[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 21, 2004)]
[Page 43635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-16530]



Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste; Renewal Notice

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: This notice is to announce the renewal of the Advisory 
Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) for a period of two years.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) 
has determined that the renewal of the charter for the Advisory 
Committee on Nuclear Waste for the two year period commencing on July 
15, 2004, is in the public interest, in connection with duties imposed 
on the Commission by law. This action is being taken in accordance with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, after consultation with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration.
    The purpose of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste is to report 
to and advise the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on nuclear waste 
management. The bases of ACNW reviews include 10 CFR Parts 20, 40, 50, 
60, 61, 63, 70, 71 and 72, and other applicable regulations and 
legislative mandates. In performing its work, the Committee will 
examine and report on those areas of concern referred to it by the 
Commission and may undertake studies and activities on its own 
initiative, as appropriate. Emphasis will be on protecting the public 
health and safety in the disposal of nuclear waste. The Committee will 
undertake studies and activities related to nuclear waste management 
such as transportation, storage and disposal facilities, the effects of 
low levels of ionizing radiation, decommissioning, materials safety, 
application of risk-informed, performance-based regulations, and 
evaluation of licensing documents, rules and regulatory guidance. The 
Committee will interact with representatives of the public, NRC, ACRS, 
other Federal agencies, State and local agencies, Indian Tribes, and 
private, international and other organizations as appropriate to 
fulfill its responsibilities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John T. Larkins, Executive Director of 
the Committee, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 
20555, telephone (301) 415-7360.

    Dated July 15, 2004.
Andrew L. Bates,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-16530 Filed 7-20-04; 8:45 am]