[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 33 (Thursday, February 19, 2004)]
[Page 7802]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-3559]



National Materials Program; Announcement of Public Meeting

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Announcement of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is conducting a 
meeting to inform stakeholders of the status and progress of the 
National Materials Program (NMP) pilot projects and receive feedback on 
a range of issues involving the NMP. Areas of discussion will include 
each pilot project as well as focus on the future structure and 
framework of the NMP. The discussion and feedback will be used by the 
staff in the overall assessment report on the pilot projects.

DATES: A 1-day public meeting will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2004, 
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NRC Headquarters, in room T2-B3, Two White 
Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. To facilitate 
maximum information sharing, additional information on the NMP, 
including pilot projects, can be found at: http://www.hsrd.ornl.gov/nrc/materials.htm.
    Travel Information: It is recommended that participants commute to 
the meeting via the Metrorail system (Metro). The White Flint Metro 
stop, along the red line, is adjacent to the White Flint Complex. There 
are limited parking spaces available in the area.
    Notification of Attendance: It is strongly encouraged that 
prospective participants contact NRC prior to the meeting to expedite 
the required security processing for NRC visitors and to ensure that 
adequate copies of handouts are available. Contact Shawn Rochelle 
Smith, telephone: (301) 415-2620; e-mail: srs3@nrc.gov, and submit 
participant name, affiliated organization, telephone number, address, 
and citizenship status by March 29, 2004. Also, it is suggested that 
invited speakers as well as attendees, limit the amount of personal 
items and electronic devices brought into the building. Those needing 
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or having 
special concerns should contact Gwendolyn Davis in advance at (301) 
415-2325; from outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area, call (800) 
368-5642, extension 2325 or e-mail: gxd@nrc.gov. Persons needing 
accommodations that are planning to attend the meeting should contact 
Mrs. Davis and provide information that will facilitate entrance into 
the building the day of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shawn Rochelle Smith, U.S. Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, Office of State and Tribal Programs, Mail Stop: 
O3-C10, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: 301-415-2620; e-mail: 
srs3@nrc.gov. Questions about the public meeting process should be 
directed to Lance J. Rakovan, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Office of State and Tribal Programs, Mail Stop: O3-C10, Washington, DC 
20555; telephone: 301-415-2589; e-mail: ljr2@nrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be conducted in two 
segments. The first segment will consist of presentations on the 
structure and framework of the NMP and the status of the NMP pilot 
projects. The second segment will be conducted in a ``roundtable 
format'' among invited participants representing the broad spectrum of 
interests that may be affected by the current or any changes to the 
structure and framework of the NMP. To help facilitate discussions, 
participants at the table will include representatives of radioactive 
material licensees, public interest groups, and Federal and State 
governments. Although the focus of the discussion will be among the 
invited participants, the meeting is open to the public and there will 
be opportunities to comment on each agenda item to be discussed by 
roundtable participants.

    Dated in Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of February, 2004.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Paul H. Lohaus,
Director, Office of State and Tribal Programs.
[FR Doc. 04-3559 Filed 2-18-04; 8:45 am]