United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

464th ACRS Meeting - July 14-16, 1999

REVISED: June 28, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
464th ACRS MEETING
JULY 14-16, 1999

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 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. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) RETRAN-3DThermal- Hydraulic Transient Analysis Code (Open) (GBW/PAB) 2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the status of the review of the EPRI RETRAN-3D thermal-hydraulic transient analysis code. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:15 - 10:30 A.M. ***BREAK*** 3) 10:30 - 11:30 A.M. Proposed Revision to Appendix K of 10 CFR Part 50 (Open) (GBW/PAB) 3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding proposed revision to Appendix K, "ECCS Evaluation Models," to allow minor power level increases, and related matters. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 11:30 - 12:30 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 4) 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Options for Crediting Existing Programs for License Renewal (Open) (RLS/NFD) 4.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute regarding the proposed options for crediting existing NRC-approved programs for license renewal. Representatives of other industry or public groups will provide their views, as appropriate. 2:00 - 2:15 P.M. ***BREAK*** 5) 2:15 - 3:45 P.M. Proposed Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160 (DG-1082), "Assessing and Managing Risk Before Maintenance Activities at Nuclear Power Plants" (Open) (JJB/AS) 5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 3:45 - 4:00 P.M. ***BREAK*** 6) 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Proposed Approach for Revising 10 CFR 50.61, Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule (Open) (WJS/NFD/JDP) 6.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 6.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the staff's proposed approach for revising the Pressurized Thermal Shock Rule. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 7) 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee. 8) 6:00 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 8.1) Proposed Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160 (JJB/AS) 8.2) Options for Crediting Existing Programs for License Renewal (RLS/NFD) 8.3) Proposed Revision to Appendix K of 10 CFR Part 50 (GBW/PAB) 8.4) EPRI RETRAN-3D Thermal-Hydraulic Transient Analysis Code (GBW/PAB)

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

9) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/RPS) 10) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Proposed Final Regulatory Guide for Updating Final Safety Analysis Reports (Open) (JJB/MTM) 10.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 10.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) regarding proposed final Regulatory Guide for Updating the Final Safety Analysis Reports,and related matters. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 11) 10:15 - 12:00 Noon Control Room Habitability (Open) (TSK/PAB/AS) 11.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 11.2) Briefing by and discussions with: Dr. Kovach, an invited expert, on control room habitability issues; representatives of the NRC staff on staff activities associated with resolving control room habitability issues; and representatives of NEI regarding industry activities related to control room habitability. 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 12) 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Proposed Amendment to 10 CFR 50.55a (Open) (WJS/NFD) 12.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 12.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed amendment to 10 CFR 50.55a, including the proposed staff position on eliminating the regulatory requirement for licensees to update their inservice inspection and inservice testing programs every 120 months, and related matters. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 13) 2:30 - 2:45 P.M. Subcommittee Report (Open) (GA/MTM) Report by the Chairman of the ACRS Subcommittees on Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment and on Regulatory Policies and Practices regarding matters discussed at the July 13, 1999 joint meeting, including the development of risk-informed revisions to 10 CFR Part 50, proposed definitions and scope changes related to structures, systems, and components, as well as policy issues, special studies, and related matters. Representatives of the NRC staff will provide their views, as appropriate. 2:45 - 3:00 P.M. ***BREAK*** 14) 3:00 - 3:45 P.M. Proposed Plan for Preparation of the Annual ACRS Report to the Commission (Open) (GBW/MME) Discussion of proposed plan for preparing the next annual ACRS report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program. 15) 3:45 - 4:45 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee. 16) 4:45 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 16.1) Proposed Amendment to 10 CFR 50.55a (WJS/NFD) 16.2) Control Room Habitability Issues (TSK/PAB/AS) 16.3) Proposed Final Regulatory Guide for Updating FSARs (JJB/MTM) 16.4) Proposed Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160 (JJB/AS). 16.5) Options for Crediting Existing Programs for License Renewal (RLS/NFD) 16.6) Proposed Revision to Appendix K of 10 CFR Part 50 (GBW/PAB) 16.7) EPRI RETRAN-3D Thermal-Hydraulic Transient Analysis Code (GBW/PAB)

FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

17) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/RPS) 18) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Highlights from Incident Reporting System (Closed) (MVB/MME) 18.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 18.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding highlights of events that occurred at foreign nuclear plants during 1997 and 1998 and associated safety significance. [NOTE: This session will be closed to discuss information provided in confidence by a foreign source.] 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 19) 10:15 -10:30 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. 20) 10:30 -10:45 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.] 21) 10:45 - 11:00 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. 22) 11:00 -12:00 Noon Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 22.1) Control Room Habitability Issues (TSK/PAB/AS) 22.2) Proposed Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160 (JJB/AS) 22.3) Proposed Final Regulatory Guide for Updating FSARs (JJB/MTM) 22.4) Options for Crediting Existing Programs for License Renewal (RLS/NFD) 22.5) Proposed Revision to Appendix K of 10 CFR Part 50 (GBW/PAB) 22.6) EPRI RETRAN-3D Thermal-Hydraulic Transient Analysis Code (GBW/PAB) 22.7) Proposed Amendment to 10 CFR 50.55a (WJS/NFD) 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 23) 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) (2:00-2:15 P.M. BREAK) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 22. 24) 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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