[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 13 (Wednesday, January 21, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2951-2952]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-1174]


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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 February 5-7, 2004, 
11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was 
previously published in the Federal Register on Monday, November 21, 
2003 (68 FR 65743).

Thursday, February 5, 2004, Conference Room T-2B3, Two White Flint 
North, Rockville, Maryland

    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.-10:30 a.m.: ESBWR Design--Thermal-Hydraulic Issues (Open/
Closed)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff on the use of the TRAC-G computer 
code to perform analyses of the Economic Simplified Boiling Water 
Reactor (ESBWR) design.

    Note: A portion of this session may be closed to discuss General 
Electric proprietary information applicable to this matter.


    10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: South Texas Project Cause Investigation of 
the Reactor Vessel Bottom Mounted Penetration Leakage (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff regarding the South Texas Project 
investigation of the cause of the leakage from reactor vessel bottom 
mounted penetration.
    12:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: Resolution of Certain Items Identified by the 
ACRS in NUREG-1740 Related to the Differing Professional Opinion (DPO) 
on Steam Generator Tube Integrity (Open)--The Committee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC 
staff regarding the staff's resolution of certain items identified by 
the ACRS in NUREG-1740, ``Voltage-Based Alternative Repair Criteria,'' 
related to the DPO on steam generator tube integrity, as well as the 
status of resolution of the remaining items.
    3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Evaluation of the Effectiveness (Quality) of the NRC 
Safety Research Programs (Open)--The Committee will discuss a proposed 
approach for the ACRS evaluation of the effectiveness (quality) of the 
NRC Safety Research Programs.
    4 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered during this 
meeting as well as a proposed report on the NRC Safety Research 
Program.

Friday, February 6, 2004, Conference Room T-2B3, Two White Flint North, 
Rockville, Maryland

    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.-12:30 p.m.: ACRS Report on the NRC Safety Research 
Program (Open)--The Committee will discuss the draft ACRS report to the 
Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program.
    1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.: Subcommittee Report--ACR-700 Design (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a report by and discussions with the Chairman of 
the ACRS Subcommittee on Future Plant Designs regarding the 
Subcommittee's review of the design features of the ACR-700 design and 
related matters.
    2 p.m.-3 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.
    3 p.m.-3:15 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.
    3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered during this 
meeting.

Saturday, February 7, 2004, Conference Room T-2B3, Two White Flint 
North, Rockville, Maryland

    8:30 a.m.-12 Noon: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered 
during this meeting.
    12 Noon-12:30 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss

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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 16, 2003 (68 FR 
59644). 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 for Technical Support 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 for Technical Support if such rescheduling would 
result in major inconvenience.
    In accordance with subsection 10(d) Public Law 92-463, I have 
determined that it is necessary to close a portion of this meeting 
noted above to discuss General Electric proprietary information 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).
    Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the 
meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, as well as 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., e.t.
    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., 
e.t., 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: January 14, 2004.
Annette Vietti-Cook,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-1174 Filed 1-20-04; 8:45 am]
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