[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 15, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33427-33428]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-13365]


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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 151st 
meeting on June 22-24, 2004, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
Rockville, Maryland. The Working Group Session on June 22-23 will also 
be videoconferenced with the Department of Energy offices in Summerlin, 
Nevada. Contact Carol Hanlon (DOE) for details about the location of 
that videoconference facility. She can be reached at (702) 794-1324 or 
via e-mail at Carol--Hanlon@notes.ymp.gov.
    The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

    10 a.m.-10:10 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The Chairman will 
open the meeting and turn it over to the Working Group Chairman.
    Working Group: Biosphere Transport of Radionuclides at the Proposed 
Yucca Mountain High-Level Waste Repository (Open).
    10:10 a.m.-11:10 a.m.: Keynote Presentation: ``A New Approach to 
Modeling Retardation by Sorption at the Field Scale'' (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a presentation by and hold discussions with a 
representative of USGS regarding radionuclide transport.
    11:10 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Regulatory Overview of Radionuclide 
Transport Issues (Open)--The Committee will hear a presentation by and 
hold discussions with representative of the NRC's Office of Nuclear 
Material and Safety regarding the regulatory overview of radionuclide 
transport issues.
    1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Overview of DOE's Assessment of the Model of 
Radionuclide Transport (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by 
and hold discussions with representatives of DOE regarding DOE's 
assessment of the model of radionuclide transport.
    1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: CNWRA Modeling of Site-Scale Saturated Zone 
Flow at Yucca Mountain (Open)--The Committee will hear a presentation 
by a CNWRA representative regarding the modeling of site scale 
saturated zone flow at Yucca Mountain.
    3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.: Characteristics of Saturated Zone Transport at 
Yucca Mountain (Open)--The Committee will hear a presentation by and 
hold discussions with representatives of DOE regarding the 
characteristics of saturated zone transport at Yucca Mountain.
    4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Public Comments (Open)--The Committee will 
hear comments from the public.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

    Working Group: Geosphere Transport of Radionuclides at the Proposed 
Yucca Mountain High-Level Waste Repository--Continued (Open).
    9 a.m.-9:05 a.m.: Opening Statement (Open)--The Working Group 
Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's 
sessions.
    9:05 a.m.-10:05 a.m.: NRC's Performance Assessment and Risk 
Perspective (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold 
discussions with the Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards 
representative regarding NRC's performance assessment and risk 
perspective.
    10:20 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Presentations by Representatives of the 
State of Nevada, Nye County, and the Electric Power Research Institute. 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by stakeholder 
organizations.
    2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Working Group Roundtable Panel Discussion (Open).
    3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Panel and Committee Summary Discussion (Open).
    4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Public Comments (Open).
    4:30 p.m.-4:35 p.m.: Closing Comments by the Working Group Chairman 
(Open).
    4:35 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Discussion of ACNW Letter Report (Open)--The 
Committee will outline the principal points to be included in a 
potential letter report resulting from these Working Group sessions.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

    8:30 a.m.-8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)--
The Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's 
sessions.
    8:35 a.m.-10 a.m.: DOE Response to NRC Independent Evaluation of 
DOE Documents Supporting the Yucca Mountain License Application (YMLA) 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions 
with representatives of DOE regarding their response to the NRC's April 
10, 2004 letter to M. Chu, DOE, regarding that evaluation by NRC of the 
documents intended to support the YMLA.
    10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss potential ACNW reports on matters discussed 
during this meeting. It may also discuss possible reports on matters 
discussed during prior meetings.
    1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: Preparation for Meeting with the NRC 
Commissioners (Open)--The Committee will finalize its viewgraphs for 
the proposed July 21, 2004 meeting with the NRC Commissioners.
    2:45 p.m.-3 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

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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 facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to 
attend should notify Mr. Howard J. Larson as to their particular needs.
    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 (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: June 8, 2004.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-13365 Filed 6-14-04; 8:45 am]
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