On December 16, 2016, Kristen Schwab started her new role as the Executive Director of the Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management. Schwab succeeds Mike Garner, who retired at the end of June 2016. She will serve as the designated Director for the Northwest Compact to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Forum, Inc. (LLW Forum).
Staff work on the Northwest Compact is being transitioned from the Washington Department of Ecology to the Washington Department of Health. State officials will be proposing the required legislation in January 2017.
The Northwest Compact was created in 1981 and consists of the member states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The U.S. Congress ratified the Northwest Compact in 1985. The eighth state, Wyoming, joined the Compact in March of 1992.
For additional information, please contact Kristen Schwab at (360) 236-3232 or at Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ecy.wa.gov/nwic/index.asp.