United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

106th ACNW Full Committee Meeting, February 19, 1999

February 19, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
106TH ACNW MEETING
FEBRUARY 23-25, 1999




Tuesday, February 23, 1999, Two White Flint North, Room 2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

1) 8:30 - 8:40 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open) 1.1) Opening Statement (BJG/RKM) 1.2) Items of Interest (BJG/RKM) 2) 8:40 - 10:10 A.M. Department of Energy's (DOE) License Application Design Selection (LADS) Presentation (Open) GMH/ACC) A presentation on the LADS process - Ric Craun, DOE . Description of Process . Culling down the number of options . Considerations for Engineered and Natural Barriers 10:10 - 10:25 A.M. ***BREAK*** 3) 10:25 - 11:30 A.M. Meeting with John Greeves, NRC's Director, Division of Waste Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (Open) BJG/RKM) A current events discussion with the Director to discuss development at Yucca Mountain, rules and guidance under development, resources, and other issues of mutual interest. Including: Technical Assistance being conducted in the area of high-level waste. 11:30 - 12:30 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 4) 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Waste Related Research Activities of the NRC (Open) (GMH/HJL) The Committee will review nuclear waste related research and technical assistance underway in the agency in preparation for a report to the Commission 5) 2:00 - 3:00 P.M. Prepare for next meeting with the Commission (Open) Discuss topics and presentations for the next meeting with the Commission on March 17, 1999 from 9:00 - 11:30 A.M. the topic for discussion will be - Viability Assessment for a Repository at Yucca Mountain 3:00 - 3:15 P.M. ***BREAK*** 6) 3:15 - 6:00 P.M. Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open) Discuss a possible report on the following topics: 6.1) ACNW Self Assessment 6.2) NRC's Waste Related Research and Technical Assistance Program 6.3) Viability Assessment 6.4) White Paper on Repository Design Issues 6:00 P.M. ***RECESS***

Wednesday, February 24, 1999, Two White Flint North, Room 2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

7) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by ACNW Chairman (Open) (BJG/RKM) 8) 8:35 - 12:00 NOON DOE Presentation on the Viability Assessment of a Repository at Yucca Mountain (Open) (GMH/ACC) 10:30-10:45 A.M.BREAK 8.1) Future course of Yucca Mountain project - Lake Barrett, Acting Director, OCRWM 8.2) License Application Plan overview - Carol Hanlon, YMPO 8.3) Waste Package Corrosion - David Stahl 8.4) Seepage in Drifts - Ernie Harden 8.5) UZ Flow and Transport - Ernie Harden 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 9) 1:00 - 4:00 P.M. NRC Staff Presentation on the Viability Assessment of a Repository at Yucca Mountain (Open) (GMH/ACC) 9.1) Programatic Issues 9.2) Technical Issues with VA 10) 4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Presentation of 1999 High-Level Waste Initiatives (Open) (BJG/RKM) Discussions with the following: Marvin Fertel, Senior Vice President Steven Kraft, Director, Spent Nuclear Fuel Program Ralph Andersen, Senior Project Manager Rodney McCullum, Senior Project Manager 5:30 P.M. ***RECESS***

Thursday, February 25,1999, Two White Flint North, Room 2B3, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland

11) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by ACNW Chairman (Open) (BJG/RKM) 12) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Committee Activities/Future Agenda (Open) (BJG/RKM) 12.1) Finalize Agenda for 107th ACNW Meeting, March 23- 25,1999 12.2) Review topics for out months 12.3) Review EDO response to recent Committee letters 12.4) Recent and planned attendance of outside meetings 13) 10:30 - 12:00 Noon Continue preparation of ACNW Reports as noted in item 6 (Open) 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 14) 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Continue to prepare for next meeting with the Commissioners as noted in item 5 (Open) 3:00 P.M. ***ADJOURN*** NOTE: Presentation time should not exceed 50 percent of the total time allocated for a specific item. The remaining 50 percent of the time is reserved for discussion. Number of copies of the presentation materials to be provided to the ACNW - 35.
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