United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

113th ACNW Full Committee Meeting, October 12-13, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION

113TH ACNW MEETING
OCTOBER 12-13, 1999

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ON THE ROLE OF SAFETY ASSESSMENT

IN THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REGULATORY PROCESS
OCTOBER 12, 1999
ALEXIS PARK HOTEL, LAS VEGAS, NV
8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1999, ALEXIS PARK HOTEL, 375 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV.
(NOTE: THE ENTIRE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

1) 8:30 - 8:45 A.M. Introduction, Ground Rules and Overview (John Garrick, Chairman ACNW, Chip Cameron, facilitator, Lynn Deering, ACNW staff) 2) 8:45 - 9:00 A.M. State of Nevada Overview (Steve Frishman) 3) 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. EPA's Proposed HLW Standard (Ray Clark, EPA) 10:00 - 10:30 A.M. **BREAK** 4) 10:30 - 11:15 A.M. NRC's Use of Safety Assessment to Support Licensing Decisions and the Licensing Process (William Reamer, NRC) 5) 11:15 -12:00 NOON Role and Management of Uncertainty in Safety Assessments (Paul Davis, Sandia National Labs.) 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. **LUNCH ** 6) 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Determining What Elements of Safety Assessment are Most Important; Managing Uncertainty; and Making Results Understandable (Bob Andrews/Abe Van Luik, DOE) 7) 2:00 - 2:45 P.M. Analyzing the Risk of Transporting HLW (Fred Dilger, Clark County; Mal Murphy, Nye County; Abby Johnson, Eureka County; Mike Baughman, Lincoln County) 2:45 - 3:15 P.M. **BREAK** 8) 3:15 - 4:00 P.M. Why People Distrust Risk Assessment (Steve Frishman, State of Nevada) 9) 4:00 - 4:30 P.M. Public Outreach for the WIPP Site and Role of the Public in Risk/Safety Assessment (George Dials, M&O) 10) 4:30 - 5:00 P.M. The ACNW's Role of Advising NRC on Safety Aspects of Yucca Mountain (ACNW) 11) 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. Stakeholder and Public's View on How to Better Communicate Complex Technical Information; Meeting Wrap Up (all) 5:30 P.M. Adjourn until Public Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Public Meeting

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1999, ALEXIS PARK HOTEL, 375 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV.
(NOTE: THE ENTIRE MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

12) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Statement (BJG/RKM) The Chairman will open the meeting with brief opening remarks, outline the topics to be discussed, and indicate several items of interest. 13) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. DOE's Work Reprioritization (Paul Herrington, Mike Vogele) DOE will discuss repository design developments, including an update of the design process, which will lead to a complete license application design. Bounding conditions caused by funding will be highlighted. (BJG/ACC) 10:30 - 10:45 A.M. **BREAK** 14) 10:45 - 11:15 A.M DOE Process Model Reports (Mike Lugo) Representatives from DOE will discuss the PMR process and how the information presented in these 9 reports will be used as input into the total systems performance assessment and ultimately the site recommendation decision. (BJG/ACC) 15) 11:15 - 12:00 NOON Earthquake Hazards and Public Perception (Kevin Coppersmith, Geomatrix) Representative from Geomatrix will discuss basic elements of an approach to perform probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), approaches to address public perceptions and concerns, and local earthquakes including Scotties Junction and Little Skull Mountain. (GMH/LGD) 16) 12:00 - 12:30 P.M. Opportunity for Public Comment 12:30 - 1:30 P.M. **LUNCH** 17) 1:30 - 3:15 P.M. DOE's Yucca Mountain Project Status (Mark Peters, and John Stuckless, USGS) DOE will provide a project status update on the current work and results obtained from site characterization work being performed at the Yucca Mountain site and other test facilities. (GMH/ACC) 3:15 - 3:30 P.M. **BREAK** 18) 3:30 - 4:15 P.M. Nye County Drilling Program (Tom Buqo) Representatives of Nye County will discuss results to date and future plans from their scientific investigation at the Yucca Mountain site. (GMH/HJL) 19) 4:15 - 5:00 P.M. Clark County Presentation (Engelbrecht von Tiesenhausen) Representatives from Clark County will discuss transportation and other issues relevant to the proposed HLW repository at Yucca Mountain. (BJG/HJL) 20) 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. Opportunity for Public Comment 21) 5:30 - 6:30 P.M. ACNW Planning and Procedures (BJG/RKM) 21.1) Finalize Agenda for the 114th ACNW meeting, November 17-19, 1999 21.2) Discuss topics for out months, December 1999, February, and March 2000 21.3) Review Commission and/or EDO responses to Committee letters (as applicable) 21.4) Recent and planned attendance at outside meetings 21.5) New members 21.6) Potential Commission briefing topics 6:30 P.M. Adjourn

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1999, ALEXIS PARK HOTEL, 375 East Harmon Avenue, LAS VEGAS, NV

Yucca Mountain Site Tour (BJG/HJL) Note: The Committee and its staff will tour the Yucca Mountain site and other DOE test facilities. In addition to the Committee and its staff, four representatives from the Counties and State will accompany the ACNW on its tour. The ACNW tour group is limited to fifteen people. 22) 6:00 A.M. Meet DOE representatives and board the tour bus at the Alexis Park Hotel. 23) 6:30 - 8:30 A.M. Tunnel Training at DOE's Public Information Facility in Las Vegas or the Field Office Center at the Nevada Test Site. 24) 9:00 A.M. Go underground at Yucca Mountain, view various experiments. Principal Investigators will discuss their projects 25) 11:00 A.M. View water infiltration studies at Busted Butte 12:00 NOON **LUNCH** (eat box lunch somewhere onsite) 1:00 P.M. Travel back to Las Vegas 26) 2:30 P.M. Losee Road (Las Vegas) Test Facility 1) Richards Barrier 2) Drip Shield with Heater 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Return to Alexis Park Hotel
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