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 transportation of radioactive materials. 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 transportation of radioactive materials. Specifically, the case study is focusing on the transportation of the Trojan Nuclear Reactor vessel. 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 regulation of radioactive materials transportation. 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 regulation of radioactive materials transportation.
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 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Auditorium, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 http://www.nrc.gov/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.Start Signature
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.
[FR Doc. 01-8629 Filed 4-6-01; 8:45 am]
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