[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 208 (Monday, October 28, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65811-65812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-27335]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice

    In accordance with the purposes of sections 29 and 182b. of the 
Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on 
Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a meeting on November 7-9, 2002, in 
Conference Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The 
date of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register 
on Monday, November 26, 2001 (66 FR 59034).

Thursday, November 7, 2002

    8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.: Opening Statement by the ACRS Chairman-- The 
ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the 
meeting.
    8:35 a.m.-10 a.m.: Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue 
(GSI)-189, ``Susceptibility of Ice Condenser and Mark III Containments 
to Early Failure From Hydrogen Combustion During a Severe Accident'' 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff on the results of their 
additional analyses and proposed recommendations for resolving GSI-189.
    10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Early Site Permit Process (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff regarding Early Site Permit Process.
    11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Peach Bottom License Renewal Application 
(Open)--Report by the Subcommittee Chairman regarding the October 30, 
2002 Plant License Renewal Subcommittee meeting on the license renewal 
application for the Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant Units 2 and 3.
    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Westinghouse AP1000 Design (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of Westinghouse regarding the design features of, and 
test information on, the AP1000 design. The NRC staff will provide a 
status report regarding its review schedule.
    3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.: Risk-Informed Improvements to Standard Technical 
Specifications (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and 
hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding 
staff's progress on risk-informed improvements to Standard Technical 
Specifications and related matters.
    5:15 p.m.-6 p.m.: Report Regarding Recent Operating Events (Open)--
The Committee will hear a report by the Cognizant ACRS member regarding 
recent operating events of interest.
    6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered during this 
meeting.

Friday, November 8, 2002

    8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)--
The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of 
the meeting.
    8:35 a.m.-12 Noon: Organizational and Personnel Matters (Closed)--
The Committee will discuss organizational and personnel matters as well 
as the potential improvements to internal ACRS policies and procedures.

    Note: This session will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters 
that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of 
ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a 
clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.)

    1 p.m.-4 p.m.: Safeguards and Security Activities (Closed)--(This 
session will be held in room T-8E8.) The Committee will hear a report 
by the cognizant Subcommittee Chairman regarding matters discussed at 
the October 31, 2002 meeting of the ACRS Subcommittee on Safeguards and 
Security. In addition, the Committee will discuss the content of a 
proposed report to the Commission on Safeguards and Security matters.

    Note: This session will be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(1) to protect national security information.)

    4:15 p.m.-5 p.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and 
Procedures Subcommittee (Open)--The Committee will discuss the 
recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding 
items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future 
meetings. Also, it will hear a report of the Planning and Procedures 
Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, 
including anticipated workload and member assignments.
    5 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and 
Recommendations (Open)--The Committee will discuss the responses from 
the NRC Executive Director for Operations (EDO) to comments and 
recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. The EDO 
responses are expected to be made available to the Committee prior to 
the meeting.
    5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Saturday, November 9, 2002

    8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.: Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss proposed ACRS reports.
    10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Annual ACRS Report on the NRC Safety 
Research Program (Open)--The cognizant Subcommittee Chairman will 
report on matters discussed at the November 6, 2002 Safety Research 
Program

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Subcommittee meeting, and the Committee will discuss a draft ACRS 
report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program.
    12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will discuss 
matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and matters and 
specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings, as 
time and availability of information permit.
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2002 (67 FR 
63460). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may 
be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the 
nuclear industry. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during 
the open portions of the meeting. Persons desiring to make oral 
statements should notify the Associate Director for Technical Support 
named below five days before the meeting, if possible, so that 
appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the 
meeting for such statements. Use of still, motion picture, and 
television cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected 
portions of the meeting as determined by the Chairman. Information 
regarding the time to be set aside for this purpose may be obtained by 
contacting the Associate Director prior to the meeting. In view of the 
possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the 
Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons 
planning to attend should check with the Associate Director if such 
rescheduling would result in major inconvenience.
    In accordance with Subsection 10(d) Pub. L. 92-463, I have 
determined that it is necessary to close portions of this meeting noted 
above to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate 
solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and 
information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted 
invasion of personal privacy, per 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6), and to 
protect national security information per 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1).
    Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the 
meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, the Chairman's ruling on 
requests for the opportunity to present oral statements, and the time 
allotted therefor can be obtained by contacting Dr. Sher Bahadur, 
Associate Director for Technical Support (301-415-0138), between 7:30 
a.m. and 4:15 p.m., ET.
    ACRS meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are 
available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr@nrc.gov, or by 
calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, or from the Publicly Available 
Records System (PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS) which 
is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html or http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/ (ACRS & 
ACNW Mtg schedules/agendas).
    Videoteleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service for 
observing ACRS meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio 
Visual Technician (301-415-8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., ET, 
at least 10 days before the meeting to ensure the availability of this 
service. Individuals or organizations requesting this service will be 
responsible for telephone line charges and for providing the equipment 
and facilities that they use to establish the videoteleconferencing 
link. The availability of videoteleconferencing services is not 
guaranteed.

    Dated: October 22, 2002.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 02-27335 Filed 10-25-02; 8:45 am]
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