The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the OSU South Centers/Endeavor Center on Shyville Road, just off Ohio 32 East near Piketon.
In addition, the commission staff will have an open house an hour before the meeting to give members of the public an opportunity to speak informally with staff members.
USEC Inc., a global energy company, is a leading supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants, supplying fuel to more than 150 nuclear reactors worldwide.
The company submitted applications April 10 for recertification of its gaseous diffusion enrichment plants, both the former plant at Portsmouth and the still-operating plant at Paducah, Ky.
Such certification, called for by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 1992, is required every five years. The current certification for each plant expires at the end of this year. A public meeting on recertification of the Paducah plant took place May 12.
To get certified, USEC must show it is in compliance with safety, safeguards and security regulations established by the commission for these plants.
USEC provides the U.S. government with a variety of services, which include transition of the former Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plant from cold standby to a shut-down condition.
It also is cleaning up contaminated uranium supplies and providing fire protection, security and laboratory services.
Right now at the Piketon site, USEC has installed and is operating centrifuge machines as part of its Lead Cascade test program to demonstrate the American Centrifuge system, an advanced uranium enrichment technology developed by the U.S. Department of Energy in the mid-1980s.
USEC plans to install thousands of the machines and operate the American Centrifuge Plant in the gas centrifuge enrichment plant buildings at Piketon.
It's anticipated the plant will go on line in 2012.
G. SAM PIATT can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 236.