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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 December 4-7, 2013, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

1:30 p.m.-1:35 p.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting.

1:35 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Japan Lessons Learned Tier 3 Issue: Expedited Transfer of Spent Fuel to Dry Cask Storage (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the Japan Lessons Learned Tier 3 issue of expedited transfer of spent fuel to dry cask storage.

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.: Draft Report on the Biennial ACRS Review of the NRC Safety Research Program (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of the draft report on the biennial ACRS review of the NRC Safety Research Program.

4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will discuss proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting.

Thursday, December 5, 2013, Conference Room T-2B1, 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.-10:30 a.m.: Selected Chapters of the Safety Evaluation Report (SER) With Open Items Associated With the Calvert Cliffs, Unit 3, Combined License Application (COLA) Referencing the U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR) (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and UniStar regarding portions of Chapters 2, 3, 9, 13, and 14 of the SER with Open Items for the Calvert Cliffs, Units 3, COLA referencing the U.S. EPR design. [Note: A portion of this meeting may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4).]

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Topical Report and Selected Chapters of the Safety Evaluation Reports (SERs) With Open Items Associated with the US Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (US-APWR) Design Certification and the Comanche Peak Combined License Application (COLA) (Open/Closed)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Luminant Generation Company Start Printed Page 70079regarding Topical Report MUAP-07001; Chapters 6 and 7 of the SER with Open Items associated with the US-APWR Design Certification; and Chapters 2, 6 and 7 of the SER with Open Items associated with the Comanche Peak COLA.

[Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4)]

1:45 p.m.-3:15 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.]

3:15 p.m.-3:30 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.

3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4).]

Friday, December 6, 2013, Conference Room T-2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open/Closed)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed in order to discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4).]

Saturday, December 7, 2013 Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.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 discuss and protect information designated as proprietary, pursuant to 5 U.S.C 552b(c)(4).]

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Miscellaneous (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of 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 November 8, 2013, (78 FR 67205-67206). 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 Quynh Nguyen, Cognizant ACRS Staff (Telephone: 301-415-5844, Email: Quynh.Nguyen@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 emailed 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 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: November 18, 2013.

Andrew L. Bates,

Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-28057 Filed 11-21-13; 8:45 am]

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