United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

460th ACRS Meeting - March 10-13, 1999

Revised: February 23, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
460th ACRS MEETING
MARCH 10-13, 1999

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH,
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
1) 8:30 - 8:45 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) 1.1) Opening statement (DAP/JTL/SD) 1.2) Items of current interest (DAP/NFD/SD) 1.3) Priorities for preparation of ACRS reports (DAP/JTL/SD) 2) 8:45 - 10:15 A.M. Proposed Commission Paper on 10 CFR 50.59 (Changes, Tests and Experiments) (Open) (JJB/MTM) 2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed Commission Paper on the summary of public comments and staff recommendations for revising 10 CFR 50.59. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:15 - 10:30 A.M. ***BREAK*** 3) 10:30 - 12:00 Noon Westinghouse Best-Estimate Large-Break LOCA Methodology (Open/Closed) (GBW/PAB) 3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the Westinghouse Electric Company and the NRC staff regarding the application of the Westinghouse best-estimate large-break LOCA methodology to upper plenum injection plants. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed to discuss Westinghouse proprietary information applicable to this matter.] 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 4 ) 1:00 - 4:15 P.M. Proposed Phase 1 Standard for PRA Quality (Open) (GA/MTM) (2:30-2:45 P.M. BREAK) 4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Task Force and the NRC staff regarding the proposed Phase 1 Standard for PRA quality, as well as industry programs for certifying PRAs. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 4:15 - 4:30 P.M. ***BREAK*** 5) 4:30 - 7:15 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 5.1) Lessons Learned from the Review of the AP600 Design (TSK/NFD) 5.2) Core Research Capabilities (REU/MME) 5.3) Proposed Phase 1 Standard for PRA Quality (GA/MTM) 5.4) Proposed Commission Paper on 10 CFR 50.59 (JJB/MTM) 5.5) Application of Westinghouse Best-Estimate Large-Break LOCA Methodology to Upper Plenum Injection Plants (GBW/PAB) 5.6) NRC Safety Research Program (REU/MME)

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

6) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD) 7) 8:35 -10:00 A.M. Proposed Rule for Event Reporting Requirements (Open) (JJB/NFD/DTD) 7.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 7.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed rule for event reporting requirements. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 8) 10:15 - 11:45 A.M. Reevaluation of the Generic Safety Issue Process (Open) (DWM/AS) 8.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 8.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the results of the reevaluation of the Generic Safety Issue Process. 11:45 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 9) 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Licensing Framework for Fuel Burnup Extension/NRC Participation in the CABRI Reactor Fuels Research Program (Open) (DAP/MME/DTD) 9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed use of a systematic process, such as Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) for fuel burnup extension, and the status of the NRC participation in the CABRI reactor fuels research program. 2:30 - 2:45 P.M. ***BREAK*** 10) 2:45 - 7:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 10.1) NRC Safety Research Program (REU/MME) 10.2) Proposed Rule for Event Reporting Requirements (JJB/NFD/DTD) 10.3) Proposed Use of PIRT Process for Fuel Burnup Extension (DAP/MME) 10.4) Role of Frequency-Consequence Curves in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking (TSK/MTM) 10.5) Reevaluation of Generic Safety Issue Process (DWM/AS) 10.6) Proposed Phase 1 Standard for PRA Quality (GA/MTM) 10.7) Application of Westinghouse Large-Break LOCA Methodology to Upper Plenum Injection Plants (GBW/PAB)

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

11) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD) 12) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Guidance for Implementing the Revised Enforcement Policy (Open) (RLS/NFD) 12.1) Remarks by the cognizant ACRS Member 12.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding guidance for implementing the revised Enforcement Policy, as well as the staff's plans to make the Enforcement Policy risk informed. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 13) 10:15 - 11:45 A.M. Safety Evaluation Report on the Topical Report Regarding Tritium Production Core (Open) (RLS/MME) 13.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 13.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the NRC staff's Safety Evaluation Report on the Topical Report associated with tritium production core, which describes how the inclusion of a significant number of tritium producing burnable absorber rods affects the performance of nuclear plant systems and components for a representative commercial LWR. 14) 11:45 - 12:00 Noon Reconciliation of ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open) (DAP, et al./SD, et al.) Discussion of the responses from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 15) 1:00 - 1:45 P.M. Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open/Closed) (DAP/JTL) Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business, and organizational and personnel matters relating to the ACRS. [Note: A portion of this session may be closed to discuss organizational and personnel matters that relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of this Advisory Committee, and information the release of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.] 16) 1:45 - 2:15 P.M. Future ACRS Activities (Open) (DAP/JTL/SD) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future meetings. 17) 2:15 - 7:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) (3:00-3:15 P.M. BREAK) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 17.1) Guidance for Implementing the Revised Enforcement Policy (RLS/NFD) 17.2) Safety Evaluation Report on the Topical Report Regarding Tritium Production Core (RLS/MME) 17.3) Proposed Phase 1 Standard for PRA Quality (GA/MTM) 17.4) Proposed Commission Paper on 10 CFR 50.59 (JJB/MTM) 17.5) NRC Safety Research Program (REU/MME) 17.6) Proposed Rule for Event Reporting Requirements (JJB/NFD/DTD) 17.7) Application of the Westinghouse Best-Estimate Large-Break LOCA Methodology to Upper Plenum Injection Plants (GBW/PAB) 17.8) Proposed Use of PIRT Process for Fuel Burnup Extension (DAP/MME/DTD) 17.9) Lessons Learned from the Review of the AP600 Design (TSK/NFD) 17.10)Role of Frequency-Consequence Curves in Risk-Informed Decisionmaking (TSK/MTM) 17.11)Reevaluation of Generic Safety Issue Process (DWM/AS) 17.12)Core Research Capabilities (REU/MME)

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

18) 8:30 - 3:00 P.M. Preparation of ACRS Reports (Open) (12:00-1:00 P.M. LUNCH) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 17. 19) 3:00 - 3:30 P.M. Miscellaneous (Open) (DAP/JTL/SD) Discussion of 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. 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 ACRS - 35.
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