[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 22, 2004)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34694-34695]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-14035]


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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 July 7-9, 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, July 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.: Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) 
Associated With the AP1000 Design Certification (Open)--The Committee 
will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of 
the NRC staff and Westinghouse Electric Company regarding the final SER 
associated with the certification of the AP1000 design, resolution of 
any unresolved issues previously raised by the ACRS, and related 
matters.
    10:45 a.m.-12: 15 p.m.: Draft Final Generic Letter on Potential 
Impact of Debris Blockage on Emergency Recirculation During Design-
Basis Accidents at Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft final Generic 
Letter on PWR sump blockage and the staff's resolution of public 
comments on the proposed version of this Generic Letter.
    1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.: Risk-Informing 10 CFR 50.46, ``Acceptance 
Criteria for Emergency Core Cooling Systems for Light-Water Nuclear 
Power Reactors'' (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and 
hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the 
proposed rule language for risk-informing 10 CFR 50.46 and the

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sensitivity studies on large-break loss-of-coolant accident frequency 
reevaluation performed in support of risk-informing 10 CFR 50.46.
    4 p.m.-5 p.m.: Differences in Regulatory Approaches and 
Requirements Between U.S. and Other Countries (Open)--The Committee 
will hear a presentation by and hold discussions with Dr. Nourbakhsh, 
ACRS Senior Staff Engineer, regarding his draft White Paper on 
differences in regulatory approaches and requirements between U.S. and 
other countries.
    5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered 
during this meeting.

Thursday, July 8, 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.: Proposed Generic Communication on the Use of 
Ultrasonic Flow Measurement Devices for Measuring Feedwater Flow Rates 
in Nuclear Plants (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and 
hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the 
proposed Generic Communication on the Use of Ultrasonic Flow 
Measurement Devices for Measuring Feedwater Flow Rates in Nuclear 
Plants.
    10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.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.
    11:45 a.m.-12 noon: 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 p.m.-2 p.m.: Status of the ACRS Members' Assessment of the 
Quality of Selected NRC Research Projects (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss the status of the activities of the cognizant ACRS members 
associated with the assessment of the quality of the research projects 
on Sump Blockage and on MACCS Code.
    2:15 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Friday, July 9, 2004, Conference Room T-2B3, Two White Flint North, 
Rockville, Maryland

    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The Committee 
will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.
    3 p.m.-3:30 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.
    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: June 16, 2004.
Kenneth R. Hart,
Acting Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-14035 Filed 6-21-04; 8:45 am]
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