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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 September 9-12, 2015, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

1:00 p.m.-1:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open)—The ACRS Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of the meeting.

1:05 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Review of the Containment Protection and Release Reduction (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the staff, industry, and other members of the public regarding Containment Protection and Release Reduction for boiling water reactors with Mark I and Mark II containments.

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.: Discussion of Commission Meeting Topics (Open)—The Committee will prepare for the upcoming meeting with the Commission.

5:15 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, September 10, 2015, 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.-11:00 a.m.: Braidwood/Byron Combined License Renewal Application (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the staff and Exelon regarding the safety evaluation associated with the Braidwood/Byron combined license renewal application.

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Advanced Light Water Reactor Probabilistic Risk Assessment Requirements Interim Stagg Guidance-DC/COL-ISG-028 (Open)—The Committee will hear presentations by and hold discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the development of Interim Staff Guidance on probabilistic risk assessment requirements for advanced light water reactor license applications under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 52.

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Meeting with Chairman Burns (Open)—The Committee will meet with Chairman Burns to discuss items of mutual interest.

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

Friday, September 11, 2015, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.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.]

10:00 a.m.-10:15 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.

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: Assessment of the Quality of Selected Research Projects (Open)—The Committee will hold a discussion of the quality of selected NRC research projects.Start Printed Page 51849

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports on matters discussed during this meeting.

Saturday, September 12, 2015, Conference Room T2-B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open)—The Committee will continue its discussion of proposed ACRS reports.

11:30 a.m.-12:00 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 1, 2014 (79 FR 59307). 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), 5 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) of Public Law 92-463 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), certain portions of the September 11th meeting date 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 agendas, 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. (Eastern Time), 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 at Rockville, Maryland, this 20th day of August, 2015.

For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Annette L. Vietti-Cook,

Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-21159 Filed 8-25-15; 8:45 am]

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