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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS); Meeting of the Subcommittee on Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR); Notice of Meeting

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The ACRS Subcommittee on ESBWR will hold a meeting on April 9, 2008, in the Commissioners' Conference Room, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

The entire meeting will be open to public attendance, with the exception of a portion that may be closed to discuss General Electric—Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas, LLC. (GEH) proprietary information pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).

The agenda for the subject meeting shall be as follows:

Wednesday, April 9, 2008—8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The Subcommittee will discuss the staff's approach to resolve the thermal-hydraulic issues previously identified by the Subcommittee during its review of Chapters 4, 6, 15, and 21 of the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) with open items associated with the ESBWR design certification application. In addition, the Subcommittee will review SER Chapter 18, “Human Factors Engineering.” The Subcommittee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and other interested persons regarding this matter. The Subcommittee will gather information, analyze relevant issues and facts, and formulate proposed positions and actions, as appropriate, for deliberation by the full Committee.

Members of the public desiring to provide oral statements and/or written comments should notify the Designated Federal Official, Mr. David Bessette (telephone 301/415-8065) five days prior to the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during those portions of the meeting that are open to the public. Detailed procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54695).

Further information regarding this meeting can be obtained by contacting the Designated Federal Official between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET). 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.

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Dated: March 12, 2008.

Cayetano Santos,

Branch Chief, ACRS.

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[FR Doc. E8-5515 Filed 3-18-08; 8:45 am]