United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

119TH ACNW MEETING, June 13-15, 2000

June 6, 2000

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
119TH ACNW MEETING
JUNE 13-15, 2000

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM T2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
1)    8:30 - 8:40 A.M. Opening Statement (Open) (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 - 10:30 A.M. ACNW Planning and Procedures (Open) (BJG/RKM)
The Committee will review items under consideration at this meeting and:
2.1) Review issues that will be brought before the Committee on July and September of 2000 (RKM)
2.2) Discuss Working Group meeting plans and use of Consultants (RKM)
2.3) Nominate and elect ACNW officers for the next year (RKM)
2.4) Summary of NWTRB meeting (ML/LGD)
2.5) Meetings with NRC Staff on YMRP (LGD)
2.6) Summary of KTI resolution meeting (JDR)
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK***
3) 10:45 - 12:30 P.M. Low-Level Waste, Branch Technical Position (BTP) on Performance Assessment (Open) (BJG/ACC/JDR)
The ACNW will review and comment on the final draft version of this BTP
3.1) Summary of BTP
3.2) Summary of public comments
3.3) Roundtable discussion
3.4) Elements of an ACNW report
12:30 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
4) 1:30 - 3:00 P.M. West Valley Policy (Open) (RGW/JDR)
The Committee will hear and discuss the results of public comments on a draft policy statement on decommissioning criteria for the West Valley Demonstration Project (Jack Parrot)
4.1) Background and current proposal for license termination
4.2) Results of public comments
4.3) Future plans
4.4) Roundtable discussion
4.5) Possible elements for an ACNW report
3:00 - 3:15 P.M. ***BREAK***
5) 3:15 - 5:15 P.M. ACNW Site Suitability and License Application - Task Action Plan (Open) (GMH/LGD)
The ACNW will discuss plans for its own review of the Yucca Mountain Site Suitability and License Application Process.
5.1) Propose and Objections
5.2) Scope and Strategy
5.3) Assignments
5.4) Discussion
5:15 P.M. ***RECESS***
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2000, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROOM 2B3, 11545 ROCKVILLE PIKE, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
6) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Statement by Chairman (Open)
7) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Proposed Yucca Mountain Repository Design Features (Open) (ML/RKM)
Representatives from DOE will present the status of the design for the proposed high-level waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The latest engineered features will be discussed - Paul Harrington, DOE.
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK***
8) 10:45 - 12:00 NOON Department of Energy's (DOE) Repository Safety Strategy (Open) (GMH/LGD)
8.1) Discussion of the evolving Rev. 4 of the Yucca Mountain repository safety strategy
8.2) A comparison of DOE's principal factors to NRC's key technical issues - Jack Bailey, M&O
9) 12:00 - 12:30 P.M. Yucca Mountain Specific Siting Guidelines 10CFR Part 963 (GMH/AXS) - Presentation by the DOE - Carol Hanlon, DOE
12:30 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
10)   1:30 - 3:00 P.M. Status of the NRC LLW Program (Open) (RGW/HJL)
The Committee will review the status of the NRC's Low-Level radioactive waste program with representative of the staff's Uranium Recovery and Low-Level Waste Branch - Jim Kennedy/Tom Essig, NRC, NMSS, URLL
3:00 - 3:15 P.M. ***BREAK***
11) 3:15 - 5:00 P.M. Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)
The Committee will discuss planned reports on the following topics:
11.1) Risk-Informed Approaches to Nuclear Materials Regulatory Application (JNS)
11.2) Comments on NRC's plans to provide sufficiency comments on the Yucca Mountain Site Recommendation Consideration Report (LGD)
11.3) Comments on DG-1067 and DG-1071 (decommissioning regulatory guides) (RKM)
11.4) Comments on the LLW BTP on Performance Assessment (ACC)
11.5) Highlights of the visit to the U.K. and France (HJL/ACC)
11.6) West Valley Decommissioning Policy (JDR)
5:00 P.M. ***RECESS***
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2000, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROOM 2B3, 11545 ROCKVILLE PIKE, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
12)   8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Statement by Chairman (Open) (BJG/RKM)
13) 8:35 - 9:30 A.M. Meeting with the Director of the Division of Waste Management, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (Open) (BJG/RKM)
The Committee will meet with the Director to discuss items of mutual interest
14) 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Review Draft Regulatory Guides (Open) (RGW/RKM)
The Committee will discuss two draft regulatory guides (Phillip Ray, NRR)
14.1) DG-1067, "Decommissioning of Nuclear Power Reactors"
14.2) DG-1071, "Standard Format and Content for Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities"
14.3) Elements of an ACNW report
10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK***
15) 10:45 - 5:00 P.M. Complete ACNW Reports (Open)
Complete preparation of ACNW reports noted in item 11.
5:00 P.M. ADJOURN
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