[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 119 (Thursday, June 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34322-34323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12016]


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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 11-13, 2007, 
11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was 
previously published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, November 15, 
2006 (71 FR 66561).

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 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.-10:15 a.m.: Sampling Methodology and Statistical 
Thresholds for Selecting ITAACs for Inspection (Open)--The Committee 
will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives 
of the NRC staff regarding the feasibility of the ACRS review of the 
sampling methodology and statistical thresholds proposed by the NRC 
staff for selecting Inspections, Tests, Analyses, and Acceptance 
Criteria (ITAACs) for inspection, and related matters.
    10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Dissimilar Metal Weld Issue (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff and nuclear industry regarding the 
preliminary results of the advanced finite element analysis 
performed by the industry to provide basis for leak-before-break.
    1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Activities in the Safeguards and Security 
Areas (Open/Closed)--The Committee will hear presentations by and 
hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding 
ongoing and planned activities in the safeguards and security areas, 
items that are expected to be submitted to the ACRS for review, and 
the associated schedule.

    Note: A portion of this session may be closed to protect 
information classified as National Security Information as well as 
Safeguards Information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (3).

    2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Revisions to Draft Final NUREG-1852, 
``Demonstrating the Feasibility and Reliability of Operator Manual 
Actions in Response to Fire'' (Open)--The Committee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the 
NRC staff regarding the changes made to draft final NUREG-1852 to 
address ACRS Comments and recommendations.
    3:45 p.m.-6 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered 
during this meeting, as well as a proposed ACRS report on 
Technology-Neutral Framework for Future Plant Licensing.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 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.: Draft NUREG-0654, Supplement 3, ``Criteria 
for Protective Action Recommendations for Severe Accidents'' 
(Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold 
discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding draft 
NUREG-0654, Supplement 3, ``Criteria for Protective Action 
Recommendations for Severe Accidents''.
    10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant Unit 1 Restart 
Activities (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold 
discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the 
findings and recommendations of the Browns Ferry Unit 1 Restart 
Panel, activities associated with restart, any problems encountered 
prior to, during, and after restart as well as current status of the 
plant.
    1:15 p.m.-2 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 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and 
Recommendations (Open)--The Committee will discuss the responses 
from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and 
recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters.
    2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Subcommittee Report on State-of-the-Art 
Reactor Consequence Analysis (SOARCA) Project) (Open)--The Committee 
will hear a report by and hold discussions with the Chairman of the 
ACRS Subcommittee on Regulatory Policies and Practices regarding the 
SOARCA Project that was discussed by the Subcommittee on July 10, 
2007.
    2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.: Status Report on the Quality Assessment of 
Selected NRC Research Projects (Open)--The Committee will hold 
discussions with the members of the ACRS Panels regarding the status 
of the quality assessment of selected NRC research projects.
    3:45 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Friday, July 13, 2007, Conference Room T-2B3, Two White Flint North, 
Rockville, Maryland

    8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)--The 
Committee will continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports.
    1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and 
matters and specific issues that were not

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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 2, 2006 (71 FR 
58015). 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) Pub. L. 92-463, I have 
determined that it may be necessary to close a portion of this 
meeting to protect information classified as National Security 
Information as well as 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 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).
    Video teleconferencing 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 video teleconferencing link. The availability of video 
teleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

    Dated: June 15, 2007.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-12016 Filed 6-20-07; 8:45 am]
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