[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 238 (Monday, December 12, 2011)]
[Page 77270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31351]



Board Meeting; January 9, 2012, Arlington, VA

    The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet to discuss 
integration efforts undertaken by DOE-NE and DOE-EM.
    Pursuant to its authority under section 5051 of Public Law 100-203, 
Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1987, the U.S. Nuclear Waste 
Technical Review Board will hold a public meeting in Arlington, 
Virginia, on Monday, January 9, 2012. The theme of the meeting is 
integration within the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear 
Energy (DOE-NE) and the Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM). 
Speakers from DOE-NE will discuss a major study being undertaken by 
DOE-NE that is looking at a range of fuel-cycle alternatives. They also 
will present work being undertaken to ensure that spent nuclear fuel 
(SNF) currently in storage at reactor sites can be transported either 
to a centralized storage facility or to a geologic repository. Speakers 
from DOE-EM will describe efforts being made at four DOE facilities to 
prepare DOE-owned SNF and high-level radioactive waste (HLW) for 
    The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and will be held at the Ritz-
Carlton Hotel, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202; 
(Tel) (703) 415-5000; (Fax) (703) 415-5060. A block of rooms has been 
reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees. To ensure receiving the 
federal government rate of $183.00 per night, room reservations must be 
made in the ``NWTRB'' room block by Friday, December 16. The number to 
call for reservations is 1 (800) 241-3333. The electronic reservation 
link is https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/PentagonCity/Reservations/Default.htm?nr=l&ci=1:8:2012&ng=l&co=1:9:2012&up=false#top.
    A detailed agenda will be available on the Board's Web site at 
www.nwtrb.gov approximately one week before the meeting. The agenda 
also may be obtained by telephone request at that time.
    The meeting will be open to the public, and an opportunity for 
public comment will be provided at the end of the day. Those wanting to 
speak are encouraged to sign the ``Public Comment Register'' at the 
check-in table. A time limit may need to be set for individual remarks, 
but written comments of any length may be submitted for the record.
    A transcript of the meeting will be available on the Board's Web 
site, by email, on computer disk, and on library-loan in paper form 
from Davonya Barnes of the Board's staff after January 31, 2012.
    The Board was established as an independent federal agency to 
provide ongoing objective expert advice to Congress and the Secretary 
of Energy on technical issues related to nuclear waste management and 
to review the technical validity of DOE activities related to 
implementing the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Board members are experts in 
their fields and are appointed to the Board by the President from a 
list of candidates submitted by the National Academy of Sciences. The 
Board is required to report to Congress and the Secretary no fewer than 
two times each year. Board reports, correspondence, congressional 
testimony, and meeting transcripts and materials are posted on the 
Board's Web site.
    For information on the meeting agenda, contact Karyn Severson. For 
information on lodging or logistics, contact Linda Coultry. They can be 
reached at 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1300; Arlington, VA 22201-
3367; (tel) (703) 235-4473; (fax) (703) 235-4495.

    December 1, 2011.
Nigel Mote,
Executive Director, U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
[FR Doc. 2011-31351 Filed 12-9-11; 8:45 am]