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The Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste (ACNW) will hold its 126th meeting on May 15-17, 2001, at 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, Room T-2B3.

The entire meeting will be open to public attendance.

The schedule for this meeting is as follows:

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

A. 8:30-10:15 a.m.: Opening Statement/Planning and Procedures (Open)—The Chairman will open the meeting with brief opening remarks. The Committee will then review items under consideration at this meeting and consider topics proposed for future ACNW meetings.

B. 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Key Technical Issues (KTIs)—Vertical Slice Report (Open)—The Committee members will present a progress report on their assigned KTIs.

C. 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Break and Preparation of Draft ACNW Reports (Open)—Cognizant ACNW members will prepare draft reports, as needed, for consideration by the full Committee.

D. 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Discussion of Proposed ACNW Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACNW reports on Entombment, Proposed Revisions to 10 CFR Part 71, High Level Waste Chemistry and the Staff Requirements Memorandum (SRM) on the March 22, 2001, ACNW Commission briefing.

Wednesday, May 16, 2001

E. 8:30-8:40 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)—The ACNW Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting.

F. 8:40-10:15 a.m.: Overview of Sequoyah Fuels (Open)—The Committee will receive an information briefing from the NRC staff on the current status of activities at the Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Facility.

G. 10:30-12 Noon.: Yucca Mountain Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (tentative) (Open)—The Committee will receive an update from a DOE representative on the DEIS for the proposed high level waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

H. 1:00-2 p.m.: Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement Start Printed Page 22021(DEIS) for Yucca Mountain (tentative) (Open)—The Committee will receive an information briefing from the NRC staff on their plans to review the DOE DEIS for the proposed HLW repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

I. 2:00-3 p.m.: Break and Preparation of Draft ACNW Reports (Open)—Cognizant ACNW members will prepare draft reports, as needed, for consideration by the full Committee.

J. 3:00-5 p.m.: Discussion of Proposed ACNW Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACNW reports.

Thursday, May 17, 2001

K. 8:30-8:35 a.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open)—The ACNW Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting.

L. 8:35-10 a.m.: Meeting Reports (Open)—The Committee will hear reports from the members and staff on meetings attended since the 125th ACNW Meeting, including the National Research Council Meeting on their report on long-term institutional control, the 9th International HLW Conference and the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board Spring Meeting.

M. 10:15-12 Noon: Discussion of Proposed ACNW Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACNW reports.

N. 1:00-1:30 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 ACNW meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2000 (65 FR 60475). In accordance with these procedures, oral or written statements may be presented by members of the public, 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 Committee, its consultants, and staff. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Howard J. Larson, ACNW, as far in advance as practicable so that appropriate arrangements can be made to schedule the necessary time during the meeting for such statements. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during this meeting will be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the ACNW Chairman. Information regarding the time to be set aside for taking pictures may be obtained by contacting the ACNW office, prior to the meeting. In view of the possibility that the schedule for ACNW meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should notify Mr. Larson as to their particular needs.

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 therefore can be obtained by contacting Mr. Howard J. Larson, ACNW (Telephone 301/415-6805), between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. EDT.

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

Videoteleconferencing service is available for observing open sessions of ACNW meetings. Those wishing to use this service for observing ACNW meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACNW Audiovisual Technician (301/415-8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. EDT 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 and facilities that they use to establish the videoteleconferencing link. The availability of videoteleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

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Dated: April 26, 2001.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-10964 Filed 5-1-01; 8:45 am]

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