[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 28 (Wednesday, February 11, 2004)]
[Page 6703]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-2936]



Seeking Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on 
Reactor Safeguards

AGENCY: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Request for r[eacute]sum[eacute]s.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is seeking qualified 
candidates for appointment to its Advisory Committee on Reactor 
Safeguards (ACRS).

ADDRESSES: Submit r[eacute]sum[eacute]s to: Ms. Sherry Meador, 
Administrative Assistant, ACRS/ACNW, Mail Stop T2E-26, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001, or e-mail 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress established the ACRS to provide the 
NRC with independent expert advice on matters related to the safety of 
existing and proposed nuclear power plants and on the adequacy of 
proposed reactor safety standards. The Committee work currently 
emphasizes safety issues associated with the operation of 103 
commercial nuclear units in the United States; the pursuit of a risk-
informed and performance-based regulatory approach; license renewal 
applications; risk-informed revisions to 10 CFR Part 50; power uprates; 
transient and accident analysis codes; materials degradation issues; 
use of mixed oxide and high burnup fuels; and advanced reactor designs.
    The ACRS membership includes individuals from national 
laboratories, academia, and industry who possess specific technical 
expertise along with a broad perspective in addressing safety concerns. 
Committee members are selected from a variety of engineering and 
scientific disciplines, such as nuclear power plant operations, nuclear 
engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical 
engineering, metallurgical engineering, risk assessment, structural 
engineering, materials science, and instrumentation and process control 
systems. At this time, candidates are specifically being sought who 
have 15 years of experience in the areas of nuclear engineering, 
probabilistic risk assessment, and/or plant operations. Candidates with 
pertinent graduate level experience will be given additional 
consideration. Individuals should have a demonstrated record of 
accomplishments in the area of nuclear reactor safety.
    Criteria used to evaluate candidates include education and 
experience, demonstrated skills in nuclear safety matters, and the 
ability to solve problems. Additionally, the Commission considers the 
need for specific expertise in relationship to current and future 
tasks. Consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, the Commission seeks candidates with varying views so 
that the membership on the Committee will be fairly balanced in terms 
of the points of view represented and functions to be performed by the 
    Because conflict-of-interest regulations restrict the participation 
of members actively involved in the regulated aspects of the nuclear 
industry, the degree and nature of any such involvement will be 
weighed. Each qualified candidate's financial interests must be 
reconciled with applicable Federal and NRC rules and regulations prior 
to final appointment. This might require divestiture of securities 
issued by nuclear industry entities, or discontinuance of industry-
funded research contracts or grants.
    A r[eacute]sum[eacute] describing the educational and professional 
background of the candidate, including any special accomplishments, 
professional references, current address, and telephone number should 
be provided. All qualified candidates will receive careful 
consideration. Appointment will be made without regard to such factors 
as race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disabilities. 
Candidates must be citizens of the United States and be able to devote 
approximately 80-100 days per year to Committee business. Applications 
will be accepted until March 15, 2004.

    Dated: February 5, 2004.
Andrew L. Bates,
Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-2936 Filed 2-10-04; 8:45 am]