Technical Specifications (STS). He managed the subsequent regulation and licensing activities of the Trojan Nuclear Plant. Mr. Zimmerman managed the preparation and initial development of the site Safety Analysis Report for Rocky Flats Environmental Site (RFETS) and managed the USQD Process at RFETS. He was instrumental in obtaining the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) license for the Trojan Nuclear Plant and coordinating decommissioning activities with the NRC. He has evaluated the USQD Process at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Savannah River Site (SRS) including the preparation of procedure changes to improve the USQD process at LANL.