United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

469th ACRS Meeting, February 3-5, 2000

Revised: February 2, 2000

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
469TH ACRS MEETING
FEBRUARY 3-5, 2000

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2000, 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 - 10:45 A.M.  Technical Aspects Associated with the Revised Reactor Oversight

                        Process and Related Matters (Open) (JJB/MVB/MTM)

                        2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman

                        2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC

                             staff regarding the technical aspects associated with the

                             revised reactor oversight process, including the updated

                             significance determination process, technical adequacy of the

                             current and proposed plant performance indicators, and

                             related matters.



                        Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as

                        appropriate.



    10:45 - 11:00 A.M.  ***BREAK***



3)  11:00 - 12:00 Noon  Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73 (Open)

                        (MVB/NFD)

                        3.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman

                        3.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC

                             staff and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) regarding the

                             proposed final amendment to 10 CFR 50.72, "Immediate

                             Notification Requirements for Operating Nuclear Power

                             Reactors," and 50.73, "Licensee Event Report System."



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



4)   1:00 - 2:30 P.M.   Proposed Regulatory Guide and Associated NEI Document 96-07,

                        "Guidelines for 10 CFR 50.59 Safety Evaluations" (Open)

                        (JDS/JJB/MME)

                        4.1) Remarks by the Cognizant ACRS member

                        4.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC

                             staff and NEI regarding the status of development of proposed

                             Regulatory Guide, which endorses guidance in NEI 96-07

                             associated with the imlementation of the revised 10 CFR 50.59

                             process.



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



5)  2:45 -   4:15 P.M.  Proposed Revision of the Commission's Safety Goal Policy

                        Statement for Reactors (Open) (TSK/GA/PAB)

                        5.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman

                        5.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC

                             staff regarding proposed revision of the Commission's Safety

                             Goal Policy Statement for reactors and related matters,

                             including industry views.



                        Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as

                        appropriate.



6) 4:15 - 5:15 P.M.     Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports

                        Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration

                        by the full Committee.



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

                        Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:

                        7.1) Low-Power and Shutdown Operations Risk Insights Report

                             (GA/MTM)

                        7.2) Technical Aspects Associated with the Revised Reactor

                             Oversight Process (JJB/MVB/MTM)

                        7.3) Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73

                             (MVB/NFD)

                        7.4) License Renewal Process (MVB/RLS/NFD)

                        7.5) Response to Follow-up Questions Resulting from the ACRS

                             Meeting with the Commission on November 4, 1999

                             (DAP/NFD/SD)





FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

8) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD) 9) 8:35 - 10:30 A.M. Impediments to the Increased Use of Risk-Informed Regulation and Use of Importance Measures in Risk-Informing 10 CFR Part 50 (Open) (GA/TSK/AS) 9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of NEI as well as invited experts regarding impediments associated with the increased use of risk-informed regulation and use of importance measures in risk-informing 10 CFR Part 50, and related matters. Representatives of the NRC staff will provide their views, as appropriate. 10:30 - 10:45 A.M. ***BREAK*** 10) 10:45 - 11:30 A.M. Proposed Final Revision of Appendix K to 10 CFR Part 50 (Open) (GBW/PAB) 10.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 10.2) Briefing by and discussion with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed final revision of Appendix K, "ECCS Evaluation Models," to 10 CFR Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities." Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate. 11) 11:30 - 11:45 A.M. Subcommittee Report (Open) (GA/MTM) Report by the Chairman of the Reliability and Probabilistic Risk Assessment Subcommittee regarding matters discussed during the December 15-16, 1999 meeting. Representatives of the NRC staff will provide their views, as appropriate. 12) 11:45 - 12:00 Noon Report of the Joint ACRS/ACNW Subcommittee (Open) (TSK/GA/MTM) Report on matters discussed during the January 13-14, 2000 meeting of the Joint ACRS/ACNW Subcommittee. 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH*** 13) 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. NRC Safety Research Program Report to the Commission (Open) (GBW/MME) 13.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman 13.2) Discussion of the annual ACRS report to the Commission on the NRC Safety Research Program. Representatives of the NRC staff will provide their views, as appropriate. 3:00 - 3:15 P.M. ***BREAK*** 14) 3:15 - 3:30 P.M. Reconciliation of 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. 15) 3:30 - 3:45 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. 16) 3:45 - 4:30 P.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. 17) 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. 18) 5:30 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on: 18.1) Impediments to the Increased Use of Risk-Informed Regulation and Use of Importance Measures in Risk- Informing 10 CFR Part 50 (GA/TSK/AS) 18.2) Technical Aspects Associated with the Revised Reactor Oversight Process (JJB/MVB/MTM) 18.3) NRC Safety Research Program (GBW/MME) 18.4) Response to Follow-up Questions Resulting from the ACRS Meeting with the Commission on November 4, 1999 (DAP/NFD/SD) 18.5) Low-Power and Shutdown Operations Risk Insights Report (GA/MTM) 18.6) Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73 (MVB/NFD) 18.7) Proposed Revision of the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement for Reactors (TSK/GA/PAB) 18.8) License Renewal Process (MVB/RLS/NFD) 18.9) Proposed Final Revision of Appendix K to 10 CFR Part 50 (GBW/PAB)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2000, CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

19) 8:30 - 2:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open) (12:00-1:00 P.M.-LUNCH) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 18. 20) 2:00 - 2:30 P.M. Miscellaneous (Open) (DAP/JTL) 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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