United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

465th ACRS Meeting - September 1-3, 1999

August 27, 1999- REVISED

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
465TH ACRS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 1-3, 1999

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 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 - 10:45 A.M. Safety Evaluation Report Related to the Oconee Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal Application (Open) (MVB/NFD) 2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Duke Energy Corporation regarding the staff's Safety Evaluation Report associated with the license renewal application for the Oconee Nuclear Power Plant Units 1, 2, and 3, and other license renewal issues. 10:45 - 11:00 A.M. ***BREAK*** 3) 11:00 - 12:00 Noon Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue-145, "Actions to Reduce Common Cause Failures" (Open) (GA/JJB/AS) 3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding proposed resolution of Generic Safety Issue- 145. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 4) 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Proposed Final Source Term Rule and Associated Draft Regulatory Guide and Standard Review Plan Section (Open) (TSK/PAB) 4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed final rule on the application of alternative source term at operating plants and associated draft regulatory guide and Standard Review Plan Section, and related matters. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 3:00 - 3:15 P.M. ***BREAK*** 5) 3:15 - 4:15 P.M. Proposed Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.78 (DG-1087), "Evaluating the Habitability of a Nuclear Power Plant Control Room During a Postulated Hazardous Chemical Release" (Open) (TSK/DAP/PAB) 5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed revision to Regulatory Guide 1.78. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 6) 4:15 - 4:45 P.M. ACRS Plans for Reviewing the RETRAN-3D Thermal-Hydraulic Transient Analysis Code (Open) (GBW/PAB) 6.1) Remarks by the Full Committee/Subcommittee Chairmen 6.2) Discussion by the Committee members regarding the ACRS plans for reviewing the Electric Power Research Institute RETRAN-3D thermal-hydraulic transient analysis code. 7) 4:45 - 5:45 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee. 8) 5:45 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 8.1) Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue-145, "Actions to Reduce Common Cause Failures" (GA/JJB/AS) 8.2) Oconee License Renewal Application (MVB/NFD) 8.3) Comments on the EDO's Response to the ACRS Letter on the Westinghouse Owners Group Modifications to Post Accident Sampling System Requirements (TSK/PAB) 8.4) Proposed Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.78 (TSK/DAP/PAB) 8.5) Proposed Final Rule on the Application of Alternative Source Term at Operating Plants and Associated Draft Regulatory Guide and Standard Review Plan Section (TSK/PAB) 8.6) Joint ACRS/ACNW Report on the Proposed Framework for Risk-Informed Regulation in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards (TSK/GA/MTM/JNS)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 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. Application of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Risk- Informed Methods to Inservice Inspection of Piping (Open) (WJS/GA/MTM) 10.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 10.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and EPRI regarding the staff's proposed final Safety Evaluation Report on the application of the EPRI risk-informed methods to inservice inspection of piping at nuclear power plants. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 11) 10:15 - 11:45 A.M. Proposed Guidance for Using Risk Information in the Review of Licensing Actions (Open) (TSK/NFD/JDP) 11.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 11.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed guidance for using risk information in the review of licensing actions, and related matters. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 11:45 - 12:45 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 12) 12:45 - 2:45 P.M. Proposed Final Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.105, "Instrument Setpoints for Safety Systems" (Open) (REU/AS) 12.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 12.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, the author of a Differing Professional Opinion, and a representative of the Westinghouse Electroc Company regarding proposed final revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.105. 2:45 - 3:00 P.M. ***BREAK*** 13) 3:00 - 4:30 P.M. Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES) Self-Assessment Program (Open) (GBW/MME) 13.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 13.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of RES regarding the status of activities associated with the RES self-assessment program, including the proposed process for prioritizing RES activities. 14) 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee. 15) 5:30 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 15.1) Proposed Guidance for Using Risk Information in the Review of Licensing Actions (TSK/NFD/JDP) 15.2) Application of EPRI Risk-Informed Methods to Inservice Inspection of Piping (WJS/GA/MTM) 15.3) Proposed Final Rule on the Application of Alternative source Term at Operating Plants and Associated Draft Regulatory Guide and Standard Review Plan Section (TSK/PAB) 15.4) Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue -145, "Actions to Reduce Common Cause Failures" (GA/JJB/AS) 15.5) Oconee License Renewal Application (MVB/NFD) 15.6) Proposed Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.105 (REU/AS) 15.7) Proposed Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.78 (TSK/DAP/PAB) 15.8) Joint ACRS/ACNW Report on the Proposed Framework for Risk-Informed Regulation in NMSS (TSK/GA/MTM/JNS)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

16) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/JTL) 17) 8:35 - 9:15 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.] 18) 9:15 - 9:30 A.M. Future ACRS Activities (Open) (DAP/JTL/RPS/SD) Discussion of the recommendations of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee regarding items proposed for consideration by the full Committee during future meetings. 19) 9:30 - 9:45 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. 9:45 - 10:00 A.M. ***BREAK*** 20) 10:00 - 5:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) (12:00-1:00 P.M. LUNCH) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 20.1) Proposed Guidance for Using Risk Information in the Review of Licensing Actions (TSK/NFD/JDP) 20.2) Application of EPRI Risk-Informed Methods to Inservice Inspection of Piping (WJS/GA/MTM) 20.3) Proposed Final Rule on Application of Alternative Source Term at Nuclear Power Plants and Associated Draft Regulatory Guide and Standard Review Plant Section (TSK/PAB) 20.4) Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue-145, "Actions to Reduce Common Cause Failures" (GA/AS) 20.5) Oconee License Renewal Application (MVB/NFD) 20.6) Proposed Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.78 (TSK/DAP/PAB) 20.7) Proposed Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.105 (REU/AS) 20.8) Joint ACRS/ACNW Report on the Proposed Framework for Risk-Informed Regulation in NMSS (TSK/GA/MTM/JNS) 21) 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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