[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 57 (Wednesday, March 24, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13912-13913]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-6523]


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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 April 15-17, 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, April 15, 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.: Action Plan for Implementing the Phased Approach 
for Improving PRA Quality (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations 
by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding 
the staff's proposed action plan for implementing the phased approach 
for improving PRA quality.
    10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: SECY-04-0037, ``Issues Related to Proposed 
Rulemaking to Risk-Inform Requirements Related to Large Break LOCA 
Break Size and Plans for Rulemaking on LOCA with Coincident Loss-of-
Offsite Power'' (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and 
hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding SECY-
04-0037.
    1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Options and Recommendations for Functional 
Performance Requirements and Criteria for the Containments of Non-LWRs 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff regarding proposed options and 
recommendations for functional performance requirements and criteria 
for the containments of non-light water reactors (LWRs).
    3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Criteria for Evaluating the Effectiveness 
(Quality) of the NRC Research Programs (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss the final criteria for use by the ACRS in evaluating the 
effectiveness (quality) of the NRC research programs.
    5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered during this 
meeting as well as proposed reports on Resolution of Certain Items 
Identified by the ACRS in NUREG-1740 Related to Differing Professional 
Opinion on Steam Generator Tube Integrity, and on Divergence in 
Regulatory Requirements Between U.S. and Several Other Countries.

Friday, April 16, 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 R.E. Ginna 
Nuclear Power Plant (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by 
and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and 
Rochester Gas and Electric Company regarding the license renewal 
application for the R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant and the associated 
final Safety Evaluation Report prepared by the NRC staff.
    10:15 a.m.-12 noon: Proposed Generic Communication Regarding 
Pressurizer Dissimilar Metal Weld Cracking Issues (Open)--The Committee 
will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of 
the NRC staff regarding the proposed NRC generic communication related 
to pressurizer dissimilar metal weld cracking issues.
    1:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Subcommittee Report on the Interim Review of 
the License Renewal Application for the Dresden and Quad Cities Nuclear 
Power Plants (Open)--The Committee will hear a report by and hold 
discussions with the Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant License 
Renewal regarding the Subcommittee's review of the license renewal 
application for the Dresden and Quad Cities Nuclear Power Plants and 
the associated initial Safety Evaluation Report prepared by the NRC 
staff.
    1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Subcommittee Report on Digital I&C System 
Matters (Open)--The Committee will hear a report by and hold 
discussions with the Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant 
Operations regarding the Subcommittee's review of the digital 
instrumentation and control (I&C) system matters.
    1:45 p.m.-2:30 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 ACRS business, 
including anticipated workload and member assignments.
    2:30 p.m.-2:45 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 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Preparation for Meeting with the NRC 
Commissioners (Open)--The Committee will discuss proposed topics for 
meeting with the NRC Commissioners, which is scheduled to be held 
between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2004.
    4:45 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Saturday, April 17, 2004, Conference Room T-2B3, Two White Flint North, 
Rockville, Maryland

    8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.
    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 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

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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.
    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: March 18, 2004.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-6523 Filed 3-23-04; 8:45 am]
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