United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

470th ACRS Meeting, March 1-4, 2000

Revised: February 14, 2000

SCHEDULE AND OUTLINE FOR DISCUSSION
470TH ACRS MEETING
MARCH 1-4, 2000


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2000
CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

1) 1:00 - 1:15 P.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) 1:15 - 3:15 P.M. Development of Risk-Informed Revisions to 10 CFR Part 50, "Domestic Licensing of Production and Utilization Facilities" (Open) (GA/MTM)
        2.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
        2.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the status of developing risk-informed revisions to 10 CFR Part 50 and related matters.
        Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
 
3:15 - 3:30 P.M. ***BREAK***
 
3) 3:30 - 6:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
        Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
        3.1) Low-power and Shutdown Operations Risk Insights Report (GA/MTM)
        3.2) Proposed Revision of the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement for Reactors (TSK/GA/PAB)
 
6:00 - 6:15 P.M. ***BREAK***
 
4) 6:15 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Topics for Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open)
        Discussion of issues associated with risk-informed regulation, including:
        4.1) Impediments to the increased use of risk-informed regulation (TSK/MTM)
        4.2) Use of importance measures in regulatory applications, impact of the scope and quality of the PRA on importance measures, and threshold values for importance measures (GA/AS)
        4.3) Technical Adequacy of Performance Indicators (JJB/NFD)
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 2000
CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
5) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD)
6) 8:35 - 9:15 A.M. Discussion of Topics for Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open)
        Discussion of topics listed under Item 4.
 
9:15 - 9:30 A.M. ***BREAK***
 
7) 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Meeting with the NRC Commissioners (Open) (DAP, et al./JTL, et al.)
        Meeting with the NRC Commissioners, Commissioners' Conference Room, One White Flint North, to discuss topics listed under Item 4 and other items of mutual interest.
 
11:30 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
 
8) 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. Technical Components Associated with the Revised Reactor Oversight Process (Open) (JJB/MTM)
        8.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
        8.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the technical components associated with the revised reactor oversight process, including the updated significant determination process, technical adequacy of the current and proposed plant performance indicators, and related matters.
 
2:30 - 2:45 P.M. ***BREAK***
 
9) 2:45 - 4:00 P.M. Oconee Nuclear Power Plant License Renewal Application (Open) (MVB/RLS/NFD)
        9.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
        9.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff and Duke Energy Corporation regarding the license renewal application for the Oconee Nuclear Power Station and the associated NRC staff's Safety Evaluation Report.
 
4:00 - 4:15 P.M. ***BREAK***
 
10) 4:15 - 4:45 P.M. Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73 (Open) (MVB/NFD)
        10.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
        10.2) Discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding issues raised by the ACRS members during the February ACRS meeting, including the intent of the 10 CFR 50.73 requirement for reporting degraded components.
        Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
11) 4:45 - 5:15 P.M. Proposed Final Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160, "Assessing and Managing Risk Before Maintenance Activities at Nuclear Power Plants" (Open) (JJB/JDS/AS)
        11.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
        11.2) Discussions with representatives of the NRC staff, as needed, regarding the proposed final revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160.
        Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
12) 5:15 - 6:15 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports
        Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.
13) 6:15 - 7:15 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
        Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
        13.1) Technical Components Associated with the Revised Reactor Oversight Process/Technical Adequacy of the Current and Proposed Performance Indicators (JJB/MVB/MTM)
        13.2) Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73 (MVB/NFD)
        13.3) Proposed Final Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160 (JJB/JDS/AS)
        13.4) Oconee License Renewal Application (MVB/RLS/NFD)
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2000
CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
14) 8:30 - 8:35 A.M. Opening Remarks by the ACRS Chairman (Open) (DAP/SD)
15) 8:35 - 10:15 A.M. Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) for High Burnup Fuel (Open) (DAP/MME)
        15.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
        15.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the use of PIRT process for high burnup fuel.
        Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
 
10:15 - 10:30 A.M. ***BREAK***
 
16) 10:30 - 11:30 A.M. Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue B-17, "Criteria for Safety Related Operator Actions" (Open) (RLS/PAB)
        16.1) Remarks by the Subcommittee Chairman
        16.2) Briefing by and discussions with representatives of the NRC staff regarding the proposed resolution of Generic Safety Issue B-17.
        Representatives of the nuclear industry will provide their views, as appropriate.
17) 11:30 - 12:00 Noon 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.
 
12:00 - 1:00 P.M. ***LUNCH***
 
18) 1:00 - 1:15 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.
19) 1:15 - 1:30 P.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.
20) 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. Break and Preparation of Draft ACRS Reports
        Cognizant ACRS members will prepare draft reports for consideration by the full Committee.
21) 2:30 - 7:00 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
        Discussion of proposed ACRS reports on:
        21.1) Oconee License Renewal Application (MVB/RLS/NFD)
        21.2) Proposed Resolution of Generic Safety Issue B-17 (RLS/PAB)
        21.3) Low-power and Shutdown Operations Risk Insights Report (GA/MTM)
        21.4) Proposed Revision of the Commission's Safety Goal Policy Statement for Reactors (TSK/GA/PAB)
        21.5) Technical Components Associated with the Revised Reactor Oversight Process/Technical Adequacy of the Current and Proposed Performance Indicators (JJB/MVB/MTM)
        21.6) Proposed Final Amendment to 10 CFR 50.72 and 50.73 (MVB/NFD)
        21.7) Proposed Final Revision 3 to Regulatory Guide 1.160 (JJB/JDS/AS)
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2000
CONFERENCE ROOM 2B3, TWO WHITE FLINT NORTH, ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
22) 8:30 - 1:30 P.M. Discussion of Proposed ACRS Reports (Open)
(12:00-1:00 P.M. - LUNCH) Continue discussion of proposed ACRS reports listed under Item 21.
23) 1:30 - 2:00 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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