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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 October 2-4, 2008, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on Monday, October 22, 2007 (72 FR 59574).

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 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.: License Renewal Application and Final Safety Evaluation Report (SER) for the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1 (Open)—The Committee will hear a briefing by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Carolina Power & Light Company regarding the license renewal application for the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1, and the associated NRC staff's final SER.

10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Status of Resolution of Generic Safety Issue (GSI)-191, “Assessment of Debris Accumulation on Pressurized-Water Reactor (PWR) Sump Performance” (Open)—The Committee will hear a briefing by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and PWR Owners Group regarding the staff Start Printed Page 54636and industry activities associated with the resolution of GSI-191.

1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: Selected Chapters of the SER Associated with the Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) Design Certification Application (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear a briefing by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) regarding selected Chapters of the NRC staff's SER With Open Items associated with the ESBWR design certification application.

3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.: Quality Assessment of Selected Research Projects (Open)—The Committee will discuss the draft final report on the quality assessment of the NRC research projects on: FRAPCON/FRAPTRAN Code work at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and NUREG/CR-6943, “A Study of Remote Visual Methods to Detect Cracking in Reactor Components.”

4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Historical Perspectives and Insights on Reactor Consequence Analyses (Open)—The Committee will discuss the draft White Paper prepared by the ACRS Senior Technical Advisor on historical perspectives and insights on reactor consequence analyses.

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting.

Friday, October 3, 2008, 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.-9:30 a.m.: Future Activities/Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed)—The Committee will discuss the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future ACRS meetings and matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, including anticipated workload and member assignments.

9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.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.

9:45 a.m.-10 a.m.: Subcommittee Reports (Open)—Report by and discussions with the Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Materials, Metallurgy, and Reactor Fuels regarding Proposed Supplemental Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule (10 CFR 50.61) that was discussed during the Subcommittee meeting on October 1, 2008. Report by and discussions with the Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittee on Reliability and PRA regarding the draft final NUREG-1855, “Guidance on the Treatment of Uncertainties in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking,” that was discussed during the Subcommittee meeting on September 30, 2008.

10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Preparation for Meeting with the Commission on November 7, 2008 (Open)—Discussion of proposed topics for meeting with the Commission on November 7, 2008.

12:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports.

Saturday, October 4, 2008, Conference Room T-2B3, Two White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

1 p.m.-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 ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54695). 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) Public Law 92-463, I have determined that it may be necessary to close portions of this meeting noted above to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of the ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6). In addition, it may be necessary to close a portion of the meeting to protect information designated as proprietary by General Electric-Hitachi or its contractors pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b c(4).

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. Girija Shukla, Cognizant ACRS staff (301-415-6855), between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., (ET). 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/​.

Video teleconferencing 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., (ET), 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 video teleconferencing link. The availability of video teleconferencing services is not guaranteed.

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Dated: September 16, 2008.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-22069 Filed 9-19-08; 8:45 am]

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