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Notice of Public Meeting To Solicit Stakeholder Input on the Use of Risk Information in the Nuclear Materials Regulatory Process: Case Study on the Decommissioning of the Trojan Nuclear Plant

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Notice of meeting.


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff is developing an approach for using risk information in the nuclear materials and waste regulatory process. As part of this effort, the NRC staff is conducting case studies on a spectrum of activities in the nuclear materials and waste arenas, including site decommissioning. The purpose of the case studies is (1) to illustrate what has been done and what could be done in the materials and waste arenas to alter the regulatory approach in a risk-informed manner and (2) to establish a framework for using a risk-informed approach in the materials and waste arenas by testing a set of draft screening criteria, and determining the feasibility of safety goals.

NRC staff is in the initial phase of its case study on site decommissioning. Specifically, the case study is focusing on the decommissioning of the Trojan Nuclear Plant. The purpose of this meeting is to: (1) Communicate to stakeholders the status of this case study; (2) receive early feedback and comments from stakeholders before continuing with the case study; and (3) solicit from stakeholders comments or insights regarding the use of risk information in the NRC's regulatory process for site decommissioning. The tentative agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1. Opening remarks.

2. Provide background information and general discussion on the case study.

3. Present status of case study.

4. Receive comments, feedback, and insights from meeting attendees with regard to the case study and to using risk information in the NRC's regulatory process for site decommissioning.

5. Closing remarks.

The meeting is open to the public; all interested parties may attend and provide comments. Persons who wish to attend the meeting should contact Marissa Bailey no later than May 9, 2001.


The meeting will be held on May 11, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Auditorium, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

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Marissa Bailey, Mail Stop T-8-A-23, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555-0001. Telephone: (301) 415-7648; Internet: MGB@NRC.GOV.

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The NRC staff's case study approach, the draft screening criteria, and the case study areas under consideration are described in the “Plan for Using Risk Information in the Materials and Waste Arenas: Case Studies” which has been published in the Federal Register (65 FR 66782, November 7, 2000). Copies of this plan are also available on the Internet at​NMSS/​IMNS/​riskassessment.html. Written requests for single copies of this plan may also be submitted to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards, Risk Task Group, Mail Stop T-8-A-23, Washington, DC 20555-0001.

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Dated at Rockville, MD, this 2nd day of April, 2001.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Lawrence E. Kokajko,

Section Chief, Risk Task Group, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.

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[FR Doc. 01-8628 Filed 4-6-01; 8:45 am]