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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Renewal

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Notice of renewal of the Charter of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS).


The Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards was established by Section 29 of the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) in 1954. Its purpose is to provide advice to the Commission with regard to the hazards of proposed or existing reactor facilities, to review each application for a construction permit or operating license for certain facilities specified in the AEA, and such other duties as the Commission may request. The AEA as amended by PL 100-456 also specifies that the Defense Nuclear Safety Board may obtain the advice and recommendations of the ACRS.

Membership on the Committee includes individuals experienced in reactor operations, management; probabilistic risk assessment; analysis of reactor accident phenomena; design of nuclear power plant structures, systems and components; materials science; and mechanical, civil, and electrical engineering.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that renewal of the charter for the ACRS until December 14, 2006 is in the public interest in connection with the statutory responsibilities assigned to the ACRS. This action is being taken in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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Andrew L. Bates, Office of the Secretary, NRC, Washington, DC 20555; telephone: (301) 415-1963.

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Dated: December 14, 2004.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-27733 Filed 12-17-04; 8:45 am]