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Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; Notice of Meeting

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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 January 13-15, 2011, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland. The date of this meeting was previously published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 21, 2010 (74 FR 65038-65039).

Thursday, January 13, 2011, Conference Room T2-B1, 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.: Aircraft Impact Assessment for the Revised AP1000 Design (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Westinghouse regarding the Aircraft Impact Assessment for the revised AP1000 Design.

[Note:

A portion of this session may be closed in order to protect unclassified safeguards information, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), and information designated as proprietary by Westinghouse, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).]

10:15 a.m.-12 p.m.: Final Safety Evaluation Report Associated With the Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Combined License Application (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, Southern Nuclear Company, and NuStar Energy regarding the Final Safety Evaluation Report associated with the Vogtle Units 3 and 4 Combined License Application.

[Note:

A portion of this session may be closed in order to protect information designated as proprietary by Westinghouse pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).]

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Draft Final Revision 2 to Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.174, “An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis,” and Draft Final Revision 1 to RG 1.177, “An Approach for Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Technical Specifications” (Open) The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding Draft Final Revision 2 to RG 1.174, “An Approach for Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Risk-Informed Decisions on Plant-Specific Changes to the Licensing Basis”; Draft Final Revision 1 to RG 1.177, “An Approach for Plant-Specific, Risk-Informed Decisionmaking: Technical Specifications”; and the staff's reconciliation of public comments.

3:45 p.m.-7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting.

[Note:

A portion of this session may be closed in order to protect unclassified safeguards information, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), and information designated as proprietary by Westinghouse, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).]

Friday, January 14, 2011, Conference Room T2-B1, 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.: Draft Final Rule and Regulatory Guidance Regarding Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Regulations (Open): The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the draft final rule, “Enhancements to Emergency Preparedness Regulations”; Regulatory Guide 1.219, “Guidance on Making Changes to Emergency Plans for Nuclear Power Reactors”; Interim Staff Guidance (ISG) NSIR/DPR-ISG-01,“Emergency Planning for Nuclear Power Plants”; and NUREG/CR-7002, “Criteria for Development of Evacuation Time Estimate Studies.”

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Staff Assessment of the RAMONA5-FA Code (Open/Closed): The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and AREVA regarding the staff's assessment of the RAMONA5-FA code.

[Note:

A portion of this session may be closed in order to protect information designated as proprietary by AREVA pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).]

1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: Future ACRS 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.

[Note:

A portion of this meeting may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of ACRS, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.]

2:45 p.m.-3 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.

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to protect unclassified safeguards information, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), and information designated Start Printed Page 81318as proprietary by Westinghouse or AREVA, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4).]

Saturday, January 15, 2011 Conference Room T2-B1, Two White Flint North, Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to protect unclassified safeguards information, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), and information designated as proprietary by Westinghouse or AREVA, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4).]

1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion related to the conduct of Committee activities and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings.

Procedures for the conduct of and participation in ACRS meetings were published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2010, (75 FR 65038-65039). In accordance with those procedures, oral or written views may be presented by members of the public, including representatives of the nuclear industry. Persons desiring to make oral statements should notify Ms. Ilka Berrios, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301-415-3179, E-mail: Ilka.Berrios@nrc.gov), five days before the meeting, if possible, so that appropriate arrangements can be made to allow necessary time during the meeting for such statements. 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.

Thirty-five hard copies of each presentation or handout should be provided 30 minutes before the meeting. In addition, one electronic copy of each presentation should be e-mailed to the Cognizant ACRS Staff one day before meeting. If an electronic copy cannot be provided within this timeframe, presenters should provide the Cognizant ACRS Staff with a CD containing each presentation at least 30 minutes before the meeting.

In accordance with Subsection 10(d) Public Law 92-463, and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), certain portions of this meeting may be closed, as specifically noted above. 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. Electronic recordings will be permitted only during the open portions of the meeting.

ACRS meeting agenda, meeting transcripts, and letter reports are available through the NRC Public Document Room at pdr.resource@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: December 20, 2010.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-32431 Filed 12-23-10; 8:45 am]

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