Jim Lieberman is a Senior Regulatory and Nuclear Safety Consultant at Talisman. He has over 35 years of nuclear safety experience, including senior level management positions at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). He served as the lead NRC counsel in matters related to license termination and decommissioning, high and low-level waste, state agreement program, enrichment activities, fuel cycle regulation, clearance rulemaking, and NEPA. As Director of the NRC’s Office of Enforcement, he was responsible for managing the Commission’s enforcement program. He represented the NRC staff in numerous licensing, enforcement, and rulemaking proceedings.
Since retiring from the NRC in 2004, Mr. Lieberman has consulted on various issues including decommissioning, allegations, safety-conscious work environment issues, radioactive waste management, the Yucca Mountain Project Licensing Support Network, Mo-99 production, and import/export licensing. He has appeared as an expert witness before arbitration panels and assisted an expert witness in preparing testimony for a shareholder derivative suit. He developed the regulatory framework for fuel reprocessing. Mr. Lieberman holds a J.D. from George Washington University, an M.S. in Thermal Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.