United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

138th ACNW Meeting, November 5, 2002

November 5, 2002
AGENDA
138th ACNW MEETING
NOVEMBER 19-21, 2002

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2002, NRC AUDITORIUM, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
1) 8:30 - 8:40 A.M. Introductory Comments, Statement of Objectives and Overview (Open) (ML/TJK)
The Chairman will open the meeting and then turn it over to the Working Group Chairman who will state the objectives of the Workshop and provide an overview of the sessions.
  TRANSPORTATION WORKING GROUP WORKSHOP (Open)
2) 8:40 - 12:05 P.M. The Committee will hear presentations from and hold discussions with staff, industry, and government representatives regarding testing and analysis performed to assess the safetyof spent fuel transportation packages.
    2.1) Overview of Research Program Objectives
8:40 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Presentation by a representative from the NRC's Spent Fuel Projects Office (SFPO).
    2.2) 9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. - Discussion
    2.3) Summary of Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) Research
9:20 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. - Presentation by a representative from SNL.
   2.4) 10:05 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. - Discussion
   10:35 - 10:50 A.M. ***BREAK***
    2.5) Summary of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Research
10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. - Presentation by a representative from LLNL.
    2.6) 11:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. - Discussion
3) 12:05 - 12:30 P.M. Public Comments
   12:30 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
 TRANSPORTATION WORKING GROUP WORKSHOP (CONTINUED)
4) 1:30 - 4:10 P.M. Vendor Analysis and Testing
    4.1) 1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. - Presentation by a representative from Holtec International.
    4.2) 1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. - Presentation by a representative from the Transnuclear Corporation.
    4.3) 2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Presentation by a representative from NAC International.
    4.4) 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Discussion
   3:15 - 3:30 P.M. ***BREAK***
    Analysis of Fires
    4.5) 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. - Presentation by a representative from the NRC's SFPO.
    4.6) 3:50 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. - Discussion
 5) 4:10 - 4:50 P.M. Comparison of Analysis and Testing to Actual Railway Experience (Open)
    5.1) 4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Presentation by a representative from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
    5.2) 4:30 - 4:50 p.m. - Discussion
 6) 4:50 - 5:15 P.M. Public Comments
 7) 5:15 - 5:45 P.M. Committee Discussion
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2002, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
8) 10:00 - 10:05 A.M. Opening Statement (Open)(GMH/JTL)
The Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
9) 10:05 - 11:30 A.M. Igneous Activity Update (Open) (GMH/MPL)
Presentation by a representative of the NRC staff updating the Committee on recent activities on the igneous activity issue at Yucca Mountain.
   11:30 - 12:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
10) 12:30 - 12:35 P.M. Opening Remarks (Open) (ML/TJK)
The Working Group Chairman will provide opening remarks for this session. The Committee will hear presentations from and hold discussions with staff, industry, and government representatives regarding spent fuel transportation safety in the U.S.
11) 12:35 - 1:45 P.M.

Transportation Safety in the U.S. and Worldwide

    11.1) 12:35 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Representatives from the Department of Transportation will provide a summary of Department of Transportation experience with spent nuclear fuel shipments by Rail.
    11.2) 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Discussion
12) 1:45 - 3:30 P.M.

Summary of DOE Shipping Experience

    12.1) 1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. - Presentation by a DOE representative on WIPP shipping experience.
    12.2) 2:05 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. - Presentation by a DOE representative on foreign fuel shipment experience.
    12.3) 2:25 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Presentation by a DOE representative on Navy fuel shipment experience.
    12.4) 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Discussion
   3:30 - 3:45 P.M. ***BREAK***
13)3:45 - 4:45 P.M. Summary of Utility Experience
    13.1) 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Presentation by a U.S. Utility representative.
    13.2) 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Discussion
14) 4:45 - 5:25 P.M. Summary of International Experience
    14.1) 4:45 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. - Presentation by a representative from Transnuclear Cogema.
   14.2) 5:05 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. - Discussion
15) 5:25 - 5:45 P.M. Public Comments
16) 5:45 - 6:30 P.M. Workshop Summary and General Discussion (Open) (ML/TJK)
Discussion among Members and meeting participants as to workshop findings and a summarization of key observations resulting from this two-day workshop.
   
6:30 P.M. Workshop Concluded
   
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2002, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
17) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Statement (Open)(GMH/JTL)
The Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
18) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Commission Presentation (Open) (ALL)
The Committee will discuss its presentation for the December 18, 2002 public meeting with the Commission. Topics proposed:
   
  • HLW Program Risk Insights Initiative (BJG/NMC)
  • Spent Fuel Transportation (ML/TJK)
  • Waste Package Performance (RGW/NMC)
  • Igneous Activity at Yucca Mountain (GMH/MPL)
  • Yucca Mountain Review Plan (GMH/RKM)
   10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK***
19) 10:45 - 12:00 NOON Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)
The Committee will discuss proposed reports on the following topics:
    19.1) Principal Observations from September Trip to Yucca Mountain and Environs (GMH/MPL)
    19.2) Observations from October Trip to Swedish Waste Management Facilities and Berlin Quadripartite Meeting (GMH/HJL)
    19.3) Comparison of TSPA and TPA Results (MTR/NMC)
    19.4) Conclusions Regarding the Safety of Spent Nuclear Fuel Transportation (ML/TJK)
   12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
20) 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Preparation of ACNW Reports (Open)
The Committee will continue preparation of reports noted in item 19.
21) 3:00 - 3:15 P.M. Miscellaneous (Open)
The Committee will discuss matters related to the conduct of Committee activities and matters and specific issues that were not completed during previous meetings, as time and availability of information permit.
  3:15 P.M. Adjourn 138th Meeting

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