[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 83 (Thursday, April 29, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23541-23542]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-9690]


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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 May 5-8, 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, May 5, 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 and the Office of Nuclear 
Security and Incident Response regarding safeguards and security 
matters.

Thursday, May 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.-10:30 a.m.: Use of Mixed Oxide (MOX) Lead Test Assemblies 
at the Catawba Nuclear Station (Open)--The Committee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC 
staff and Duke Cogema Stone and Webster (DCS) regarding the license 
amendment submitted by DCS to obtain NRC authorization to use MOX lead 
test assemblies at the Catawba Nuclear Station.
    10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Risk Management Technical Specifications 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the status/overview of 
the initiatives associated with the risk management technical 
specifications, and the staff's evaluation of the proposals for pilot 
application of the initiative on Risk-Informed Completion Times.
    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Trial/Pilot Implementation of Regulatory Guide 
1.200, ``An Approach for Determining the Technical Adequacy of 
Probabilistic Risk Assessment Results for Risk-Informed Activities'' 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff regarding insights gained from 
the trial/

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pilot implementation of Regulatory Guide 1.200.
    3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Good Practices for Implementing Human 
Reliability Analysis (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by 
and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and their 
contractors regarding the draft report on Good Practices for 
Implementing Human Reliability Analysis, as well as the ongoing efforts 
associated with the application of the methodology, ``A Technique for 
Human Event Analysis (ATHEANA).''
    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 ACRS reports on Divergence in Regulatory 
Requirements Between U.S. and Several Other Countries, and Resolution 
of Certain Items Identified by the ACRS in NUREG-1740 Related to 
Differing Professional Opinion on Steam Generator Tube Integrity.

Friday, May 7, 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.: Potential Adverse Effects from Power Uprates 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of the NRC staff regarding adverse effects 
experienced as a result of core power uprates and status of ongoing and 
proposed activities of the industry and the NRC staff to address this 
issue.
    10:45 a.m.-11 a.m.: subcommittee Report on Fire Protection Issues 
(Open)--The Committee will hear a report by and hold discussions with 
the Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Fire Protection regarding 
matters discussed during the April 23, 2004 Subcommittee meeting.
    11 a.m.-12 Noon: 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.
    12 Noon-12:15 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.
    1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Preparation for meeting with the Commissioners 
(Open)--The Committee will discuss topics scheduled for meeting with 
the NRC Commissioners in June 2004.
    2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Saturday, May 8, 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) P.L. 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).
    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., 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: April 23, 2004.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-9690 Filed 4-28-04; 8:45 am]
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