United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

114th ACNW Meeting, November 10, 1999

Revised: November 10, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
114TH ACNW MEETING
NOVEMBER 17-19, 1999




WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

1) 8:30 - 8:40 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. 2) 8:40 - 12:00 NOON ACNW Planning and Procedures (Open/Closed) (BJG/RKM) 2.1) Preview issues for the 114th ACNW Meeting 2.2) Finalize agenda for 115th ACNW Meeting, December 14- 16, 1999 2.3) Plans for the next two Commission meetings: a) December 15, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. b) possible January meeting 2.4) Review topics for February 2000 and beyond (adjust March meeting dates) 2.5) Prepare for next session on strategic planning and self- assessment - February 15-16, 2000, Irvine, CA 10:15 - 10:30 A.M. ***BREAK*** 2.6) Review Commission and/or EDO responses to Committee letter reports (Response to Safety Research report.) 2.7) Recent and planned attendance at outside meetings 2.8) Discuss new members and consultants (Note: This session will be closed to discuss matters the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy) 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 3) 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Discussion of Research Plan for Environmental Transport (Open) (GMH/HJL) M. Federline, C. Trottier, and J. Randall 3.1) Discuss generic codes used to predict radionuclide transport to the geosphere 3.2) Prioritization of research topics using the Analytical Hierarchy Process and self assessment 3.3) Discussion of elements of an ACNW research report to the Commission 2:30 - 2:45 P.M. ***BREAK*** 4) 2:45 - 5:00 P.M. Rubblization (Open) (RGW/HJL) L. Camper and L. Pittiglio The NRC staff has asked for review and comment on this decommissioning option. 4.1) Overview 4.2) Unique Features 4.3) General discussion and elements of an ACNW letter 5:00 P.M. RECESS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1999, ROOM T2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

5) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACNW Chairman (Open) (BJG/RKM) 6) 8:35 - 9:50 A.M. 10CFR Part 63, NRC'S Proposed High-Level Waste Regulation (Open) (BJG/LGD) Tim McCartin 6.1) Overview of Part 63 6.2) Differences between NRC and EPA on site specific regulations 6.3) Tenor of public comments 6.4) Current schedule for a final rule 6.5) Public comments 9:50 - 10:05 A.M. ***BREAK*** 10:05 - 11:00 A.M. 6.6) A discussion on defense in depth (Christiana Lui) 6.7) Elements of an ACNW report 7) 11:00 - 11:30 A.M. Annotated Outline for a Yucca Mountain Review Plan (Open) (RGW/ACC) Christiana Lui This is an information session that will describe the process of moving from Issue Resolution Status Reports to a Yucca Mountain review plan. 11:30 - 12:30 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 8) 12:30 - 2:30 P.M. NRC Staff Review of the Yucca Mountain Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Open) (GMH/RKM) - Charlotte Abrams 8.1) Overview of NRC Review (area's of concentration) 8.2) Issues where the staff takes exception to the EIS analysis 8.3) Tenor of public comments 8.4) Round table and elements of an ACNW report 2:30 - 2:45 P.M. ***BREAK*** 9) 2:45 - 5:30 P.M. Preparation of ACNW Report (Open) (All) 9.1) White Paper on Near-Field Chemistry Considerations (RGW/ACC) 9.2) Report of Joint ACRS/ACNW Committee on NMSS Approach to RIPBR (BJG/ACC) 9.3) Risk Communications (BJG/LGD) 9.4) Yucca Mountain DEIS (GMH/RKM) 9.5) Part 63 (BJG/LGD) 9.6) Rubblization (RGW/HJL) 5:30 P.M. ***RECESS***

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1999, ROOM T2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

10) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Statement (BJG/RKM) 11) 8:35 - 9:35 A.M. Meeting with NMSS Management (Open) (BJG/RKM) 11.1) Meet with William Kane, Director of NMSS - Discuss his future priorities 11.2) Items of mutual interest with Joseph Holonich, Deputy Director, Division of Waste Management 12) 9:35 - 3:00 P.M. Continue Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open) (ALL) 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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