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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice

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In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b. of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards will hold a meeting on April 5-7, 2000, in Conference Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 14, 1999 (64 FR 55787).

Wednesday, April 5, 2000

8:30 A.M.-8:35 A.M.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting.

8:35 A.M.-10:30 A.M.: Spent Fuel Pool Accident Risk for Decommissioning Plants (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed final report of a technical study associated with the spent fuel pool accident risk for decommissioning plants, public comments received on the proposed report, and the staff's resolution of public comments.

10:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M.: Proposed Research Plan for Digital Instrumentation and Control (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed research plan for digital instrumentation and control.

1:15 P.M.-2:45 P.M.: Proposed White Paper on Development of Risk-Based Performance Indicators (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed white paper on development of risk-based performance indicators.

3 P.M.-4 P.M.: Human Performance Program (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the revised version of the human performance program.

4 P.M.-5 P.M.: Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports (Open)—Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.

5 P.M.-7 P.M. : Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss a proposed ACRS report on matters considered during this meeting. In addition, the Committee will discuss a proposed ACRS report on the revision of the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement for Reactors as well as an ACRS/ACNW joint report on Defense-in-Depth in a Risk-Informed Regulatory Process.

Thursday, April 6, 2000

8:30 A.M.-8:35 A.M.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting.

8:35 A.M.-9:45 A.M.: Special Studies for Risk-Based Analysis of Reactor Operating Experience (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding special studies of the staff associated with the risk-based analysis of reactor operating experience.

10 A.M.-11:15 A.M.: Operating Event at Indian Point Unit 2 (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the findings and recommendations of the Augmented Inspection Team, which investigated the reactor trip and partial loss of AC power event that occurred at Indian Point Unit 2 on August 31, 1999.

11:15 A.M.-11:45 A.M.: Reports of the Materials and Metallurgy and Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena Subcommittees (Open)—The Committee will hear reports by the Chairmen of the ACRS Subcommittees on Materials and Metallurgy and on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena regarding the status of activities associated with the development of a revised Pressurized Thermal Shock Screening Criterion.

1 P.M.-1:15 P.M.: Future ACRS Activities (Open)—The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future meetings.

1:15 P.M.-1:45 P.M.: Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open)—The Committee will hear a report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business.

1:45 P.M.-2 P.M.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open)—The Committee will discuss the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations (EDO) to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. The EDO responses are expected to be made available to the Committee prior to the meeting.

2 P.M.-3 P.M.: Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports (Open)—Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.

3 P.M.-7 P.M.: Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Friday, April 7, 2000

8:30 A.M.-2 P.M.: Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

2 P.M.-2:30 P.M.: Miscellaneous (Open)—The Committee will discuss matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and matters and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings, as time and availability of information permit.

Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 28, 1999 (64 FR 52353). In accordance with these procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Electronic recordings will be permitted Start Printed Page 14635only during the open portions of the meeting and questions may be asked only by members of the Committee, its consultants, and staff. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Mr. Sam Duraiswamy, ACRS, five days before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during this meeting may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the Chairman. Information regarding the time to be set aside for this purpose may be obtained by contacting Mr. Sam Duraiswamy prior to the meeting. In view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with Mr. Sam Duraiswamy if such rescheduling would result in major inconvenience.

Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, the Chairman's ruling on requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the time allotted therefor, can be obtained by contacting Mr. Sam Duraiswamy (telephone 301/415-7364), between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., EST.

ACRS meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are available for downloading or viewing on the internet at http://www.nrc.gov/​ACRSACNW.

Videoteleconferencing service is available for observing open sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service for observing ACRS meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301-415-8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., EST, at least 10 days before the meeting to ensure the availability of this service. Individuals or organizations requesting this service will be responsible for telephone line charges and for providing the equipment facilities that they use to establish the videoteleconferencing link. The availability of videoteleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

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Dated: March 13, 2000.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 00-6634 Filed 3-16-00; 8:45 am]

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