[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18375-18376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06883]


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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 April 11-12, 2013, 
11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 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.-10:30 a.m.: WCAP-17116-P, ``Westinghouse BWR ECCS 
Evaluation Model: Supplement 5--Application to the ABWR,'' Revision 0 
(Open/Closed)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold 
discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, Nuclear Innovation 
North America (NINA), and Westinghouse Electric Company regarding the 
proposed Topical Report WCAP-17116-P, ``Westinghouse BWR Emergency Core 
Coolant System (ECCS) Evaluation Model: Supplement 5,'' and its 
application to the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) Core Design. 
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).
    10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Update on the Electric Power Research 
Institute (EPRI) Ground Motion Model Project (Open)--The Committee will 
hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the 
NRC staff, EPRI, and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) regarding the 
project to update the current EPRI Ground Motion Model.
    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 Safety 
Evaluation Report (SER) with Open Items associated with the US-APWR 
Design Certification and the Comanche Peak Combined License Application 
(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.-7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will discuss 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).

Friday, April 12, 2013, 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.-10:00 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.
    10:00 a.m.-10:15 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.
    10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--
The Committee will discuss 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).
    Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings 
were published in the Federal Register on October 18, 2012, (76 FR 
64146-64147). 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

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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: March 20, 2013.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06883 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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