[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 95 (Monday, May 17, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27956-27957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-11074]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Notice of Meeting

    The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 150th 
meeting on May 25-27, 2004, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland. The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

1 p.m.-3:10 p.m.: Safeguards and Security Matters (Closed)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and 
Safeguards (NMSS) to discuss safeguards and security matters.
3:25 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)--
The ACNW Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of 
the meeting.
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Louisiana Energy Services (LES) Gas Centrifuge 
Uranium Enrichment Project (Open)--The Committee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the 
NRC staff regarding the recent application, NRC Docket No. 70-3103, 
by LES to construct a gas centrifuge enrichment plant in Lea County, 
New Mexico.
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will discuss proposed ACNW reports on matters considered during this 
and previous meetings regarding reports on West Valley Performance 
Assessment Plans, Risk-Informed Regulation for NMSS Activities, and 
LES Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Program (tentative).

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The Chairman will 
make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
8:40 a.m.-9:40 a.m.: Review of DOE Technical Basis Documents 
Supporting the Yucca Mountain License Application (YMLA) (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff on its recent evaluation of DOE 
Analysis Model Reports intended to support the YMLA as discussed in 
a staff letter to M. Chu, DOE, dated April 10, 2004.
9:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.: Decommissioning Program Changes (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a briefing by and hold discussions with the NRC 
staff on the recent changes to the decommissioning program, as 
described in SECY-04-0022.
11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Preparation for Meeting with the NRC 
Commissioners (Open)--The Committee will discuss proposed topics for 
a meeting with the NRC Commissioners, which is scheduled to be held 
between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2004.
1:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACNW reports on matters considered 
during this and previous meetings.

Thursday, May 27, 2004

8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The Chairman will 
make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
8:35 a.m.-10 a.m.: Treatment of Uncertainties in Hydrologic Models: 
Conceptual Model and Parameter Uncertainty (Open)--The Committee 
will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives 
of the NRC staff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the 
University of Arizona regarding the proposed strategy for coupling 
parameter uncertainty with conceptual model uncertainty in ground 
water modeling.
10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports. (Open)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACNW letter 
reports.
12:45 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 ACNW meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2003 (68 FR 
59643). In accordance with these procedures, oral or written 
statements may be presented by members of the public. Electronic 
recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the 
meeting that are open to the public. Persons desiring to make oral 
statements should notify Mr. Howard J. Larson, Special Assistant 
(Telephone (301) 415-6805), between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. e.t., as 
far in advance as practicable so that appropriate arrangements can 
be made to schedule the necessary time during the meeting for such 
statements. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras 
during this meeting will be limited to selected portions of the 
meeting as determined by the ACNW Chairman. Information regarding 
the time to be set aside for taking pictures may be obtained by 
contacting the ACNW office prior to the meeting. In view of the 
possibility that the schedule for ACNW meetings may be adjusted by 
the Chairman as necessary to

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facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend 
should notify Mr. Howard J. Larson as to their particular needs.
    In accordance with Subsection 10(d) Public Law 92-463, I have 
determined that it is necessary to close portions of this meeting 
noted above to discuss and protect 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, the Chairman's ruling 
on requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the 
time allotted therefore can be obtained by contacting Mr. Howard J. 
Larson.
    ACNW 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).
    Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACNW meetings. Those wishing to use this service for 
observing ACNW meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACNW 
Audiovisual Technician (Telephone (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 video teleconferencing link. The availability of 
video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

    Dated: May 11, 2004.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-11074 Filed 5-14-04; 8:45 am]
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