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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting of the ACRS Subcommittees on Materials and Metallurgy and on Plant Operations

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The ACRS Subcommittees on Materials and Metallurgy and on Plant Operations will hold a joint meeting on February 18 and 19, 2003, Room T-2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

The entire meeting will be open to public attendance.

The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:

Tuesday, February 18, 2003—1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, February 19, 2003—8:30 a.m. Until the Conclusion of Business

The Subcommittees will discuss industry responses to Bulletin 2002-02, “Reactor Pressure Vessel Head Degradation and Reactor Coolant Pressure Boundary Integrity,” the status of NRC wastage research, and the Materials and Reliability Program (MRP) and industry efforts related to vessel head penetration (VHP) cracking and reactor pressure vessel (RPV) head degradation. The purpose of this meeting is to gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee.

Oral statements may be presented by members of the public with the concurrence of the Subcommittee Chairman; written statements will be accepted and made available to the Committee. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify the Designated Federal Official named below five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

During the initial portion of the meeting, the Subcommittees, along with any of their consultants who may be present, may exchange preliminary views regarding matters to be considered during the balance of the meeting.

The Subcommittees will then hear presentations by and hold discussions Start Printed Page 5667with representatives of the NRC staff, and other interested persons regarding this review.

Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, and the Chairman's ruling on requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the time allotted therefor, can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official, Ms. Maggalean W. Weston (telephone 301-415-3151) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (EST). Persons planning to attend this meeting are urged to contact the above named individual at least two working days prior to the meeting to be advised of any potential changes to the agenda that may have occurred.

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Dated: January 29, 2003.

Sher Bahadur,

Associate Director for Technical Support, ACRS/ACNW.

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[FR Doc. 03-2501 Filed 2-3-03; 8:45 am]