United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

463rd ACRS Meeting - June 2-4, 1999

Revised: May 20, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
463RD ACRS MEETING
JUNE 2-4, 1999

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 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/RPS)

                          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.    Hydrogen Control Exemption Request for the San Onofre Nuclear

                          Generating Station Units 2 and 3 (Open) (TSK/PAB)

                          2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman

                          2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the Southern

                               California Edison (SCE) and NRC staff regarding the request by

                               SCE for a license exemption to the hydrogen control

                               requirements for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

                               Units 2 and 3, and the associated NRC staff's Safety Evaluation

                               Report.



    10:15 - 10:30 A.M.      ***BREAK***



3)  10:30 - 12:00 Noon    Status of the Pilot Application of the Revised Inspection and Assessment

                          Programs (Open) (JJB/PAB)

                          3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman

                          3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff

                               regarding the status of the pilot application of the revised

                               inspection and assessment programs, and related matters.



                          Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as

                          appropriate.



     12:00 -   1:00 P.M.    ***LUNCH***



4 )   1:00 -   2:30 P.M.  Proposed Risk-Based Performance Indicators (Open) (GA/MTM)

                          4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman

                          4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff

                               regarding the proposed risk-based performance indicators (PIs),

                               trial application of PIs, and identification of thresholds for

                               regulatory action.



                          Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as

                          appropriate.



      2:30 -   2:45 P.M.    ***BREAK***



5)    2:45 -   4:15 P.M.  Performance-Based Regulatory Initiatives and Related Matters (Open)

                          (GA/MTM)

                          5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman

                          5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff

                               regarding performance-based regulatory initiatives and related

                               matters.



                          Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as

                          appropriate.



      4:15 -   5:15 P.M.  Break and Preparation of ACRS Reports

                          Cognizant ACRS Members will prepare draft reports for consideration by

                          the Committee



6)    5:15 -   7:00 P.M.  Discussion of ACRS Reports (Open)

                          Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:

                          6.1) Performance-Based Regulatory Initiatives (GA/MTM)

                          6.2) Risk-Based Performance Indicators (GA/MTM)

                          6.3) Exemption Request to Hydrogen Control Requirements for San

                               Onofre Units 2 and 3 (TSK/PAB)

                          6.4) Status of Pilot Application of the Revised Inspection and

                               Assessment Programs (JJB/PAB)

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH,
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

7) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/RPS) 8) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Use of Averted Onsite Costs in Regulatory Analyses (Open) (TSK/NFD) 8.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 8.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding proposed options for treating averted onsite costs in regulatory analyses. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 9) 10:15 - 11:15 A.M. Development of a Low-Power and Shutdown Risk Program (Open) (JJB/MME) 9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the status of development of a low-power and shutdown risk program. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10) 11:15 - 11:45 A.M. Strategy for ACRS Review of License Renewal Activities (Open) (MVB/NFD) Discussion of a proposed ACRS strategy for reviewing plant-specific license renewal applications, industry topical reports, and related matters. 11:45 - 12:45 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 11) 12:45 - 2:15 P.M. Options for Crediting Existing Programs for License Renewal (Open) (RLS/NFD) 11.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 11.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding proposed options for crediting existing NRC-approved programs for license renewal. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 2:15 - 2:30 P.M. ***BREAK*** 12) 2:30 - 3:30 P.M. Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue (GSI)-165, "Spring- Actuated Safety and Relief Valve Reliability" (Open) (MVB/AS) 12.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 12.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed resolution of GSI-165. 13) 3:30 - 4:00 P.M. Report of the Joint ACRS/ACNW Working Group (Open) (TSK/GA/NFD/JS) Report of the Joint ACRS/ACNW Working Group regarding matters discussed at the May 11, 1999 meeting and procedures for reviewing and commenting on items of mutual interest between ACRS and ACNW. 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Break and Preparation of ACRS Reports Cognizant ACRS Members will prepare draft reports for consideration by Committee. 14) 5:00 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports: 14.1) Proposed Resolution of GSI-165 (MVB/AS) 14.2) Use of Averted Onsite Costs in Regulatory Analyses (TSK/NFD) 14.3) Options for Crediting Existing Programs for License Renewal (RLS/NFD) 14.4) Development of Low-Power and Shutdown Risk Program (JJB/MME)

FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

15) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/RPS) 16) 8:35 - 9:30 A.M. Perspective on Nuclear Safety and the Regulatory Process (Open) (MVB/AS) Briefing by and discussions with Dr. Bonaca, ACRS Member, regarding his perspective on nuclear safety and the regulatory process. 17) 9:30 - 10:00 A.M. Site Visit to the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station and Meeting with the NRC Region I Personnel (Open) (JJB/DAP/AS) Discussion of the proposed schedule for touring the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, specific plant areas to be visited, proposed issues for discussion with the licensee, and topics for meeting with representatives of the NRC Region I Office. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 18 ) 10:15 - 10:45 A.M. Future ACRS Activities (Open) (DAP/JTL/RPS) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future meetings. 19) 10:45 - 11:15 A.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.] 20) 11:15 - 11:30 A.M. 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. 11:30 - 12:30 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 21) 12:30 - 5:00 P.M. Discussion of ACRS Reports (Open) (2:30-2:45 P.M. BREAK) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 21.1) Risk-Based Performance Indicators (GA/MTM) 21.2) Performance-Based Regulatory Initiatives (GA/MTM) 21.3) Exemption Request to Hydrogen Control Requirements for San Onofre Units 2 and 3 (TSK/PAB) 21.4) Status of Pilot Applications of the Revised Inspection and Assessment Programs (JJB/PAB) 21.5) Development of Low-Power and Shutdown Risk Program (JJB/MME) 21.6) Options for Crediting Existing Programs for License Renewal (RLS/NFD) 21.7) Use of Averted Onsite Costs in Regulatory Analyses (TSK/NFD) 21.8) Proposed Resolution of GSI -165 (MVB/AS) 22) 5:00 - 5:30 P.M. Miscellaneous (Open) (DAP/JTL/RPS) 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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