United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

466th ACRS Meeting - September 30 - October 2, 1999

REVISED: September 24, 1999

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
466TH ACRS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 1999

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 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. NRC Safety Research Program (Open) (GBW/MME) 2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of NRC staff on the Research Mission. 2.3) Discussion of the proposed ACRS report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program and related matters. 10:15 - 10:30 A.M. ***BREAK*** 3) 10:30 - 12:00 Noon Combustion Engineering Owners Group (CEOG) Proposal to Eliminate the Post-Accident Sampling System Requirements (Open) (TSK/PAB) 3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of CEOG and the NRC staff regarding CEOG proposal to eliminate the post-accident sampling system requirements. 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 4) 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Rulemaking and Review Plans Associated with the Development of Risk-Informed Revisions to 10 CFR Part 50 (Open) (GA/MTM) 4.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) regarding the proposed rulemaking and review plans associated with the development of risk-informed revisions to 10 CFR Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities." 2:30 - 2:45 P.M. ***BREAK*** 5) 2:45 - 3:45 P.M. Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue (GSI)-148, "Smoke Control and Manual Fire Fighting Effectiveness" (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 resolution of GSI-148. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 6) 3:45 - 4:30 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Report (Open) (TSK/NFD/JDP) Discussion of the ACRS report on the draft Commission Paper regarding Proposed Guidelines for Applying Risk-Informed Decisionmaking in the Licensing Process. 7) 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. 8) 5:30 - 6:30 P.M. Joint ACRS/ACNW Report on the Proposed Framework for Risk- Informed Regulation in NMSS (Open) (TSK/GA/MTM/JS) 8.1) Remarks by the ACRS members of the Joint ACRS/ACNW Subcommittee 8.2) Discussion of Joint ACRS/ACNW Report 9) 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 9.1) Combustion Engineering Owners Group Proposal to Eliminate the Post-Accident Sampling System Requirements (TSK/PAB) 9.2) Proposed Resolution of GSI-148, "Smoke Control and Manual Fire Fighting Effectiveness" (JJB/AS)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1999, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

10) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD) 11) 8:35 - 10:00 A.M. Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue (GSI)-23, "Reactor Coolant Pump Seal Failures" (Open) (GBW/PAB) 11.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 11.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed resolution of GSI-23 Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:00 - 10:15 A.M. ***BREAK*** 12) 10:15 - 11:00 A.M. Status of the Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.55a, "Codes and Standards" (Open) (WJS/NFD) 12.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 12.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) regarding the status of the proposed final amendment to 10 CFR 50.55a related to elimination of the requirement to update the inservice inspection and inservice testing programs every 120 months, as well as the status of resolution of the issues associated with the volumetric examination of the small-bore piping of the high-pressure safety injection system. Representatives of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers will provide their views, as appropriate. 13) 11:00 - 11:30 A.M. Reconciliation of the ACRS Comments and Recommendations (Open) (DAP, et al./SD, et al.) Discussion of the response from the NRC Executive Director for Operations to comments and recommendations included in recent ACRS reports and letters. 14) 11:30 - 12:00 Noon Strategy for Reviewing License Renewal Applications (Open) (MVB/NFD) 14.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 14.2) Discussion of the proposed strategy for ACRS review of the license renewal applications and related matters. 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 15) 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Proposed Regulatory Guide on Design Bases Information (Open) (JJB/MTM/JDP) 15.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 15.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and NEI regarding the proposed regulatory guide, which endorses NEI 97-04 document, "Design Bases Program Guidelines," and related matters. 2:30 - 2:45 P.M. ***BREAK*** 16) 2:45 - 3:45 P.M. Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue B-55, "Improved Reliability of Target Rock Safety Relief Valves" (Open) (JDS/AS) 16.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS Member 16.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed resolution of GSI B-55. Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 17) 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. 18) 4:45 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 18.1) Proposed Resolution of GSI-23, "Reactor Coolant Pump Seal Failures" (GBW/PAB) 18.2) Combustion Engineering Owners Group Proposal to Eliminate the Post Accident Sampling System Requirements TSK/PAB) 18.3) Proposed Resolution of GSI-148, "Smoke Control and Manual Fire Fighting Effectiveness" (JJB/AS) 18.4) Draft Commission Paper Regarding Proposed Guidelines for Applying Risk-Informed Decisionmaking in the Licensing Process (TSK/NFD/JDP) 18.5) Joint ACRS/ACNW Report on the Proposed Framework for Risk-Informed Regulation in NMSS (TSK/GA/MTM/JS) 18.6) Proposed Regulatory Guide on Design Bases Information (JJB/MTM/JDP) 18.7) Proposed Resolution of GSI B-55, "Improved Reliability of Target Rock Safety Relief Valves" (JDS/AS) 18.8) Rulemaking and Review Plans Associated with the Development of Risk-Informed Revisions to 10 CFR Part 50 (GA/MTM)

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

19) 8:30 - 10:15 A.M. Discussion of Topics for ACRS Meeting with the Commission (Open) (DAP/JTL) Discussion of the following topics for meeting with the NRC Commissioners on November 4, 1999: 19.1) Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 (GA/MTM) 19.2) Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50.59 (Changes, Tests and Experiments) (GA/MTM) 19.3) Relationship and Balance Between PRA Results and Defense-in-Depth (TSK/MTM/JNS) 19.4) Strategy for Reviewing License Renewal Applications (MVB/NFD) 19.5) NRC Safety Research Program (GBW/MME) 19.6) Multiple SSCs Out of Service During Maintenance (JJB/AS) 19.7) High Burnup Fuel Phenomena Identification and Ranking (DAP/MME) 19.8) Low-Power and Shutdown Operations Risk (MVB/MME) 10:15 - 10:30 A.M. ***BREAK*** 20) 10:30 - 11:00 A.M. Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee (Open) (DAP/JTL) Report of the Planning and Procedures Subcommittee on matters related to the conduct of ACRS business. 21) 11:00 - 11:30 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. 22) 11:30 - 12:15 P.M. Subcommittee Chairman Reports (Open) 22.1) Proposed Final Revision to Regulatory Guide 1.8, Qualification and Training of Personnel at NPPs (RLS/NFD) 22.2) Possible Modifications to the PRA Implementation Plan (GA/MTM) 22.3) Control Room Habitability (TSK/PAB) 12:15 - 1:15 P.M. ***LUNCH** 23) 1:15 - 3:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 23.1) Proposed Resolution of GSI-23, "Reactor Coolant Pump Seal Failures" (GBW/PAB) 23.2) Combustion Engineering Owners Group Proposal to Eliminate the Post Accident Sampling System Requirements (TSK/PAB) 23.3) Proposed Resolution of GSI-148, "Smoke Control and Manual Fire Fighting Effectiveness" (JJB/AS) 23.4) Draft Commission Paper Regarding Proposed Guidelines for Applying Risk-Informed Decisionmaking in the Licensing Process (TSK/NFD/JDP) 23.5) Joint ACRS/ACNW Report on the Proposed Framework for Risk-Informed Regulation in NMSS (TSK/GA/MTM/JS) 23.6) Proposed Regulatory Guide on Design Bases Information (JJB/MTM/JDP) 23.7) Proposed Resolution of GSI B-55, "Improved Reliability of Target Rock Safety Relief Valves" (JDS/AS) 23.8) Rulemaking and Review Plans Associated with the Development of Risk-Informed Revisions to 10 CFR Part 50 (GA/MTM) 24) 3:00 - 3:30 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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