[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 165 (Friday, August 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51580-51581]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20928]


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NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION


Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting

    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 September 6-8, 2012, 
11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Thursday, September 6, 2012, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville 
Pike, 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 a.m.: Draft Regulatory Guide 1290 (Proposed Revision 
to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.59), ``Design-Basis Floods for Nuclear Power 
Plants'' (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold 
discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding a proposed 
revision to RG-1.59, ``Design-Basis Floods for Nuclear Power Plants.''
    10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Interim Staff Guidance 8 (ISG-8), Revision 
3, ``Burnup Credit in the Criticality Safety Analyses of PWR Spent Fuel 
in Transport and Storage Casks'' (Open)--The Committee will hear 
presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC 
staff regarding ISG-8, Revision 3, ``Burnup Credit in the Criticality 
Safety Analyses of PWR Spent Fuel in Transport and Storage Casks.''
    1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Selected Chapters of the Safety Evaluation 
Reports (SERs) with Open Items Associated with the US Advanced 
Pressurized Water Reactor (US-APWR) Design Certification and the 
Comanche Peak Combined License Application (COLA) (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and 
Luminant Generation Company regarding selected chapters of the SERs 
with Open Items associated with the US-APWR Design Certification and 
the Comanche Peak COLA. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed 
in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]
    3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Assessment of the Quality of Selected NRC 
Research Projects (Open)--The Members of the ACRS panels will hold 
discussions on the quality assessment of the following NRC research 
projects: (1) NUREG-1953, ``Confirmatory Thermal-Hydraulic Analysis to 
Support Specific Success Criteria in the Standardized Plant Analysis 
Risk Models-Surry and Peach Bottom,'' and (2) NUREG/CR-7040, 
``Evaluation of JNES Equipment Fragility Tests for Use in Seismic 
Probabilistic Risk Assessments for U.S. Nuclear Power Plants.''
    4:45 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed 
during this meeting. The Committee will also discuss a proposed ACRS 
report on the Technical Basis for Regulating Extended Storage and 
Transportation of Spent Nuclear Fuel. [Note: A portion of this session 
may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as 
proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]

Friday, September 7, 2012, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 
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.

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    8:35 a.m.-9 a.m.: Meeting with the NRC Chairman (Open)--The 
Committee will hold discussions with the NRC Chairman to discuss items 
of mutual interest.
    9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning 
and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed)--The Committee will discuss 
the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee 
regarding items proposed for consideration by the Full Committee during 
future ACRS Meetings, and matters related to the conduct of ACRS 
business, including anticipated workload and member assignments. [Note: 
A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) 
and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate 
solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and 
information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted 
invasion of personal privacy.]
    10:45 a.m.-11 a.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.
    11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Significant Operating Experience (Open)--The 
Committee will hear a report and hold discussions with the Chairman of 
the ACRS Subcommittee on Plant Operations and Fire Protection regarding 
significant operating experience, insights gained from these events, 
and any follow-up actions by the Subcommittee and/or the Full 
Committee.
    1 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion on proposed ACRS reports on 
matters discussed during this meeting. [Note: A portion of this session 
may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as 
proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]

Saturday, September 8, 2012, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville 
Pike, Rockville, Maryland

    8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--
The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. 
[Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and 
protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 
552b(c)(4)]
    11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will 
discuss matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and 
specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings.
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 17, 2011, (76 FR 
64126-64127). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written 
views may be presented by members of the public, including 
representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral 
statements should notify Antonio Dias, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 
301-415-6805, Email: Antonio.Dias@nrc.gov), five days before the 
meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to 
allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. 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.
    Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be 
provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic 
copy of each presentation should be emailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff 
one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within 
this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with 
a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the 
meeting.
    In accordance with Subsection 10(d) Public Law 92-463, and 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as 
specifically noted above. 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. Electronic recordings will be 
permitted only during the open portions of the meeting.
    ACRS meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are 
available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr.resource@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/.
    Video teleconferencing service is available for observing open 
sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service 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: August 21, 2012.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-20928 Filed 8-23-12; 8:45 am]
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