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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 February 10-12, 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, February 10, 2011, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 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 Safety Evaluation Report Associated with the License Renewal Application for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Arizona Public Service Company regarding the final Safety Evaluation Report associated with the License Renewal Application for the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.

10:15 a.m.—12:45 p.m.: Final Safety Evaluation Report Associated with the Virgil C. Summer Units 2 and 3 Combined License Application (Open/Start Printed Page 5219Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and South Carolina Electric & Gas regarding the final Safety Evaluation Report associated with the Virgil C. Summer Units 2 and 3 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).

1:30 p.m.—3:15 p.m.: Comparison of Integrated Safety Analyses (ISAs) for Fuel Cycle Facilities and Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs) for Reactors (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding a comparison of ISAs for fuel cycle facilities and PRAs for reactors including a critical evaluation of how ISAs differ from PRAs.

3:30 p.m.—6 p.m.: Current State of Licensee Efforts to Transition to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-805 (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the Industry and the NRC staff regarding the current state of licensee efforts to transition to NFPA-805.

6:15 p.m.—7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting.

Friday, February 11, 2011, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 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.: Draft Final Regulatory Guide (RG) 1.34, “Control of Electroslag Weld Properties;” RG 1.43, “Control of Stainless Steel Weld Cladding of Low-Alloy Steel Components;” RG 1.44, “Control of the Processing and Use of Stainless Steel;” and RG 1.50, “Control of the Preheat Temperature for Welding of Low-Alloy Steel” (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding draft final RGs 1.34, 1.43, 1.44, 1.50, and the staff's resolution of public comments.

10:15 a.m.—11:45 a.m.: Commission Paper on the Use of Containment Accident Pressure in Analyzing Emergency Core Cooling System and Containment Heat Removal System Pump Performance in Postulated Accidents (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the Commission Paper on the use of containment accident pressure in analyzing emergency core cooling system and containment heat removal system pump performance in postulated accidents.

12:45 p.m.—2:15 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.

2:15 p.m.—2:30 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.

2:30 p.m.—7 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting.

Saturday, February 12, 2011, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, 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 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: January 24, 2011.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-1914 Filed 1-27-11; 8:45 am]

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