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Experts' Meeting on High-Burnup Fuel Behavior Under Postulated Accident Conditions

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Notice of meeting.


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting to further develop a Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) for fuel rod response to loss of coolant accidents (LOCAs). PIRTs have been used at NRC since 1988, and they provide a structured way to obtain a technical understanding that is needed to address certain issues. About twenty of the world's best technical experts are participating in this activity, and the experts represent a balance between industry, universities, foreign researchers, and regulatory organizations. The current PIRT activity is addressing postulated LOCAs in a BWR and a PWR.


May 31-June 2, 2000, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Room T10A1 (TWFN) of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.

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The meeting agenda will be posted on the NRC Web site at​RES/​meetings.htm by May 25, 2000. The meeting is open to the public. Attendees will need to obtain a visitor badge at the TWFN building lobby. Start Printed Page 31620

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Dr. Ralph Meyer, SMSAB, Division of Systems Analysis and Regulatory Effectiveness, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Washington, DC 20555-0001, telephone (301) 415-6789.

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Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 12th day of May 2000.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Charles E. Rossi,

Director, Division of Systems Analysis and Regulatory Effectiveness, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.

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[FR Doc. 00-12555 Filed 5-17-00; 8:45 am]