[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 62 (Tuesday, April 1, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18351-18352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07245]


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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 10-11, 2014, 
11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Thursday, April 10, 2014, Conference Room T-2B1, 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.: Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor 
(ESBWR) Supplemental Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER) (Closed)--
The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff regarding the supplemental FSER 
associated with the ESBWR design. Note: This meeting will be closed in 
order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).
    10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Overview of the NRC Operating Experience 
Program (Open)--The Committee will hear presentations by and hold 
discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the NRC 
Operating Experience Program.
    12:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: Overview of the B&W mPower Small Modular 
Reactor Design (Open/Closed)--The Committee will hear presentations by 
and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and 
Generation mPower on the mPower small modular reactor design for an 
integral pressurized water reactor. Note: A portion of this meeting may 
be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as 
proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).
    3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: NRC Staff Activities regarding Small Modular 
Research Program (Open) The Committee will hear presentations by and 
hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding an 
overview of NRC activities associated with small modular reactors.
    4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Biennial Review of the NRC Safety Research 
Program (Open)--The Committee will discuss the draft report on the 
biennial ACRS review of the NRC Safety Research Program.
    5:15 p.m.-6:00 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 consider a response to the 
February 24, 2014, letter from the Executive Director for Operations 
regarding Chapters 6 and 7 of the Safety Evaluation Report with Open 
Items for certification of the US-APWR design and related long term 
core cooling issues. 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 11, 2014, Conference Room T-2B1, 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.-9:30 a.m.: Thermal Conductivity Degradation (Open)--The 
Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with 
representatives of the NRC staff regarding the evaluation of the impact 
of thermal conductivity degradation in PWRs.
    9:45 a.m.-11:15 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.
    11:15 a.m.-11:30 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.

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    1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)--The 
Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports on 
matters discussed during this meeting. The Committee will also consider 
a response to the February 24, 2014, letter from the Executive Director 
for Operations regarding Chapters 6 and 7 of the Safety Evaluation 
Report with Open Items for certification of the US-APWR design and 
related long term core cooling issues. 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).
    5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)--The Committee will 
continue its discussion of 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 November 8, 2013 (78 FR 
67205-67206). 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 Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 
301-415-5844, Email: Quynh.Nguyen@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 Agencywide Documents Access 
and Management System 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 26, 2014.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-07245 Filed 3-31-14; 8:45 am]
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