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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Meeting Notice

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In accordance with the purposes of Sections 29 and 182b. of the Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. 2039, 2232b), the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS) will hold a meeting on July 12-14, 2006, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 (70 FR 70638).

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Conference Room T-2b3, Two White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland

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

8:35 a.m.-10 a.m.: Final Review of the License Renewal Application for the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Constellation Energy Company, LLC regarding the license renewal application for the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, Units 1 and 2 and the associated NRC staff's final Safety Evaluation Report.

10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Results of the Study to Determine the Need for Establishing Limits for Phosphate Ion Concentration (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and their contractor regarding the results of the study for use by the staff in deciding on the need for establishing limits for phosphate ion concentration in groundwater at the sites of plants applying for license renewal.

12:45 p.m.-4 p.m.: Integrating Risk and Safety Margins (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding a proposed framework for integrating risk and safety margins.

4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Subcommittee Report (Open)—Report by and discussions with the chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Thermal-Hydraulic Phenomena regarding the status of activities associated with the resolution of Generic Safety Issue-191—Assessment of Debris Accumulation on PWR Sump Performance that were discussed during the June 13-14, 2006 Subcommittee meeting.

4:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters considered during this meeting. In addition, the Committee will discuss a response to the May 2, 2006 letter from the NRC Executive Director for Operations, responding to the March 24, 2006 (Revised April 10, 2006) ACRS Start Printed Page 36557report on GSI-191—Assessment of Debris Accumulation on PWR Sump Performance.

Thursday, July 13, 2006, Conference Room T-2b3, Two White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland

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

8:35 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Safeguards and Security Matters (Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with the NRC staff regarding safeguards and security matters.

[Note: This session will be closed to protect information classified as National Security information as well as safeguards information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c) (1) and (3)].

10:45 a.m.-11 a.m.: Subcommittee Report (Open)—The Committee will hear a report by and hold discussions with the cognizant Acting Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems regarding matters discussed during the Subcommittee meeting on June 27, 2006.

11 a.m.-12 Noon: Future ACRS Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open)—The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future meetings. Also, it will hear a report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments.

12 Noon-12:15 p.m.: Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open)—The Committee will discuss the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters.

1:15 P.M.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Friday, July 14, 2006, Conference Room T-2b3, Two White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-12 Noon: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

12 Noon—12:30 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 ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2005 (70 FR 56936). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during the open portions of the meeting. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify the Cognizant ACRS staff named below five days before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. Use of still, motion picture, and television cameras during the meeting may be limited to selected portions of the meeting as determined by the Chairman. Information regarding the time to be set aside for this purpose may be obtained by contacting the Cognizant ACRS staff prior to the meeting. In view of the possibility that the schedule for ACRS meetings may be adjusted by the Chairman as necessary to facilitate the conduct of the meeting, persons planning to attend should check with the Cognizant ACRS staff if such rescheduling would result in major inconvenience.

In accordance with Subsection 10(d), Pub. L. 92-463, I have determined that it will be necessary to close a portion of this meeting noted above to discuss and protect information classified as National Security information as well as safeguards information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1) and (3).

Further information regarding topics to be discussed, whether the meeting has been canceled or rescheduled, as well as the Chairman's ruling on requests for the opportunity to present oral statements and the time allotted therefor can be obtained by contacting Mr. Sam Duraiswamy, Cognizant ACRS staff (301-415-7364), between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., e.t.

ACRS meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr@nrc.gov, or by calling the PDR at 1-800-397-4209, or from the Publicly Available Records System (PARS) component of NRC's document system (ADAMS) which is accessible from the NRC Web site at http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​adams.html or http://www.nrc.gov/​reading-rm/​doc-collections/​ (ACRS & ACNW Mtg schedules/agendas).

Videoteleconferencing service is available for observing open sessions of ACRS meetings. Those wishing to use this service for observing ACRS meetings should contact Mr. Theron Brown, ACRS Audio Visual Technician (301-415-8066), between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., e.t., 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: June 22, 2006.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E6-10109 Filed 6-26-06; 8:45 am]

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