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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Subcommittee Meeting on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena; Notice of Meeting

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The ACRS Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena will hold a meeting on March 14-15, 2000, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:

Tuesday, March 14, 2000—8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business.

Wednesday, March 15, 2000—8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of business.

The Subcommittee will: (1) begin review of the thermal-hydraulic issues associated with the pressurized thermal shock (PTS) Screening Criterion Reevaluation Project being conducted by NRC Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES); (2) continue its review of the NRC staff development of code review guideline documents (Standard Review Plan Section and draft regulatory guide); (3) begin review of NRC staff's acceptance review of the Siemens SRELAP-5 code and the TRACG best-estimate large-break LOCA code; and (4) discuss the status of the NRC staff's review of the EPRI RETRAN-3D code. The purpose of this meeting is to gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and to formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee.

Portions of the meeting may be closed, as necessary, to public attendance to discuss information proprietary to the Siemens Power Corporation, GE Nuclear Energy, or the Electric Power Research Institute pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).

Oral statements may be presented by members of the public with the concurrence of the Subcommittee Chairman. Written statements will be accepted and made available to the Committee. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public, and questions may be asked only by members of the Subcommittee, its consultants, and staff. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify the cognizant ACRS staff engineer named below five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

During the initial portion of the meeting, the Subcommittee, along with any of its consultants who may be present, may exchange preliminary views regarding matters to be considered during the balance of the meeting.

The Subcommittee will then hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of Siemens Power Corporation, the NRC staff, and other interested persons regarding this review.

Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, the scheduling of sessions which are open to the public, and the Chairman's ruling on requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the time allotted therefor, can be obtained by contacting the cognizant ACRS staff engineer, Mr. Paul A. Boehnert (telephone 301/415-8065) between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. (EST). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual one or two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda, etc., that may have occurred.

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Dated: February 18, 2000.

Howard J. Larson,

Acting Associate Director for Technical Support, ACRS/ACNW.

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[FR Doc. 00-4468 Filed 2-24-00; 8:45 am]