United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

117th ACNW MEETING, February 10, 2000

FEBRUARY 10, 2000

117TH ACNW MEETING
PLANNING AND SELF-ASSESSMENT SESSIONS
FEBRUARY 23-25, 2000
BECKMAN CENTER, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2000, BECKMAN CENTER, 100 ACADEMY DRIVE, IRVINE, CA.
1. 8:30 - 9:30 A.M.     ACNW Planning and Procedures (Open) (BJG/RKM)
Preview Issues for the 118th ACNW, March 28-30, 2000
1.2) Issues before the Committee for next 3 meetings
1.3) Do we need a meeting in April/early May?
1.4) Check new dates for June meeting
1.5) International Trip: Details on May 15-20, 2000
1.6) Meeting in Las Vegas (September 2000)
1.7) Meeting in San Antonio (November 2000)
2. 9:45 - 12:00 NOON     Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)
The Committee will discuss planned reports on the following topics:
2.1) 10CFR Part 63, NRC's HLW Regulation (BJG/LGD)
2.2) Defense In-Depth (GMH/JDR)
2.3) Clearance Rule (RGW/AXS)
 
12:00 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
3. 1:30 - 2:30 P.M.     A Guest Speaker
Dr. Stan Kaplan, a discussion of probability
4. 2:30 - 2:45 P.M.     Introduction:
Self Assessment and Planning Session
Meeting purpose, objectives, and format, ACNW Chairman, John Garrick
 
SELF ASSESSMENT
5. 2:45 - 3:15 P.M. What did ACNW set out to do? (RKM)
5.1) Charter Review
5.2) Priority Issues from '99 Action Plan
5.3) 1999 Self Assessment
 
3:15 - 3:30 P.M. ***BREAK***
6. 3:30 - 4:15 P.M. What did we do? (LGD)
6.1) Look at matrix of issues we completed since last Action Plan
6.2) A look at statistics from the last planning session (a look at the number of meetings, number of letters, topics covered, reactive issues, and proactive issues).
7. 4:15 - 5:00 P.M. How effective were we? (JTL)
7.1) Matrix provides summary of outcomes and impacts
7.2) Are we addressing the right issues, at the right time, to the proper level? - Dr. Larkins presents results of his survey
7.3) What themes have been repeated?
7.4) To what degree has the ACNW met its mission, goals, and objectives? (RKM/LGD)
7.5) Final product expected; report and matrix
7.6) End Self Assessment
8. 5:00 - 6:30 P.M. Brainstorming Session (GMH)
What issues should the ACNW consider for the 2000 Action Plan?
Do we have a mix of "proactive" and "reactive" priorities (see meeting folder section for more details)
8.1) Issues the NRC staff anticipates in the next 12-18 months - Bill Reamer, also see 3 year ACNW Workload Projections (LGD)
8.2) Issues that follow from the ACNW '99 Action Plan
8.3) Issues generated at the last Commission meeting (SRM and transcript review-RKM)
8.4) Issues that follow from the agency Draft Strategic Plan FY 2000-FY 2005, (RKM)
8.5) Issues that follow from industry (NEI) Planning (JDR)
8.6) Issues that follow from NRC Research Initiatives (JDR)
8.7) Other Issues from NMSS Management and other areas:
1. BTP on LLW PA
2. Orphan Sources
3. Status of LLW disposal sites
4. West Valley, Hanford, and Savannah River efforts
What's missing from this list, that if ignored, will lead to trouble down the road?
   
6:30P.M.   RECESS
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2000, BECKMAN CENTER, 100 ACADEMY DRIVE, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
9. 8:30 - 9:15 A.M. Revisit Mission, Vision and Desired Outcomes, and need to alter these? (LGD)
Are goals and objectives in line with the Agencies 2000-2005 Strategic Plan?
10. 9:15 - 12:00N Select First-Tier ACNW Priority Issues (BJG/RKM-LGD)
10.1) From the list of issues under consideration, select about 6 as first tier issues
10.2) Have we captured the tasks where ACNW can have the most impact from agenda item 8?
Select Second-Tier Priority Issues (BJG/RKM-LGD)
   
12:00 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
11. 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. Process Improvement/Operations Issues (RGW/JTL)
11.1) Should we continue strategic planning
11.2) More one-on-one meetings with individual Commissioners
11.3) 4 month frequency for formal (public) meetings with the entire Commission
11.4) Length of ACNW meetings three full days?
11.5) Planning and procedures session takes about 20% of our time, is this worthwhile?
11.6) Letter writing process; who should lead, is it situational?
11.7) How effective are the White Paper?
12. 2:30 - 3:00 P.M. Succession Planning for ACNW Members and Staff (BJG/RKM)
Look forward 5-years are there individuals that could serve as consultants, becoming familiar with the ACNW, what talents will be needed by the members and staff?
13. 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. Continue Preparation of ACNW Reports
 
4:00 P.M. RECESS
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2000, BECKMAN CENTER, 100 ACADEMY DRIVE, IRVINE, CA
14. 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. A Guest Speaker:
Dr. Thomas Sanders, Sandia National Lab., will discuss topics related to recycling of slightly contaminated materials and non proliferation concerns.
15. 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Wrap-up of the Retreat (BJG/LGD)
Do we have the necessary information to complete:
15.1) 2000 Action Plan
15.2) Self Assessment
15.3) Reports from this meeting
15.4) Travel to Europe
15.5) Schedule through June
 
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK***
16. 10:45 - 12:00N Time to Finish ACNW Letter Reports
   
12:00 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
17. 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. Staff Follow-up/Assignments (RKM)
 
2:30 P.M. ADJOURN
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