[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 34 (Friday, February 20, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7985-7986]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-3674]


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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 March 3-6, 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).

Wednesday, March 3, 2004 (Closed)

    11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.: Safeguards and Security (Closed)--The Committee 
will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of 
the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, the Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response, and the Nuclear Energy Institute 
regarding safeguards and security matters.

Thursday, March 4, 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 a.m.: License Renewal Application for the H. B. 
Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2 (Open)--The Committee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC 
staff and Carolina Power and Light regarding the License Renewal 
Application for the H. B. Robinson Steam Electric Plant, Unit 2 and the 
associated final Safety Evaluation Report prepared by the NRC staff.
    10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Interim Review of the AP1000 Design (Open/
Closed)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff and Westinghouse regarding the 
resolution of open items identified in the NRC staff's Draft Safety 
Evaluation Report as well as the issues previously raised by the ACRS 
Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena, and related matters.
    1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: License Renewal Application for the Virgil C. 
Summer Nuclear Station (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by 
and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and South 
Carolina Electric and Gas regarding the License Renewal Application for 
the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station and the associated final Safety 
Evaluation Report prepared by the NRC staff.
    3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Proposed Criteria for ACRS Evaluation of the 
Effectiveness (Quality) of the NRC Safety Research Programs (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss the proposed criteria for use by the ACRS in 
evaluating the effectiveness (Quality) of the NRC safety research 
programs.
    4:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered 
during this meeting, as well as proposed ACRS reports on Resolution of 
Certain Items Identified by the ACRS in NUREG-1740 Related to Differing 
Professional Opinion on Steam Generator Tube Integrity, and Response to 
the December 22, 2003 EDO Response to the September 30, 2003 ACRS 
Report on the Draft Final Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.82, ``Water 
Sources for Long-Term Recirculation Cooling Following a Loss-of-Coolant 
Accident.''

Friday, March 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.-9:15 a.m.: Divergence in Regulatory Approaches Between 
U.S. and Several Other Countries (Open)--The Committee will discuss the 
differences in regulatory approaches between U.S. and several other 
countries.
     9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Joint Meeting of ACRS/ACNW with the EDO/
Office Directors of NRR/RES/NMSS (Open)--The Committee will meet with 
the NRC Executive Director for Operations (EDO) and Directors of the 
Offices of Nuclear Reactor Regulation (NRR), Nuclear Regulatory 
Research (RES), and Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) to 
discuss items of mutual interest, including: Risk-informing 10 CFR 
50.46, PWR sump performance issues, PRA quality, spent fuel pool 
issues, risk-informing NMSS regulations, and transportation-related 
issues.
     12:30 p.m.-1:30 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

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ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments.
     1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and 
Recommendations (Open)--The Committee will discuss the responses from 
the 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.
     2:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Saturday, March 6, 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 continue discussion of the proposed ACRS reports.
     12 noon-12:30 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 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 Cognizant ACRS staff 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 Cognizant ACRS staff 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 Cognizant ACRS staff 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 and protect information classified as national 
security information as well as unclassified safeguards information 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (3), and Westinghouse proprietary 
information per 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(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 Mr. Sam 
Duraiswamy, Cognizant ACRS staff (301-415-7364), 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: February 13, 2004.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-3674 Filed 2-19-04; 8:45 am]
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