United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

110TH ACNW Full Committee Meeting, June 25th, 1999

Revised: June 25, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
110TH ACNW MEETING
SAN ANTONIO, TX
JUNE 28-30, 1999




Monday, June 28, 1999, CNWRA, Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, Texas - Building 189

1) 8:30-10:00 a.m. Program Overview - Progress Toward KTI Resolution (Sagar) (Garrick/Larson) -Program Milestones -Status of Issue Resolution, Yucca Mountain Review Plan, and TPA 2 Auxiliary Codes 10:00-10:15 a.m. ***Break*** 2) 10:15-11:00 a.m. Risk Informing the Planning and Prioritizing Process (Reamer) (Garrick/Larson) -Approach to planning, reprioritizing KTIs, and allocating resources -An example of using this approach (repository design)(Reamer) 3) 11:00-12:00 Noon Developing the NRC/CNWRA Review Capability (Patrick) (Garrick/Larson) -Current and planned staff, and use of outside experts -Laboratory, field and analytical facilities 12:00-1:30 p.m. ***Lunch*** 4) 1:30-3:45 p.m. Evaluating and Explaining Contributions to Risk (Eisenberg) (Garrick/Campbell) -Sensitivity studies (Codell) -Parameter tree processor (Wittmeyer) -Importance analysis (Eisenberg) 3:45-4:00 p.m. ***Break*** 5) 4:00-5:00 p.m. Investigating the Risk Contribution of Igneous Activity (Trapp/Brittian Hill)(Hornberger/Deering) -Risk insights from performance assessment -Technical basis and uncertainties in probability -Recent interactions with DOE, progress, and path forward 6) 5:00-6:00 p.m. Committee Activities/Future Agenda (Garrick/Larson) -Finalize Agenda for 111th ACNW Meeting, July 19-21, 1999 -Review topics for out months -Review EDO response to recent ACNW letters (if any) -Recent and planned attendance at outside meetings .American Rock Mechanics Association (Fairhurst/Deering) .Communications Training (Deering) -Discussion of possible reports .White paper on Repository Design (Fairhurst) .White paper on Near-Field Chemistry Considerations - Status (Wymer) 6:00 p.m. ***Adjourn***

Tuesday, June 29, 1999, CNWRA, Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, Texas - Building 189

7) 8:30-9:30 a.m. Repository Design and Thermal-Mechanical Effects (Nataraja/Hsiung) (Fairhurst/Larson) -Pre-closure design and integrated safety assessment -Inputs to post-closure performance (thermal-mechanical and seismic effects) -Risk insights from performance assessments -Response to DOE design changes, progress, and path forward 8) 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thermal Effects on Flow (Pohle/Green) (Hornberger/Deering) -Thermal-hydrological effects on performance -Risk insights from performance assessments -Response to DOE design changes, progress, and path forward 10:30-10:45 a.m. ***Break*** 9) 10:45-11:45 a.m. Evolution of the Near-Field Environment (Leslie/Murphy) (Wymer/Campbell) -Thermal-hydro-chemical effects on performance -Summary of current technical basis -Risk insights from performance assessment -Response to DOE design changes, progress, and path forward 11:45-1:00 p.m. ***Lunch*** 10) 1:00-3:00 p.m. Laboratory Visits and Discussions (Various) (All) -Hydrology and thermal-hydrology -Geochemistry and radionuclide transport -Structural geological modeling -Materials performance (metals and glass waste form) 3:00-3:15 p.m. ***Break*** 11) 3:15-4:30 p.m. Container Life and Source Term (Ahn/Cragnolino) (Wymer/Campbell) -Risk insights from performance assessment -Summary of current technical basis -Corrosion of candidate alloys -Waste forms studies -Response to DOE design changes, flexibility in the confirmatory testing program, progress, and path forward 4:30-5:00 p.m. Open Discussion 5:00 p.m. ***Adjourn***

Wednesday, June 30, 1999, CNWRA, Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, Texas - Building 189

12) 8:30-10:00 a.m. DEIS Review Guidance (including transportation) (Lee) (Fairhurst/Larson) 10:00-10:15 a.m. ***Break*** 13) 10:15-11:30 a.m. Defense in Depth (the Multiple Barriers Approach) (McConnell) (Hornberger/Deering) 11:30-12:00 Noon Discussion 12:00 Noon ***Adjourn*** Notes: 1) All sessions are open. 2) Sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday a.m. will be video-conferenced with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters building (Two White Flint North) and DOE location in Las Vegas, NV. (Contact: S. Wastler, NMSS). 3) After lunch, during the afternoon, Members will hold separate informal technical meetings with the Center Staff on selected topics. Currently, the following topics have been arranged: -Post-processor status, including scenario analysis methods (Garrick/Campbell) -Repository design topics (Fairhurst/Larson) -Natural system topics (Hornberger/Deering) -Chemistry models used in analyses (Wymer/Campbell) -Others TBD
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