United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

146th ACNW Meeting, October 21-23, 2003

October 3, 2003

AGENDA
146th ACNW MEETING
October 21-23, 2003

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T- 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
1) 10:30 - 10:40 A.M. Opening Statement (Open) (BJG/JTL)
The Chairman will open the meeting with brief opening remarks, outline the topics to be discussed, and indicate items of interest.
2) 10:40 - 12:00 Noon

Summer Intern Project (Open) (STG)
The ACNW summer intern will provide her final report to the Committee on the project titled, “Assessing Model Uncertainty in
Performance Assessment.”

  12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
3) 1:00 - 1:30 P.M. Biosphere Scenarios and Dose Calculation Working Group (Open) (MTR/MPL)
The Committee will review the agenda and speakers for the Biosphere Working Group scheduled for February 24-26, 2004 in Rockville, Maryland.
4) 1:30 - 2:00 P.M. Site Visit - Yucca Mountain, Nevada (Open) (BJG/MPL)
The Committee will finalize its proposed activities for its November 18, 2003, trip to Yucca Mountain and the Amargosa Valley, and its subsequent technical discussions in Las Vegas, NV with DOE representatives and stakeholders during the 147th ACNW Meeting, November 19-20, 2003.
  2:00 - 2:15 P.M. ***BREAK***
5) 2:15 - 6:00 P.M.

Committee Retreat (Open/Closed)
The Committee will continue its discussion (from the 145th meeting) on technical topics it intends to examine over the next 12 to 18
months and ACNW activities and related matters. A portion of this session may be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) (2) and (6) to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to internal personnel rules and practices of the ACNW, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T- 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
6) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M.

Opening Statement (Open) (BJG/HJL)
The Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.

7) 8:35 - 12:15 P.M. Yucca Mountain Pre-Closure Safety and Drift Degradation Issues (Open)(BJG/RKM)
The Committee will hear from representatives of the NRC staff on these issues. Presentations will include a summation of the status of related agreements, a demonstration of the pre-closure safety analysis tool, and the MECH-FAIL computer code used to evaluate drift degradation within a geologic repository.
  To be Determined ***BREAK***
  12:15 - 1:30 P.M. ***LUNCH***
8) 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. Updated Staff Performance Assessment Code TPA 5.0 and Peer Review Comments (Open) (BJG/MPL)
The Committee will hear from representatives of the NRC staff on the updated TPA Code 5.0 and how external peer review comments
were incorporated into the code.
  3:30 - 3:45 P.M. ***BREAK***
9) 3:45 - 4:00 P.M. Waste Management - Related Safety Research Report (Open) (RFW/RPS)
Discussion of plan for ACNW review of NRC waste management-
related safety research.
10) 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Preparation for Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open) (BJG/JTL)
The next meeting with the NRC Commissioners is scheduled to be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Conference Room, One
White Flint North on October 23, 2003. The Committee will review its proposed presentations.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2003, CONFERENCE ROOM T- 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
11) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Statement (Open) (BJG/JTL)
The Chairman will make opening remarks regarding the conduct of today's sessions.
12) 8:35 - 9:30 A.M. Update on Waste Management Topics (Open) (BJG/HJL)
The Committee will receive its semi-annual update on waste management topics from the Director, Division of Waste Management, MSS.
13) 9:30 - 9:45 A.M.

Discussion of Topics for Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open) (BJG, et al./JTL, et al.)
Discussion of topics scheduled for the ACNW meeting with the NRC Commissioners at 10:00 a.m.

  9:45 - 10:00 A.M. ***BREAK***
14) 10:00 - 12:00 Noon Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open) (BJG, et al./JTL, et al.)
The Committee will meet with the NRC Commissioners in the
Commissioners' Conference Room, One White Flint North to discuss
the following:
— Chairman's Report (BJG/HJL)
— Status and Pathway to Closure on Key Technical Issues (BJG/MPL)
— High-Level Waste Risk Insights (RFW/RKM)
— Total System Performance Assessment (TSPA/TPA) Working Group (GMH/NMC)
— Performance Confirmation Working Group (MTR/NMC)
  12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
15) 1:00 - 2:45 P.M. Preparation of ACNW Report (Open)
The Committee will discuss potential reports on:
15.1) Yucca Mountain Pre-Closure Safety and Drift Degradation Issues (BJG/RKM) (Tentative)
15.2) Updated Staff Performance Code TPA 5.0 (BJG/MPL) (Tentative)
16) 2:45 - 3:00 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.
  3:00 P.M. Adjourn 146th Meeting

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.
  • Thirty-Five (35) copies of the presentation materials should be provided to the ACNW.
  • ACNW meeting schedules are subject to change. Presentations may be canceled or rescheduled to another day. If such a change would result in significant inconvenience or hardship, be sure to verify the schedule with Mr. Howard Larson at 301-415-6805 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. prior to the meeting.
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